Pharmacy Connection

Pharmacy Connection - Summer 2018 Summer 2018
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Contents:
CEO and Registrar’s message
Council Report
How Are You Preparing for the New Standards on Non-Sterile Compounding?
In The News
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
A Pharmacy Strategy for the Rapidly Evolving World of Cannabis
Similar, But Different Part Two: Human and Veterinary Patients
Building Momentum: Ambassador Pharmacies Pave The Way for Medication Safety
Safe Pharmacies Need Psychological Safety
Collaboration with Purpose: Developing Opioid Resources for Pharmacy Professionals
Making Decisions In the Best Interest of the Patient
New Sterile Compounding FAQs
Quality Assurance: Environmental Monitoring, Gloved Fingertip and Media Fill Testing
Frequently Asked Questions from Pharmacy Practice
Close-Up on Complaints
Antimicrobial Stewardship: An Action Plan for Ontario Community Pharmacists
Discipline Decisions
Quality Roundtable: Pharmacy Indicators 2018
Focus on Error Prevention


Pharmacy Connection - Spring 2018 Spring 2018
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Contents:
President’s Message
Council Report
In the News: Expansion of OHIP+ for Seniors, Increasing Harms of Opioids, Mifegymiso
Council Elections
Calling for Volunteers to Serve on College Committees
The Protecting Patients Act 2017: New Regulations Now in Effect
Preparing for Ontario’s Medication Safety Program
Stay informed on Recalls, Shortages, and Adverse Reactions
Opioid Resources for Patients
Health Canada Introduces New Rules for Pharmacies that Compound APIs for Veterinary Use
An Update on Cannabis
New Model Standards Apply to All Pharmacies Performing Non-Sterile Compounding
Identifying Counterfeit or Tampered Fentanyl Patches
Key Questions on Sterile Compounding
The Importance of Patient Assessment
New Video Resources to Inform and Engage the Public
What Would You Do? A Patient's Request for Renewal
5 Thinks You Should Know About Clozapine
Frequently Asked Questions from Pharmacy Practice
Close-Up on Complaints: A Fundamental Duty to Put the Patient's Wellbeing First
Similar, But Different: Veterinary and Human Drugs
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention


Pharmacy Connection - Winter 2018 Winter 2018
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Contents:
CEO & Registrar’s Message
Council Report
White Coat Ceremonies: at University of Toronto and University of Waterloo
In The News: Ontario Passes Legislation that Will Require the Disclosure of Payments Made to Healthcare Professionals, Updated Labelling for Prescription Opioid Products, Federal Government Proposes New MAiD Monitoring System, Safe Access to Abortion Services Act Came to Effect February 1
Zero Tolerance of Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Moving Ontario’s Medication Safety Program Forward
Towards a Safer System: An Interview with Patient Advocate Melissa Sheldrick
Update on the College’s Opioid Strategy
ISMP Safety Bulletin
Safety and Security for Pharmacies: Preventing Robberies
Innovative Partnerships: Supportive Positive Heath Outcomes For Patients
Compounding: Are You Doing It?
Choosing Wisely: Recommendations for Pharmacists to Help Patients Avoid Unnecessary Medications
Proper Disposal of Post-Consumer Medication Returns
What We Heard From You: Two Recent Open Consultations
Frequently Asked Questions from Pharmacy Practice
Close-Up on Complaints: Protecting Patient Privacy
Growing the PACE Program
Medication Incidents Associated with Patient Harm in Community Pharmacy: A Multi-Incident Analysis
Launch of Pharmacy5in5
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention


Pharmacy Connection - Fall 2017 Fall 2017

Contents:
President’s Message
Council Report
2017/2018 Council and Committees
In The News: New Reporting Mechanisms Proposed for Drug Company Payments to Healthcare Professionals, OHIP+ Pharmacare Program for Children and Youth Begins January 1, New Protections for Facilities Providing Abortion Services Including Pharmacies, Ontario Announces Cannabis Distribution Model, Consultation Underway on Employment Standards Act Exemptions for Pharmacy Professionals
An Opioid Strategy for Pharmacy
Preventing Drug Diversion: Expectations of Pharmacy Professionals and Pharmacy Managers
OCP Selects Pharmapod to Implement Medication Error Reporting System for Ontario Pharmacies
Protecting Patients Act Update
An Interview with Dr. David Juurlink
Beyond Use Dating: The North York General Hospital Experience
Practice Assessments: An Important Component of Quality Assurance
What Would You Do?
Coroner’s Inquest: Death of an Elderly Patient on Anticoagulation Therapy
Close-Up on Complaints: Taking Appropriate Care When Handling Opioid Prescriptions
Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Pharmacy Act
Frequently Asked Questions from Pharmacy Practice
It’s Flu Season
Discipline Decisions
A Summer Student’s Experience at OCP
Focus on Error Prevention


PC_Summer_2017_cover Summer 2017

Contents:
CEO and Registrar’s Message
Council Report
In the News: Fake Fentanyl Patches, Mifegymiso, Medical Assistance in Dying Coordination Service Launches, New Access to Drugs in Urgent Public Health Situations, Narcan Naloxone Nasal Spray
College Approves Implementation of a Continuous Quality Assurance Program
Building an Opioid Action Plan for Pharmacy
ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin: Death Due to Pharmacy Compounding Error Reinforces Need for Safety Focus
Implementing the Safe Handling of Oral Anti-Cancer Drugs in Community Pharmacies
Inter- and Intraprofessional Collaboration: Learning from Family Health Teams
New Professional Misconduct Regulations
Reporting Adverse Reactions to Vaccines and Medications
Protecting Patients Act
Prescriptions from Other Healthcare Professionals
Close-Up on Complaints: Ensuring the Appropriate Therapy for the Appropriate Patient
Scope of Practice Strategy
What We Heard From You
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention


PC_Spring_2017_cover Spring 2017

Contents:
President’s Message
Council Report
In the News: Mifegymiso, Marijuana Legalization, Ontario Creating a New Service for Accessing Medical Assistance in Dying, Opioid Tracking and Naloxone Availability, New Pharmacare Program for Children and Youth
Council Elections
Get Involved as a Non Council Committee Member
ISMP Bulletin: Errors Associated with Hospital Discharge Prescriptions
Pharmacy Technician Strategy
Four R’s of Documentation
Sterile Compounding Standards: Gap Analysis
Antimicrobial Stewardship in Ontario
Close-Up On Complaints: Avoiding Actual or Perceived Conflict of Interest in Business Dealings
Designated Manager Responsibilities When Using Technology to Deliver Pharmacy Services
Continuous Quality Assurance Program for Medication Safety
Ethical Decision-Making
A Multi-Incident Analysis on Fentanyl Transdermal System in the Community
New Video Resources
2016 Annual Report Highlights
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention


PC_Winter_2017_cover Winter 2017

Contents:
Registrar’s Message
Council Report
Membership Renewal
In the News: Protecting Patients Act, Shingles Vaccine for Ontario Seniors Aged 65-70, Drug Abuse Strategy, Naloxone
Bringing the Code of Ethics to Life
White Coat Ceremonies at University of Toronto and University of Waterloo
Naloxone: Five Things Pharmacists Need to Know
Ready, Set, PACE
Pharmacists Now Authorized to Administer Additional Vaccines
5 Things to Know About Administering Vaccines
ISMP Safety Bulletin: Key Opioid Prescribing Messages for Community Practitioners
Close-Up on Complaints: A Shared Responsibility for Ethical and Effective Pharmacy Services
CQI: An Essential Constituent of Patient/Medication Safety
Thank You, Preceptors and Evaluators
Discipline Decisions
5 Things to Know About Renewing Prescriptions
Focus on Error Prevention: Limited Duration of Therapy


PC_Fall_2016_cover Fall 2016

Contents:

President’s Message
Council Report
2016-2017 Members of Council
Code of Ethics e-Learning Modules
In the News: Sexual Abuse Task Force Report, Heath Canada Approved Naloxone Nasal Spray, Opioid Addiction and Overdoses, Revised Over-The-Counter Acetaminophen Labelling Requirements
Conversation with Marshall
Medical Assistance in Dying FAQs
Reporting Privacy Breaches: New Obligations for Regulated Health Professionals
Patch 4 Patch: Addressing Misuse of Narcotics and Monitored Drugs
Universal Influenza Immunization Program: Pharmacists Continue to Play an Important Role in Providing Flu Shots to Ontarians
Regulatory Amendments
ISMP Canada: Analysis on QT-Prolongation
Coroner’s Report: Transitions of Care
Student Experience at OCP
Sterile Compounding Standards: What We Heard During Consultation
Social Media
Close-Up on Complaints: Pharmacy Technician - Professional Responsibilities and Standards of Practice
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Pediatric Patients


PC_Summer_2016_cover Summer 2016

Contents:

Special Message
Council Report
Code of Ethics e-Learning Module
In the News: Medical Assistance in Dying, Naloxone Update, Patch for Patch Return Policy, Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, Health Canada: Prior Authorization No Longer Required for Destruction of Narcotics and Controlled Drugs
Are They Ready For Practice
Perspectives of Pharmacists and Physicians
Administration of Vaccines: What We Heard During Consultation
ISMP Canada: Insulin Medication Incidents in Community
Close-Up on Complaints: Ethical Consideration and Clear and Transparent Communication Key when Offering Professional Pharmacy Services
Close-Up on Discipline: Sexual Abuse of a Patient
ISMP Canada: Gaps in Transition
Visit the Niagara Apothecary
OCP Video Library: Providing Value and Enhancing Transparency Through Video
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Determining Clinical Purpose of a Prescription


PC_Spring_2016_cover Spring 2016

Contents:

President’s Message
Council Report
In the News: Patch4Patch, Medical Assistance in Dying, Naloxone Update
A Wealth of Resources at Your Fingertips
The Role of the Pharmacist in Healthcare Transitions
How do Community Pharmacists Make Decisions?
Leadership, Learning and Giving Back: PACE Assessors Share What They Offered and Gained
Coroner’s Report: High-Risk Patients & High-Risk Medications
Open Consultation: Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act
ISMP Canada: Lessons Learned from a Provincial Pilot Study
ISMP: Prescribing Errors with levETIRAcetam Oral Solution
Close-up on Complaints: Medication Reconciliation Key in Transfer of Care
Discipline Decisions
Visit the Niagara Apothecary
OCP’s Annual Report 2015
Focus on Error Prevention: Illegible Handwriting


PC_Winter_2016_cover Winter 2016

Contents:

Registrar’s MessageCouncil Report
Membership Renewal Reminder
Baseline Assessments Reveal Opportunities for Hospital Pharmacies
Narcotics Monitoring System
Code Of Ethics: It’s Not About You, It’s About The Patient!
ISMP: Vaccine Medication Incidents in the Community
Shifting Focus to Enhance Patient Care
Close-up on Complaints: Dealing with Dispensing Errors:
How Effective Communication Can Help
Free Resources for Methadone and Buprenorphine/Naloxone Pharmacist-Providers
College Piloting New Assessment for Competence at Entry-to-Practice
Thank You Preceptors
White Coat Ceremonies at University of Toronto and University of Waterloo
OCP’s Social Media Journey
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: New Drug Therapy


PC_Fall_2015_cover Fall 2015

Contents:

President's Message
Council Report
2015-2016 Members of Council
2015-2016 Committee Appointments
New Contact Information for Client Services
PharmD Programs Boost Practice-Based Learning
Universal Influenza Immunization Program
Narcotics Monitoring System: Challenges with Data Submission
Code Of Ethics: Is it Enough to “Do No Harm’’?
Continued Commitment to Transparency
Relevance to Suitability to Register, Practise or Operate
Helping You Prepare for a Practice Assessment
“OPEN”ing the Door to a Better Understanding of Medication Management in Ontario
ISMP: Drug-induced Allergic Reactions
Close-up on Complaints: The Importance of Sensitivity & Communication
More Online Learning Modules to Help Pharmacists Practise to Their Full Scope
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Errors Involving Oral Methotrexate


PC_Summer_2015_cover Summer 2015

Contents:

Registrar's Message
2015-2018 Strategic Framework
Council Report
OCP Council Elections Results
Hospital Pharmacies Benefit from Practice Advisor Visits
Update on DPRA Changes
Revising our Code of Ethics . . . Why Now?
Revised Policy on Fax Transmission of Prescriptions
Letter from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Mandatory Reporting
Keeping Current with Drug Schedule Changes
Continuing Transparency: Improving Access to Information
New Continuing Education Tool is Home to a Wealth of Valuable Information
New Video Demonstrates the Important Role Pharmacy Technicians Play in Community Practice
ISMP: Methotrexate Medication Incidents in the Community
More Jurisprudence e-Learning Modules Published
Close-up on Complaints: Systematic Dispensing Error
Discipline Decisions
Letter from the College of Naturopaths of Ontario
Focus on Error Prevention: Visual, Hearing or Cognitive Impairment Medications


PC_Spring_2015_cover Spring 2015

Contents:

President's Message
Visit the Niagara Apothecary
Council Report
Interested in Serving on a College Committee?
OCP Council Elections
Universal Influenza Immunization Program
What’s Ethics Got To Do With It?
Revised Professional Misconduct Regulation Expected Soon
New Practice Assessment Model Helps Practitioners Appreciate Reasons Behind Standards
Transparency: Reviewing our Commitment & Recent Initiatives
New Online Learning Modules Help Pharmacists Practise to Their Full Scope
Supporting Continuity of Care for Cancer Patients
ISMP: Medication Incidents Associated with Hospital Discharge
5 Things to Know about Prescriptions for Buprenorphine /Naloxone
2014 Annual Report
ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Drug Allergies
CE Resources
Bulletin Board


PC_winter_2015_cover Winter 2015

Contents:

Registrar's Message
Council Report
Commitment to Transparency
CQI Benefits Patients in Community Pharmacies
Update: College to Inspect Hospital Pharmacies
New Key Initiative on Website: Practice Assessments
Factsheet: Advertising
One Year Later: OCP Website is a Great Resource for Practitioners
Patch 4 Patch Initiative: Fentanyl Abuse Prevention – A Shared Responsibility
Coroner’s Inquest, Polypharmacy and the Elderly
ISMP: An Opioid-Related Death in a Small Community Hospital
Respect for Patients on Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatments (OAMT): No Place for Stigma
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Similar Drug Names
Structured Practical Training: Now and the Future
Thank You PreceptorsCE Resources


PC_Fall_2014_cover Fall 2014

Contents:

President's Message
Council Report
The Ontario College of Pharmacists Elects President and Vice-President
2014-2015 Members of Council
2014-2015 Committee Appointments
Technicians Talk About Progress and Embracing the Role
Transparency – A Pillar of Good Governance
More e-Learning Modules for Jurisprudence
Centralized Prescription Processing (Central Fill) Policy
Ending the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship Guideline
New Pharmacy Inspection Process - Update
College to Inspect Hospital Pharmacies
Ontario’s Physician Assistants - An Update
ISMP: Medication Incidents Involving Drug Tapering in Community Pharmacy
Bulletin Board
A Summer Student’s Experience at OCP
Discipline Decisions
Call for Preceptors
Focus on Error Prevention: Tenfold Medication ErrorsCE Resources


PC_Summer_2014_cover Summer 2014

Contents:
Registrar's Message
Council Report
Council Election Results
Who We Are Shapes What We Do
Policy - Methadone Maintenance Treatment and Dispensing
Methadose Information for Ontario Pharmacists
Policy - Treating Self and Family Members
Guideline - Preventing Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Coroner’s Inquest into Death Due to Hyperthermia
Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Fact Sheet - Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program
Misguided Concerns of Some Community Pharmacists Continue to Hold Techs Back
Policy - Medical Directives and the Delegation of Controlled Acts
Delegation of Controlled Acts – Direct Orders and Medical Directives
Sale of Non-Approved Marketed Health Products
Medication Incidents Reported to and Reviewed by the ICRC
College Shifts Focus to Practice Site-Based Assessments
When Might Connecting to a College Practice Consultant Be Beneficial to You?
New Section on College Website Features Key Initiatives
Helpful Resource for Accurate Narcotics Reconciliations
Second e-Learning Module for Jurisprudence
Discipline Decisions
Focus On Error Prevention: Compliance Packaging
CE Resources


PC_Spring_2014_cover Spring 2014

Contents:
President's Message
Council Report
The Niagara Apothecary
Reminder: Upcoming Council Elections
Interested in Serving on a College Committee?
Principles & Personalities: Prescriptions to Patient Care
Update on Thiessen Report Recommendations
A Principled Approach to Delivering Patient-Focused Care
Professional Responsibility Principles
Navigating Electronically Generated Prescriptions
Visit the New Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portal
ISMP: Preventable Medication Errors – Look-alike/Sound-alike Drug Names
2013 Annual Report Statistics
Universal Influenza Immunization Program
Professionalism and Ethical Decision Making
Discipline Decisions
Bulletin Board
Focus On Error Prevention: Vaccines
CE Resources


PC_Winter_2014_cover Winter 2014

Contents:
Registrar's Message
Council Report
Introducing e-Connect: College’s Newest Communication Tool
When Do Regulations Take Effect?
The Language of Regulation
The Role of Supervision in Professional Training
Important Expiry Dates for Those Working Toward Pharmacy Technician Regulation
The Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) and Opioid Maintenance Treatment (Methadone and Buprenorphine)
Administration of Flu Shots by Pharmacists Rose Significantly in Year Two!
Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
ISMP Report: Complexity and Vulnerability of Compliance Pack Preparation
Discipline Decisions
Focus On Error Prevention: Reconstitution of Antibiotics
Thank You, Preceptors & Evaluators!
CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Fall 2013

Contents:
President's Message
Council elects President and Vice-President
Council Report
Committee Appointments 2013/2014
Members of Council
Learning Partnerships That Benefit All
Transparency – evolving the way we think about what we share
Transparency Principles
New website delivers easier access to the information you need
The Importance of Missed Doses in Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)
Audit of Self-Declaration Results
Almost 60% of community pharmacists now trained to administer injections!
An alternative for the destruction of narcotics and controlled drugs in pharmacies and hospitals
Travel Back to a 19th Century Apothecary
Proposed legislation authorizes OCP oversight of hospital pharmacies
Thiessen's Report – Recommendations
College’s Quality Assurance Program
A Futurist Looks at Professional Regulation
ISMP Report: Drug Shortage and Patient Safety
Call for Preceptors
Discipline Decisions
Focus On Error Prevention: Logged Prescriptions
CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Summer 2013

Contents:
Registrar’s Message
Council Report
Council Elections Results
College to Audit use of Self-Declaration
Mandatory Reporting
Multi-Medication Compliance Aids
Multi-Medication Compliance Aids Guideline
Practice Tips
A Shot in the Arm
Recommendations for Prevention of Narcotic Medication Errors
Re: Potential Eye Health Risks associated with Non-Corrective (Cosmetic)
Contact Lenses
Focus on Error Prevention: Dispensing an Interchangeable Product
Releasing Personal Health Information
Bulletin Board
For Pharmacy Technicians, Bridging Program Goes National
ISMP Report: Methadone Medication Incidents
Discipline Decisions
CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Spring 2013

Contents:
Editor’s Message
President’s Message
Council Report
Special Meeting of Council Report
Interested in Serving on a College Committee?
Are You Ready to Collaborate?
Common Principles for Interprofessional Care
Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) eTool for healthcare professionals
Guidance to Minimize the Loss and Theft of Controlled Substances within Pharmacies
Apply Now to Provide Flu Shots this Fall!
New Regulation Enhances College's Inspection Authority
New Public Register of Pharmacies will include Outcome and/or Status of Inspections
Bulletin Board
Coroner's Message
Focus on Error Prevention: Dispensing of Vaccines
ISMP Report
Discipline Decisions
Maintaining Public Trust
CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Winter 2013

Contents:
Editor’s Message
Registrar’s Message
Council Report
Different Settings, Shared Rewards
Understanding What a Technicians Can Do... Key to Integration
Important Information: Expiring Technician Requirements
Pharmacists Giving it Their Best Shot
Community Pharmacy Steps Up to Fight the Flu
Joint letter from OCP, CPSO, OPA & OMA
Red Tape Awareness Week
Best Possible Medication Histories
The Cold Chain - Part Two
ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin: Risk Management in Community Pharmacy
Discipline Decisions
Thank You, Preceptors & Evaluators!
Focus on Error Prevention: Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
Member Statistics 2012
CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Fall 2012

Contents:
Editor’s Message
President’s Message
Council Report
Committee Appointments 2012/2013
2012/2013 Members of Council
Expanded Scope Regulation Now in Effect
Attendance is High at Orientation Sessions across the Province
Immunization for Health Care Providers
Pharmacists – Give it a Shot!
Using Professional Judgement, Key to
Implementing Expanded Scope
Call for Preceptors
Prescription Regulation Summary Chart
OCP Policy: Protecting the Cold Chain
OCP Guideline: Record Retention, Disclosure, and Disposal
ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin: Medication Mix-up with a Faxed Prescription
Focus on Error Prevention: Multiple Product Strength OTC
CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Summer 2012

Contents:
Editor’s Message
Registrar’s Message
Council Report
Council Election Results
What Role Do You Really Play?
Barrie Area Hospital Takes Lead in Regulated Technicians
Road to Regulation needs a Plan!
Prescription Regulation Summary Chart
Documentation Guidelines
Reminder: Pharmacists must be trained prior to Administering Injections
ISMP Report: Medication Incidents Reported to and Reviewed by the ICRC
Focus on Error Prevention: Deactivating Previously Prescribed Dosages
Discipline Decisions CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Spring 2012

Contents:
Editor’s Message
President’s Message
Council Report
Partners in Care: Integration of Pharmacy Technicians
Understanding Each Others' Roles and Responsibilities – Key to Technician Integration
Destruction of Controlled Substances
OCP Professor in Pharmacy Innovation Prepares Grads for Expanded Roles
Out of Africa: Volunteer Experiences Help Members Grow
Quality and Safety in Compounding Non-Sterile Preparations
Protecting the Cold Chain
Discipline Decisions
Get Involved in OCP Council Committees
Focus on Error Prevention: Similarity in Packaging and Labeling
CE Resources


Journal Front Cover Winter 2012

Contents:
Editor’s Message
Registrar’s Message
Council Report
Pharmacists and Technicians Working Together
Integrating Technicians into the Workplace
Coroner's Geriatric & Long-Term Care Review
Buprenorphine for Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Privacy Enhances Patient Consultation
Accessible Customer Service Regulation
Member Survey results
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Computer Alerts
Thank You Preceptors!
Evidence-based Information for Practitioners
Annual CE Coordinators Meeting
CE Resources


PC_Fall_2011_cover Fall 2011

Contents:
Editor’s Message
President’s Message
Council Report
Committee Appointments 2011/2012
2011/2012 Members of Council
Navigating the Grey with Marshall Moleschi
Medication Safety in Pediatrics
Changes to the DPRA, Focus on Prescription Transfers
The IMAGINE Clinic
From the Student’s Desk
Online Elections
Celebrating 140 Years
Call for Preceptors
Report on Technology
Resolving Inter-professional Conflict
Understanding Designated Managers Policies
Update on Registration
Renewing Ontario Registration
Recommendations for Prevention of Morphine/Hydromorphone Medication Errors
OCP Guideline on Dispensing Components Included in the Usual and Customary Fee
OCP Guideline on Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries and Preventing Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Ontario’s Narcotics Strategy
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Adding a Suffix to a Brand Name
CE Resources


PC_Summer_2011_cover Summer 2011

Contents:
Editor’s Message
President’s Message
Council Report
New Registrar for OCP
Joint Statement about Refilling Prescriptions
New U of T Curriculum starts this fall
OCP Helps Optometrists to See Prescribing Clearly
Workshops Emphasize Collaboration And Communication
New Branding Continues to Take Shape
Report of Patient Safety Review Committee Valuable for Pharmacists
IPG Goes Online
Report on Technology
Registration Review
New Hallman Director and Associate Dean of Pharmacy
Bulletin Board
New Accountabilities and Responsibilities for DMs
Understanding Registration Timelines
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention: Computer-Generated Prescribing Errors
CE Resources


PC_Spring_2011_cover Spring 2011

Contents:
Editor’s Message
President’s Message
Council Report
Changes to DPRA Regulations
Farewell to Registrar Williams
Regulating the Use of Social Media
CE Coordinators
Report on Technology
SPT Moving Online
NCCMs Needed
Pharmacy Technicians Update
Registration Q&A
Practice Q&A
Pharmacy Practice Notices
Discipline Decisions
Focus on Error Prevention - Alternative Dosage Forms
Public Education Campaign


PC_Winter_2011_cover Winter 2011

Contents:
Editor’s Message
Registrar’s Message
The New Look of OCP
December 2010 Council Report
Celebrating Pharmacy Technician Regulation
Pharmacy Technician Regulation: What's Next?
Morphine For Pain Relief In Children
Narcotic Reporting
Practice Q&A
Pharmacists' Annual Renewal
Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal
Methadone Maintenance Treatment and Dispensing Policy
Compliance Packaging
Action Plans Move Online
Discipline Decisions
Our Thanks to 2010 Preceptors
Focus on Error Prevention - Travel prophylaxis
Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Technicians
Common Therapeutic Issues and CE Topics


PC_Fall_2010_cover Fall 2010

Featured Articles:
OCP Policy: Fees for Professional Pharmacy Services
2010/2011 Members of Council
Committee Appointments 2010/2011
Protecting Personal Health Information
Patient Privacy is in Your Hands
Collaborative Practice
New Registration Regulation
A World of Opportunity for International Pharmacists
Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Technicians
2011 Preceptor Workshops
The Root of a Dispensing Error
Students share their perspective on working at the College
Update on Technology
Important dates for Pharmacy Technician Applicants
Workshops for Improved Opioid Use
Regular Articles:
Council Report
Practice Q&A - Privacy
Did you know?
Focus on Error Prevention - Methadone Maintenance
Deciding on Discipline


PC_July/August_2010_cover July/August 2010

Featured Articles:
Remote Dispensing
Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists
Anti-Infective Guidelines
Compliance Packaging
Medication Safety in Pharmacies
Regular Articles:
Letters to the Editor
Council Report
Did You Know...
Focus on Error Prevention - Illegible Prescriptions


PC_MayJune_2010_cover May/June 2010

Featured Articles:
Interested in Serving on a College Committee?
Pharmacy Technicians on the Road to Regulation
Improving care for the elderly
Take a trip back to the beginnings of Pharmacy at The Niagara Apothecary
Focus on Registration
Regular Articles:
Council Report
Did You Know...
Update on Technology
Focus on Error Prevention - Prescription Transfers


PC_March/April_2010_cover March/April 2010

Featured Articles:
Enhancing MedsCheck, improving outcomes
New Electoral Boundaries to come into effect in June
Pharmacy Technicians: Staying on Track
New Summer Experience Course for U of T Students
Interprofessional study of transfer of care
Pharmacy Accreditation Renewals 2010
Best Practices for Dispensing Oral Liquids
Top 20 Continuing Education Topics
Regular Articles:
Update on Technology
Focus on Error Prevention - Millilitres or Milligrams?


PC_Jan/Feb_2010_cover January/February 2010

Featured Articles:
Advisory Notices
A Tale of Two Classes
Colleges Collaborate on Medical Directives
NAPRA Unveils Mobility Agreement for Canadian Pharmacists
Pharmacy Practice - Did You Know?
Physicians Required to Print and Sign all EMR-generated Prescriptions
Pharmacists’ Annual renewal Due March 10, 2010
Key Components of Chemotherapy Labelling
2008 Annual Statistics
Reconciliation 101
Preceptors: the key to hands-on learning
Regular Articles:
Update on Technology
Focus on Error Prevention - Understanding prescriber’s intent


PC_November/December_2009_cover November/December 2009

Featured Articles:
Electoral Districts & Members of Council
Committee Appointments 2009/2010
Model Standards of Practice
Quality Assurance Update
Hands-on learning key to co-op students
Pharmacist-physician collaboration key to patient safety
Help! We’ve been robbed
A Summer Student’s Perspective of the College
Regular Articles:
Update on Technology
Focus on Error Prevention - Accurate and Complete Labelling


PC_Sept/Oct_2009_cover September/October 2009

Featured Articles:
District Meetings 2009
Regulation of Pharmacy Technicians - Progress Report
The Ontario Physician Assistant Initiative
Documenting Dialogue
Elder Abuse
An update on the e-Prescribing project
Partnership in Lung Age Testing & Education Programme
Regular Articles:
Inspector’s Corner - Action Plans
Focus on Error Prevention - DIN Billing Error


PC_July/August_2009_cover July/August 2009

Featured Articles:
Prescription Delivery Regulation
Changing Lives with MMT
Understand the Culture in Which You Practise
Coroner's Inquest into Death due to Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia: Are Your Patients at Risk?
An Overview of Ontario's Cosmetic Pesticide Ban
Professional Image Considerations
Regular Articles:
Focus on Error Prevention - Tamiflu Oral Suspension


PC_MayJune_2009_cover May/June 2009

Featured Articles:
Front-end Counselling
Assessing Use of Medical Directives in Community Pharmacies
Health Human Resources – A Priority in Canada
The Niagara Apothecary – History of Our Profession
Legislative Amendments Coming into Effect on June 4th
Update on the Proposed Registration Regulation
Regular Articles:
Inspectors’ Corner – Labelling errors
Focus on Error Prevention - Misinterpretation of Decimals


PC_March/April_2009_cover March/April 2009

Featured Articles:
Profile of the Relief Pharmacist
eHealth Ontario
Report of the Geriatric and Long Term Care Review Committee to the Chief Coroner
ISMP - Medication Safety in Long-Term Care
Regular Articles:
Close up on Complaints - Do Medication Errors Result in a Referral to the Discipline Committee?
Focus on Error Prevention - Ambiguous Prescriptions


PC_Jan/Feb_2009_cover January/February 2009

Featured Articles:
2009 Pharmacists’ Annual Renewal
CE Coordinators Role Description
Annual Statistics
Regular Articles:
Focus on Error Prevention - Pediatric Dosages
Staying Informed about Pharmacy Technician Regulation


PC_Nov/Dec_2008_cover November/December 2008

Featured Articles:
Electoral Districts & Members of Council
Committee Appointments 2008/2009
Liability Insurance
The MedsCheck Consult Pilot Project
Provincial OpiATE Project
Pharmacy Technicians’ Commitment to Regulation
New Online Pharmacist Annual Renewal Process
A Summer Student’s Experience at OCP
Call for Preceptors
HPRAC Launches Non-physician Prescribers Project
Regular Articles:
ISMP - Medication Incidents Report
Focus on Error Prevention - Pediatric Dosages


PC_Sept/Oct_2008_cover September/October 2008

Featured Articles:
Launching the CPD Portal
Becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician
Blueprint for Pharmacy
MedsCheck: A Student’s Perspective
Remembering a Friend: Bob Luke
ISMP - Medication Safety Alert
ISMP - Medication Incidents Report
Seventeenth Annual Geriatric Report
Regular Articles:
Focus on Error Prevention - Administering drugs to infants


PC_July/August_2008_cover July/August 2008

Featured Articles:
Interchangeability
Pharmacy Practice at Sault Area Hospital
Ontario’s Physician Assistant Initiative
Online Renewal Process
Bridging Education Program
ISMP - Methadone
Pharmacies, Long-Term Care Project Working Together on Common Assessment
Regular Articles:
Advisory Notice - Scope of Practice of Pharmacy
Advisory Notice - Proposed Registration regulations
Focus on Error Prevention - Similarities in Packaging


PC_May/June_2008_cover May/June 2008

Featured Articles:
Changes to member annual renewal process
New Electoral Boundries to come into effect June 2010
Proposed Regulations for Issuance and Renewal of a Certificate of Accreditation
Educational Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians
Turning the Heat Down on Patient Anger
Changes that Affect Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Regular Articles:
Call for non-Council Committee Members and Pharmacy Technician Observers
Focus on Error Prevention - Similarity Between Two Product Names


PC_March/April_2008_cover March/April 2008

Featured Articles:
Public Education Program takes new steps forward
Canada’s Newest Pharmacy Program
Logged Prescriptions ≠ Refill Prescriptions
Nurse Practitioner is Now a Protected Title
National Pharmacy Technician Competencies
ISMP - Near Miss Identifcation and Reporting
Regular Articles:
Inspector’s Corner (Securing Your Pharmacy)
Coroner’s Report (Combined Toxic Effects of Methadone and Ethanol)
Focus on Error Prevention (Addition of an Incorrect Diluent)


PC_JanFeb_2008_cover January/February 2008

Featured Articles:
Quality Assurance: A 10 Year Review
ISMP - Fentanyl Patch
Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Practice Advisory
Buprenorphine
Regular Articles:
Coroner’s Report (C.Difficile)
Focus on Error Prevention (Patient Unaware of Prescription Changes)


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