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Entries for November 2017

By Tammy Busch, R.Ph., Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord, 2018 Pharm.D. candidate, Northern regional representative   The Northern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NMSHP) has already started our fall meetings with an informative talk about transitional care and the challenges that health-systems currently face and what is to come regarding reimbursements, readmission rates an...

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By Andrew Johnson, Pharm.D., cardiology pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Battle Creek   Picture this: a patient is hospitalized for an acute myocardial infarction. The patient was not on any medications prior to the hospital stay and will soon be discharged with five new medications. As the hospital pharmacist reviews the medications with the patient, the pharmacist is informed that ...

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The Importance of Feedback

Posted on November 15, 2017 in: Member News

By Sarah Hoerner, PharmD., clinical pharmacist, Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids I think we would all agree that feedback is essential for success. This is especially true for residents as they navigate many different areas of pharmacy and grow as practitioners. Residents have identified the ability to give feedback as one of the most important qualities of a go...

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By Amy Pouillon, Pharm.D., clinical specialist, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids   As of 2015, the state of Michigan requires licensure for all technicians engaging in the practice of pharmacy. Requirements for full licensure include a completed application form, graduation from an accredited high school or GED, a criminal background check and passage of one of the following: certified pharmac...

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Drafting the Future

Posted on November 15, 2017 in: Member News

By Nancy MacDonald, Pharm.D., transition of care coordinator, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MSHP president-elect   In general, the fall is a very busy time for the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP). Although committees don’t formally meet at that time, there is a lot of preparation for the upcoming year that takes place. This past fall was no exception as two exciti...

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