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Entries for November 2016

WEBSITE UPDATE: Managing your membership profile on the website has never been easier! Rather than having to select ‘Update My Information’ from the Membership page, you can now simply click ‘Profile’ in the top right corner of your screen next to the ‘Login’ link. Here you can manage everything associated with your Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) members...

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Redefining Sepsis

Posted on November 15, 2016 in: Member News

by Abigale Scott, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor Sepsis causes a wide array of physiologic, pathologic and biochemical abnormalities as a result of infection, and has been shown to account for more than $20 billion (5.2 percent) of total U.S. hospital costs,1 making it one of the most expensive conditions treated in hospitals in 2011.2 Prior to Februar...

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by Dana Staat, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, Spectrum Health, 2016 MSHP president-elect One of my favorite authors, J.R.R. Tolkien, penned the line “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead,” almost 80 years ago. Like the characters in his books, we often know little about what adventures are in our future. I feel that that is true for the future of pharmacy as well. What...

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by Kasey Brandt Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical pharmacist, emergency medicine, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Lisa Dumkow Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical pharmacist, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Creating support for empiric therapy guidelines Antibiotic stewardship practices have largely targeted antibiotic use in the inpatient setting; however, the majority of antibiotic prescribing occurs in the ...

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by Elaine M. Bailey, Pharm.D., executive director, Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition (MARR) Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat requiring a multi-faceted approach to address. As Gu and Garwood described in the June issue of the MSHP Monitor, educational deficits of both providers and patients is a key issue particularly in the ambulatory setting where the majo...

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