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Raising the bar on assessments

June 26, 2017

Appropriate assessments are the foundation of clinical care in pharmacy. In fact, having pharmacists provide appropriate assessments at each patient encounter is one ACP Council’s...

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Mike Bain and the Castor Pharmacy Museum

June 23, 2017

On Wednedsay, June 21, retired pharmacist Mike Bain was presented with the Alberta College of Pharmacists Honorary Life Membership award for his work in creating and curating the Castor Pharmacy Museum. The museum features original cabinetry, products and items...

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New prescribed activity for pharmacists - 2017/18 CE cycle

June 21, 2017

One of ACP’s strategic goals is to have comprehensive patient care records that include continuous documentation of pharmacist assessments, treatment plans, record of care, and monitoring results. Accordingly, as the prescribed...

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Precepting pays off for award winners

June 21, 2017

To be a preceptor or not to be a preceptor. That is the question for many pharmacists in Alberta.

For Tony Nickonchuk and Amanda Visscher, there was never a question.

Both are dedicated preceptors and have been for some time. Earlier this month, both were...

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Sodium bicarbonate injectable shortage

June 21, 2017

There is currently a global shortage of sodium bicarbonate 8.4% (1mmol/mL) 50 mL vials for injection manufactured by Pfizer, which has left AHS with critical stock levels. This shortage has no confirmed end date.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is...

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ACP office closed for Canada Day

June 14, 2017

Happy Canada Day!

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 3, 2017, in observance of Canada Day (July 1).  We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Pharmacy licensee hours benchmark: FAQs

June 13, 2017

In the May 24 edition of the Link, we provided background information about why the registrar had set a benchmark requiring that pharmacy licensees be present at their pharmacy at least 30 hours per week or 75 per cent of the time that the...

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ACP Committee Appointments

June 9, 2017

Thank you to all the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have served and continue to serve on ACP committees. Your unique perspectives, ideas, and opinions are incredibly valuable to the college and to the advancement of pharmacy practice in Alberta.

We are pleased to...

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May 2017 Health Product InfoWatch

June 1, 2017

The Health Product InfoWatch is a monthly publication intended primarily for healthcare professionals. It provides clinically relevant safety information on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and natural health products.

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