The Island Capsule is a publication of the PEI College of Pharmacy and is forwarded to every registrant of the College on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.
The Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy has released new blog posts on their website. These posts are a series of articles by CCCEP about the value of high quality continuing education for pharmacy professionals, the difference it can make to their practice and careers, and the role accreditation can play in ensuring the quality of continuing education.
Check out the blog posts by clicking the link below
Pharmacy Technician Drug Administration Applications
The Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations have been amended to allow for pharmacy technicians to apply for a special authorization to administer drugs and vaccines by injection. This amendment comes into force on October 1, 2022.
The requirements to apply for an extended practice certificate are:
Successful completion of a CCCEP competency mapped accredited program in immunization and injection, and
The application form may be emailed to the PEICP office (email@example.com). The following information must accompany the application form:
proof of successful completion of a CCCEP competency mapped accredited program in immunization and injection,
current certification in CPR and first aid, and
payment of $50 application fee, which may be sent by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (no password required.) If sending an e-transfer, please note your name in the memo/notes field if the e-transfer is coming from an alternate person or email address. Please advise the office if you would prefer to pay by cash or cheque.
You will receive an EPC certificate following approval of your application. Please note that the amendments to the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations do not come into force until October 1, 2022. Pharmacy technicians are not authorized to provide injections until this date regardless of EPC application date.
Administration of Injections Workshop in PEI
The information below is being shared on behalf of Dalhousie Continuing Pharmacy Education:
This is the second component of the Immunization and Injection Administration Training Program and the Pharmacy Technician Administration of Drugs by Injection Program. Both of these programs have a virtual component and an in-person assessment where candidates must successfully administer an intramuscular and a subcutaneous injection to receive a certificate of completion for the workshop.
A prescriber is defined in the Pharmacy Act as:
“prescriber” means a person who is authorized under the laws of a province or territory of Canada
(i) to practise medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, or
(ii) to prescribe a drug or class of drugs, in accordance with the authorizing law.
A pharmacist in PEI may accept a prescription from an out-of-province practitioner if the practitioner is authorized to prescribe in their jurisdiction. Please forward any questions to the PEICP office (email@example.com).
Medication Incident Reporting in PEI
The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy has adopted the NAPRA Model Standards of Practice for Continuous Quality Improvement and Medication Incident Reporting by Pharmacy Professionals. The College has approved an implementation timeline requiring all community pharmacies to start reporting medication incidents/near misses by January 31, 2023.
Please visit the PEICP website for guidance on how to begin the process of implementing medication incident reporting in your pharmacy: