While web-based seminars—webinars—are not a new concept for pharmacy practitioners, this year’s practical elimination of in-person seminars, conferences, and expositions has directed a spotlight on virtual events and increased their value. In order to maintain the valuable networking and information-sharing constructs that truly enable the collaborative work of hospital pharmacy, PP&P has been dedicating resources to providing enlightening and timely webinar content to assist pharmacy leadership during this difficult time, and beyond. We encourage you to sign up for our upcoming webinars, as well as peruse our recent past presentations (available at pppmag.com/webinars). Some recent webinars have included:
Bhavesh Shah, RPh, BCOP, director of specialty and hematology/oncology services at Boston Medical Center, discusses his hospital’s experience implementing a new cleanroom amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Topics such as financing, certification, and emergency considerations are examined, providing useful tips for facilities to use during and following the pandemic.
Fred Massoomi, PharmD, FASHP, demonstrates how cleaning fundamentals relate to USP standards for cleaning primary engineering controls (PECs). He reviews the fundamentals of effective cleanroom cleaning practices, dispelling myths about compliant cleaning. Participants will also learn how to troubleshoot cleaning programs.
Jeffrey Swanson, head of sales at Pharma Logistics, outlines how pharmacists can help prevent opioid abuse and overdose. In an effort to prevent diversion and misuse of opioid prescriptions, attendees will learn:
In addition to these great presentations, a variety of other webinars led by our expert presenters are available at pppmag.com/webinars. The majority of these webinars are fairly short (+/- 20 minutes) so it does not require a substantial time commitment to become more educated on these highly focused topics.
We hope you continue to remain safe and healthy, and we are proud to present these informative webinars to expand and clarify the scope of hospital pharmacy practice from the comfort of your home or office.
All the best,
R. Mitchell Halvorsen
P.S. Congratulations to the winner of our recent survey on generic drugs utilization—Paul Barrett, PharmD, MPA; Director of Pharmacy at Holyoke Medical Center in Massachusetts! Paul’s prize is a 4K Samsung HDTV. Keep an eye out for our next survey and you could be the next winner!
Correction: Due to an editing error in our August 2020 issue, the State of Pharmacy Automation Summary (page 4) underrepresented the confidence interval as 4.98% (90% +/- 4.98). This should have appeared as 4.98% (95% +/- 4.98). We regret this mistake.
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