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  • 04/21/2020 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our frequently accessed COVID-19 Resource Center has been transformed into a new microsite that intuitively organizes the resources you need to effectively respond to the pandemic. We will continue to enhance the site with new and updated content, which remains open to all healthcare professionals engaged in the COVID-19 response.

    Read more about ASHP COVID-19 Microsite

  • 04/01/2020 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click for the Recording of the March 31, 2020 virtual forum on pharmacist responses and concerns relative to Covid-19

  • 03/31/2020 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Healthcare Associations Join to Combat COVID-19

    To support our healthcare providers, communities and our country, ASHP has joined with the American Association for Physician Leadership, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Medical Group Association, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Medical Group Management Association, and the National Association for Healthcare Quality in an effort to mobilize the full strength of our collective knowledge. Together, we are offering our best combined resources (including tools, educational content and industry best practices) at no charge in an effort to overcome COVID-19.    
  • 03/27/2020 2:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CSHP's Legislative Committee reports that the Dept of Consumer Protection released new modifications to some regulations today.  One of them is the change in pharmacist/tech ratios in "Institution outpatient, inpatient and satellite pharmacies". Please see the attached announcement

  • 03/26/2020 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The physical CSHP may be closed but the Society is still open and operating remotely during our regular business hours. If you need assistance, email to office@cshponline.org (please do not call)

    In the interest of the health and safety of our community, the CSHP leadership is exploring ways to present CE programs and conferences virtually. Information will be sent directly to all for whom we've email.

  • 03/26/2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    ASHP's COVID-19 Resource Center is updated regularly with tools and quick links to evidence-based information and guidance, serving as a central online repository to provide you with helpful resources such as:
    • Guidance for healthcare professionals
    • Sample list of potential pharmacy public health roles at the local or state level
    • Infection prevention and control checklist
    • Free member access to the Pharmacy Competency Assessment Center modules on emergency preparedness and infection prevention 
    • Drug Shortages Resource Center 
    • Guidance on usage of face masks versus respirators  
    • Links to COVID-19 information hubs from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, World Health Organization (WHO), and others
    • Links to academic journal collections
    • Links to healthcare organizations' COVID-19 resource centers, including resources for patients
    "ASHP in the News," a collection of news articles quoting ASHP experts  
  • 03/26/2020 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have extended recertification deadlines for 60 days for CPhTs and Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technicians (CSPTs) who have March 31, April 30, and May 31 expiration dates to allow them extra time for completing CE and submitting applications.

    Please click on About Us/Pharmacy Technicians for all the details.

  • 03/26/2020 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID we are extending the deadline for submissions of nominations through April 16th, 2020.  This is to balance the time necessary for the recipient to write their lecture for related fall events.

    Criteria for the Award and Nominations:

    Nominations should be accompanied by a one to three page statement about why the individual is qualified for the award along with a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

    Candidates for the award should be pharmacy practitioners or educators who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary dedication to fostering excellence in pharmacy management or administration. Although this award does not have specific minimum criteria that must be met, candidates for the award will often have:

    • Demonstrated inspiring team leadership that yielded nationally significant innovations in pharmacy practice
    • May have made noteworthy contributions in mentoring new practice leaders
    • May have inspired a large number of pharmacy students or practitioners to make a commitment to professionalism and innovation in practice management through their teaching, speaking, or publications

    Nominations should be emailed to:
    Patricia C. Kienle, B.S.Pharm., M.P.A, FASHP
    Chair John W. Webb Lecture Award Selection Committee ASHP


    For more information about the history of the award and to see a list of past recipients please visit: https://www.ashp.org/About-ASHP/Awards/Leadership-Awards/John-Webb-Lecture-Award

    Your help in selecting a most deserving 2020 John W. Webb Lecture Award Recipient is much appreciated.
  • 03/20/2020 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    State policymakers should take the following steps to ensure that pharmacists in their communities are enabled to effectively support prevention and response efforts for outbreaks such as the coronavirus disease 2019  CLICK TO READ ASHP'S FULL REPORT

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