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It's July 1st !!! While catching up with friends can be fun, so can getting continuing education. ASHP recertification modules keep you ahead of the game. 

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I was able to complete module 1C this month (at the buzzer). I enjoyed this module more than the first 2 since it seemed much more clinically focused and there were no papers on statistics! Who wouldn't prefer that?

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Good evening!  I hope that your summer is off to a great start!  It's hard to believe that June is already coming to an end.  With the end of June comes a time of transition for me and many other pharmacy residents.  Today is my final day of my PGY-2 infectious diseases residency, and I look forward to beginning a career as an independent practitioner.  My new position will actually be as a medicine clinical pharmacist in an academic medical center.  With this position, I will need to focus not only on infectious disease-related issues but also on a variety of other medical problems.  As such, completing this latest ASHP re-certification module was quite timely!
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What is it about summer months? They seem to just fly by and us not even realize it. I looked at my calendar today and its June 30th! Things are hopping as ever here in Memphis but I was able to take a few minutes out of the month and work my way though some of the Pharmacogenomics module.
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As a leader one of our jobs is to hold our people accountable so the advice in a recent Mind Tools Club

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Just when I thought I’d figured out the whole recertification module layout and flow…BOOM! The script is flipped and I’m back on my toes.
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This month I completed the BCPS re-certification credit which dealt with issues in pharmacogenomics, an area in which I have very limited experience or knowledge. The module was a podcast from a presentation at an ASHP meeting. Initially, I was not too thrilled about sitting in front of the computer to listen to 2 hrs and 45 minutes of a podcast. After completion, even though the presentation was a little long, I was very happy with what I was able to learn from this experience. Coming in, I had very little knowledge of this intricacies of this subject; just a broad understanding, ie, dosing problems with warfarin and 2C9 and VKOR1.
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Two very interesting perspectives from Larry Rosen, a psychologist and Alexandra Samuel, a technologist,

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We are expanding training to our pharmacist to include TPN management. Can anyone share dosing service
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June is more than halfway over already!  How did that happen??? 

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The July HBR has a very interesting series on Beyond Automation. Strategies for Remaining Gainfully Employed in an Era of Very Smart Machines

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Yesterday marked the last day of my first APPE rotation during which I had the opportunity to learn more about ambulatory care practice at a rural community hospital. This regional medical center offers progressive pharmacy services to several financially disabled patients. Working with clinical pharmacists to provide care for this patient population was rewarding. I enjoyed transitioning from the classroom to clinical rotations.

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It never ceases to amaze me how fast May always goes by. It is like it is here and then you blink you eyes and it is gone. It is already June 11th? When did that happen? I did finish the Cardiology 1a literature study module for BCPS re certification credit it May. It over all was an amazing experience. I was able to get caught up on actual literature and draw my own conclusions from it. The activity is also set up to be a very active experience, so for those like me who have the attention span of a nat you stay engaged (trust me, if chronic cardiology conditions can keep me engaged, then anyone can be engaged!) Now that June is here, I am wanting to complete 1b and 1c and am very much looking forward to a great experience with them as well!
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As a leader are you sensing that a more formalized mentoring program for your staff, leaders and residents would be beneficial? 

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I had the pleasure yesterday of participating in an invitation-only event at the White House on antibiotic stewardship.  In March, President Obama released a National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which outlined key actions to be taken or overseen by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Defense, State, Agriculture, and Veterans Affairs; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and other federal agencies.  The event was part of that initiative.  The morning session started with comments from Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Director of the CDC Tom Frieden, and the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Policy John Holdren.  
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With the school year ending, residency year wrapping up, and the Summer Meeting around the corner, it is certainly the time of the year for transitions.  But before the New Practitioner’s Forum Practice Advancement Initiatives Advisory Group (NPF PAIAG) finishes our term, we wanted to share the exciting things we were able to accomplish this year.

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General : Leadership, Membership, PPMI, Professionalism  Audience : New Practitioners, Resident

Career Pathways in Pharmacy Informatics

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Anuj

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Most of the students I have worked with over the past year on their APPE rotations have recently graduated, and while I don't always forge close relationships (I may only precept them a day or two in our ED - rotation spots are reserved for the 20+ residents in our system), I do offer to help anyway I can.  Besides offering some advice on residency showcase, applications, etc - the main question I am asked is about testing for licensure.  I am sure I was the same way, nervous about the NAPLEX and law test(s), even after the viewing the
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Raise your hand if you thrived on getting good grades in school… I mean thrived as in you were on a (non-pharmacologic) high as soon as you saw that 97% (or maybe more realistically for pharmacy school, that 82%…). I know I can’t be the only one because to make it where you are in your career you have to be a hard worker, maybe a little Type A, somewhat of a perfectionist (no? just me?), and what person possessing any of those qualities doesn’t like to see the fruits of their labor??

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Good Evening Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather and getting their summer plans in place as we head into June.  Like all of you, I have been extremely busy planning vacations and finishing projects for residency.  I also had the opportunity to attend the MAD-ID conference in Orlando earlier this month and recently visit the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as well as the VA center in Iowa City as part of a trip my residency class took to learn about another institution.  It was a mutual sharing of ideas, and we plan to bring back things we learned to our own site in order to improve pharmacy practice.
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