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Optimizing the Pharmacy Advancement Initiative (PAI) at the State Level

Join us for a webinar on Jul 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT.

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The Pharmacy Advancement Initiative (PAI) is focused on transforming the practice of pharmacy to enhance the role of the pharmacist in providing direct patient care services. The initiative is a great way to help a state or institution analyze gaps and establish priorities for practice advancement. How do you get started? This webinar will include an ASHP staff member and four state affiliate representatives to identify how to best leverage the tools available and offer creative ideas on how to achieve success. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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ASHP's Chapter <800> Answer Book Prepares Pharmacies for New Safety Requirements
The Chapter <800> Answer Book by Patricia C. Kienle, R.Ph., M.P.A., FASHP, is the first publication to clarify the differences between current practice and the new standards that pharmacies will be required to follow when the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter <800> becomes enforceable on July 1, 2018.

For more information or to place an order (978-1-58528-573-0), visit, email, or call 866-279-0681 (U.S. & Canada) or 001-301-664-8700 (international). For bulk sales inquiries and desk copy requests, contact ASHP sales representative Chris Jezowski at ASHP NewsLink 6.20.17)

Free On-Demand CE Available — Ensuring Readiness for USP Chapter <800>  
The countdown is on to July 1, 2018, which marks the official implementation date for USP Chapter <800>, "Hazardous Drugs — Handling in healthcare Settings." Hear faculty describe key engineering controls required for compliance with the standards, noting that those controls vary for the three categories of hazardous drugs on the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's hazardous drug list. This activity qualifies for pharmacy law CE.  (source: ASHP NewsLink 6.13.17)

Review and Recertification Reward Program Registration Will Close Aug. 1  
Residents and new practitioners considering a specialty certification can register for this program and gain access to an ASHP review course (live or online), practice test, and Core Therapeutic Modules at no cost. In return, registrants complete their recertification cycle with ASHP for only $10 per month. That price is guaranteed for the entire seven-year recertification cycle. (source: ASHP NewsLink 6.13.17)

Earn the Industry's Most Respected 340B Certification 
The Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program connects the dots between policy and operations and highlights best practices from 340B Drug Pricing Program managers across the country. You'll boost your knowledge, gain practical skills, and earn a credential that showcases your expertise and commitment to 340B excellence. Enroll today and save $100 with code ASHP17M.  (source: ASHP NewsLink 6.13.17)

Just Released — ASHP's Medication Safety Certificate Program

Developed in partnership with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, this 100 percent online certificate program includes 51 hours of CE accredited for pharmacy professionals, physicians, and nurses and meets the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety's criteria for up to 51 CPPS hours. Participants who complete the program will not only earn an ASHP Professional Certificate but will have the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and engage in efforts to minimize and eliminate the occurrence of medication errors. (source: ASHP NewsLink 5.23.17)

New ASHP Service: Verifying Residency Completion

With ASHP's new verification service, you no longer need to go through the tenuous, time-consuming process of acquiring a residency completion certificate. The ASHP Credential Verification Service provides a thorough report in just minutes. The information comes from the only comprehensive source for ASHP-accredited residency verification as derived from the original data provided by individual residency programs.

This new service will help your organization:

  • Support internal organizational credentialing and privileging processes.
  • Confirm you are choosing the best candidates.
  • Avoid future staffing issues.

Visit the Credential Verification Service to learn more. 

Let's Find Out Who Has the Best Residency Preceptors and Program  

The Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards recognize programs that understand how important leadership is when training and mentoring pharmacy residents and have a unique approach to precepting. If you think your program is innovative, submit your application or nomination by June 20. This awards program strives to foster improvements in pharmacy residency training. (source: ASHP NewsLink 5.9.17)

ASHP Launches ASHP Consulting Service  

ASHP Consulting, by ASHP, is a new healthcare consulting service providing expert advice on a wide variety of pharmacy practices. ASHP Consulting's credentialed pharmacy experts provide clients with an assessment of programs and services followed by customized, best practice-based recommendations for improving an organization's pharmacy services. (posted 4.18.17)


Pharmacy Forecast 2017 Examines Trends Affecting Health-System Operations  

Download your copy of Pharmacy Forecast 2017 to receive insight into health-system operations and seven other potentially challenging domains for health-system pharmacists and obtain advice on how to approach each of these challenges. The report is based on a survey of Forecast Panelists regarding their expectations of how various developments will unfold in their geographic region by the year 2021.   (Source: ASHP NewsLink 4.18.17)


ASHP Virtual House of Delegates Approves Three New Policies

ASHP's virtual House of Delegates has approved professional policies on ensuring patient safety during cyberattacks, reducing excess quantities of unused prescription drug products, and emphasizing pharmacists' leadership role in anticoagulation therapy management. The delegates voted online during the week of March 24 to 31 after discussing the policy recommendations in the House of Delegates community on ASHP Connect. (source: ASHP NewsLink 4.11.17)


Sterile Product Preparation Training and Certificate Program 

This ASHP Professional Certificate Program is designed for participants to recognize the importance of aseptic processing and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare sterile products safely and effectively. Participants will learn the evolution of aseptic processing as it relates to today's practice standards and be taught the behaviors and skills required of all personnel who compound sterile products. This program provides 17.25 CE hours for pharmacists and technicians. (source: ASHP NewsLink 4.11.17)

ASHP Launches Digital AHFS Clinical Drug Information  

AHFS® Clinical Drug Information™ is your comprehensive interactive treatment and drug therapy solution. For 59 years, AHFS Drug Information in print has been the most trusted drug information and safety resource. That information is now digital and seamlessly incorporates current drug shortages information and real-time drug and safety updates. You can easily switch between concise, direct point-of-care, actionable drug information with AHFS DI Essentials, or the full database contents of AHFS Drug Information. It is available through both a responsive web platform and an app for your mobile device.  (source: ASHP NewsLink 3.28.17)

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    Increase Support for Expanded Technician Roles

    Provide technician-specific CE for your staff

    Expanded roles for pharmacy technicians require additional training and education. Ensure that your staff is receiving quality CE with a group subscription to Contact Chris Jezowski at for volume discounts or to schedule a demonstration.

    PTCB Suspends Accredited Education Requirement Originally Planned for 2020
    PTCB has decided to suspend the implementation of the planned 2020 accredited education requirement for pharmacy technicians who seek PTCB Certification. PTCB originally announced in 2013 that the requirement would take effect in 2020 as part of a road map of program changes designed to keep pace with the evolution of technician roles in the pharmacy. Read the full story.

    Guide to Choices and Challenges for Young Pharmacists

    ASHP has released a new book of advice for student pharmacists, residents, and new practitioners. Letters from Rising Pharmacy Stars: Advice on Creating and Advancing Your Career in a Changing Profession, by Susan A. Cantrell, B.S.Pharm., CAE, and Sara J. White, M.S., FASHP, is a collection of compelling letters from 30 early- to mid-career pharmacists who share their experiences and insights with their younger colleagues. The new book is a guide to the choices and challenges that young pharmacists face, a companion to ASHP’s Letters to a Young Pharmacist: Sage Advice on Life and Career from Extraordinary Pharmacists,.

    For more information or to place an order (978-1-58528-568-6), visit, email, or call 866-279-0681 (U.S. & Canada) or 001-301-664-8700 (international).

    20th Century Cures - ASHP Legislative Summary

    21st Century Cures bill was passed late last year and signed by President Obama. ASHP identified those areas of the law that they think will have some impact on our members, or public health. The law is 1,000 pages so focused only on those provisions with potential impact for pharmacy and public health.  (source: ASHP 1.6.17)


    New to our online catalog of recertification activities, the Core Therapeutic Modules for recertification provide up to three hours of recertification credit per specialty. For three-year subscription holders, these activities are included and are available in your eLearning account. (source: ASHP NewsLink 12.27.16)

    New name, same program. Residents and new practitioners considering a specialty certification can register for this program and gain access to an ASHP review course (live or online), practice test, and Core Therapeutic Modules at no cost. In return, registrants complete their recertification cycle with ASHP for only $10 per month. That price is guaranteed for the entire seven-year recertification cycle. (ASHP NewsLink 12.20.16)


    What would you do in your first 90 or 100 days in a new managerial position? Get some ideas and offer your own by joining ASHP's Women in Pharmacy Leadership Connect Community and reading the discussion. The community, which is open to all ASHP members, provides a forum for discussion on the pharmacy workforce's changing demographics and leadership development needs.  (source: ASHP NewsLink 11.8.16)


    ASHP Publishes Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention Guidelines

    ASHP on Friday published the first set of national guidelines designed to help healthcare organizations devise and implement strategies to prevent the diversion of controlled substances. The guidelines include a framework for creating a collaborative, comprehensive controlled substances diversion prevention program to protect patients, employees, organizations, and the community.  (source:ASHP 11.1.16)

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has released the findings of a 2016 public perception survey, revealing that 85% of the public believes it is very important for pharmacy technicians to be certified. Consumers feel so strongly about certification that 76% say that they would seek out a different pharmacy if they knew technicians working in their current pharmacy were not certified. The survey shows that among consumers, frequent pharmacy visitors are even more likely (79%) to seek a pharmacy where technicians are certified, and adults with children at home are most likely (82%) to look elsewhere. 

    Read the full story.

    Pharmacy Forecast 2016-2020 Offers Strategic Advice on the Pharmacy Work Force

    Supported by the David A. Zilz Leaders for the Future Fund
    How likely is it that by 2020, the salaries of newly hired entry-level pharmacy technicians in health systems will increase by at least 25 percent? Find out by visiting the "Pharmacy Work Force" section on page 25 of the Pharmacy Forecast 2016-2020. The report offers a unique perspective on predictions in eight domains that may prove to be challenging for health-system pharmacy practice leaders. For more information and to download a free copy, visit   (Source: ASHP State Affiliate NewsLink 8.30.16)

    New PAI Video: The Journey to Improve Patient Care  

    What began as the ASHP-ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative has evolved into the Practice Advancement Initiative, a national movement to improve pharmacy practice and patient care in both acute and ambulatory care settings. Learn more about how to get involved by viewing the video. (source: ASHP 7.26.16)

    AHA Releases Its Annual Environmental Scan Report
    The American Hospital Association released its 2016 Environmental Scan, which provides insight and information about market forces that have a high probability of affecting the health care field. This annual report is designed to help hospital and health system leaders better understand the health care landscape and the critical issues and emerging trends their organizations likely will face in the foreseeable future. Notable this year is the pace of change health care markets are experiencing and is a common theme running throughout the topics presented in the Environmental Scan. (ASHP Affiliate NewsLink 10.27.15)

    Mark your calendar for noon ET on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
    UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds provides monthly live CE webcasts to subscribers across the country. Over 75% of our group purchasers set up in a meeting room during live webcasts to not only benefit from CE, but also from learning and discussing as a team.  Subscribers also enjoy the convenience of having an archived version of the webcast available if they are unable to attend the live event. Purchase now to ensure access to all of the live webcasts scheduled for the next 12 months as well as archived versions for those who cannot attend the live event. A bonus of an additional 12 archived topics (for a total of 24 hours of CE) are available to new subscribers for a short time.
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    If you are interested in a group subscription, including volume discounts and free administrative access to track progress and participation, email Chris Jezowski

    Publishing Opportunities Abound for Residents in New AJHP Residents Edition See our dedicated page for residents

    ASHP's Resident Reward and Recertification Program See our dedicated page for residents

    Enroll in the ASHP Connect Mentor Match!

    ASHP's Mentor Match allows members to connect within the ASHP Connect member community and establish mentoring relationships. Please sign up as a mentor, mentee, or both and connect with others to expand and enhance your professional network.  Once in ASHP Connect, click on the "Mentoring" tab and use the left navigation bar to enroll. Enroll in Mentor Match

    Speaking Opportunities

    The Leadership Speakers Bureau (LSB) provides pharmacy students the opportunity to speak with a health-system leader on the importance of building leadership skills. The LSB, launched as an initiative by the Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership in 2009 in response to needs expressed by pharmacy students, is a resource for student societies to host a leadership event. The LSB provides funding and a way of connecting with health-system pharmacy leaders who present the importance of leadership development as a necessary part of their professional development.

    If you are a pharmacy leader and are interested in participating in the Leadership Speakers Bureau as a speaker, you are invited to submit your name. To learn more about the program please visit the ASHP Foundation’s website

    Purchase ASHP eBooks directly through CSHP!

    ASHP’s clinical, professional, drug information, and educational resources are now easier to access than ever with ASHP eBooks.  Use the ASHP eBooks platform as an app on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices to view your online purchases, or download them to your computer with the iOffline . Make a purchase through the ASHP eBooks store (direct link for state), then bookmark, highlight, and instantly post content on social media platforms. Once you have ordered your books through the ASHP eBooks store, then download the app by searching ASHP eBooks in the App Stores. Make sure you use the code CT2014 to benefit your state. Order at