Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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November 2017

Volume 43 Issue 09

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Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists
4055 North Perryville Road
Loves Park, IL 61111-8653
Phone: (815) 227-9292
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Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

EDITOR
Jacob Gettig

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Jennifer Phillips

MANAGING EDITOR
Scott Meyers

ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Trish Wegner

DESIGN EDITOR
Leann Nelson

ICHP Staff
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Scott Meyers

VICE PRESIDENT - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Trish Wegner

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Maggie Allen

INFORMATION SPECIALIST
Heidi Sunday

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND
PHARMACY TECH TOPICS™ SPECIALIST

Jo Ann Haley

ACCOUNTANTS
Jan Mark and Trisha Blassage

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Leann Nelson

LEGISLATIVE CONSULTANT
Jim Owen

ICHP Mission Statement
Advancing Excellence in Pharmacy

ICHP Vision Statement
ICHP dedicates itself to achieving a vision of pharmacy practice where:
  • Pharmacists are universally recognized as health care professionals and essential providers of health care services.
  • Patients are aware of the training, skills, and abilities of a pharmacist and the fundamental role that pharmacists play in optimizing medication therapy.
  • Formally educated, appropriately trained, and PTCB certified pharmacy technicians manage the medication distribution process with appropriate pharmacist oversight.
  • Pharmacists improve patient care and medication safety through the development of effective public policies by interacting and collaborating with patients, other health care professionals and their respective professional societies, government agencies, employers and other concerned parties.
  • Evidence-based practices are used to achieve safe and effective medication therapies.
  • There are an adequate number of qualified pharmacy leaders within the pharmacy profession.
  • Pharmacists take primary responsibility for educating pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, pharmacist peers, other health professionals, and patients about appropriate medication use.

KeePosted Vision
As an integral publication of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists, the KeePosted newsjournal will reflect its mission and goals. In conjunction with those goals, KeePosted will provide timely information that meets the changing professional and personal needs of Illinois pharmacists and technicians, and maintain high publication standards.

KeePosted is an official publication of, and is copyrighted by, the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP). KeePosted is published 10 times a year. ICHP members received KeePosted as a member benefit. All articles published herein represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the ICHP or the authors’ institutions unless specified. Advertising inquiries can be directed to ICHP office at the address listed above. Image disclaimer: The image used in the Pharmacy Tech Topics™ advertisement is the property of © 2017 Thinkstock, a division of Getty Images. 

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Presidents Message

Directly Speaking

Features

Call for Nominations

2017 ICHP Annual Meeting

ICHP/MSHP Spring Meeting 2017

American Heart Association Heart Walks

Nominate the Best!

Call for Entries: 2017 Best Practice Award

Columns

Government Affairs Report

Leadership Profile

ICHPeople

New Practitioners Network

College Connection

Practice Makes Almost Perfect – A Student’s Experience from the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

Two Missions Later: Reflections on the Expansion of a Mission’s Pharmacy Team

Developing My Voice Through Leadership

More

Upcoming Events

Officers and Board of Directors

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

Welcome New Members!

Presidents Message

by Charlene Hope, PharmD, MS, BCPS, ICHP President

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After the ICHP Leadership Retreat last November, the attendees of the meeting were committed to focusing on continuing to build and foster our ICHP community. In her TED talk (yes, you know I love TED), Claire Madden spoke of creating a culture of collaborative innovation.1 It is the sweet spot between technology, innovation and collaboration. She spoke to the successes of AirBNB, UBER, and even TED given that these organizations disrupted their respective industries with their ability to innovate by leveraging the collaborative power of the community over a technology platform. I also appreciated her explanation of the three Cs – as people we are designed to connect, contribute and create.

         

Last year, by majority vote, ICHP voted to disband its House of Delegates. The House of Delegates served the role of identifying issues from its members across the state. Those issues in the form of recommendations would then be assigned to the various ICHP Divisions to be addressed over the year. Given that in today’s world we have numerous channels to communicate directly with our members, ICHP felt it was time to explore different ways of gathering and working on issues or initiatives proposed directly from our members.

 

I want to invite you to invite you to connect, contribute and create within our ICHP community. Even if you don’t have the time to commit to being a volunteer on a particular division or committee, you can still actively participate in a way that meets your lifestyle. ICHP is only as strong as its members and really the value that our membership provides is based on what we contribute with the great support of our ICHP Staff. If you only have a second – like a post on our Facebook page; only have a minute – post a quick comment; more than a few minutes, but less than an hour – post or respond to a question on ICHP Chat.

 

ICHP FACEBOOK – Whether you generally love it, hate it or will have nothing to do with it, you can stay connected with ICHP via Facebook. ICHP has a standard business page, which hopefully you have already “liked.” The limitation with the business page is that only the ICHP staff members can post to this page. It’s a great way to see all the latest happenings and upcoming events. Last year, we also created a closed group page. The ICHP closed group page allows any member of the group to post to this page. This is great place to share stories, upload pictures from any of the ICHP events or really to contribute anything that keeps you passionate or maybe even frustrates you about hospital/health-system pharmacy practice.

 

Have you joined the #PharmacyCares Campaign? Carrie Vogler, Division Director of Marketing Affairs launched the campaign on Facebook to foster storytelling around the great work pharmacists do beyond dispensing medications. Participating is easy, and Carrie outlines the following in her post:


  1. Cut and paste the text from her post into a new post. Share a story using video or text of how you touched the life of a patient (no patient names please) using #PharmacyCares #ICHP - I know you have done SOMETHING GREAT - a little thing goes a long way.

  2. COMMIT to visiting a patient and introducing yourself and/or writing a short note to a patient you are caring for RIGHT now. Tell them you care for them and what you are doing to help them. Let’s give pharmacy some friendly faces!

  3. Nominate and TAG 3 other pharmacy friends that care about their patients to do the same - this is how the challenge continues.

         

ICHP Chat – Was created a few years ago, and we are still working on getting the word out about this networking platform. This is a great place to access the brain trust of ICHP members, many of which have numerous years of experience, are experts in their field, even on a national level. If you are wondering how other hospitals/health-systems are addressing the numerous issues that come your way, use ICHP Chat as a forum to see what other organizations are doing. Why recreate the wheel? Looking for a policy, template or other resource? One of the many things that I love about the healthcare community is that many of us do not mind sharing what we create.

         

We truly want to hear from you if there are other platforms that would you like to see ICHP explore to build our community of collaborative innovation. Would you join a Facebook Live presentation or use Skype or Google Hangouts for networking, meetings or other unique educational programming?

         

For almost 54 years, ICHP has strived to connect members and provide opportunities for volunteerism and leadership. As our lives and lifestyles continue to change and adapt with the times, ICHP is ready to do the same – hopefully, with a little innovation.

 

 

Reference:

  1. Madden C. Creating a culture of collaborative innovation. TEDxQUT. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaN6FtJ8inA (accessed 2017 April).

 

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The Cubs World Series Ring and Other Bling!

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016!  It’s still hard to believe but they did.  And in April those on the team in 2016 received their World Series Rings.  When I say on the team, I mean all 1,908 players, coaches, administrative staff, ground crew and even the entire staff that dealt with fans directly all year long!  The Ricketts Family is generously thanking everyone involved in the victory.

 

The ring is huge and has 108 diamonds representing the years since the last World Series Championship plus 3.0 carats of Burmese rubies and 2.5 carats of genuine sapphires.  It is certainly bling to behold.  If you’re envious, go to www.jostens.com/cubsfan, and you can order a fan ring for yourself starting at $119 and going as high as $10,800 for the Limited Edition “108” Fan Ring! 

 

Okay, I’m a proud Cubs fan, and I have really enjoyed how the Cubs’ organization has celebrated this long awaited championship!  So sue me.  But the celebration has caused me to reflect that this spring, ICHP has been celebrating some milestones and handing out some much more modest bling to a few special people of our own.  Each year, ICHP provides $500 scholarships and a handsome but relatively inexpensive plaque to a P-3 student at each of our state-based colleges of pharmacy.  Actually Rosalind Franklin selects their recipient in the fall, but all the other colleges select and present the awards right about now.

 

This year has been no exception, with awards presented to the following individuals:

Chicago State University                                            Florence Gaza

Midwestern University                                                 Shaziya Barkat

Roosevelt University                                                    Fiona Costel

Rosalind Franklin University (Fall 2017)                 To be determined

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville                Jamal Sims

University of Illinois at Chicago                                 Daniel Haywood

 

Congratulations to these deserving students as they receive not only the scholarship but begin their own personal collection of pharmacy career bling! 

 

As many of you know and probably more of you don’t, ICHP presents other awards every year to some of Illinois and North America’s finest pharmacy professionals.  At the fall ICHP Annual Meeting, we spend most of an hour and a half presenting a variety awards including ICHP’s highest honor, the Pharmacist of the Year!  Here’s a list of all the awards we could present this coming fall:

                The ICHP Pharmacist of the Year

                The Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award

                The ICHP President’s Award

                The Outstanding Volunteer Award

                The New Practitioner Leadership Award

                The ICHP Industry Award

                The Health-System Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award

                The Student Chapter Award

                The ICHP Best Practice Award

                The Rising Star Awards

 

In other words, it’s no wonder it takes most of the 90-minutes we set aside.  And on some occasions we award Honorary Membership to individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to Illinois Pharmacy!  If you would like to learn more about any of the award criteria for any of these awards or how to nominate someone, you can find all the details on our website at www.ichpnet.org/members/award_winners/ .  In fact, there are a couple other articles in this issue calling for nominations for some of these important awards.

 

I know not everyone seeks formal recognition for their contributions and successes, but many of you do or will.  It’s nice to be able to remind yourself of an accomplishment or two now and then, especially when you’re facing a new challenge and you need some inspiration.  If you have an office at work, these awards make great reminders and professional looking decorations.  If you don’t have an office at work, they could look nice in your den or spare bedroom.  Whether you display them or not, it’s a great feeling to be recognized by your peers for professional accomplishments.

 

Perhaps the best story I heard about compiling awards came from Past President Harland Lee, now retired but at one time he was Pharmacy Director at Evanston Hospital, now Northshore University HealthSystem.  Harland, you see, was very successful in his career and garnered a variety of awards and professional bling, including ICHP’s Pharmacist of the Year in 1972!  (Harland, I was in college at least then!)  When he retired and brought home all his bling, his wife made it quite clear that there was no place for it on the walls of their family room, living room or den.  Certainly not the bedrooms either.  So Harland, being a fan of Public TV and enjoying a particular British sitcom about a Department Store called “Are You Being Served?” remembered that one of the goals of the entire store staff was to be promoted high enough in the organization in order to receive a key to the “Executive Washroom” – a place of honor that was certainly nicer and cleaner than what the entire staff used.  Harland politely asked his wife if she minded him hanging his pharmacy bling in the basement washroom, and when she agreed, he quickly claimed it as his own “Executive Washroom”!  Much funnier when Harland tells it, but a great way to continue the celebration long after the accomplishments are complete.

 

So if you’re looking to collect pharmacy bling, whether you want to show it off or just so that you know you’re making a difference, this year’s round has begun and there will be much more to be had in the fall.  Go online and look at those Cubs rings and then set your sights on some ICHP and Pharmacy bling of your own!


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Features

Call for Nominations
Looking for a few good men! And women! How Would You Like To Run For An ICHP Office?

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

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Every year, ICHP elects new members to its Board of Directors. As existing officers complete their terms, they often move up to higher offices or move on for a variety of reasons not the least being that they’ve completed the highest offices of President-elect, President and Immediate Past President. So every year, the ICHP Committee on Nominations searches for new leaders to step up to carry on the business of the Council and who are dedicated to “Advancing Excellence in Pharmacy!” That’s ICHP’s mission by the way.

 

This year is no exception. With Jen Phillips completing her term as Immediate Past President and Carrie Vogler and Colleen Bohnenkamp completing their final terms as Director of Marketing Affairs and Chair of the New Practitioners Network, respectively, there are at least three offices that will need two candidates to run. In addition, Board Members Lara Ellinger and Clara Gary can run for another term for their respective offices and may or may not have yet committed. And even if they do decide to run again, the Committee on Nominations will be seeking a second candidate to fill the ballot completely.

 

Below is a list of the offices open for election in the fall of 2017. All of the elected candidates will take office at the 2018 Annual Meeting with the exception of the President-elect, who assumes office immediately. So each new leader will have almost a year to train for his/her new jobs and be coached by our current Board Members. You don’t have to run that race unprepared!

 

President-elect

Secretary-elect

Director-elect of the Division of Educational Affairs

Director-elect of the Division of Marketing Affairs

Technician Representative-elect

NPN Chair-elect


If you are interested in running for an office or you would like to know more about an office before committing to run, you may contact the Committee on Nominations Chair, Jen Phillips at jennifer.a.phillips@gmail.com or Scott Meyers at scottm@ichpnet.org. We hope you are ready to run for the lead of ICHP and Pharmacy!

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2017 ICHP Annual Meeting
Launch Innovation in Pharmacy!

Feature Article

by Trish Wegner, BS Pharm, Pharm.D., FASHP; Vice-President, Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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ICHP President, Charlene Hope, mentioned in her address that our mission as pharmacists and pharmacy technicians is to actively participate in redesigning healthcare delivery.  Numerous opportunities for healthcare improvement and cost savings exist in the current environment.  What can we do to navigate the challenges we face in healthcare and advance our profession?  Her answer – INNOVATION.  Pharmacists and technicians should be entrepreneurs and take on these three skills: 1) be courageous, 2) adopt “failure” as a synonym for “learning opportunity”, and 3) be creative.

Active participation in your institution and in your professional organization is vital to staying current and striving for excellence.  Continuous professional development keeps you on the cutting edge.  Join us at the 2017 Annual Meeting to Launch Innovation in Pharmacy! Learn about practicing at the top of your license, how to establish new and innovative practice, how to hone your leadership and practice skills, how to establish and maintain safety measures, how to use technology to advance and streamline workflow, and how to make an impact in healthcare.

New this year is the provision of the ASHP Residency Program Design and Conduct Workshop.  ICHP is committed to expanding residency programs within the state and Midwest and is investing in hosting this workshop to help elevate practice and patient care.  Members receive a special discounted registration to the workshop and an additional discount for attending both the workshop and the Annual Meeting.

Continuing with the theme of innovation, ICHP will be showcasing the 2017 Best Practice Award at the meeting.  The winner will be displaying their innovative practice/program, followed by a home study continuing education offering. ICHP has been promoting innovative and best practices in Illinois by supporting this award for the last ten years. 

Network with your peers to share your innovative practices or identify programs you can implement at your own institution.  For the first time, ICHP will be offering networking sessions to launch the meeting on Thursday.  Topic areas include 1) Ambulatory Care, 2) Leadership, 3) Medication Safety and 4) Pharmacy Practice.  Engage in conversation and contribute to the wealth of knowledge available during this networking time. Only you can make it a success.

The Annual Meeting will continue to have its core offerings of student sessions, technician sessions and exhibit programming, along with an informative Town Hall Lunch and an exciting Awards Luncheon.  Don’t miss out – register today!

What innovation could you launch for pharmacy?


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ICHP/MSHP Spring Meeting 2017

Feature Article

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ICHP/MSHP SPRING MEETING 2017 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! 

See the photos from the event here:
  
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American Heart Association Heart Walks

Feature Article

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For many of us, heart disease and stroke hit much closer to home than you may realize and we encounter it daily in our practice. This year, ICHP has committed to participating in the American Heart Association's Heart Walks in Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Because heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans, and affects the lives of so many of our lives, we have made this initiative a priority.

To reach our fundraising goals, we are encouraging all members to participate in our fundraising efforts. You have many options for participation, such as:

  • Serving as a Local Team Leader (minor logistical responsibilities on the day of the event).
  • Joining a Team as a fundraising walker (walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a special AHA Heart Walk shirt and are eligible for prizes).
  • Making a personal donation to the ICHP team page even if unable to walk.

We seek motivated and dedicated members to serve as the Local Team Leader for each of the walks listed below. ICHP needs walkers who will not only walk and contribute themselves but also ask friends and family to donate to help us reach our goal in assisting the American Heart Association in fighting heart disease and stroke. If you would like to participate as a Walker to help raise funds, please go online here and register for the walk of your choice below. If you would like to participate as a Local Team Leader, please contact Tamkeen Quraishi Abreu (tquraishiabreu@gmail.com) from the Community Service Subcommittee. 

Sincerely,
 
ICHP Professional Affairs Division 
Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)

 

AHA Heart Walk Location  Date  ICHP Team Webpage 

 Rockford  6/17/17  http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2140&pg=team&team_id=188249
 Chicago  9/24/17  http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2454&pg=team&team_id=188250
 Carterville  10/7/17  http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2453&pg=team&team_id=188255


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Nominate the Best!
ICHP Awards Process Opens

Feature Article

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

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It’s that time of year.  ICHP is looking for Illinois Pharmacy’s best and brightest!  The nominations process for the 2017 ICHP Pharmacist of the Year and Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award Recipients is open, and it’s your chance to recommend someone you know.  The process is different for both awards, so let’s start with ICHP’s highest honor, the Pharmacist of the Year.

 

Pharmacist of the Year Award

 

A Pharmacist of the Year nominee should meet the following criteria:

·         The nominee is a person of high moral character, good citizenship and high professional ideals;

·         The nominee has made significant contributions affecting the practice of health-system pharmacy throughout the State; and

·         These contributions should be in the form of sustained exemplary service in health-system pharmacy or a single outstanding achievement, or a combination of accomplishments benefiting health-system pharmacy, through it, humanity and the public health.  These accomplishments, achievements, or outstanding performances may be in the following areas:

o   Health-system pharmacy practice

o   Health-system pharmacy education

o   Health-system pharmacy administration

o   Pharmaceutical research or development related to health-system pharmacy

o   Pharmacy organizational activity with a definite relationship to health-system pharmacy

o   Scientific or professional pharmacy writing, e.g., noteworthy articles on pharmaceutical subjects with applicability to health-system pharmacy

o   Pharmaceutical journalism related to health-system pharmacy

o   Public and/or inter-professional relations activities benefiting health-system pharmacy

o   Pharmacy law or legislation, professional regulations, standards of professional conduct or pharmacy law enforcement as related to health-system pharmacy.

 

Nominations may be received from Selection Committee members (past recipients of the award), past Presidents of the Council, affiliated chapters of the Council or any six pharmacist members of the Council submitting and signing a recommendation.  Nominators are encouraged to write a complete nomination letter and submit it to the ICHP office at scottm@ichpnet.org .  Nominations should include the name of the nominee and details describing how they meet the above criteria.  This year’s Selection Committee Chair is last year’s recipient, Carrie Sincak.  All nominations will be forwarded to the Selection Committee for review.

 

 

 

Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award

 

Amy Lodolce was a University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy faculty member who touched the lives of pharmacy students, residents, and colleagues through her passion for teaching and the profession of pharmacy. Throughout her time at the college, Amy oversaw the training of four PGY2 drug information pharmacy residents, all of whom are currently drug information faculty at various institutions. She worked directly with numerous PGY1 residents and APPE students during their drug information rotations. She also served as a formal mentor to her student advisees and was the advisor of the Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity for many years. As the Assistant Director of the Drug Information Group, Amy served as an informal mentor to other faculty and was quick to help new faculty become oriented and situated.

 

Amy approached being a leader and a mentor with an “open door” policy, and she would selflessly pause her work to address others’ needs. Students, residents, and faculty alike would ask her for guidance with career decisions and other professional concerns. Amy was respectful and nonjudgmental in her approach when assisting others whose goals and aspirations may have been different from her own. Her dedication was exemplary in that she worked tirelessly to provide residents and students with quality learning opportunities. She led and coached by example, consciously choosing behaviors that she hoped students and residents would emulate. An active pharmacist member of ICHP, Amy placed emphasis on professional organization involvement and giving back to the profession. Amy’s dedication and generosity to the profession of pharmacy have positively shaped many pharmacists’ careers, and the memory of her will continue to do so.

 

Award Criteria:

·         The individual nominated to receive this award must be an ICHP pharmacist, associate or technician member in good standing;

·         The individual should be an exemplary preceptor, professor and/or mentor of students, residents, pharmacy technicians and/or new practitioners;

·         The individual should be a positive role model for pharmacists, pharmacy students and/or pharmacy technicians;

·         In order to be considered for the award, individuals must have been nominated using the approved nomination form below;

·         More than one person may complete a nomination form for an individual.

To nominate someone for the Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award:

1.    Please provide your name(s), i.e., the name of the nominator(s). (More than one person can nominate a nominee).

2.    Provide the name of the person you are nominating. In addition, the nominee’s curriculum vitae must be included in the nomination package.

3.    Please answer the following questions about the nominee:

a.    Is the nominee a member of ICHP?

b.    In what capacity have you worked with the nominee?

c.    In what ways do you see the nominee working to advance the profession of pharmacy?

d.    Give some examples of ways in which this nominee is a model mentor/preceptor.

e.    Give some examples in which this nominee has demonstrated a service to community (outside of job responsibilities).

f.     How has this nominee impacted your career?

 

Completed nominations should be sent by July 1, 2017, to Scott Meyers at scottm@ichpnet.org or to the ICHP office by fax at 815-227-9294 or mail to 4055 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111.

 

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Call for Entries: 2017 Best Practice Award

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The objective of the Best Practice Award program is to encourage the development of innovative or creative pharmacy practice programs or innovative approaches to existing pharmacy practice challenges in health systems within the state of Illinois.

Applicants will be judged on their descriptions of programs and practices employed in their health system based on the following criteria:
  • Innovativeness / originality
  • Contribution to improving patient care
  • Contribution to institution and pharmacy practice
  • Scope of project
  • Quality of submission
Applicants must be ICHP members for a minimum of 90 days prior to submission. If you have any questions related to the program please contact Trish Wegner at trishw@ichpnet.org.

Previous Winners

2016
Maya Beganovic, PharmD and Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz, PharmD, BCPS
"MALDI-TOF alone versus MALDI-TOF combined with real-time antimicrobial stewardship interventions on time to optimal therapy in patients with positive blood cultures"

2015
Kuntal Patel, Pharm.D., Pavel Prusakov, and Heather Vaule
“Osteopenia of Prematurity (aka Better Bones for Babies)”

2014
Arti Phatak, Pharm.D.; Brooke Ward, Pharm.D., BCPS; Rachael Prusi, Pharm.D.; Elizabeth Vetter, Pharm.D.; Michael Postelnick, BS Pharm, BCPS (AQ Infectious Diseases); and Noelle Chapman, Pharm.D., BCPS
“Impact of Pharmacist Involvement in the Transitional Care of High-Risk Patients through Medication Reconciliation, Medication Education, and Post-Discharge Callbacks”

2013
Nicole Rabs, Pharm.D., Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz, Pharm.D., BCPS, Michael Costello, PhD, and Ina Zamfirova, BA
“Development of a Urinary-Specific Antibiogram for Gram Negative Isolates: Impact of Patient Risk Factors on Susceptibility”


Online entry form: Click (here) or paste the link below in your browser.
http://ichpnet.org/pharmacy_practice/professional_practice/best_practices/application_form/ 
Submission deadline: July 1, 2017

Eligibility
Applicants must be a member of ICHP practicing in a health system setting. More than one program can be submitted by a health system for consideration. Past submissions may be re-submitted if not previously given the award. Any new data should be included.

Instructions for preparing manuscript
Each entry for the Best Practice Award must include a manuscript prepared as a Word document, double-spaced using Times New Roman 12-pitch type. A header with the paper title and page number should appear on each page. The manuscript should not exceed 2000 words in length (not counting references), plus no more than a total of 6 supplemental graphics (tables, graphs, pictures, etc.) that are relevant to the program. Each picture, graph, figure, and table should be mentioned in the text and prepared as a separate document clearly labeled.

The manuscript should be organized as a descriptive report using the following headings:
  • Introduction, Purpose, and Goals of the program
  • Description of the program
  • Experience with and outcomes of the program
  • Discussion of innovative aspects of programs and achievement of goals
  • Conclusion
Format
Submissions will only be accepted via online submission form. The manuscript will be forwarded to a pre-defined set of reviewers. Please do not include the names of the authors or affiliations in the manuscript to preserve anonymity.

All applicants will be notified of their status within three weeks of the submission deadline. Should your program be chosen as the winner:
  • The program will be featured at the ICHP Annual Meeting. You will need to prepare a poster to present your program and/or give a verbal presentation. Guidelines will be sent to the winner.
  • You will be asked to electronically submit your manuscript to the ICHP KeePosted for publishing. This program will be accredited for CPE and will require that you complete material for ACPE accreditation.
  • You will receive a complimentary registration to the ICHP Annual Meeting, recognition at the meeting and a monetary award distributed to your institution.
  • Non-winning submissions may also be considered for publication in the ICHP KeePosted, but your permission will be obtained beforehand.
Thank you to PharMEDium for providing a grant for the 2017 Best Practice Award!

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Columns

Government Affairs Report
What Does It Mean When I Hear “The Pharmacy Practice Act Is Sunsetting”?

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

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Fortunately, the phrase “The Pharmacy Practice Act Is Sunsetting” has nothing to do with the Earth’s rotation. But the action does take place on a relatively predictable and regular basis. 

 

In Illinois, every Act that regulates a profession, from Acupuncturists to Wholesale Drug Distributers (sorry no “Zookeepers” or “Xylophone tuners” or anything past Wh) must be reviewed and renewed every 10 years unless that profession no longer exists or requires regulation. If they exist, they will be regulated. And even some occupations you might not think of as professions are regulated in that way in Illinois, like roofing contractors or payday lenders. Pharmacy Benefit Managers are yet to be regulated, but that’s another topic for a different issue of KeePosted!

 

So every 10 years, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the entire pharmacy world go over the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA) with a fine-toothed comb to make sure it is up to date, matches at least current practice and often so that it can help the practice of pharmacy grow to better serve the citizens of Illinois. 

 

This year was going to be a Sunset year! We (ICHP, IPhA, and IRMA) had so many great plans to move our practice forward, take us closer to provider status or at least help us get closer to being a full-fledged member of the health care team in Illinois. But on December 18, 2016, the Tribune released “Filled without Warning,” an investigative article that pretty much doomed any hopes of expanding pharmacy practice in Illinois anytime in the near future. 

 

If you haven’t read the article, find a copy and do so. But that’s water under the bridge, so let’s just move on with the resulting details. This year, because of that article and the actions of over 100 of our community pharmacy colleagues, we now face a one-year extension to the current PPA and the formation of the “Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force” made up of a representative from ICHP, IPhA, IRMA, the Illinois State Medical Society, the Illinois Hospital Association, the Teamsters, and an organization representing long-term care pharmacists in Illinois. The Task Force will also have three non-voting members, one each from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, The University of Illinois and a clinical pharmacist who has done extensive study in pharmacy e-prescribing and e-discontinuation. The Task Force will be chaired by a retired licensed pharmacist who has previously served on the Board of Pharmacy and on the executive committee of a national association representing pharmacists. A couple of these Task Force members might has well been named specifically since there are only one or two who will surely qualify.

 

This Task Force will then meet regularly, once the legislative session ends which is May 31st and will hopefully present the 2018 Spring Session of the 100th Illinois General Assembly with a consensus document that will be the complete and updated PPA. The Task Force has even been given a legislative charge, provided HB3462 passes through both chambers and receives a signature from the Governor, to consider the workload issues and ways to improve e-prescribing in Illinois. 

 

So this year, the changes to the PPA will be limited and primarily house-keeping, but the result of the deliberations of the Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force could produce a better and more progressive PPA next year that will be in place for at least nine years to come.

 

If you’re wondering, is the Sunset year the only year the PPA can be changed, the answer is no. But it is usually the easiest year to implement sweeping changes. Perhaps this year and next will be the exceptions to that rule and changes will be limited, but that doesn’t mean that more changes can’t come each year after that. It will probably mean that any changes will come harder. But if it wasn’t hard, it wouldn’t be fun! Right?

 

So now you know what it means when you hear, “The Pharmacy Practice Act Is Sunsetting”!

 

Here are the big bills ICHP is monitoring this legislative session. We’ve removed many of the bills that have been reassigned to the Rules or Assignment Committees because they are probably not going anywhere, but as Mark Twain once said, “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” So we’ll keep watching all of them but share the ones that move.

 

 

Bill Number

Sponsor

Summary

Location

ICHP Position

SB0009

Hutchinson – Chicago, D

Creates the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act. Imposes a tax on distributors of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders at the rate of $0.01 per ounce of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer. Requires those distributors to obtain permits.

3rd Reading in Senate

 

SB0018

Cullerton  - Chicago, D

Technical change to the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act.

3rd Reading in Senate

 

SB0073

HB0239

Silverstein – Chicago, D

Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Adds provision concerning prescription drug price increases. Requires manufacturers of prescription drugs to notify State purchasers, health insurers, health care service plan providers, and pharmacy benefit managers of specified increases in drug prices at least 30 days before such increase and the cost of specified new prescription drugs 3 days before the commercial availability of a new drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or within 3 days after approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration if the new drug will be made commercially available within 3 days of such approval. Provides that within 30 days after such notifications, prescription drug manufacturers shall report specified information to the Department of Public Health and requires the Department to publish such information on its website. Provides that failure to report such information to specified entities shall result in a specified administrative penalty. Provides that the Department may adopt rules and issue guidance to implement these provisions and shall be responsible for enforcing these provisions. Contains provisions concerning the confidentiality of pricing information. Repeals provisions concerning prescription drug price increases on January 1, 2022. Effective immediately.

Human Services Comm.

 

SB0283

Cullerton – Chicago, D

Amends the Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the findings of the General Assembly.

3rd Reading in the Senate

 

SB0285

Cullerton – Chicago, D

Amends the Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the findings of the General Assembly.

3rd Reading in the Senate.

 

SB0355

Cullerton – Chicago, D

Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section regarding Medicaid co-payments.

3rd Reading in the Senate

 

SB0622

Aquino – Chicago, D

Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In a provision requiring the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to determine the quantity and quality of medical services provided under the State's Medical Assistance program, provides that such services may include dental and periodontal prevention and treatment services for residents of long term care facilities and adults diagnosed with a developmental disability or an acquired disability that is permanent and irreversible and that occurred prior to age 21. Provides that on or after July 1, 2017, the Department shall provide dental services, including periodontal prevention and treatment and prescription eyeglasses to veterans and their dependents. Effective immediately.

Special Comm. on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care

 

SB0625

Martinez – Chicago, D

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Nurse Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Defines "focused assessment", "full practice authority", "oversight", and "postgraduate advanced practice nurse". Changes references of "advanced practice nurse" and "APN" to "advanced practice registered nurse" and "APRN" throughout the Act. Replaces provisions regarding nursing delegation with provisions that prohibit specified actions. Provides other guidelines for delegation of nursing activities and medication administration. Makes changes to education program requirements, qualifications for licensure, the scope of practice, and continuing education for LPN and RN licensees. Provides that a written collaborative agreement is required for all postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses until specific requirements have been met. Provides that postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses may enter into written collaborative agreements with collaborating advanced practice registered nurses or physicians (rather than collaborating physicians or podiatric physicians). In provisions concerning prescriptive authority for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses, sets forth the requirements for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses to have prescriptive authority and the limitations of such authority. Makes changes to provisions concerning the grounds for disciplinary action under the Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to prepare a report regarding the moneys appropriated from the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund to the Department of Public Health for nursing scholarships. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

3rd Reading in the Senate

Oppose

SB0636

Link – Gurnee, D

Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that the Act shall not apply to, or in any manner interfere with, the sale or distribution of dialysate, drugs, or devices necessary to perform home renal dialysis for patients with chronic kidney failure, provided that certain conditions are met. Effective immediately.

Amended on 2nd Reading in the Senate. Amendments 1 & 2 filed.

 

SB0642

Steans – Steans, D

Amends the Nurse Practice Act. In provisions concerning scope of practice, written collaborative agreements, temporary practice with a collaborative agreement, prescriptive authority with a collaborative agreement, titles, advertising, continuing education, and reports relating to professional conduct and capacity, changes references of "advanced practice nurse" and "APN" to "advanced practice registered nurse" and "APRN". Provides that a written collaborative agreement is required for all postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses until specific requirements have been met. Provides that postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses may enter into written collaborative agreements with collaborating advanced practice registered nurses or physicians (rather than collaborating physicians or podiatric physicians). In provisions concerning prescriptive authority for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses, sets forth the requirements for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses to have prescriptive authority and the limitations of such authority. Defines "full practice authority" and provides requirements for it to be granted to an advanced practice registered nurse. Removes provisions concerning advanced practice nursing in hospitals, hospital affiliates, or ambulatory surgical treatment centers, except the provision for anesthesia services and the provision requiring advanced practice registered nurses to provide services in accordance with other Acts. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

2nd Reading in the Senate.

Oppose

SB0680

Althoff – McHenry, R

Amends the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Provides that used, expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals collected by a city, village, or municipality under the Act may be destroyed in a drug destruction device by a law enforcement agency. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Expands the definition of "drug evidence" in the provision for drug destruction by a law enforcement agency to include any used, expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals collected under the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act.

3rd Reading in the Senate.

 

SB0772

Martinez – Chicago, D

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act by extending the repeal date of the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987. Defines "email address of record" and "address of record". Provides that all applicants and licensees shall provide a valid address and email address, which shall serve as the address and email address of record, and shall inform the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of any change of address or email address through specified means. Makes changes in provisions concerning the Podiatric Medical Licensing Board, grounds for disciplinary action, appointment of a hearing officer, and certification of records. Provides provisions concerning confidentiality of information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation. Makes other changes. Effective immediately

3rd Reading in the Senate

 

SB0892

Tracy – Quincy, R

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services may release information received by the central repository to select representatives of the Department of Children and Family Services through the indirect online request process. Provides that access shall be established by the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee by rule.

3rd Reading in the Senate

 

SB0902

Righter – Mattoon, R

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Pharmacy Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that all applicants and licensees shall provide a valid address and email address, which shall serve as the address and email address of record, and shall inform the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of any change of address or email address through specified means. Provides for the licensure (rather than registration) of registered pharmacy technicians, registered certified pharmacy technicians, and pharmacists, and makes conforming changes. Removes provision allowing each member of the State Board of Pharmacy to receive a per diem payment in an amount determined from time to time by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation for attendance at meetings of the Board and conducting other official business of the Board. Changes references to "Director" to references to "Secretary" or "Department" throughout the Act. Eliminates the position of deputy pharmacy coordinator. Makes changes in provisions concerning definitions, duties of the Department, inactive status, pharmacists in charge, nonresident pharmacy licenses, record retention, automated pharmacy systems, remote prescription processing, and discipline. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

3rd Reading in the Senate

 

SB1546 same as HB2957

Mulroe – Chicago, D

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that every policy of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act that provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide for synchronization of prescription drug refills on at least one occasion per insured per year provided that certain conditions are met. Requires insurers to provide prorated daily cost-sharing rates when necessary. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Services Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plan Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Effective immediately.

3rd Reading in the Senate

 

SB1585

Martinez – Chicago, D

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987. Reorganizes the Act by adding titles and renumbering provisions. Replaces references to "supervising physicians" with references to "collaborating physicians" throughout the Act. Replaces references to "supervision agreement" with references to "collaborative agreement" throughout the Act. Adds provisions concerning continuing education. In provisions concerning grounds for disciplinary action, provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may refuse to issue or renew a physician assistant license or discipline a licensee for willfully or negligently violating a patient's confidentiality, except as required by law, or failing to provide copies of medical records as required by law. Amends various Acts to conform references and terminology. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

2nd Reading in the Senate

 

SB1596 same as HB2908

Righter -  Mattoon, R

Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning medical assistance for the treatment of alcohol dependence or opioid dependence, provides that on or after July 1, 2017 such coverage may be subject to utilization controls or prior authorization mandates consistent with the most current edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use, as now or hereafter revised, or any successor publication (rather than on or after July 1, 2015 such coverage shall not be subject to any (1) utilization control, other than those established under the American Society of Addiction Medicine patient placement criteria, (2) prior authorization mandate, or (3) lifetime restriction limit mandate). Provides that on or after July 1, 2017, opioid antagonists prescribed for the treatment of an opioid overdose may be subject to (A) utilization controls or (B) prior authorization mandates consistent with the most current edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use, as now or hereafter revised, or any successor publication.

Human Services Comm. Subcomm. On Special Issues

 

SB1607

Bush – Grayslake, D

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Requires prescribers to check PMP prior to writing any prescriptions of CII, III, IV, or V medications.  Requires prescriber to note knowledge of a report received on specific patient from DHS.  Requires pharmacists to review PMP if they know of an individual who is the subject of a report by DHS.  The pharmacy or pharmacist must contact the prescriber and obtain a signature of acknowledgement before dispensing. Requires DHS to write rules within one year that requires all electronic medical records to interface with the PMP by Jan. 1, 2021.

2nd Reading in the Senate.

 

 

 

 

SB1609 same as HB2956

Bush – Grayslake, D

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code, the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Service Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Prohibits insurers from requiring that a covered individual first use an opioid analgesic drug product without abuse-deterrence labeling claims before providing coverage for an abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug product.

Insurance Comm.

 

SB1660

Same as HB2892

McCarter – Vandalia, R

Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that no medical provider shall be reimbursed for a supply of prescriptions filled outside of a licensed pharmacy except when there exists no licensed pharmacy within 5 miles of the prescribing physician's practice. Provides that, if there exists no licensed pharmacy within 5 miles of the prescribing physician's practice, no medical provider shall be reimbursed for a prescription, the supply of which lasts for longer than 72 hours from the date of injury or 24 hours from the date of first referral to the medical service provider, whichever is greater, filled and dispensed outside of a licensed pharmacy. Provides that the limitations on filling and dispensing prescriptions do not apply if there exists a pre-arranged agreement between the medical provider and a preferred provider program regarding the filling of prescriptions outside a licensed pharmacy.

Subcomm. On Tort Reform

 

SB1790

Stadelman – Rockford, D

Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that a pharmacist may refill a patient's prescription without prescriber authorization if the pharmacist is unable to contact the prescriber after reasonable effort, a failure to refill the prescription may result in an interruption of therapeutic regimen or create patient suffering, the pharmacist informs the prescriber at the earliest convenience of the emergency refills, and the prescription is not for a controlled substance. Provides that prescriptions may be refilled pursuant to the provisions for a period of time reasonably necessary for the pharmacist to secure prescriber authorization. Effective immediately.

3rd Reading in the Senate

 

SB1844

Raoul – Chicago, D

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that all entities providing prescription drug coverage shall permit and apply a prorated daily cost-sharing rate to prescriptions that are dispensed by a pharmacy for less than a 30-day supply if the prescriber or pharmacist indicates the fill or refill could be in the best interest of the patient or is for the purpose of synchronizing the patient's chronic medications. Provides that no entity providing prescription drug coverage shall deny coverage for the dispensing of any drug prescribed for the treatment of a chronic illness that is made in accordance with a plan among the insured, the prescriber, and a pharmacist to synchronize the refilling of multiple prescriptions for the insured. Provides that no entity providing prescription drug coverage shall use payment structures incorporating prorated dispensing fees determined by calculation of the days' supply of medication dispensed. Provides that dispensing fees shall be determined exclusively on the total number of prescriptions dispensed. Establishes criteria for an entity conducting audits (either on-site or remotely) of pharmacy records. Provides that the Department of Insurance and Director of Insurance shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of the Act and impose financial penalties. Effective January 1, 2018.

Insurance Comm.

 

SB1888

McCann – Jacksonville, R

Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In addition to other specified actions required under the Code, requires a managed care community network that contracts with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish, maintain, and provide a fair and reasonable reimbursement rate to pharmacy providers for pharmaceutical services, prescription drugs and drug products, and pharmacy or pharmacist-provided services. Provides that the reimbursement methodology shall not be less than the current reimbursement rate utilized by the Department for prescription and pharmacy or pharmacist-provided services and shall not be below the actual acquisition cost of the pharmacy provider. Requires a managed care community network to ensure that the pharmacy formulary used by the managed care community network and its contract providers is no more restrictive than the Department's pharmaceutical program. Effective July 1, 2018.

Special Comm. on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care

 

SB1944

Nybo – Lombard, R

Senate Amendment 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Hypodermic Syringes and Needles Act. Provides that a person who is at least 18 years of age may purchase from a pharmacy and have in his or her possession up to 100 (rather than 20) hypodermic syringes or needles. Provides that a pharmacist may sell up to 100 (rather than 20) sterile hypodermic syringes or needles to a person who is at least 18 years of age. Provides that a prescriber (rather than a licensed physician) may direct a patient under his or her immediate charge to have in possession any of the hypodermic syringes and needles permitted by the Act. Deletes provision that the Illinois Department of Public Health must develop educational materials and make copies of the educational materials available to pharmacists. Deletes provision that pharmacists must make these educational materials available to persons who purchase syringes and needles as authorized under the Act. Permits an electronic order for the hypodermic syringes and needles. Defines "prescriber".

2nd Reading in the Senate.

 

SB2011

Bivins – Dixon, R

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that a registered pharmacist filling a prescription for an opioid substance listed in Schedule II may dispense the prescribed substance in a lesser quantity than the recommended full quantity indicated on the prescription if requested by the patient provided that the prescription complies with the requirements of the Act. Provides that the remaining quantity in excess of the quantity requested by the patient shall be void. Provides that if the dispensed quantity is less than the recommended full quantity, the pharmacist or his or her designee shall, within a reasonable time following a reduction in quantity but not more than 7 days, notify the prescribing practitioner of the quantity actually dispensed. Provides that nothing in this provision shall be interpreted to conflict with or supersede any other requirement established in the Act for a prescription of an opiate substance or any requirements or conditions for drug substitutions established in the Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Amendment 1 - Provides that when issuing a prescription for an opiate to a patient 18 years of age or older for outpatient use for the first time, a practitioner may not issue a prescription for more than a 7-day supply. A practitioner may not issue an opiate prescription to a person under 18 years of age for more than a 7-day supply at any time and shall discuss with the parent or guardian of the person under 18 years of age the risks associated with opiate use and the reasons why the prescription is necessary. Provides that notwithstanding this provision, if, in the professional medical judgment of a practitioner, more than a 7-day supply of an opiate is required to treat the patient's acute medical condition or is necessary for the treatment of chronic pain management, pain associated with a cancer diagnoses, or for palliative care, then the practitioner may issue a prescription for the quantity needed to treat that acute medical condition, chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnosis, or pain experienced while the patient is in palliative care. Provides that the condition triggering the prescription of an opiate for more than a 7-day supply shall be documented in the patient's medical record and the practitioner shall indicate that a non-opiate alternative was not appropriate to address the medical condition. Provides that these provisions do not apply to medications designed for the treatment of substance abuse or opioid dependence.

2nd Reading in the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR0016

Gordon-Booth – Peoria, D

Urges Congress to pass legislation in support of the establishment of VA emergency prescription refill programs nationwide to ensure that, in emergency situations, veterans may receive medication directly from their local pharmacy and VA facility.

Place on Calendar Order of Resolutions.

 

HR0030

Welch – Westchester, D

Designates October 2017 as "Zombie Preparedness Month" in the State of Illinois, and urges all Illinoisans to educate themselves about natural disasters and take steps to create a stockpile of food, water, and other emergency supplies that can last up to 72 hours.

Resolution Adopted.

 

HR0059

Cassidy – Chicago, D

Recognizes the importance of improving awareness of self-care and the value it represents to the citizens of Illinois. Supports increased consumer empowerment through the development of new nonprescription medicines and the appropriate switch of certain prescription medicines to nonprescription. Acknowledges that over-the-counter medicines can greatly improve and reduce costs to the public health system. Encourages consumers, healthcare practitioners, policymakers and regulators to communicate the benefits of self-care. Recognizes February of 2017 as Self-Care Month in Illinois.

Place on Calendar Order of Resolutions

 

HR0088

Flowers – Chicago, D

Urges the federal government to monitor the ever-increasing costs of prescription drugs and to take any necessary action to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for those purchasing medications.

Placed on Calendar Order of Resolutions

 

HR0116

McSweeney – Cary, R

Declares opposition to raising the sales taxes on food and drugs.

Revenue and Finance Comm. Sales and Other Taxes Subcomm.

 

HB0274

Mussman – Schaumburg, D

Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that "practice of pharmacy" includes the prescribing and dispensing of hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives. Defines "hormonal contraceptive patch" as a transdermal patch applied to the skin of a patient, by the patient or by a practitioner, that releases a drug composed of a combination of hormones that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy and "self-administered oral hormonal contraceptive" as a drug composed of a combination of hormones that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy and that the patient to whom the drug is prescribed may take orally. Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense contraceptives to a person over 18 years of age and a person under 18 years of age only if the person has evidence of a previous prescription from a primary care or a women's health care practitioner. Requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to adopt rules to establish standard procedures for pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives. Provides requirements for the rules to be adopted by the Department. Provides that all State and federal laws governing insurance coverage of contraceptive drugs and products shall apply to the provisions.

Health Care Licenses Comm.

Support

HB0281

Flowers – Chicago, D

Amends the Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall adopt rules requiring the Department to distribute treatment guidelines on an annual basis to all persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all of its branches. Provides that the Department shall prepare and submit an annual report to the General Assembly with specified information concerning the administration of psychotropic medication to persons for whom it is legally responsible. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to the license or permit of any person issued under the Act upon repeated acts of clearly excessive prescribing, furnishing, or administering psychotropic medications to a minor without a good faith prior examination of the patient and medical reason.

2nd Reading in the House

 

HB0312

Feigenholtz – Chicago, D

Amends the Nurse Practice Act. In provisions concerning scope of practice, written collaborative agreements, temporary practice with a collaborative agreement, prescriptive authority with a collaborative agreement, titles, advertising, continuing education, and reports relating to professional conduct and capacity, changes references of "advanced practice nurse" and "APN" to "advanced practice registered nurse" and "APRN". Provides that a written collaborative agreement is required for all postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses until specific requirements have been met. Provides that postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses may enter into written collaborative agreements with collaborating advanced practice registered nurses or physicians (rather than collaborating physicians or podiatric physicians). In provisions concerning prescriptive authority for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses, sets forth the requirements for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses to have prescriptive authority and the limitations of such authority. Defines "full practice authority" and provides requirements for it to be granted to an advanced practice registered nurse. Removes provisions concerning advanced practice nursing in hospitals, hospital affiliates, or ambulatory surgical treatment centers, except the provision for anesthesia services and the provision requiring advanced practice registered nurses to provide services in accordance with other Acts. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

2nd Reading in the House

Opposed

HB0313

Feigenholtz – Chicago, D

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Nurse Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Defines "focused assessment", "full practice authority", "oversight", and "postgraduate advanced practice nurse". Changes references of "advanced practice nurse" and "APN" to "advanced practice registered nurse" and "APRN" throughout the Act. Replaces provisions regarding nursing delegation with provisions that prohibit specified actions. Provides other guidelines for delegation of nursing activities and medication administration. Makes changes to education program requirements, qualifications for licensure, the scope of practice, and continuing education for LPN and RN licensees. Provides that a written collaborative agreement is required for all postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses until specific requirements have been met. Provides that postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses may enter into written collaborative agreements with collaborating advanced practice registered nurses or physicians (rather than collaborating physicians or podiatric physicians). In provisions concerning prescriptive authority for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses, sets forth the requirements for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses to have prescriptive authority and the limitations of such authority. Makes changes to provisions concerning the grounds for disciplinary action under the Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to prepare a report regarding the moneys appropriated from the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund to the Department of Public Health for nursing scholarships. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

2nd Reading in the House

Oppose

HB0524

Wheeler – Crystal Lake, R

Amends the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Provides that pharmaceuticals disposed of under the Act may be destroyed in a drug destruction device. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Expands the definition of "drug evidence" to include any used, expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals collected under the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Effective immediately.

Passed in the House

 

HB0706

Bellock – Westmont, R

Amends the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Provides that in the absence of a police officer, State Police officer, coroner, or medical examiner at the scene of a death, a nurse or physician may dispose of unused medication found at the scene while engaging in the performance of his or her duties. Provides that anyone authorized to dispose of unused medications under the Act, and his or her employer, employees, or agents shall incur no civil liability, criminal liability, or professional discipline, except for willful or wanton misconduct, as a result of any injury arising from his or her good faith disposal or non-disposal of unused medication. Defines "nurse" and "physician". Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and the Nurse Practice Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Assignments in the Senate

 

HB1433

Madigan – Chicago, D

Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section regarding Medicaid co-payments.

2nd Reading in the House

 

HB1990

Durkin – Burr Ridge, R

Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the program for medically fragile and technology dependent children.

2nd Reading in the House

 

HB2235

Durkin – Burr Ridge, R

Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning licensure without examination.

2nd Reading in the House

 

HB2392

Flowers – Chicago, D

Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Requires that at least one registered pharmacy technician be on duty whenever the practice of pharmacy is conducted. Requires that pharmacies fill no more than 10 prescriptions per hour. Requires 10 pharmacy technician hours per 100 prescriptions filled. Prohibits pharmacies from requiring pharmacists to participate in advertising or soliciting activities that may jeopardize patient health, safety, or welfare and any activities or external factors that interfere with the pharmacist's ability to provide appropriate professional services. Provides that a pharmacist shall receive specified break periods. Provides that a pharmacy may not require a pharmacist to work during a break period, shall make available a break room meeting specified requirements, shall keep a complete and accurate record of the break periods and may not require a pharmacist to work more than 8 hours a workday. Provides for enforcement and penalties. Provides whistleblower protections for an employee of a pharmacy if the pharmacy retaliates against the employee for certain actions. Requires pharmacies to maintain a record of any errors in the receiving, filling, or dispensing of prescriptions.

Rules Comm.

Oppose

HB2436

Flowers – Chicago, D

Creates the Illinois Medicare for All Health Care Act. Provides that all individuals residing in the State are covered under the Illinois Health Services Program for health insurance. Sets forth the health coverage benefits that participants are entitled to under the Program. Sets forth the qualification requirements for participating health providers. Sets forth standards for provider reimbursement. Provides that it is unlawful for private health insurers to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the coverage of the Program. Provides that investor-ownership of health delivery facilities is unlawful. Provides that the State shall establish the Illinois Health Services Trust to provide financing for the Program. Sets forth the requirements for claims billing under the Program. Provides that the Program shall include funding for long-term care services and mental health services. Provides that the Program shall establish a single prescription drug formulary and list of approved durable medical goods and supplies. Creates the Pharmaceutical and Durable Medical Goods Committee to negotiate the prices of pharmaceuticals and durable medical goods with suppliers or manufacturers on an open bid competitive basis. Sets forth provisions concerning patients' rights. Provides that the employees of the Program shall be compensated in accordance with the current pay scale for State employees and as deemed professionally appropriate by the General Assembly. Effective January 1, 2018.

2nd Reading in the House

 

HB2531

Hammond – Macomb, R

Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Deletes provisions requiring manufacturers to provide the Director of Public Health with a notification containing product technical bioequivalence information no later than 60 days prior to specified generic drug product substitution. Effective immediately.

Assignments in the Senate

 

HB2534

Bourne – Litchfield, R

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Requires that to be illegal a drug analog must not be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or, if approved, it is not dispensed or possessed in accordance with State and federal law. Defines "controlled substance" to include a synthetic drug enumerated as a scheduled drug under the Act. Adds chemical structural classes of synthetic cannabinoids and piperazines to the list of Schedule I controlled substances. Includes certain substances approved by the FDA which are not dispensed or possessed in accordance with State or federal law and certain modified substances.

Assignments in the Senate

 

HB2708

Demmer – Rochelle, R

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services may release information received by the central repository to select representatives of the Department of Children and Family Services through the indirect online request process. Provides that access shall be established by the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee by rule.

Assignments in the Senate

 

HB2933

Soto – Chicago, D

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987. Reorganizes the Act by adding titles and renumbering provisions. Replaces references to "supervising physicians" with references to "collaborating physicians" throughout the Act. Replaces references to "supervision agreement" with references to "collaborative agreement" throughout the Act. Adds provisions concerning continuing education. In provisions concerning grounds for disciplinary action, provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may refuse to issue or renew a physician assistant license or discipline a licensee for willfully or negligently violating a patient's confidentiality, except as required by law, or failing to provide copies of medical records as required by law. Amends various Acts to conform references and terminology. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

2nd Reading in the House

 

HB2957 same as SB1546

Fine – Glenview, D

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that every policy of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act that provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide for synchronization of prescription drug refills on at least one occasion per insured per year provided that certain conditions are met. Requires insurers to provide prorated daily cost-sharing rates when necessary. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Services Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plan Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Effective immediately.

Assignments in the Senate

 

HB3395

Turner – Chicago, D

Amends the Criminal Identification Act. Includes federal or State public records in the definition of "expunge". Amends various Acts related to occupational and professional licensing. Provides that no consideration shall be given to convictions entered prior to the date of the application, where the applicant has completed any sentence imposed for that conviction, including any period of mandatory supervised release.

2nd Reading in the House

 

HB3462

Zalewski – Riverside, D

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Pharmacy Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that all applicants and licensees shall provide a valid address and email address, which shall serve as the address and email address of record, and shall inform the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of any change of address or email address through specified means. Provides for the licensure (rather than registration) of registered pharmacy technicians, registered certified pharmacy technicians, and pharmacists, and makes conforming changes. Removes provision allowing each member of the State Board of Pharmacy to receive a per diem payment in an amount determined from time to time by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation for attendance at meetings of the Board and conducting other official business of the Board. Changes references to "Director" to references to "Secretary" or "Department" throughout the Act. Eliminates the position of deputy pharmacy coordinator. Makes changes in provisions concerning definitions, duties of the Department, inactive status, pharmacists in charge, nonresident pharmacy licenses, record retention, automated pharmacy systems, remote prescription processing, and discipline. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

2nd Reading in the House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leadership Profile
Rebecca M. Castner, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

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What is your current leadership position in ICHP?

Currently, I am a member of the New Practitioners Network and Ambulatory Care Network. As far as leadership positions, I am the Immediate Past Chair of the New Practitioners Network.

Where did you go to pharmacy school?

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Trace your professional history since graduation. Where have you trained/ worked? Any special accomplishments?

I completed a PGY1 Residency in Community Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA, and a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care at UC Health – University Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. From there, I took a position at Chicago State University as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in Ambulatory Care. I am proud that I have set up two successful ambulatory sites. The first was at Rush University Internists, an internal medicine clinic at RUSH. The second was at Christian Community Health Center, an FQHC PCMH where I focus on adult ambulatory care primarily in patients with HIV. As far as other accomplishments related to training, I earned both my BCACP and AAHIVP within the past year and continue to work on additional training programs and certificates related to my practice areas.

Describe your current area of practice and practice setting.

I currently practice as an ambulatory care pharmacist at Christian Community Health Center, a FQHC/PCMH that provides family medicine. I focus on adult HIV patients, optimizing both their HIV regimens and medications for their other acute and chronic disease states. My typical day at my clinical site may consist of anything from reviewing patient profiles and making recommendations to their HIV PCP or psychiatrist to meeting with patients to discuss a variety of topics including adherence, lifestyle modifications and risk reduction, management and monitoring of chronic disease states such as diabetes, or even medication reconciliation. I also precept pharmacy students and enjoy involving them in these activities.

What initially motivated you to get involved, and what benefits do you see in being active in a professional association such as ICHP?

I think there are many benefits of being active in an organization such as ICHP. When I first became motivated to get involved in ICHP, it was a result of talking to a former member, Diana Isaacs, who was Chair of the NPN at the time. I was new to the area and looking to become more connected in the local pharmacy world and more involved in activities to promote health in the community. ICHP is a fantastic resource for both of these areas. I found that the more involved I became and got to know the new practitioners, the more I learned about what is going well with my practice, as well as opportunities where I could improve through discussing with others. I also was able to develop working relationships with other pharmacists. With pharmacy being such a small world, I think being able to put a face to a name and getting to know personally what other practitioners are passionate about allows us to advance our practice far more than we could trying to do so alone. The more I found these benefits to be true, the more involved I wanted to become, and as a result I became the NPN Chair.

Is there an individual you admire or look up to or a mentor that has influenced your career?

I think there are countless individuals that have helped mold me and light my passion for pharmacy, starting from my first job as a pharmacy tech in high school. If I listed them all, there would be nowhere near enough room on the page! However, currently one individual stands out in terms of my advancement since I arrived in Chicago in 2012 – Dr. Nora Flint. I worked with Nora closely in the process to set up and develop the ambulatory clinic at RUSH. Nora is an incredible practitioner and administrator and is someone that I continue to attempt to model as I move forward in my career. I value Nora’s constantly professional demeanor, her work ethic, and her ability to support countless projects at once with grace. I am privileged to be able to say she is a mentor to me, and I would not have been nearly as successful in my endeavors in the past few years without her support.

Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work?

In my spare time, I like to draw, paint, play my guitar (although poorly!), do yoga, and most of all, play with my dog.

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Although I’ve only been once for a research class in undergrad, my favorite place I have been in the world is Palau. I hope to make it back there again sometime in the future.

What is the most interesting/unique fact about yourself that few people know?

Growing up, I was always very artistic and had to decide between graphic design and biology as my major going into undergrad. I considered doing medical illustration to marry the two, but realized I didn’t want to just draw body parts all day long!

What 3 adjectives would people use to best describe you?

Excitable, Optimistic, Empathetic


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Pharmacy Students Selected as Representatives to ASHP Councils and Commission

Six ASHP student members have been appointed by ASHP President-Elect Paul Bush to serve as student representatives on the ASHP policy committees for 2017-2018. Join us in congratulating David Silva, University of Illinois at Chicago (Council on Therapeutics).

Congratulations ASHP Summer Intern – Maggie Lau! ASHP will be hosting a pharmacy student summer intern at their headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland for a 10-week program starting on May 24. Please join us in congratulating Maggie Wing Lam Lau from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy.



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New Practitioners Network
A Dream Come True - My Research Experience at Bangkok International Hospital

by Fidah Othman, PharmD

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The Dream

                

My husband and I had always dreamed of living abroad for an extended period of time.  In 2016, we planned a six-month trip to Asia, where we would spend three months in Phuket, Thailand. We visited Phuket in 2013 and fell in love with the warmth of the people, the Thai hospitality, and the beauty of the country. I worked as a staff pharmacist for CVS Health for four years and truly enjoyed my job and empowering my patients. I knew I wanted to work while in Phuket but I didn't speak Thai, so a community pharmacy job there was out of the question.

 

Part of the research team at Bangkok Hospital Phuket























Part of the research team at Bangkok Hospital Phuket

 

The Search

                

My first instinct was to find a remote order entry job in the United States. I quickly learned that those opportunities are limited and it was hard to find a company to approve this prospect given the time difference.  I started searching for hospitals in Phuket and reaching out to their HR and research departments. I introduced myself as a pharmacist from the U.S. who was staying in Phuket and would like to assist in any way possible.

                

Throughout my search, I kept stumbling upon a surgeon who hosted the first Biennial International Symposium on Colorectal Disease in Phuket and was extensively involved in research. I couldn't find his email address to contact him, but I did find his Twitter account. I tweeted him (yes, I tweeted him!) asking for his email address and to my surprise, he answered. I emailed him immediately and expressed my interest in helping with his research. It was a complete shot in the dark since there weren’t any job postings online, but this was my only hope and I was willing to help in any way possible.


I let him know of my professional background, my previous research experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the University of Chicago Medicine, and that I was staying in Phuket for three months. He requested a Skype interview and I researched his work and publications to prepare for my interview.  During the interview, we talked about his current research projects and how I could help. To my amazement, he said he needed my help at the hospital and he would love to have me.

 

Reviewing data with a fellow researcher at Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Reviewing data with a fellow researcher at Bangkok Hospital Phuket

 

Working in Thailand

 

I worked for 30 hours a week at Bangkok Hospital Phuket in Phuket for 3 months as the lead clinical researcher. My tasks included patient recruitment for international patients, collecting samples during colonoscopies, writing a review article on the effects of butyric acid on colorectal cancer, reviewing and analyzing data, and writing a manuscript on our findings on the effect of butyric acid on colon cancer stem cells.


Prior to this, I had not had much experience with colorectal cancer. Before our travels, I spent my weekends researching colorectal cancer and reading up on cancer stem cells. My first week was very challenging as I was given many tasks that were loosely defined. There were many research projects taking place at the same time, so I wrote a list of questions I had for the surgeon, addressed them during our weekly meetings, and made my own list of tasks to complete. My mornings were focused on patient recruitment and collecting samples and I spent my afternoons analyzing data and writing the manuscript. Part of experiencing other cultures is mingling with the locals, eating like a local, and - what I was hoping for the most - working with the locals. I was happy I was able to experience working with locals on a daily basis.


I am proud to announce that our abstract on the effects of butyric acid on colon cancer stem cells will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons this June in Seattle. Our manuscript will also be published in the Journal of Disease of Colon and Rectum!

 

The entrance to Bangkok Hospital Phuket

The entrance to Bangkok Hospital Phuket

 

What I learned

 

As pharmacists, I find our profession to be misunderstood at times. Pharmacists have a unique knowledge base that can be applied to many areas outside of the dispensing role. We are trained on how to interpret study results in evidence-based medicine and we have extensive knowledge in scientific principles.  Working as a lead clinical researcher in Phuket offered me a new perspective on how my education and training can be applied in various healthcare settings. I had the opportunity to experience firsthand how healthcare is practiced outside of the U.S. I was amazed at how advanced healthcare is in Thailand. In Thailand, there is a large emphasis on how diet affects health, which can be seen in their fresh foods and small-portioned meals.


I learned that many hospitals outside the U.S. are always looking for U.S. trained healthcare professionals to collaborate with. They are very open to new ideas and suggestions. By engaging in collaborative activities in various health-related divisions, we can better understand how culture and lifestyle contribute to wellness and disease. This is very important - now more than ever - since we live in a melting pot of various ethnicities and cultural backgrounds and in some instances, the risk of developing a certain disease is highly dependent on these factors.


Taking a risk to do something you are passionate about is always easier said than done. I was lucky to have this amazing experience and work with an inspiring team. I recently relocated to South San Francisco and am excited to pursue new opportunities here that allow me to use my knowledge and experience to step out of my comfort zone and advance the profession of pharmacy.


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College Connection

Practice Makes Almost Perfect – A Student’s Experience from the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

College Connection

by Jessica Lorenson, P4, ICHP Member

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I had been here before, sitting in a giant ballroom surrounded by students from all across the country while I pretended to be cool, calm and collected. Waiting patiently as the video played out the scenario for the patient case, my mind already racing with potential problems and where to start the care plan. My partner and I had competed in the clinical skills competition during our P3 year in New Orleans. That year we were all nerves. After all, we were “lowly” P3s in a world of “genius” P4s. And that time, the nerves got the best of us. All of our strategies, which were derived from practice cases, immediately went out the window.

This year we had no expectations for ourselves. After all, the main reason to be at Midyear was the residency showcase, right? At least that’s what we kept telling ourselves in order to manage realistic expectations. So here I sat again, in a different ballroom but still filled with nervous excitement.

As the video played and we were walked into the room, a calm seemed to wash over us instead of a frantic energy. We collaborated on the primary problem and then moved on to work on additional problems individually. Somehow, everything was clicking into place. We worked at a steady and determined pace and as the time flew by, we found ourselves with time to spare. This was a drastic difference from the prior competition where we did not even complete the care plan. While you may think we were patting ourselves on the back, we instead looked at each other in horror. What were we missing? There’s no way we should have time to spare, let alone double check our work. And then time was officially out.

We walked out of the competition and knew with absolute certainty that we must have forgotten some key point that could have boosted us into the top 10. So that was it for us, we came, we gave our best, and now we get to stress about the residency showcase. Flash forward 12 hours later and our jaws were on the floor. At the student welcome and keynote speaker event, they announced the top 10 and our names had just been called. The sheer shock on our faces was almost comical.

And that’s when we were sequestered. More than anything, we were just thrilled to be there and letting that fact sink in. Judging by the faces of the other competitors, they felt much the same way. We fell into the same line of thinking as before - that it was great to be in the top 10 and anything above that was icing on the cake. But after sitting there for a couple of hours, it finally sunk in that we had to present and defend our plan to people who, I would say in retrospect, were intimidating looking judges.

Then finally, FINALLY, I had a moment of clarity that left me feeling confident. I don’t know if you’ve been able to tell throughout this article, but I felt anything BUT confident up until that point. Second- guessing decisions and thinking there was no chance. But I’ll tell you, we deserved to be here and we had earned it. From competing at the school level, completing multiple practice cases, and the experience from last year’s competition, we had unequivocally earned our place.

Ultimately we took home 3rd place honors. I am so proud of that accomplishment and have taken lessons away from the experience. Here’s what I learned. We are all taught and trained rigorously so that we can graduate and be exceptional pharmacists. Be confident in what you have learned, be confident in yourself, and be confident in your abilities. 


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Two Missions Later: Reflections on the Expansion of a Mission’s Pharmacy Team
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

College Connection

by Traiana Mangum, P4, ICHP Member

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I remember writing a reflection for KeePosted after my first mission with International American Medical Mission (IAMM) to Haiti in December of 2015. The IAMM medical team is formed of minority nurses, physicians, pharmacists, educators, and evangelists from around the country. Back then, our pharmacy team was made up of myself, the pharmacy director, and willing volunteers. As one could imagine, this could be quite challenging from a safety and efficiency perspective. After my initial experiences working on the pharmacy team, I saw a need and desire for additional pharmacist and pharmacy students and brought the issue to the Experiential Coordinator at my school. In February 2016, a group of three students and professors joined me in Leogane, Haiti for a medical mission.  

 

Haiti was facing political unrest at that time, and it ultimately left the mission team shorthanded when the group from New York could not get to Haiti. Facing a nursing and physician shortage, the team was able to shape the new role of the IAMM pharmacy team through direct patient care knowledge and skills. In addition to traditional dispensing duties, the students on the pharmacy team were placed in triage to perform clinical assessments under the supervision of our professor. This included vitals, blood glucose readings, medication history, and investigation of the chief complaint. The pharmacist and pharmacy students recommended and dispensed OTC medications for minor ailments such as cough/cold, allergies, minor dermatologic issues, headache, yeast infections, vitamins. This allowed an expedited process for non-urgent patient issues, and lightened the load on our sole medical provider. In a small clinic setting, with one physician and registered nurse, the pharmacy team helped serve over 700 patients in a matter of 4 full clinic days.

 

In February, I completed my fourth medical mission in Haiti with IAMM, and for the second consecutive year, I brought along my professors from Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. Following the model of the previous year, the 2017 team served in a larger capacity. My duties included inventory management, set-up and breakdown of a temporary pharmacy, ensuring completeness of pharmacy orders, dispensing prescriptions, assisting in triage, and counseling patients alongside a trained translator.

 

We treated several infections, allergies, cough and cold symptoms, wounds, and hypertensive urgencies. The pharmacy team primarily dispensed anti-infectives, anti-diabetic, and anti-hypertensive agents; antacids, antihistamines, analgesic, and vitamins. Pharmacy interventions included dose changes/adjustments, drug changes, medication recommendations, substitutions, doctor consultations, collaborative practice treatment and expediting, and patient education and counseling. Our team successfully served over 1,000 patients during five full clinic days.

 

The expansion of the pharmacy team and our role in the medical team has been very beneficial to this organization as well as students in their experiential learning. As the medical missions field begins to understand the benefit of a strong pharmacy presence, I would expect an increased demand for the integration of the pharmacy team with the medical team. It is also a great opportunity for more students to participate in global health outreach. I look forward to the growth of this partnership long after my departure from Chicago State University. I would like to acknowledge the faculty at my college who accompanied me on this journey, Drs. Janene Marshall, Heather Fields, and Mohammad Newaz. Their guidance was invaluable and I am certainly appreciative of them being there with me.


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Developing My Voice Through Leadership
University of Illinois – Chicago: College of Pharmacy

College Connection

by Shirley Huang, P2, Co-Fundraising Chair

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Being a part of ICHP has given me a great opportunity to witness a wide and accomplished executive board at work. With our bi-weekly GBMs, which span from informational Midyear sessions to mental health awareness, our morning rounds and journals club sessions, and more, there are many hard-working gears in place that require a dedicated team. Within UIC, ICHP has one of the largest e-boards on campus. For all our events to be successful, each e-board member must be very diligent. Although everyone has their own tasks and works independently, there is still a sense of synergy within the board. Ideas from everyone are contributed during our e-board meetings, which help make our events successful.

This year, I served as a co-fundraising chair and it has taught me a multitude of skills. I learned the logistics of running sales as well as the importance of organization and details within them. These elements ensured that each fundraiser ran smoothly and everyone had a good experience with ICHP. During these sales, I was luckily able to get advice from my e-board and learn from those who were on the board last year. Their advice was a great tool to help me develop as a leader. I’ve always considered myself a reserved, soft-spoken person, especially in leadership settings. Throughout pharmacy school, I’ve been trying to branch out and strengthen my abilities. Without a doubt, being involved in ICHP has complemented this journey thus far.

This is only one of the many ways that ICHP has opened my eyes to the bigger picture of pharmacy. Learning all of the disease states and intricacies of each drug doesn’t begin to encompass the scope of this field. Joining e-boards and developing leadership within pharmacy school doesn’t either. It is the ability to take this knowledge and these skills and help our patients. Our ICHP chapter is devoted to evoke these revelations within our school of pharmacy and to motivate us to take on this mission in our careers.


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Upcoming Events


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Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events!                 
Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Combating the Opioid Epidemic Through SBIRT
Tran Tran, PharmD, BCPS
Champions LIVE Webinar

Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians | 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU)


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Pharmacist Role in Hospice and Palliative Care
Chris Herndon, PharmD
Sangamis Society LIVE Program

Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians |1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU)  


Tuesday, May 18, 2017  - 6:00 PM
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: New Perspectives in Therapy
Cassandra Collins, PharmD
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria
West Central Society LIVE Program


Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians |1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:00am
The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care
Schaumburg, IL
Jessica L. Kerr, PharmD, CDE
Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA, FAADE

IPhA Program
Use Code: ICHP17

Accredited for pharmacists | 23.0 contact hours (2.3 CEUs)


Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:00am
Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services
Schaumburg, IL

Cara Brock, PharmD, BCPG
Garth K. Reynolds, RPh

IPhA Program
Use Code: ICHP17

Accredited for pharmacists | 21.0 contact hours (2.1 CEUs)


Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 8:00am
Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services
Schaumburg, IL

Garth K. Reynolds, RPh
IPhA Program
Use Code: ICHP17

Accredited for pharmacists | 10.0 contact hours (1.0 CEUs)


Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 8:00am
Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management
Schaumburg, IL
Jessica L. Kerr, PharmD, CDE
Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA, FAADE

IPhA Program
Use Code: ICHP17

Accredited for pharmacists | 20.0 contact hours (2.0 CEUs)


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Cultivating Safety in the Pharmacy
Adam Bursua, Pharm.D., BCPS
Champions LIVE Webinar for Pharmacy Technicians

Accredited for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists | 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU
)
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Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 8:00am
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
Springfield, IL

Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD
Garth K. Reynolds, RPh

IPhA Program
Use Code: ICHP17

Accredited for pharmacists | 20.0 contact hours (2.0 CEUs)



Saturday, July 1, 2017
2017 Best Practice Award Submissions Due
More information on the 2017 Best Practice Award and Program coming soon.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Mother to Baby: Brief Overview of Medication Use During Pregnancy
Brooke L. Griffin, Pharm.D., BCACP
Champions LIVE Webinar

Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians |0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU
)

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Streamlining the Crash Cart Model: Less is More
Elizabeth Short, PharmD, BCCCP
Champions LIVE Webinar

Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians |0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU
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Officers and Board of Directors

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CHARLENE HOPE 
President
708-783-5933 
chope@macneal.com

JENNIFER PHILLIPS 
Immediate Past President
630-515-7167 
jphillips@midwestern.edu

TRAVIS HUNERDOSSE 
President-elect
THUNERDO@nm.org 

MIKE WEAVER 
Treasurer 
815-599-6113 
mweaver@fhn.org

JENNIFER ARNOLDI 
Secretary 
jearnol@gmail.com

LARA ELLINGER 
Director, Educational Affairs 
laelling@nm.org

CARRIE VOGLER
Director, Marketing Affairs
217-545-5394

KRISTI STICE 
Director, Professional Affairs
217-544-6464 ext.44660 
kristi.stice@hshs.org

CAROL HEUNISCH 
Director, Organizational Affairs 
847-933-6811

KATHRYN SCHULTZ
Director, Government Affairs
312-926-6961

DAVID TJHIO 
Chairman, Committee on Technology 
816-885-4649 
david.tjhio@bd.com

COLLEEN BOHNENKAMP
Chairman, New Practitioners Network

BRYAN MCCARTHY
Co-Chairman, Ambulatory Care Network

VIRGINIA NASH
Co-Chairman, Ambulatory Care Network

CLARA GARY
Technician Representative

JACOB GETTIG 
Editor & Chairman, KeePosted Committee 
630-515-7324 fax: 630-515-6958 
jgetti@midwestern.edu 

JENNIFER PHILLIPS 
Assistant Editor, KeePosted 
630-515-7167 
jphillips@midwestern.edu 

SCOTT MEYERS 
Executive Vice President, ICHP Office 
815-227-9292 
scottm@ichpnet.org 


Regional Directors

NOELLE CHAPMAN 
Regional Director North
312-926-2547
nchapman@nmh.org 

ED RAINVILLE 
Regional Director Central 
ed.c.rainville@osfhealthcare.org 

LYNN FROMM 
Regional Co-Director South
618-391-5539

TARA VICKERY GORDEN 
Regional Co-Director South
618-643-2361 x2330


Student Chapter Presidents

FLORENCE PATINO 
President, Student Chapter 
Chicago State University C.O.P. 

SHAZIYA BARKAT 
President, Student Chapter
Midwestern University Chicago C.O.P. 
sbarkat14@midwestern.edu

KASIA PLIS 
President, Student Chapter 
Roosevelt University C.O.P. 
kplis@mail.roosevelt.edu

JORIE KREITMAN 
President, Student Chapter 
Rosalind Franklin University C.O.P. 
jorie.kreitman@my.rfums.org

MALLORY BELCHER 
President, Student Chapter 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville S.O.P
mabelch@siue.edu

LEVI PILONES 
President, Chicago Student Chapter
University of IL C.O.P. 
lpilon2@uic.edu 

TREVOR LUMAN 
President, Rockford Student Chapter 
University of IL C.O.P. 
tluman2@uic.edu


ICHP Affiliates 


ANTOINE JENKINS 
President, Northern IL Society (NISHP)

JARED SHELEY 
President, Metro East Society (MESHP)
jpsheley@gmail.com 

KATELYN CONKLEN 
President, Sangamiss Society
Conklen.Katelyn@mhsil.com

ED RAINVILLE
 
President, West Central Society (WSHP)  
ed.c.rainville@osfhealthcare.org

Vacant Roles at Affiliates — 
President, Rock Valley Society; Southern IL Society; Sugar Creek Society

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

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Names below reflect donations between May 1, 2016 and May 1, 2017. Giving categories reflect each person's cumulative donations since inception.     

ADVOCACY ALLIANCE - $2500-$10000
Kevin Colgan
Edward Donnelly
James Owen Consulting, Inc.
Frank Kokaisl
Scott Meyers
Michael Novario
Michael Weaver
Thomas Westerkamp


LINCOLN LEAGUE - $1000-$2499
Scott Bergman
Andrew Donnelly
Ginger Ertel
Ann Jankiewicz
Jan Keresztes
Kathy Komperda
William McEvoy
Christina Rivers-Quillian
Michael Rajski
Michael Short
Carrie Sincak
Avery Spunt
Patricia Wegner


CAPITOL CLUB - $500-$999
Margaret Allen
Sheila Allen
Rauf Dalal
Drury Lane Theatre
Kenneth Foerster
Travis Hunerdosse
Leonard Kosiba
Mary Lee
Janette Mark
Jennifer Phillips
Edward Rainville
Kathryn Schultz
Heidi Sunday
Jill Warszalek
Alan Weinstein


GENERAL ASSEMBLY GUILD - $250-$499
Tom Allen
Jennifer Arnoldi
Peggy Bickham
Jaime Borkowski
Donna Clay
Scott Drabant
Sandra Durley
Michael Fotis
Jo Ann Haley
Joan Hardman
Kim Janicek
Zahra Khudeira
Ann Kuchta
Ronald Miller
Peggy Reed
Tara Vickery Gorden
Carrie Vogler
Marie Williams


SPRINGFIELD SOCIETY - $100-$249
Rebecca Castner
Noelle Chapman
Lara Ellinger
Jennifer Ellison
Nora Flint
Carol Heunisch
Lois Honan
Charlene Hope
Robert Hoy
Richard Kruzynski
Kati Kwasiborski
Bella Maningat
Milena McLaughlin
Megan Metzke
Katherine Miller
Kenneth Miller
Danielle Rahman
Jerry Storm
Amanda Wolff


GRASSROOTS GANG - $50-$99
Katrina Althaus
Antoinette Cintron
Jeanne Durley
Linda Grider
Heather Harper
Megan Hartranft
Erika Hellenbart
Ina Henderson
Christina Jacob
Leslie Junkins
Connie Larson
Barbara Limburg-Mancini
Brian Matthews
John McBride
Bill Middleton
Mark Moffett
Kit Moy
Gary Peksa
Daphne Smith-Marsh
Jennifer Splawski
Nadia Tancredi
Thomas Yu


CONTRIBUTOR - $1-$49
Marc Abel
Tamkeen Abreu
Trisha Blassage
Colleen Bohnenkamp
Erick Borkowski
Jeremy Capulong
Josh DeMott
Janina Dionnio
Angelia Dreher
Tim Dunphy
Veronica Flores
Frank Hughes
Lori Huske
Vera Kalin
Levi Karell Pilones
Josie Klink
David Martin
Claudia Muldoon
Jose Ortiz
Lupe Paulino
Amanda Penland
Zach Rosenfeldt
Kevin Rynn
Cheryl Scantlen
Joellyn Schefke
Amanda Seddon
Kushal Shah
Sarah Sheley
Beth Shields
David Silva
Helen Sweiss
Steve Tancredi
Kathryn Wdowiarz
Marcella Wheatley
Tom Wheeler
Junyu (Matt) Zhang


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New Member Recruiter
Chantel Hinton Linda Fred
Emily Keener Linda Fred
William Madden
Anne Martin Linda Fred
Alma Martinez Antoinette Cintron
Tharla Palumbo Linda Fred

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