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  • 12/01/2020 2:18 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Mentorship Committee Book Club: Black Man in a White Coat

    Thanks to all those who participated in the 1st quarterly VSHP book club! We apologize for the late start, as there were some “technical difficulties” getting the Zoom session started. Nevertheless, we had a great discussion and got to connect with members all over the state of Virginia!

    The next book club will be January 13, 2021 at 19:00. We will be discussing Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflection on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy. This was the book with the 2nd most interest based on the initial member survey (missing first place by only one vote)!

    The book club entails a 1-hour online call, where members will be able to get to know each other and discuss the selected book. All members (students, technicians, etc.) welcome! VSHP Book Club will be held at 19:00 on the 2nd Wednesday of every 3rd month (January, April, July, October)

    RSVP:  

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwof-yvqDIsGNQ4ZjZ7d5NxNN4e3sAKyrsN

     

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


  • 12/01/2020 1:59 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF VIRGINIA DELEGATES TO THE ASHP HOUSE OF DELEGATES

    All pharmacist ASHP members in Virginia are eligible to nominate, be nominated, and vote for delegates and alternates to represent Virginia at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2021 House of Delegates. 

    Individuals wishing to nominate themselves or another ASHP member for the slate of candidates are invited to submit names by email, by 5pm, December 18, 2020, to: Steve Glass (contact@vshp.org) Executive Director.   Nominations must be accompanied with a bio not to exceed 300 words.

    Two (2) delegates and up to two (2) alternate delegates will be elected.

    The House of Delegates will meet in person on two separate occasions at the 2021 ASHP Summer Meetings in Long Beach, CA from June 6-8, 2021.

    Additionally, there may be virtual House meetings in 2021 as needed

    The candidate receiving the most votes will become delegate, with the next highest vote receivers  elected as alternates.  A simple majority is required for election. 

    For further information, please contact the VSHP office at (850) 906-0779 or email contact@vshp.org .


  • 11/12/2020 3:19 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    The ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invite ASHP members to participate in an important member survey. The purpose of the survey is to collect feedback on the preliminary recommendations from the ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Please review the following information and then use the link below to access the survey which should take 15-20 minutes of your time to complete.

    Follow this link to the Survey:  Recommendations Feedback

    Or copy and paste the URL into your internet browser: http://ashp.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cVlZG58aKizkpbn?Q_DL=N3VcqY8mZkgoXsl_cVlZG58aKizkpbn_MLRP_cNLs8KJjPiZECfH&Q_CHL=email

    ASHP and its members have long been committed to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare and recognize the need to further strengthen that commitment following the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans. ASHP further seeks to help eliminate racism, discrimination, and inequities that impact other minority and underrepresented populations and to help improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare and society more broadly.

    While the Task Force developed the preliminary recommendations with a specific focus on Black Americans, the Task Force members believe that many of the recommendations should also support other communities of color. In order to reflect more inclusive language within its recommendations, the Task Force decided to use the term “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” also referred to as BIPOC throughout the recommendations. Mental Health America (MHA) considers the following communities as BIPOC: Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native and Indigenous, and Multiracial.

    The deadline for this survey is December 10, 2020. Please be assured that your responses will be anonymous. The Task Force plans to review comments and prepare a final report and recommendations to the ASHP Board of Directors in January 2021.

    Thank you in advance for your time and support.

    Sincerely,


    Paul C. Walker, Pharm.D., FASHP
    Task Force Chair and ASHP Board Liaison

  • 11/12/2020 2:35 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Kathy Koehl-VSHP 2020 Pharmacist of the Year

    https://vimeo.com/478623070

    https://vimeo.com/478623070

  • 11/12/2020 2:28 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Tyler Sledge-VSHP 2020 Clinical Pharmacy Practice Achievement Award

    https://vimeo.com/478619418


  • 11/12/2020 2:20 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Khalida Amini-VSHP 2020 New Practitioner of the Year

    https://vimeo.com/478613847


  • 11/12/2020 2:03 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Jessica Franklin-2020 VSHP Technician of the Year

    https://vimeo.com/478548559https://vimeo.com/478548559


  • 10/31/2020 5:55 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Carrie Carter, Lark Dunton, Emily Hand and Sarah Wheeler winners of our 2020 Trivia Contest during Pharmacy Week

  • 10/12/2020 6:12 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    National Women Pharmacist Day

    #WomenPharmacistDay (WPD) is today!

    Please join us as we celebrate women in pharmacy. VSHP honors, not just the current leaders and the trailblazers who have made such progress possible, but all women in pharmacy, including technicians, pharmacists and students. Their daily commitment to patient care and the advancement of pharmacy practices have set the foundation of pharmacy in our country and the world.

    Women pharmacists have been a cornerstone of VSHP and continue to comprise many of the leadership roles: Natalie Nguyen is Secretary; Tolu Akinbu is Board Member At Large; eight of 12 Region Presidents or Presidents-Elect; and nine of 12 committee chairs are women. VSHP has had 17 women Past Presidents, including 11 of the past 30, with Cindy Williams (Immediate Past President last year) being the most recent. Women have made, and continue to make, significant contributions every year to the progress of VSHP.

    ASHP, whose first CEO was Gloria Niemeyer Francke, is offering an opportunity to hear women about their professional journeys. Here is a snippet of the offerings, with more available on the ASHP web site:

    ASHP Official Podcasts

    Intersections

    On behalf of VSHP, we are honored to recognize, and honestly in awe of, the contributions of women pharmacists!

    For more information: https://womenpharmacistday.com/


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VSHP Members,

As healthcare providers, we are essential personnel on the front lines of the nation and state response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an effort to keep our members up-to-date, we have compiled the information below.  Recent information includes:

Sterile Compounding Resources

1.  Critical Point hosted a webinar on March 18th.  The link to a recorded version and the slides will be available on Critical Point website later today or tomorrow.  Also, you can register, for no charge, as a silver member of Critical Point in order to get access to additional tools.

https://www.criticalpoint.info/

 

2.  USP published guidelines today related to re-use of garb used in sterile compounding during COVID-19 pandemic.  It can be found at https://www.usp.org/sites/default/files/usp/document/about/public-policy/usp-covid19-garb-and-ppe.pdf

 

3.  USP has also published guidelines related to pharmacy compounding of hand sanitizer.

https://www.usp.org/sites/default/files/usp/document/about/public-policy/usp-covid19-handrub.pdf

 

4. ASHP Planning Resources:

ASHP has developed a checklist that can be utilized to assist health system pharmacy departments and leaders in comprehensive planning.  https://www.ashp.org/-/media/assets/pharmacy-practice/resource-centers/Coronavirus/docs/ASHP_COVID19_AssessmentTool.ashx?la=en&hash=D4222461335FCEAB8DE30F996388232700B9543F

 

ASHP has also made their COVID-19 resources available to non-members.

 

5.In response to Governor Northam’s declared state of emergency in Executive Order Number Fifty-One (2020) regarding COVID-19 and as authorized in §54.1-3307.3 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved emergency provisions for the duration of the declared emergency.  https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Pharmacy/news/PharmacyCoronavirusInformation3-13-2020.pdf

 

Please let us know additional resources that would be beneficial as we work together to continue to support our communities as essential healthcare personnel.

 

Thank you,

VSHP Executive Committee

3/18/2020

Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Important COVID-19 Information


In response to Governor Northam’s declared state of emergency in Executive Order Number Fifty-One (2020) regarding COVID-19 and as authorized in §54.1-3307.3 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved emergency provisions for the duration of the declared emergency.  Click here to access the information.

Questions may be directed to pharmbd@dhp.virginia.gov.

3/16/2020

VSHP participates in ASHP Comments to CMS Regarding Scope of Practice

ASHP, in collaboration with other national pharmacy groups and their affiliates including VSHP, has submitted extensive recommendations to CMS regarding the elimination of regulations that limit pharmacists from practicing at the top of their license. CMS requested additional input and recommendations under the Oct. 3, 2019, Executive Order “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.”

1/25/2020

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