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Entries for February 2019

Curtis Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP In 2018 the 115th Congress failed to pass the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, the cornerstone of the federal pharmacist as provider movement. For many years the pharmacy profession, including MPA and MSHP, have promoted this legislation as a vitally important step in ensuring that pharmacists are paid directly for their clinical s...

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Stacy Brousseau, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP president, emergency medicine clinical pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Western Regional Society representative   The Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) had exceptional continuing education offerings in 2018, with speakers who provided the membership with relevant, up-to-date information on an abundance of topics. WMSH...

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Jenna Matelske, Pharm.D. candidate 2019, Ferris State University  College of Pharmacy Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) is a factor Xa inhibitor regularly referred to as a "NOAC" meaning "new" or "novel" oral anticoagulant. Until recently, rivaroxaban was indicated for treatment/prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in addition to reduction of stroke risk in patients with atr...

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Resident-at-Large 2019

Posted on February 18, 2019 in: Member News

Danielle Murphy, Pharm.D. Spectrum Health PGY1   WMSHP's monthly meetings resume this January in Kalamazoo with IU Health's clinical pharmacy manager and burn/critical care clinical pharmacy specialist Todd Walroth presenting on "Facilitating Pharmacy Residents and Technicians in Applying Project Management Skills in Clinical and Administrative Settings."  For more information abo...

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Tisha Peterson, CPhT  Pharmacy Technician coordinator, Munson Medical Center We've all been there. Short staffed, needing to find skilled pharmacy technicians. Where do we find them? How do we find them? Once we find them, how do we keep them?   The requirement of licensure for pharmacy technicians catapulted, what was once viewed as an entry-level job, to a profess...

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