- Reminder to Complete Required Preceptor/Supervisor Training
- Registration for Mandatory CPD Webinar 2: Pharmacy Practice Integration Health Standards
- ISMP Canada introduces the Canadian Medication Safety Network
- Summer Student Employment Opportunity
- Pharmacy Technician Survey Notice
- Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities
Reminder to Complete Required Preceptor/Supervisor Training
As of March 1, 2024, all CPhM preceptors of post-graduate interns and supervisors of pharmacy technicians-in-training must complete one of the following approved programs and complete the listed modules:
Dalhousie Faculty of Health Professions Preceptor eLearning Course
- Module 1 – The Role of the Preceptor
- Module 3 – Evaluation and Feedback
- Module 4 – Supporting Students’ Learning Needs
- Module 6 – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Western Ontario Preceptor Education Program
- Module 2 – Anti-Oppressive Practices
- Module 3 – Developing Learning Objectives
- Module 6 – Feedback and Evaluation
- Module 7 – Successfully Navigating Conflicts
For those who are also preceptors of university pharmacy students and pre-graduate interns,
University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy – Preceptor Development Program Modules
- All modules as required by the College of Pharmacy at the time of completion.
Time spent completing the modules can be claimed as accredited continuing education units (CEU) in the online PD Log. Preceptors/supervisors who have previously completed one of the above-approved programs will not be required to redo the program. A declaration stating program completion is required when applying as a preceptor/supervisor. Individuals are strongly encouraged to complete the required training in advance.
Mandatory CPD Webinar 2: Pharmacy Practice Integration of Indigenous Health Standards
The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) partnered with the Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC) to offer two mandatory continuing professional development webinars. The first webinar, Indigenous Health, was held in June 2023, and the recording can be viewed in the Registrant Portal.
The second mandatory webinar (webinar 2), Pharmacy Practice Integration of Indigenous Health Standards, will take place on February 7, 2024, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This will be recorded for later viewing and will be posted in the Registrant Portal for those who cannot attend the live event.
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must view the live or recorded webinar by October 31, 2024.
Webinar 2 aims to provide pharmacy professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide equitable care to Indigenous individuals. Participants will learn about the modifiable environmental and practice styles that reflect Indigenous ways of knowing, create safe spaces, and understand how to integrate equitable care strategies to support Indigenous individuals in their pharmacy practice. The webinar will also cover the barriers Indigenous individuals face when accessing care in urban and remote locations and provide strategies to improve access to care in pharmacy practice. By the end of the webinar, participants will be better equipped to provide culturally safe and competent care to Indigenous individuals.
To register for the live webinar and for further information, including speaker bios and learning objectives, click here.
The webinar can be claimed for up to 1.5 accredited continuing education units (CEU). After attending or viewing the mandatory webinar, participants must complete the learning activity evaluation form to receive a statement of participation. Together, let’s work towards a healthcare system that ensures safer and more equitable care for all.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISMP Canada introduces the Canadian Medication Safety Network
ISMP Canada believes that medication safety is a collective responsibility. The new Canadian Medication Safety Network is designed to bring together healthcare providers and consumers from all corners of the country to enable sharing and learning for the meaningful advancement of medication safety. By fostering open communication and collaboration, this network aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Community-Building: Connect with healthcare providers and consumers to share your experiences, knowledge, and issues related to medication safety.
- Two-Way Dialogue: Engage you in online meetings for sharing your thoughts and insights, shaping the future of medication safety in Canada. Your opinions matter!
- Access to Resources: Provide you with up-to-date and valuable Canadian medication safety information directly from experts in the field.
How to Join the Canadian Medication Safety Network:
Click on the link below, fill out the form, and you will receive a warm welcome in your inbox shortly.
Network participants will be invited to register for the Inaugural Webinar of the Canadian Medication Safety Network on Wednesday, February 7th from 11:00 pm to 12:00 pm.
Summer Student Employment Opportunity
CPhM is currently seeking pharmacy student applicants for an exciting summer job opportunity. CPhM is looking for individuals passionate about patient safety and who are eager to contribute to dynamic patient safety initiatives. Join our skilled team and help further your career in pharmacy.
Please read the job posting for more information.
Submit an application on or before Monday, March 22, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. to Lindsay Henderson, email@example.com.
Pharmacy Technician Regulatory Issues Survey – We Want to Hear from You
The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) Council recently directed the establishment of a Pharmacy Technician Regulatory Issues Ad-Hoc Committee to review the current issues and/or barriers related to pharmacy technician regulation in Manitoba.
The Committee is now seeking input and feedback from all pharmacy staff (both pharmacy technicians and pharmacists are encouraged to participate in the survey) about their perceptions of existing and potential issues and barriers related to pharmacy technician regulation in Manitoba.
The Committee will use the information gathered from the survey to provide recommendations to Council to identify and minimize barriers, fostering an environment that promotes enhanced pharmacy technician practices and increased patient safety across the province.
Pharmacy managers are encouraged to print and display the attached poster in their pharmacies, making the survey accessible for all pharmacy staff: Poster
The survey contains 10-15 questions and will take about 15 minutes or less to complete. The survey will close on February 18, 2024.
Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities
CPhM Career Opportunity: Professional Conduct Coordinator
- Join us in managing complaints resolution and discipline processes. If you are looking for a varied and challenging role in a fast-paced environment, and aspire to do meaningful work, then we want to meet you. Full-time, Monday to Friday. Explore details and apply:
- Applications accepted until the position is filled. CPhM embraces diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
Mandatory CPD Webinar 2: Pharmacy Practice Integration Health Standards
- To register for the live webinar and for further information, including speaker bios and learning objectives, click here.
- Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must view the live or recorded webinar by October 31, 2024.
- 1.5 accredited CEU.
Webinar: Addressing Opioid Stigma in Pharmacies – Strategies for Pharmacy Professionals
- The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is holding a webinar event to promote the release of a toolkit that provides valuable insights and resources for frontline pharmacy professionals to support people taking opioids to mitigate the negative impacts of stigma.
- Click here for more information.
- 0 accredited CEU.
Targeting Social Isolation Together E-Modules
- To register for the self-paced e-modules and for further information click here.
- This learning activity provides information on the health impacts of social isolation and loneliness
- The e-module and Quiz take about 45-60 minutes to complete, and participants obtain a certificate of completion.
- 0 accredited CEU.
Medical Examiner PD Webinar – Engaging Patients with Care: Tapering, Brief Interventions, and Substance Use Insights
- Click here to view the live event recording.
- 1.5 accredited CEU.
Lessons from Complaints: A Series on Injection-Related Best Practices Part 1: Best Practices Review for Pharmacists & Part 2: Trends in Injection-Related Complaints
- Click here to view the recordings.
- Each is 0.75 accredited CEU.
Managing Drug Shortages in Pediatric Patients
- Click here to view the recording.
- 0.75 accredited CEU.