CHILDREN’S PAIN MEDICATION: UPDATED INFORMATION FOR YOU & YOUR PATIENTS
As children’s pain and fever medications remain difficult to find on store shelves, CPhA is reassuring the public and pharmacists that there is no major disruption to production and supply of these medications, and that managing demand will be a key part in alleviating this situation. To support you and your patients, take a look at the Information for families and caregivers tool on our website or as a PDF (version française) and our new Q&A to keep you informed and help you answer questions from your patients.
IPPC SUPPORTS INDIGENOUS PHARMACY PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR PATIENTS
Officially launched ahead of Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, the Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC) is dedicated to supporting Indigenous pharmacy professionals and improving pharmacy care by building safe and inclusive spaces for culturally safe care for Indigenous patients. CPhA is a very proud supporter of the IPPC and we encourage you to learn more about the IPPC on their website, find out how you can get involved and follow IPPC Twitter and Instagram.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: NEW DIABETES INFOGRAPHICS AVAILABLE IN CPS
Looking for easy to read information for your patients to help them manage their diabetes? Look no further! CPS’s rich treasure trove of information now includes infographics in select Patient Information sections of CPS. With Diabetes Awareness Month around the corner, check out Self Care for People with Diabetes, Low Blood Sugar and Footcare for People with Diabetes now, or log in to your CPS subscription for more information you can add to your patient education toolbox.
Flu season is back, and respiratory infections are already hitting our communities hard. CPhA has new tools, information and resources to help you get your patients back on their feet. Check out our website for the latest, including an updated Influenza chapter in CPS, a new influenza infographic you can share with your patients and a new Q&A resource to help you answer your patients’ common questions about the flu shot.
CPhA RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE PRESSURES ON HEALTH SYSTEM IN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION
Pharmacists have proven that they can play a role in reducing pressures on Canada’s struggling primary care networks and make care more accessible to Canadians. Submitted in mid-October, CPhA’s pre-budget consultation brief makes investment recommendations in 4 key areas: health human resources, pharmacy student loan forgiveness, community-based care and mixed-payer pharmacare.
GOOD NEWS FOR PHARMACISTS AND PATIENTS IN BC & PEI
Big news in Prince Edward Island and British Columbia is giving patients in those provinces better access to the quality care and critical medications they need to stay healthy! Stay on top of the evolution of pharmacy practice across Canada with CPhA’s Pharmacists’ Scope of Practice in Canada chart, updated regularly as changes in scope are implemented across the country.
CPhA WELLNESS WATCH: RESOURCES FROM ANXIETY CANADA
Take care of your patients by taking care of yourself first! If you’re struggling with anxiety, take a look at the Anxiety Canada website for a series of free tools and resources to help you manage your own mental health, including online courses, a podcast and an app.
CCCEP BLOG: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCREDITATION
Find out about the importance of accreditation—what it is and how it benefits learners—in the latest blog post from the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy.
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH CANRISK
The Public Health Agency of Canada is looking for pharmacists who have used the CANRISK tool and/or CPhA’s user guide, or pharmacists who would like to share their advice on how to improve these tools for a brief survey. Your thoughts will be used to help facilitate the adaption and implementation of CANRISK into community-based public health settings. If you’ve used CANRISK to support your patients or would like to share your advice on how to improve CANRISK, please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey.
PHARMACISTS’ ROLE IN PUBLIC HEALTH: MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
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.