Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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President’s Message

Communicate and Be Heard

Directly Speaking

Board Certification: The Great Equalizer

New Practitioners Network

Are you Getting the Most out of Your ICHP Membership?

Pediatric Medication Safety:

Standardizing Weight-Based Dosing During Order Entry

President's Message

Communicate and Be Heard

Over the holidays I got a chance to go to the movie theater. My extended family was in from out of town and stayed at our house, so it was good to get out with everyone and go to a large movie...
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Directly Speaking

Board Certification: The Great Equalizer

There’s been a lot of discussion lately relating to pharmacy credentialing, and I thought as an “old-timer” I should finally weigh in. My guess is that most of you that read this...
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March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month

Each year, U.S. Poison Centers receive more than four million poisoning exposures calls. The Illinois Poison Center... read more...

Spring 2013 Meeting Poster

Pathways to Patient Care

Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists 2013 Spring Meeting This year’s ICHP / MSHP Spring... read more...

Educational Affairs

Self-Efficacy as a Barrier to Patient Adherence

by Cambrea Hilst, Toby Thomas, Agnieszka Wasilik, Shirin Patel, Greg Kozeny, and Jipal Shah, Student Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy. Reviewed by Cara Brock, Clinical Instructor-Director of Professional Labs, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

Studies have shown that 55% of patients do not correctly follow their medication regimen as prescribed. One of the major... read more...

The GAS From Springfield

Shootout at the Not OK Corral!

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

During the infamous 2013 “Lame Duck Session” of the 97th General Assembly, not much really happened. Yes,... read more...

Got IT?

There’s an App for That! Medscape® Mobile from WebMD®

by David Tjhio, Pharm.D., Chairman of Committee on Technology

Name of App: Medscape® Mobile from WebMD® App Category: Medical/Clinical iOS or Android: Available on iOS®... read more...

Leadership Profile

Ginger Ertel, Pharm. D., ICHP Treasurer-Elect

Where did you go to pharmacy school? University of Missouri – Kansas City Trace your professional history since... read more...

Medication Safety Pearl

Pediatric Medication Safety: Standardizing Weight-Based Dosing During Order Entry

by Kyle R. Mays, PharmD Pediatric Pharmacy Resident Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

In 2001, guidelines for preventing medication errors in the pediatric population were published as a collaborative effort... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Are you Getting the Most out of Your ICHP Membership?

by Kristi Stice Pharm.D. BCPS

You are an ICHP member. Are you putting it to use? I definitely feel that I have received the maximum return on my dues... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the January Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The January 8th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. These are the highlights... read more...

ICHPeople

First thank you to all of you who ran for a delegate position this year! We appreciate your dedication and commitment to... read more...

ASHP Midyear 2012: Perspectives from a P3 and P4 Student

by Amanda Bryant, P3, ICHP Member and Anthony Vu, P4, ICHP Member Chicago State University- College of Pharmacy

P3 Perspective When I decided to attend the 2012 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, I quickly learned this would be the... read more...

Don’t Put Your Life on Hold

by Daniel Willhoit (P-3), Treasurer of SSHP Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

When exam times come around, I man my familiar post at the kitchen table with laptop, books, and notebooks spread out... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

TOM WESTERKAMP President 224-948-1528 tom_westerkamp@baxter.com CHRIS RIVERS Immediate Past... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Members Recruiter Jamie Warren Milos Knezevic Sameen Ghani Melinda... read more...

ICHP PHARMACY ACTION FUND (PAC) Contributors

ICHP PHARMACY ACTION FUND (PAC) Contributors Contributions listed consist of donations from the past 12 months. ... read more...