Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

 

CLOT: Anticoagulation in 2016: Concepts of Care for Community - based Primary Care Providers

The Collaborative Learning on Thrombosis (CLOT) group consists of pharmacists from the Prairie Provinces with an interest or practice in the management of thrombosis/anticoagulation therapies.  It provides a forum to network and gain expertise to facilitate knowledge transfer to other pharmacists and healthcare practitioners to optimize the care of patients with thromboembolic disease.  

Primary Health Care providers such as community pharmacists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are some of the most accessible healthcare professionals.  With evolving roles and scopes of practice, taking a proactive role in managing medications has become more important. Anticoagulation management is a good example of this evolution with more providers involved in both monitoring and managing anticoagulation care.  Much has changed over the past decade.  Warfarin and low molecular weight heparins still have a place in care for many patients, and several novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now available for use in the prevention of stroke for atrial fibrillation (AF) and the acute treatment/prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE).  With the plethora of data, primary health care providers are well situated to ensure appropriate selection and ongoing monitoring of these agents.   

This learning event will utilize case vignettes to provide up to date information on anticoagulation therapies covering common thrombosis topics relevant to a community-based primary care practice. 

The event will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Niakwa Country Club. For more information please cick here or email CLOTpharmacists@gmail.com

To register online please click here.


 

Advance your Skills and Become a Leader in Respiratory Care

Apply to take the RespTrec® respiratory training and educator courses to become a Certified Respiratory Educator. The courses offered by the Manitoba Lung Association provide the highest standard of training in asthma, COPD and education for health care professionals. The courses are CCCEP accredited and help prepare individuals for the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care National Certification. 

An important benefit of this program is that it offers you the opportunity to help improve the quality of life of the 1 in 5 Manitobans with lung disease that you may have as your patient. The course also enhances your ability to teach the patients about self-management to help them stay out of the emergency room with lung attacks.

Go to www.resptrec.org to enrol today!


 

New Advanced Oncology Program Launched at U of T 

The Advanced Oncology Program is a new two-part program that will help to standardize oncology training and education across Canada.  Whether you are an experienced pharmacist in oncology or have just completed the Essentials of Oncology, you will gain knowledge and skills to enhance your clinical confidence to care for persons living with cancer.  Topics include advanced pain management, palliative care and drug interactions as well as cannabis use in cancer, health literacy and some controversial topics in solid and hematologic malignancies.  A disease-specific approach will be taken at the workshop to apply and consolidate knowledge.

Part 1 is an online course designed to be self-paced over 3 months.  Part 2 is an in-person, three-day workshop that uses patient cases and small group discussion to allow participants to apply and consolidate knowledge acquired in Essentials of Oncology and Advanced Oncology Part 1. 

For more information and/or to register please click here.