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  • 04/25/2021 7:42 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    As National Volunteer Week 2021 comes to an end, we thank our members who continue to give of their time and talents any time they are called into service.  We want to acknowledge you and thank you for your service. 

    As stated in President Biden’s proclamation, “The tremendous power of volunteers and volunteerism has been on dramatic display in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic”.  VSHP members have been at the fore front of many challenging responses in our communities and hospitals from natural disasters to pandemics to service to VSHP.

    As National Volunteer Week ends, we acknowledge our fellow volunteers, and know you are the backbone of the VSHP.

    Thank you for your service,

    VSHP

  • 03/30/2021 1:46 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Mentorship Committee Book Club: Dopesick

    Our next book club will be April 14, 2021 at 19:00. We will be discussing Dopesick by Beth Macy, as suggested by January book club attendees. This is a soon to be Hulu Original Series that “takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor's offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.”

    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:   Register in advance for this meeting:

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

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

    Follow this link to vote for July's book club selection: https://forms.gle/8CXrh6ZvZ4b7X8ZP9 


  • 02/24/2021 2:12 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Call for Nominations

    The 2021 VSHP Committee on Nominations is pursuing members who wish to get or stay active and involved in VSHP. These candidates should exhibit qualities of leadership, vision and professional awareness that will sustain the enterprising and pioneering spirit that has characterized VSHP.

    The offices of President-elect, Treasurer, Board Member at Large, and Technician at Large are included in this election cycle.

    Nominees for President-elect, Treasurer, Board Member at Large must be a pharmacist member of VSHP. 

    Nominees for Technician Board Member at Large must be a technician member of VSHP.

    The term of office for the President-elect will be June 2021-June 2022; President from June 2022-June 2023; Immediate Past-President June 2023-June 2024.

    Treasurer and Board member at large are 2 year terms from June 2021-June 2023.

    Technician Board Member at Large is a one year term from June 2021-June 2022.

    Position descriptions may be found on the VSHP website at: http://www.vshp.org/Governing-documents

    Additionally, VSHP is accepting nominations for Regional President-elect for each of the 8 VSHP Regions.  (see map attached).

    Region Presidents-elect are 2 year terms from June 2021-June 2022 as president-elect and June 2022-June 2023 as Region president.

    All interested VSHP members who would like to self-nominate or nominate a colleague for any VSHP or Regional office are encouraged to do so via email to the VSHP Nominations Chair, c/o Steve Glass, Executive Director (contact@vshp.org)  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 26, 2021.

    Although any member may nominate a pharmacist for VSHP office, VSHP bylaws state that only pharmacist members may vote in the election. 

    Candidates for state office will be vetted by the VSHP Nominations Committee and ballots will be administered electronically after nominees have accepted and been verified.


  • 01/25/2021 1:42 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    VSHP signed on to the ASHP letter calling for deployment Federal Resources alongside Hospitals and Community Pharmacies to Vaccinate Americans.  See letter attached

    Vaccine Distribution Sign On Letter FINAL.pdf

  • 01/25/2021 12:02 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Attached is the the letter ASHP sent (and VSHP signed on to) to the Biden administration regarding the need for vaccine supply transparency.

    FINAL Vaccine-Supply-Transparency-Sign-On-Letter.pdf

  • 01/25/2021 11:44 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    The election of Virginia delegates to the ASHP House of Delegates has now concluded.  Cat Floroff and Darren Stevens have been elected to a three year term. 

    Brad McDaniel has been elected as the alternate delegate for 2021. 


  • 01/08/2021 2:30 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Interested in presenting a Poster at the 2021 VSHP Spring Virtual Seminar in March 2021

    • The deadline for all abstract submission is Friday, March 12, 2021.
    • Poster presentations will be Tuesday and Wednesday March 23-24, 2021
    • IMPORTANT: The Primary Author must be the person submitting the abstract. Primary Authors can only submit ONE abstract, however, a primary author can be an additional author on other abstracts. Submitting an abstract on behalf of someone else is prohibited.
    • Poster session will be presented virtually with more details to follow.

    Questions and poster submissions should be emailed to contact@vshp.org

  • 01/06/2021 10:08 AM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    Ballots have been distributed to ASHP pharmacist members in Virginia for the election of delegates to the ASHP House of Delegates.

    The deadline for pharmacists members of ASHP in Virginia to vote for the ASHP delegates is 1/21/2021. 


    If you are a pharmacist member of ASHP and did not receive a ballot, please email contact@vshp.org
  • 01/01/2021 2:34 PM | Steve Glass (Administrator)

    2021 Spring Seminar Call for Presentation Proposals

    2021 Virtual Spring Seminar

    VSHP is accepting speaker proposals that will provide quality continuing education to our members. Please submit your completed proposal form to contact@vshp.org by Friday, January 15.

     

    Presenters will need to schedule a time to record their session as well as be available during their session time for live Q&A. Also presenters will need to be flexible as we work through a fully virtual meeting.

    Additionally, the Education Committee is interested in specific request for proposals that are focused on pharmacy technicians.

     

    Proposal form

     

  • 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.


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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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