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November 19, 2015 Printable Version

New Educational Videos to Help You Practise to Your Full Scope

Optimizing Patient Care Video
You may remember from the Spring 2015 issue of Pharmacy Connection that the University of Toronto, as part of an ongoing research initiative supported by the College, has been producing educational videos to support pharmacists practising to their full scope. Approximately nine videos in total will be produced as part of a program called "Optimizing Patient Care." Three came out in June 2015 and three more were released this month.

The videos have been developed to help you break through barriers, identified from research, that may be challenging you from practising to your full scope and optimizing patient care.

The three videos released this month include:

  • How Can I Manage Workflow in My Busy Community Pharmacy to Provide Optimal, Patient-Focused Care?
  • "What Can You Do For Me?" Managing Relationships with Patients
  • What Will the Doctor Think? Managing Relationships with Physicians

Watch these three videos and the others in the "Optimizing Patient Care" series


New Video for the Public: Trust in the Care Your Pharmacist Provides

Trust in the care your pharmacist provides video

The College recently produced a video called “Trust in the Care Your Pharmacist Provides” to provide the public with the assurance that pharmacy professionals are qualified and authorized to safely and effectively deliver an array of important services.  

Some of the services referred to in the video include what pharmacists are now able to provide with expanded scope, such as administering the flu shot, adapting a prescription, and prescribing smoking cessation medication.

Watch the video: “Trust in the Care Your Pharmacist Provides”


Resources for Methadone and Buprenorphine/Naloxone Dispensers and Providers (Updated)

Methadone and Buprenorphine/Naloxone Resources

The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) offers opioid substitution therapy drug information and education resources that are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The Opioid Substitution Therapies Drug Information Line (formerly the Methadone Line) provides free access to drug information experts who can answer questions about methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone in the treatment of addiction. This line is for health care providers only. Call 1-888-519-6069, Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Also offered is an online Opioid Substitution Therapies discussion forum that allows practitioners to share best practices, discuss practice questions and interact with other pharmacists and physicians who prescribe or dispense methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone for opioid addiction. Registration is free.

Finally, the MOHLTC funds free professional development offerings including a free Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community live program offered in multiple cities, online modules, live webinars and a toolkit addressing a variety of topics on opioid dependence treatment.

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