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  • 05/01/2020 7:40 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    If you missed the webinar today-Making Sense of Covid-19.  You can listen to the recording at:

    Topic: Making sense of COVID-19
    Start Time : May 1, 2020 11:45 AM

    Meeting Recording:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/w48sFozJ51pOGNLn7XCOHfN_L9Xeeaa8gyIYrPpZy0Yi8sD4uqKHO3v2PeXGkB_5

  • 05/01/2020 2:40 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    FREE CE for VSHP Members! 

    Webinar-Thursday, May 21, 2020 – 12:00pm- 1:00 pm

    Title:  Brexanolone: Birth of a Miracle Drug?

    Presenter:

    Katie S. Adams, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry

    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

    Richmond, VA

    Learning Objectives:

    • ·         -Characterize postpartum depression and its impact
    • ·         -Review current treatment recommendations for postpartum depression
    • ·         -Evaluate available evidence for the use of brexanolone
    • ·         -Discuss practical aspects of the implementation of a protocol for the use of brexanolone

    Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants of the session who complete the evaluation and provide accurate NABP e-Profile information will have their credit for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEU) submitted to CPE Monitor as early as 14 days after the event and no later than 60 days after the event.  Please know that if accurate e-Profile information is not provided within 50 days of the event, credit cannot be claimed after that time.  The participant is accountable for verifying the accurate posting of CE credit to their CPE Monitor account within 60 days. 

    UAN # 0108-0000-20-026-L01-P; 0108-0000-20-026-L01-T

    This is a member service of VSHP.  There is no charge for members to attend.  Dues must be current to receive CE credit.

    Non-members will be charged $20.

    Members:
    To register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__GdJvftRSA2GSw2ahoLrqg

     


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

  • 05/01/2020 11:09 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    The ballot for VSHP elections were emailed to pharmacist members on April 27, 2020.  If you did not receive your ballot, please email contact@vshp.org

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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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fax:  850-893-1845

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