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The Island Capsule
Edition 8, Volume 12
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. 

Council Elects New Executive at AGM

The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy elected a new Executive at the 2022 AGM held June 14, 2022.  Sumara Profit, Pharmacy Manager at Lawtons Drugs in Charlottetown, was elected as the new President.  Sumara completed a term as Vice-President from 2021-2022 before being elected into the role of the President.  The position of Vice-President was filled by Greg Gill, Pharmacy Manager at Sobeys West Royalty.  Greg just completed his first year of a 3 year term on the Council before being elected in the position.  Mary Anne McMahon was elected to the position of public representative for a second term on the Council.  

Outgoing President, Jeff Jardine, shared "The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy will be in great hands with the newly elected Executive and I know they will serve the organization well in fulfilling the mandate of the College". Jeff will continue in the role of Past-President until the end of his second, three-year term serving on Council in September.  

"The College is fortunate to have 12 dedicated individuals committed to ensuring that the public interest is served", said Michelle Wyand, Registrar. " 

The PEI College of Pharmacy Council 2022-2023
Sumara Profit-President
Greg Gill--Vice President
Mary Anne McMahon-Public Representative 
Jeff Jardine-Past President
Leslie Heusdens
James Sampson
Jill Duffy
Darshan Trivedi (Technician)
Kasey Mahoney (Technician)
Eileen Conway-Martin (Public Rep)
Lorraine Robinson (Public Rep)
Derrick Hoare (Public Rep)

Pharmacy Technician Injection-Coming Soon

The PEI College of Pharmacy is pleased to share that pharmacy technicians will soon be granted authority to provide drugs by injection.  The necessary regulatory amendments will be drafted over the summer with an anticipated effective date in early October.  Pharmacy technicians will be required to obtain additional training and certification in CPR and First Aid in order to apply to the PEI College of Pharmacy for an authorization to provide injections. 

The training program approved by the Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy includes any injection training program for pharmacy technicians that has received
 Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) Competency Mapped Accreditation.  A list of programs that have been accredited by CCCEP can be found on the CCCEP website. CPR and First Aid requirements can be found on the PEI College of Pharmacy website

The College will provide additional information regarding the process for application for authorization in the coming months. Pharmacy Technicians interested in obtaining their authorization to provide injections, when the regulations have been amended, are encouraged to begin completing the required training over the summer and early fall.   

College Introduces New Guidance on Ending Patient Relationships

The decision to end a patient relationship is a serious one and most often taken because a therapeutic relationship has been compromised and/or there are issues that cannot be resolved and which impact on the ability to provide appropriate pharmaceutical care to the patient. The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy recently approved a new guidance document that provides Pharmacy Managers with direction on ending a patient relationship.  The Guidance focuses on appropriate steps to take after the decision has been made to end a patient relationship and does not apply in circumstances where the patient’s care moves to another pharmacy/pharmacist in a planned transfer of services, or when the patient initiates the termination/transfer of prescriptions. The decision to terminate the pharmacist/patient relationship is not the same as declining to provide products or services for moral or ethical reasons.

The Guidance for Pharmacy Managers when Ending a Patient Relationship can be found on the PEICP website

Policy Update: RP.11 CPR/First Aid Requirements

Policy RP.11 CPR/First Aid Requirements was recently updated to reflect a new requirement for pharmacy technicians to obtain and retain current CPR and First Aid certification, when authorized to administer drugs by injection. The Policy was further revised to provide clarity around the acceptable delivery mode of a CPR and First Aid certification.   A link to the updated policy is provided below.

RP.11 CPR/First Aid Requirements

Visiting the PEICP Office

If you need to visit the College office, please email or call 902-628-3561 to make an appointment.
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