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Entries for September 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2016 Contact: Kristina Bird, MPA communications manager (517) 377-0232 Michigan Pharmacists Association Disposal Event Brings in 2 Tons of Medications Over the Last Seven Years Press conference highlights the importance of curbing substance abuse in Michigan and the role of pharmacists Lansing, Mich. - At the seventh annual Medication Disposal Eve...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 16, 2015 Contact: Kristina Bird, MPA communications manager (517) 377-0232 Seventh Annual Medication Disposal Event to be Held Sept. 20 at the Lansing Capitol Pharmacists working to curb opioid abuse and help end the diversion of prescription pharmaceuticals Lansing, Mich.—Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) will host the seventh annual Medicati...

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit

Posted on September 15, 2016 in: Member News

by Eric Liu, Pharm.D., M.B.A., MPA/PSI Executive Fellow Making once fatal infections treatable, antibiotics have revolutionized the way healthcare approaches diseases. Most importantly, the timely initiation of antibiotics to treat infections has been proven to reduce morbidity and save lives.1 However, up to 50 percent of antibiotics prescribed in United States’ hospitals are unnecessary.2...

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by Cherie Woodhams, R.Ph., MSHP IT Committee chair, lead IT pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital One of the MSHP IT Committee’s charges is to gather policies and information related to the use of technology in pharmacist decision making and verification support in the hospital setting. These are required elements in a pharmacy practice in order to ensure that the medication prescribed is ...

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by James S. Kalus, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, director of pharmacy, Henry Ford Hospital In 2012, the pharmacy practice model was redesigned at Henry Ford Hospital. A variety of changes were made, including centralization of drug distribution, spread of order verification responsibilities across staff at the bedside, subdivision of our staff into patient care teams with team leaders and redistribution...

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