Friday Five (November 25, 2022)

The November 25, 2022 edition of the Friday Five is now available.

Consultation for feedback on the Rural, Remote and Underserved Populations: Access to Prescribed Medications Joint Practice Statement

Rural, remote, and underserviced populations are at risk for potentially harmful delays in care because of barriers to timely access to services. Taking this into account, Manitoba’s Nursing Colleges, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, and the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) collaborated to create a joint practice statement entitled Rural, Remote and Underserved Populations: Access to Prescribed Medications (the joint practice statement). The joint practice statement was approved in April 2018 and is currently in effect.   

CPhM is launching a consultation on the joint practice statement to gather feedback on its use in pharmacy practice. Pharmacy professionals who provide care to rural, remote and underserviced populations are encouraged to participate in the consultation.   

The consultation is open until December 12, 2022, and can be accessed via the following link 

CCCEP Article – A Guide to Finding the Right Learning Activities  

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) recently published an article titled, A Guide to Finding the Right Learning Activities.  

This is the sixth article in a series about the value of high-quality continuing education for pharmacy professionals, the difference it can make to their practice and careers, and the role accreditation can play in ensuring the quality of continuing education.  

To read the full article, click here

Manitoba AMR Alliance Call for Action Regarding Antimicrobial Resistance 

The Manitoba AMR Alliance Campaign is a new initiative inviting healthcare providers to join a community of colleagues committed to wise antimicrobial use. The campaign draws attention to antimicrobial drug resistance, creating a platform to share resources and ideas for the future. 

The campaign is in collaboration between the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), Dr. Terry Wuerz, infectious diseases specialist and assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, and other Manitoba healthcare leaders. 

Healthcare providers who take the pledge are asked to commit to three principles: Think twice before prescribing, educate patients about AMR and prevent the spread of infections. The Manitoba AMR Alliance is giving out enamel pins to the first 1,000 participants so providers can share their commitment and spark conversations about antimicrobial stewardship in day-to-day clinical practice. 

The campaign website is launching during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), November 18-24. It will be the home to this growing Alliance as they continue to build a set of resources to support stewardship in Manitoba. 

Opioid Agonist Therapy 101 Introduction to Clinical Practice Workshop Cancellation Notice 

Please be advised due to low registration numbers, the CPD Medicine Program has decided to cancel/postpone the Opioid Agonist Therapy 101 Introduction to Clinical Practice workshop in December until further notice. 

CPhM Office Schedule During Holiday Season 

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba will observe the following holiday schedule:  

  • Closed Monday, December 26, 2022, through Monday, January 2, 2023.  
  • Regular office hours resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Please be reminded that CPhM has pandemic-response protocols in place. All CPhM services continue, however adjustments in service delivery or delays may occur. Please call ahead before visiting the CPhM office to ensure staff are available to help you.  

Documents may be left in the black deposit box to the left of the main entrance. Email is the most efficient means by which to contact staff. Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.