Friday Five (July 5, 2024)

The July 5, 2024 edition of the Friday Five is now available.

  1. New CPhM Council Members
  2. Safety IQ Feature: Pharmacy Workflow Improvements
  3. Continuing Education Opportunities with ISMP Canada
  4. Professional Development Opportunities & Upcoming Events 

New CPhM Council Members

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) is pleased to introduce the members of Council for the 2024-2025 term. As the governing body of the CPhM, the Council is responsible to set policies and oversee regulatory programs that protect the public interest. Council members bring diverse expertise and perspectives to their roles, which assist in setting strategic direction and monitoring regulatory functions of CPhM.

Role of the CPhM Council

The CPhM Council is responsible for:

  • Establishing education and entry-to-practice requirements for pharmacy professionals and pharmacies.
  • Setting professional and ethical standards for pharmacy professionals.
  • Implementing quality assurance programs to ensure pharmacy professionals’ continuing competence.
  • Setting and monitoring the organization’s strategic plan.

Composition of the Council

Our Council is composed of:

  • 4 public representatives appointed by the Minister responsible for health.
  • 1 pharmacy technician.
  • 6 pharmacists.
  • The Dean of the College of Pharmacy (Ex Officio).

Council members attend five meetings annually and participate in various CPhM committees. Pharmacy professionals serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms, while public representatives serve terms determined by the minister.

CPhM welcomes the new Council members, who will serve alongside their dedicated colleagues to advance the mandate of the CPhM. Please visit the Council Members Page to learn more about CPhM’s Council members and their backgrounds:

Safety IQ Feature: Pharmacy Workflow Improvements

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) conducted a Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture to gather insights from community pharmacy staff about patient safety and safety culture in their workplaces. The findings highlight the importance of an efficient pharmacy workflow to ensure timely and safe prescription services, reduce staff stress, and enhance satisfaction. 

Discover six practical steps to streamline your pharmacy’s workflow and improve overall efficiency. Read the full article on the SIQ Academy blog to learn more and implement these changes in your practice. 

Read the full article here. 

Continuing Education Opportunities with ISMP Canada 

Continuing education is vital in preventing medication errors and improving patient care. The Institute for Safe Medication Practice Canada (ISMP Canada) offers comprehensive education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to advance patient and medication safety.  

ISMP Canada offers virtual workshops with interactive sessions, eLearning opportunities with flexible modules allowing for completion at your own pace, and custom designed learning. 

Topics and modules include but are not limited to pediatric safety, labeling and storing medication, and minimizing risk of medication errors. For more information or to register visit Education – ISMP Canada. 

Professional Development Opportunities & Upcoming Events 

2SLGBTQ+ Professional Development: 

College of Pharmacy’s Essentials in Advanced Patient Care for Pharmacists Micro-Certificate Program 

Interested pharmacists can visit the program website for detailed information and to begin the application process. For further inquiries, please email  

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 statement of completion. 

  • 2.0 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 
  • Click here to complete the Learning Activity Evaluation Form 

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 and here to view the recordings. 
  • Each is 0.75 accredited CEU 
  • Click here to complete the Learning Activity Evaluation Form 

Managing Drug Shortages in Pediatric Patients  

  • Click here to view the recording 
  • 0.75 accredited CEU 
  • Click here to complete the Learning Activity Evaluation Form