NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH
Pharmacists play an important role in prevention, screening and management of diabetes. Take a look at our round-up of information and resources to help you support your patients! Find videos and infographics for your patients and tools, information and resources from Diabetes Canada, plus, meet 3 Certified Diabetes Educators to learn about their practices.
ANTIBIOTIC SHORTAGE: INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR PATIENTS
The current surge in respiratory infections affecting communities across the country appears to be fuelling a shortage of some common antibiotics, primarily liquid formulations of amoxicillin. CPhA has created a new Q&A document for pharmacy professionals outlining what you need to know about the current situation, developed a clinical resource to assist pharmacists/prescribers in determining alternative therapies and gathered a series of other information and resources to help support you and your patients. CPS users will find links to drug shortage alerts on affected monographs.
CHILDREN’S PAIN MEDICATION: UPDATES AND RESOURCES FOR YOU AND YOUR PATIENTS
New information and updated resources for the ongoing shortage of children’s pain medications are available on our website, including a new dosing resource to help you provide alternative dosing options to your patients. CPhA continues to work with Health Canada and other stakeholders on issues including compounding requirements, importation and labelling requirements, and we continue to advocate for you and your patients.
DIABETES CARE WITH CPS: DEMO VIDEOS AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
If you’re not sure how to access the latest diabetes content within the CPS, we can help! As part of the Diabetes Care with CPS campaign, CPhA is pleased to present a series of easy-to-follow demonstration videos on how CPS can help you help your patients with diabetes. Check out the playlist on our YouTube channel, CPhATV.
CPO CONVERSATIONS: FEAR, FRUSTRATION AND FRENZY AT THE PHARMACY
In this issue of CPO Conversations, CPO Danielle Paes addresses some of the challenges pharmacy is currently facing, highlights some of the efforts CPhA is undertaking to help mitigate those challenges, and reminds you that you are truly making a difference for your patients and your communities.
PHARMACY-INSURERS PRINCIPLES OF ENGAGEMENT
CPhA has developed the Pharmacy-Insurer Principles of Engagement to provide guidance to insurers on the development and implementation of payor policies. We have shared this document with insurers, highlighting some of the ongoing issues related to audits and the undue strain that the resumption of these audits has placed on pharmacy teams given the ongoing pandemic and current health-care system environment. We encourage you to download and refer to these principles when engaging with insurers on behalf of your patients.
UPDATED COVID-19 CHAPTER NOW AVAILBABLE
As flu season approaches and pharmacists gear up for flu vaccination campaigns, CPhA continues to advocate for you and your role in public health initiatives. In early October we met with Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, and Dr. Harpreet Kochhar, president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, to discuss the significant role of pharmacists in public health, including the important role they play during annual flu campaigns and in increasing access to immunizations in rural and remote communities.
SAVE THE DATE: CANADIAN HEART FAILURE SYMPOSIUM COMING FEB. 4, 2023
The Canadian Pharmacy Heart Failure Symposium is the first Canadian heart failure conference aimed specifically at pharmacy professionals in all practice settings. Join us virtually on February 4, 2023, for an overview and update on the latest information and evidence in the heart failure space. Session topics will include diagnosis and assessment, the role of the pharmacist, guideline updates, patient perspectives and more. Registration opens soon!
CCCEP BLOG: A GUIDE TO FINDING THE RIGHT LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Looking for high quality continuing education programs? Unsure of your learning needs? Unsure of where to find quality programs to meet those needs? Check out this 6th article in CCCEP’s series about continuing education to find the answers to your questions.