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GSHP January 2012 Newletter

  1. 1. CMS:Preview/Send Your Account GSHP News Content Newsletter Design Preview/Send News Log-Out Preview Production Calendar Newsletter Archive You can preview your newsletter as many times as you like. When you are ready to "publish", enter an E-mail address in the box below, click on the checkbox and then click on the "publish newsletter" button. deliver to Publish/E-mail Newsletter   multiple addresses? | About GSHP | ASHP | How You Can Join | Contact Us |   January 2012 Announcements GSHP Newsletter About GSHP Welcome to the GSHP Newsletter. We hope you will enjoy the new revised newsletter filled with Georgia and National news and information. In this issue are: 2012 Spring Meeting Information Call for Poster Presenters- Spring Meeting 2012 Georgia Society of Health- GSHP 2012 Meetings Announced System Pharmacists (GSHP) is a professional society of pharmacists and related web link personnel practicing in organized healthcare settings. Mission Statement Headlines Helping our members become better practitioners. GSHP News GSHP 2012 Spring Meeting Information Motto Call for Posters- 2012 Spring Meeting Bringing pharmacy practice GSHP 2012 Meetings Announced into focus. GSHP 2012 Committee Day Photos Pharmacy Day at the Capitol Georgia Society of Health- ASHP News System Pharmacists New Drug and Biological Product Approvals, 2011 3015 Shannon Lakes North 2015 Initiative Yields to PPMI Suite 303 ASHP Applauds U.S. Public Health Service Report on the Role of Tallahassee, FL 32309 Pharmacists on Healthcare Teams               (800) 913-4747       Drug Shortages Compromise Patient Safety, ASHP Tells Senate • e-mail link Finance Committee • web link Pharmacy News Pharmacy Organizations Launch Initiative to Improve Care Transitions FDA Approves Shared System REMS for TIRF Products Most Adverse Events in Hospitals Go Unreported USC, GHS Encouraged by Progress on New Medical School Endo Pharmaceuticals Opiate Products by Novartis Consumer Health: Public Advisory- Potential Safety Risk About ASHP Bar-Code Scanning Can Fix Black Hole of OR Drug Safety ASHP is a 35,000-member Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Program at Nationwide Childrens national professional[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  2. 2. CMS:Preview/Send Hospital Improves Neurodevelopmental Outcomes and Lowers association that represents Readmissions pharmacists who practice in Legislation Would Mandate Check Before Writing Prescriptions hospitals, health maintenance Liquid Acetaminophen Marketed for Infants: Drug Safety organizations, long-term care Communication - Potential for Dosing Errors facilities, home care, and other components of health New Prescription Monitoring Draws Complaints care systems. ASHP is the only national organization of GSHP News hospital and health-system pharmacists and has a long GSHP 2012 Spring Meeting Information history of improving medication use and enhancing GSHP 2012 Spring Meeting patient safety. March 2-4, 2012 American Society of Health- System Pharmacists Savannah, GA 7272 Wisconsin Avenue  Poster Session Information Bethesda, MD 20814               301-657-3000       Online Registration • e-mail link FRIDAY, March 2 (7 hours of CE) • web link 8:00 – 9:00 am Calendar Turning the Stick into a Carrot: How Pharmacy Can Help Health- Systems Succeed in the Value-Based Purchasing Era GSHP Spring Meeting 3/02/12 - 3/04/12 Steve Riddle GSHP Spring Meeting 9:00 – 10:00 am Marriott Riverfront Turning the Stick into a Carrot: How Pharmacy Can Help Health- Savannah, GA Systems Succeed in the Value-Based Purchasing Era continued web link 10:00 – 11:00 am 2012 Summer Meeting Palliative care for the hospitalized patient and Exhibition [ASHP] Kenneth Jackson, PharmD, CPE 6/09/12 - 6/13/12 The ASHP 2012 Summer 11:00 – 1:00 pm Meeting is your chance to take part in four fulfilling Exhibits (11 – 12) days of intense intellectual stimulation, in-depth Lunch + Exhibits (12 – 1pm) education, and hands-on exploration. Join your peers 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Baltimore for this unique experience designed expressly Drug abuse for current and future pharmacy leaders in hospitals Gaylord Lopez and health systems. 2:00 – 3:00 pm Baltimore Convention COPD: A 2012 Update Center Baltimore, Maryland J. Kimble Keller, PharmD, BCPS web link 3:00 – 3:45 pm GSHP Summer Meeting Exhibits / Break 7/20/12 - 7/22/12 Amelia Island Plantation, FL 3:45 – 4:45 pm web link Antimicrobial overview Scott Kincaid, PharmD, BCPS 2012 National Residency Prectors Conference 4:45 – 5:45 pm [ASHP] 8/16/12 - 8/18/12 Antibiotic Stewardship The National Residency Preceptors Conference (NRPC) Scott Kincaid, PharmD, BCPS is the only meeting purely dedicated to pharmacy[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  3. 3. CMS:Preview/Send Jason Lin residency training. The NRPC covers timely topics Geneen Gibson important to all program directors and preceptors of 6:00 – 7:30 pm Opening Reception: ASHP-accredited, ASHP- Open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres application submitted, and newly emerging residency SATURDAY, March 3 (5 hours of CE) training programs. This is a must-attend event for 7:00 – 8:00 am residency preceptors and directors who seek quality Breakfast programming and networking opportunities with other 8:00 – 9:00 am preceptors across the country. Acute Management of Ischemic Stroke Washington D.C. Michael Thomas, PharmD, BCPS web link 9:00 – 11:00 am GSHP Annual Meeting Orthopedic VTE prophylaxis 10/19/12 - 10/21/12 Brasstown Valley Resort Christina Deremer, PharmD, BCPS Young Harris, GA Mike Melroy, PharmD, BCPS web link 11:00 – 1:00 pm 2012 Midyear Meeting Exhibits (11 – 12) [ASHP] 12/02/12 - 12/06/12 Lunch + Exhibits (12 – 1pm) The 47th ASHP Midyear Posters Clinical Meeting & Exhibition will be held in the exciting 1:00 – 2:00 pm Las Vegas, this year. ASHPs Midyear Clinical Meeting is Balancing and Buffering Lifes Demands: A Focus on Causes of Acid- the largest gathering of Base Disorders pharmacists in the world. With its focus on improving David Deen, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP patient care, the meeting is attended by more than 2:00 – 3:00 pm 20,000 pharmacy professionals from 86 Signs, symptoms and treatment of Medication Withdrawal in the countries. For decades, the hospitalized patient ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting has provided health-system Klugh Kennedy pharmacy practitioners with a venue for updating their SUNDAY, March 4 (4 hours of CE) knowledge, networking with colleagues, enhancing their 7:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast skills, and learning about the latest products and 8:00 – 9:30 am technologies. Oncology Drug update Las Vegas, NV Heather Pound, PharmD, BCPS web link 9:30 – 10:30 am Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update Karyn Taylor, PharmD 10:45 – 12:15 pm Anti-platelet therapy in Cath lab Christopher Paciullo, PharmD, BCPS For more information on the agenda including learning objectives and bios on each session, visit the GSHP webpage, Continuing Education Credits[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  4. 4. CMS:Preview/Send    The Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. The Spring Meeting will provide an opportunity for you to earn up to 16 hours of continuing education credit.   CANCELLATION POLICY:  A full refund will be granted for refund requests received by February 11; from February 12 through February 25, a $25.00 administrative fee will be deducted from the registration fee. After February 25 there will be NO refunds for cancellation.   Hotel Information: $155 per night single or double.  To make your hotel room reservations, call                912-233-7722       or               800-285-0398      . If you call central reservations at               1.800.285.0398      , mention that you are with Georgia Society Health. If they are going online, the group code is gssgssa.  Please note we have negotiated complimentary internet service in your hotel room and self parking has been discounted to $5 per day      [1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  5. 5. CMS:Preview/Send              web link | return to headlines Call for Posters- 2012 Spring Meeting Call for Student & Resident Posters — GSHP Spring Meeting-Sign up NOW ! Did you present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Meeting? Complete an interesting project on a rotation? This is your opportunity to share your results with pharmacy colleagues from around Georgia at the GSHP Student and Resident Poster Session at the Spring Meeting at the Marriott Riverfront in Savannah on Saturday, March 3rd.      Poster presenters will receive free meeting registration. Space is limited and the deadline for submission of abstracts is February 15th.[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  6. 6. CMS:Preview/Send Abstracts should be no more than 400 words and include a brief title, authors and the following headings: Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusions. To submit your poster, or for questions, contact Marjorie Phillips, GSHP Poster Session Coordinator at: .   Please include your full name and contact information with the submission (as well as full listings for any co-authors)   Poster presenters must be GSHP members. Looking forward to seeing you there.   web link | return to headlines GSHP 2012 Meetings Announced Mark your calendar for the GSHP Meetings in 2012 March 2-4, 2012 Marriott Savannah Riverfront (GSHP Spring Meeting) July 20-22, 2012 Amelia Island Plantation, FL (GSHP Summer Meeting) October 19-21, 2012 Brasstown Valley Resort (GSHP Annual Meeting) web link | return to headlines GSHP 2012 Committee Day Photos January 28   Eagles Landing Country Club   Stockbridge, GA[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  7. 7. CMS:Preview/Send       More Photos web link | return to headlines Pharmacy Day at the Capitol VIP (Very Involved Pharmacist) Day     Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM VIP Day is an opportunity for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to visit with legislators and advocate on behalf of pharmacy. The day begins with a continental breakfast and a brief overview of the pending issues that could affect pharmacy. Please join us at the Capitol on February 9, 2012. For more information and to register Follow GSHP on Facebook. Become a Fan! Click Here ASHP News New Drug and Biological Product Approvals, 2011 [February 1, 2012, AJHP News] Kate Traynor, BETHESDA, MD 18 January 2012 - A total of 37 new molecular entities, vaccines, and blood products won FDA marketing approval last year, compared with 29 in the previous year. Highlights of several of the approved medications appear below. A full list of new products and their indications appears below. Advances in cancer. 2011 saw the approval of nine cancer treatments, including two-Pfizer’s kinase inhibitor crizotinib and Genentech’s vemurafenib- that FDA officials heralded as groundbreaking developments in personalized medicine. Read More 2015 Initiative Yields to PPMI [February 1, 2012, AJHP News] Kate Traynor, BETHESDA, MD 18 January 2012 - As pharmacy practice evolves, so do the strategies that help drive those changes-including the ambitious and comprehensive Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI), which has supplanted ASHPs 2015 Initiative. Launched in 2003, ASHPs Health-System Pharmacy 2015 Initiative was a member-driven plan "structured to help us reach the ASHP vision for pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems," said ASHPs Douglas Scheckelhoff, vice president of professional development. The most recent version of the 2015 Initiative consisted of six goals and 31 related objectives. In general, the 2015 Initiative emphasized the pharmacists role in promoting public health and ensuring that medication use is safe, effective, and based on scientific evidence. Read More ASHP Applauds U.S. Public Health Service Report on the Role of Pharmacists on Healthcare Teams U.S. Surgeon General Endorses Comprehensive Report on Current Pharmacy[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  8. 8. CMS:Preview/Send Practice - 1/10/2012 - The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) strongly supports the concepts outlined in the recently released report, "Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes through Advanced Pharmacy Practice-A Report to the U.S. Surgeon General 2011." Using examples from public and private sector practice models, the report examines the contemporary roles of pharmacists as members of health care teams. The authors note that although evidence demonstrates that pharmacists who are involved in innovative care and payment models can improve patient outcomes and reduce demands affecting the healthcare system, policy and legislative barriers exist that impede their broad utilization. Read More Drug Shortages Compromise Patient Safety, ASHP Tells Senate Finance Committee FDA Issues Safety Guidelines For Incorrectly Packaged Pain Medication 1/9/2012 - A shutdown of the Novartis facility that manufactures Endo oral pain medications was announced today by both Endo and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The action was prompted by rare reports that one or more doses of the wrong medication were found in bottles or unit dose packages as well as packaging problem noted by FDA during a mid-December inspection. Affected products include oxymorphone, oxycodone with acetaminophen or aspirin, morphine extended release, and hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Read More Pharmacy News Pharmacy Organizations Launch Initiative to Improve Care Transitions Modern Medicine (01/12/12) The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has joined forces with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to improve coordination in care transitions and reduce hospital readmissions. The Management in Care Transitions Project is accepting submissions for care models involving pharmacists until Jan. 18. The submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel that will select up to six care transitions for development into case studies. The panel will subsequently outline key elements of the best programs and make recommendations for strategies by late spring 2012. “Utilizing pharmacists expertise is key in reducing the number of hospital readmissions, many of which are the result of medication-related problems,” says ASHP Executive Vice President and CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, PharmD, FASHP. “Pharmacists medication therapy management services can help prevent overuse, underuse, and inappropriate use of healthcare services that might otherwise lead to costly readmissions.” return to headlines FDA Approves Shared System REMS for TIRF Products (12/29/11) The FDA has approved a single shared Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl (TIRF) products, called the TIRF REMS Access Program. This new shared system will replace the individual REMS for each of these products, allowing prescribers and pharmacies to enroll into just one system. The program will be officially launched in March, 2012. Health care professionals who prescribe TIRF medicines that will only be used in an inpatient setting (hospitals, hospices, or long-term care facilities) will not be required to enroll in the TIRF REMS Access program. Similarly, patients who receive TIRF medicines in an inpatient setting are not required to enroll in the program. Long term care and hospice patients who obtain their medications from outpatient pharmacies must still be enrolled. return to headlines[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  9. 9. CMS:Preview/Send Most Adverse Events in Hospitals Go Unreported Medscape (01/06/12) Lowes, Robert A new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that approximately 86 percent of adverse events that occur in hospitals are not submitted to centralized reporting systems designed to improve patient safety and quality of care. For 62 percent of these events, staff said they did not believe they were reportable. Unreported incidents-- some of which were fatal-- included hospital-acquired infections and four cases of excessive bleeding due to the administration of anticoagulants. Study authors recommend that the HHS develops a master list of potentially reportable adverse events to eliminate any confusion. They have also called for guidance for organizations that survey or accredit hospitals on assessing incident reporting systems and the use of the master list. None of the three organizations that currently accredit hospitals have standardized lists of reportable adverse events. return to headlines USC, GHS Encouraged by Progress on New Medical School Greenville Online (12/17/11) The University of South Carolina has announced that more than 800 students have already applied to be part of the first class at its new School of Medicine in Greenville. The school has also received 300 applications for basic faculty positions, six of which have been filled thus far. The medical school is scheduled to open in summer 2012 with a first class of 50 students. The school will also support the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. return to headlines Endo Pharmaceuticals Opiate Products by Novartis Consumer Health: Public Advisory- Potential Safety Risk Medwatch (01/09/2012) The FDA has issued a safety advisory regarding opiate products manufactured and packaged for Endo Pharmaceuticals by Novartis Consumer Health at its Lincoln, Nebraska manufacturing site. Due to problems that occurred when these products were packaged and labeled at the site, tablets from one product type may have carried over into packaging of another product. This could result in a stray pill of one medicine ending up in the bottle of another product. Medications affected by the advisory include oxymorphone hydrochloride (Opana ER), oxymorphone hydrochloride (Opana), oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen (Percocet), oxycodone hydrochloride and aspirin (Percodan), morphine sulfate, and hydrocodone bitartrate/acetaminophen tablets (Zydone). return to headlines Bar-Code Scanning Can Fix Black Hole of OR Drug Safety Anesthesiology News (01/01/12) Vol. 38, No. 1, Frandzel, Steve Dr. Ludwik Fedorko, anesthesia provider at the University Health Network’s (UHN) Toronto General Hospital in Canada, has referred to the operating room (OR) as a "black hole of medication safety." Fedorko discussed the problem during a session on OR drug safety at the 2011 American Society of Health- System Pharmacists December meeting. The OR and the post-anesthesia care unit disproportionately accounted for 81 percent of all medication error reports compared to the rest of the hospital. More than 60 percent of drug-related errors from anesthesiology providers involve the removal of incorrect vials from anesthesia drug trays, incorrect syringe labeling after admixing, and syringe swaps during surgery. UHN established a pharmacy-anesthesia collaboration to explore a point-of-care, computer-aided syringe labeling and verification process. In January 2010, all 20 ORs at Toronto General implemented the system. The process requires the scanning of every drug ampoule and syringe label for accuracy verification during dispensing, premixing, administration, and documentation. After 23 months of use in more than 20,000 surgical cases, no medication error incidents related to mistaken drug identity were reported when bar-code scanning was used. One critical drug error occurred when the bar-code scanning process was bypassed, however.[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  10. 10. CMS:Preview/Send return to headlines Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Improves Neurodevelopmental Outcomes and Lowers Readmissions (12/27/2011) An interdisciplinary team approach can improve health outcomes for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a common complication of prematurity. At Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Ohio, a team of experts established the Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (CCBPD) in 2004. For this study, researchers looked at the outcomes for more than 100 neonatal intensive-care unit infants with the most severe forms of BPD treated at the CCBPD. These infants developmental scores were significantly higher than the national average; readmission rates also dropped from 29 percent to 5 percent after the CCBPD was established. The centers interdisciplinary BPD team included experts such as nurse practitioners, neonatologists, pulmonologists, social workers, pharmacists, and pediatricians to address the infants individual needs. Despite the highly individualized care of each infant in the CCBPD, several key principles apply: prevention of infection, prevention of right heart failure, optimal nutrition, intensive neurodevelopmental assistance, and minimal-impact respiratory support. The study is published in the Journal of Perinatology. return to headlines Legislation Would Mandate Check Before Writing Prescriptions Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN) (12/25/11) Humphrey, Tom Tennessee state Sen. Ken Yager has proposed legislation that would require doctors and pharmacists to check a state database before issuing or filling prescriptions for potentially addictive pain medications. The Republican lawmaker, who chairs the Senate State and Local Government Committee, said he is also drafting a bill that would require persons picking up a prescription for designed medications to present photo identification. return to headlines Liquid Acetaminophen Marketed for Infants: Drug Safety Communication - Potential for Dosing Errors Medwatch (12/22/2011) The FDA has issued a notification that additional concentrations of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants are now available. This change in the concentration will affect the amount of liquid given to an infant, and the agency has called on healthcare professionals to advise caregivers of the change to prevent errors, particularly if they are accustomed to using 80 mg/0.8 mL or 80 mg/mL concentrations. return to headlines New Prescription Monitoring Draws Complaints Seattle Times (01/02/12) Ostrom, Carol M. Pharmacies in Washington state have been sending information into a giant computer database, detailing every prescription theyve dispensed for controlled substances since October. Beginning this week, pharmacists, doctors and other prescribers will be able to see all such drugs a patient is getting anywhere in the state, even if the person pays with cash. The states new Prescription Monitoring Program will list all the doctors prescribing the pills and includes a color-coded map showing every place the patient got drugs. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, but the department has warned the state not to expect ongoing funding. So state health officials came to lawmakers last month to ask them to rescind the provision banning provider fees. The program is estimated to cost $530,000 per year, according to state Department of Health Secretary Mary Selecky. Prescribers would share those costs under the proposal. Julie Akers, a pharmacist who testified at a recent hearing on the matter, supports the program. But pharmacists, who are required to enter data, do that without reimbursement. Some must pay for data entry, she says, so for the state to tack on more expense "just doesnt make sense."[1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]
  11. 11. CMS:Preview/Send return to headlines © 2012 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. News summaries © 2012 Information, Inc.    [subscribe/unsubscribe][1/31/2012 11:42:07 AM]