Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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President's Message

Baby Steps

Mathieu Mottrie, CEO at CREAX, an innovation consulting and research firm, defines innovation as making changes that add business value, in terms of either revenue growth or increased operational...
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Directly Speaking

Does Your Doctor’s Office Have Its Own Pharmacist?

It should! And if they don’t, are you doing anything about it? Most academic medical centers have placed pharmacists in physician clinics to add an important component to the team that...
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Government Affairs Report

Presidential Election Shocker: Subtle Changes in the General Assembly

by Jim Owen and Scott A. Meyers

Very few prognosticators got it right. Half of America is disappointed, and the other half is excited. None of this... read more...

Educational Affairs

A Split Decision? Considerations for Splitting Tablets

by Tanja Alavanja, PharmD Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lara Ellinger, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information / Medication Safety Pharmacist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Introduction The purpose of tablet splitting proposes the physical divisibility of a tablet into two equal halves.1... read more...

Leadership Profile

Clara Gary, CPhT, ICHP Technician Representative

Where did you grow up and go to school?  I grew up in Chatham on the Southside of Chicago where I attended St.... read more...

Medication Safety Pearl

Intravenous Administration of Haloperidol

by Brandy Cooper-Kirby, PharmD, Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident; Matthew Dandino, PharmD, Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident; Zahra Khudeira, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPPS, Medication Safety Officer; Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert in 2007 revising the prescribing information for haloperidol.... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the November 2016 Meeting

by Kathryn Schultz, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Director of the Division of Government Affairs

The November 15th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. These are the... read more...

Hi Tech

Introducing Clara Gary

by Clara Gary, CPhT, ICHP Technician Representative

Hi pharmacy technicians! I am Clara Gary, your new Technician Representative on the ICHP Board! I met some of you at... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Grooming Tips: SOAP for New Practitioners

by Sylvia Walsh, PharmD Candidate (2017), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy; Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, BCPS-AQ ID, AAHIVP, (Mentor) Assistant Professor/HIV/ID Clinical Pharmacist, Midwestern University/Northwestern Memorial Hospital

As a technician with a background in community pharmacy, I have interacted with several new pharmacists. To this day I... read more...

ICHPeople

Congratulations to Mary Ann Kliethermes for receiving the ASHP Board of Directors Distinguished Leadership award! Read... read more...

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

Pros vs. Cons of Working During Pharmacy School

by Dezaray McDonald, P3

As an eager and naïve pre-pharmacy student I placed importance on having a job prior to applying to pharmacy... read more...

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Residency, or No Residency -- That is the Question

by Jamal Sims, P3, Class / Student Representative Council President

One characteristic that I pride myself on having is being decisive when it comes to making tough choices. I have carried... read more...

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Morning Rounds: Student Learning Opportunities over Coffee and Cases

by Kelsey VandenBerg, P2, Health-Systems Chair

At the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, we are strategically positioned in the heart of the... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Member Recruiter Munsal Bashid Alyse Battles Jeffrey Bell Zach Click Kevin Cross ... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

CHARLENE HOPE  President708-783-5933 chope@macneal.com JENNIFER PHILLIPS Immediate Past... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

Names below reflect donations between December 1, 2015 and December 1, 2016. Giving categories reflect each person's... read more...

Upcoming Events

Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events! Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Managing Postoperative... read more...