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Entries for September 2019

By Lindsey Clark, Pharm.D., MBA, pharmacy manager, Transitions of Care and Emergency Services, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) empowers the pharmacy profession to leverage pharmacy technicians to improve patient care across acute and ambulatory care settings.1 At the intersection of the acute and ambulat...

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By Cathleen Edick, Pharm.D., CDE, pharmacy program coordinator, McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing The Capital Area Pharmacists Association (CAPA) is usually pretty quiet in the summer months, but we did fit in a little fun and community service during the months of May, June and July. On May 9, CAPA held a fundraising dinner at the Blaze Pizza in Frandor, where we were able to raise almost $5...

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Residency and Resiliency

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: Member News

By Iva L. Keene, Pharm.D., PGY-1 pharmacy resident, Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw Brian J. Seigfried, Pharm.D. PGY-1 pharmacy resident, Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw   A survey of 329 health system pharmacists by Durham et al. showed that over 53 percent of pharmacists stated they were at a high degree of burnout.1 Burnout is a major problem and needs to be ad...

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By Lynette Moser, Pharm.D., associate clinical professor, Wayne State University, Detroit The importance and process of credentialing and privileging pharmacists are crucial discussions as the profession of pharmacy prepares for provider status; be it through national, state or third party payer designations. In 1999, 10 professional pharmacy organizations formed the Council on Credentiali...

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By Ryan Bickel, Pharm.D., MHA, FASHP, pharmacy manager, Mercy Health Saint Mary's, Grand Rapids In June, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) House of Delegates (HOD) convened its 71st session in conjunction with the 2019 ASHP Summer meeting in Boston, MA. The HOD session consisted of participation in two delegate caucuses with two respective HOD meetings. Other soc...

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