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Prescribing Drugs for Uncomplicated Cystitis

Pharmacists can expand their scope of practice in the areas of prescribing, drug or vaccine administration, and ordering of screening and diagnostic testing by successfully completing the requisite Council-approved education, training, and application process.

Requirements

To prescribe a drug to treat uncomplicated, recurrent cystitis in non-pregnant women, a pharmacist must

  • be a licensed, practicing member with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba;
  • complete the “Uncomplicated Cystitis Independent Study Program for Manitoba Pharmacists,” including the Fundamentals of Prescribing for Manitoba Pharmacists presentation;
  • read the product monographs of the drugs that the pharmacist is prescribing and review other resources when necessary or appropriate; and
  • apply to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba for authorization to prescribe for uncomplicated cystitis.

The Fundamentals of Prescribing for Manitoba Pharmacists presentation are available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMSYNV0pEXs

The presentation slides are available here.

CPhM does not charge an administrative fee for the Uncomplicated Cystitis Independent Study Program for Manitoba Pharmacists, but pharmacists may need to pay subscription fees to access some of the required or recommended resources.

Completed applications for Authorization to Prescribe for Uncomplicated Cystitis can be forwarded to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba by email to applications@cphm.ca (preferred method), fax to 204-237-3468, or mail to 200 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1A7.

DPIN Pharmacist Prescriber Number

All licensed pharmacists are entered into DPIN as prescribers. Pharmacist prescriber numbers consist of the prefix ‘X’ followed by the pharmacist’s licence number. For example, ‘X12345.’ Pharmacists use this prescriber number when entering a prescription into DPIN.

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