Call for Posters — VSHP Spring Seminar-Sign up NOW !
Did you present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Meeting? Complete an interesting project? This is your opportunity to share your results with pharmacy colleagues from around Virginia at the VSHP Poster Session during the Spring Seminar at the Westin in Richmond, VA on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The poster session is open to all VSHP members!
All poster presenters will need to register for the Seminar either as full registrants or for the day. Space is limited and the deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1.
Abstracts should be no more than 400 words and include a brief title, authors and the following headings: Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusions. To submit your poster, or for questions, contact Rodney Stiltner, VSHP Poster Session Coordinator at: . firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your full name and contact information with the submission (as well as full listings for any co-authors).
Poster presenters must be VSHP members. Looking forward to seeing you there.
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VSHP Leadership and pharmacy students participate in VSHP Lobby Day, February 18, 2014.
SIGoVA Webinar- Surgical Prophylaxis- April 8
Begins: 04/08/2014 12:00 PM Ends: 04/08/2014 01:00 PM
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Virginia Delegates to the ASHP House
The Virginia Delegates to the 2014 ASHP Summer Meeting in Las Vegas, NV are:
Lisa Deal BCPS, BSN, RN of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke
Emily Dyer, PharmD, BCPS of Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville
Rodney Stiltner, PharmD of VCU Health System in Richmond
Robert J. Stoneburner RPh, MBA of Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Post graduate Year One Residency Program Receives ASHP Foundation’s 2013 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation recognized the recipients of the 2013 Pharmacy Residency
Excellence Awards at a special reception held during the ASHP 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Fla. This awards program, supported by an educational donation provided from Amgen, Inc., recognizes excellence in pharmacy residency training through recognition of residency programs, preceptors and new preceptors. The recipients of this award have demonstrated excellence and innovation in training pharmacy residents and serve as models for other residency programs and preceptors. The Program Award will presented to the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency Program in Richmond, Va., for excellence in the training of pharmacy residents and consistently providing an exceptionally positive and rewarding experience to its residents.
The VCUHS pharmacy residency programs began in 1970 , with the current PGY1 Residency Program evolving in 1983. VCUHS now offers a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, a PGY1 Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice residency, and several PGY2 residencies. Since 1972, VCUHS programs have graduated more than 285 residents. The Pharmacy Practice Residency is structured to provide the health care community and the pharmacy profession with knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful practitioners who can deliver direct patient care services in an institutional practice environment. It supplements an academic pharmacy education and provides pharmacists with the training to develop their knowledge and expertise in the provision of patient care.
The program offers some unique aspects that many other residencies do not. These include interprofessional cardiac arrest and response, which gives pharmacy residents training in adult medical emergencies; a teaching and learning certificate program to prepare residents for educator roles in didactic and experiential settings; an interprofessional education experience that gives pharmacy residents the opportunity to collaborate on teams with medical residents and psychology graduate students to problem solve various disease-related problems; and exposure to the use of information technology to increase safety and efficiency through computerized prescriber order entry, electronic databases and wireless smart pump technology.
Residents who have gone through the program greatly value being considered a part of the health care team by the other disciplines they work with at VCU HS and the vast amount of experience they gain across settings. They also cite the quality of the preceptors and the preparation for a teaching career as among the most important factors in deciding to apply for the residency program.
“Being the recipient of the Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award is a great mark of achievement for the VCUHS PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program,” said Denise Lowe, Pharm.D., BCPS, pharmacy residency program director and VCUHS director of drug information, and clinical associate professor at the VCU School of Pharmacy. “It confirms what I have known about our pharmacy residency training program: It is among the best in the nation. We are honored that the ASHP Foundation selectedour program to receive this prestigious award. It recognizes our pharmacy preceptors and staff, health-system leadership and interprofessional personnel’s role in creating an exceptional teaching and learning environment for residents. Because of their efforts over the years, graduates of the VCUHS PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency have achieved much success as leaders within the pharmacy profession.”
ISMP Announces 16th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
Horsham, Pa.—The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is proud to announce its 16th Annual Cheers Awards winners. The annual awards dinner was held on December 10, 2013, at the Cuba Libre restaurant in Orlando, FL. The Cheers Awards honor individuals, organizations, and companies that have set a standard of excellence for others to follow in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events; for more information, visit www.ismp.org/Cheers/.
Among the winners of this year’s awards is VSHP member Deb Saine, MS, RPh, FASHP , Medication Safety Manager, Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA
Deb Saine is being honored as a nationally recognized patient safety expert who has created several invaluable safety tools. She co-authored the 2013 Medication Safety Officer’s Handbook, which is being used in more than 15 different countries, and has led numerous national-level committees working to improve medication safety. She spearheaded the creation of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Medication Safety Section Advisory Group, and served as its first chair; that group’s efforts culminated in the first annual Medication Safety Collaborative held this year. Deb has mentored students, residents and peers, which has produced new safety leaders in the U.S. and abroad.
Fall Seminar Photos
VSHP Launches Mentor Program
Pharmacists: Did you ever want to give a little back to the profession by sharing guidance to a student with similar interests?
Students: Ever want to talk to a practitioner one on one in a no stress environment?
Now is your chance! VSHP is partnering with the SVSHP at each Virginia School of Pharmacy to start a Mentoring Program beginning this Fall. Click here for more information on the program and sign-up information for both students and mentors.
Do you have your NABP e-profile ID number?
VSHP will begin collecting NABP numbers to attach to issued CE at the Fall Seminar. This will be a nationwide requirement for completed CE activity credit to ACPE beginning January 1, 2013. Please be sure to retain your VSHP CE statements for your records prior to this date. If you have not already done so, be sure to obtain your NAPB Unique eProfile ID by visiting NABP.net here.