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Entries for July 2017

Click here to access the journal on your computer, tablet or phone! What's Inside: 2016 Michigan Pharmacy Economic Survey Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Focus Articles including Healthcare System and Community Pharmacy Partnership in mCare Bedside Delivery, Combating Opioid Overdose with Naloxone Education and Distribution and a message from MSHP Pr...

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By Jennifer Gregory, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor Anemia  Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin (Hg) concentration of less than 13 g/dl or less than 12 g/dl for adult males and females, respectively.1 Less than optimal Hg levels can result in insufficient tissue oxygenation.2 Blood transfusion remains the main stay of treatment for anemic patients, although th...

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By Tammy Busch, R.Ph., staff pharmacist, Otsego Memorial Hospital, University of Florida-WPPD Pharm.D. candidate, northern regional representative We had a very busy spring this year in northern Michigan. Our first ever Northern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NMSHP) Annual Meeting took place in April in Gaylord and was a success with four live continuing education (CE) credits...

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By John S. Clark, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP, associate chief pharmacy officer, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor and clinical associate professor, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor One of the most important items a pharmacy resident can learn is accurate and critical self-assessment. Once a resident enters practice, feedback will most often be provided formally one or two times...

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By Michelle Dehoorne-Smith, Pharm.D., patient care services manager, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MSHP Board of Directors Since the start of 2017, we have taken a critical look at how each of us and our organizations can prepare for the challenge of gearing up for our evolving role in improving patient care through increased access to pharmacists’ healthcare services. As...

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