Best Practice Award

  • Winner 2022 ICHP Best Practice Award
    The Impact of a Sustainable Department-Led Wellness-Resilience Program on Burnout: A Controlled Study
    Submitting Author: Jennifer A. Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FASHP
    Co-Authors: Jennifer Locker, PharmD, BCPS; Anne Rivelli, MPH, MA
    2022 KeePosted BP Article - now available for home study

    Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:
    1. Outline advantages of a department of pharmacy-led employee wellness program.
    2. Identify the three main constructs involved in burnout according to the Maslach Burnout Inventory General
    Survey (MBI-GS).

    For questions / comments, contact members@ichpnet.org, with Best Practice Question in subject line.

    acpeACPE ACCREDITATION:
    This program is provided by the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP).  The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This program is equivalent to 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) of pharmacy continuing education.

    Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

    Program release date: November 1, 2022
    Program expiration date: November 1, 2025

    TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Knowledge-based

    ACPE Universal Activity Numbers:
    0121-0000-22-061-H99-P
    0121-0000-22-061-H99-T

    FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of ICHP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its education programs.  In accordance with this policy, faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of these continuing pharmacy education programs.  Any resident or fellow presentation is reviewed by a content specialist preceptor. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose for this program.

  • The 2022 Best Practice Award winner, The Impact of a Sustainable Department-Led Wellness-Resilience Program on Burnout: A Controlled Study, is available as a home-study for CPE credit beginning November 1, 2022 through October 31, 2025. To earn your CPE credit, you must read the manuscript in the November 2022 issue of KeePosted, available in print on pages 12-14, or online. After reading the article, log in to your CESally.com account, search for this title, add to your To Do List, go to your To Do List and then Start To Do List to complete the process: answer the self-assessment questions, complete the evaluation, and submit for credit. For information on how to set up your CESally account, go to our CESally Info Page. Or view the PDF version here: CESally Instructions.
    Upon successful completion, your credit is uploaded to CPE Monitor where you may view / print a transcript. Your credit will be visible within 24-48 hours on CPE Monitor.


    The 2022 BP Award was sponsored by a grant from Krause Construction.

  • Winner 2021 ICHP Best Practice Award
    Software-Aided Compounding: Adopting Technology to Improve Patient Safety and Documentation 
    Submitting Author: Ron Hartman, PharmD; Regional Director of Pharmacy Operations, OSF Healthcare
    Other Authors: Patty Kohli, RPh; Karin Terry, PharmD, CPPS; Elizabeth Harthan, PharmD, BCPS;
    Heather Harper, PharmD, BCPS; Jamie Martin, PharmD
    (Poster pdf
    (2021 KeePosted BP Article

  • Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians::
    1. State the patient care-centered benefits of instituting software-aided compounding within a health system.
    2. List the documentation benefits that can be gained by instituting software-aided compounding within a health system.

  • For questions/comments contact Dr. Hartman at Ronald.C.Hartman@osfhealthcare.org.

    acpeACPE ACCREDITATION:
    This program is provided by the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP).  The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This program is equivalent to 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) of pharmacy continuing education.

    Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

    Program release date: November 1, 2021
    Program expiration date: November 1, 2024

    TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Knowledge-based

    ACPE Universal Activity Numbers:
    0121-0000-21-098-H05-P
    0121-0000-21-098-H05-T

    FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of ICHP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its education programs.  In accordance with this policy, faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of these continuing pharmacy education programs.  Any resident or fellow presentation is reviewed by a content specialist preceptor. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose for this program.

    The 2021 Best Practice Award winner, Software-Aided Compounding: Adopting Technology to Improve Patient Safety and Documentation, is available as a home-study for CPE credit beginning November 1, 2021 through October 31, 2024. To earn your CPE credit, you must read the manuscript in the November 2021 issue of KeePosted, available in print (pages 18-21), or online as a PDF (link above). After reading the article, log in to your CESally.com account, search for this title, add to your To Do List, go to your To Do List and then Start To Do List to complete the process: answer the self-assessment questions, complete the evaluation, and submit for credit. For information on how to set up your CESally account, go to our CESally Info Page. Upon successful completion, your credit is uploaded to CPE Monitor where you may view / print a transcript. Your credit will be visible within 24-48 hours on CPE Monitor.

    The 2021 BP Award was sponsored by a grant from Krause Construction.

  • Winner 2020 ICHP Best Practice Award
    Pharmacist Role in a Pediatric Lupus Clinic
    by Shannon M. Rotolo, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UChicago Medicine, Chicago, IL; Grace Lynn Cameron, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UChicago Medicine, Chicago, IL; Constentina Talevski, BA, CPhT, Ambulatory Medication Access Coordinator, UChicago Medicine, Chicago, IL.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACISTS:
    1. Identify age-based medication management tasks appropriate for this setting.
    2. Select an appropriate weight-based hydroxychloroquine dose for a pediatric patient with lupus.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR TECHNICIANS:
    1. Describe strategies to reduce out-of-pocket medication costs for patients/families. 
    2. Identify other multidisciplinary team members that a pharmacy technician may interact with in a pediatric lupus clinic.

    acpeACPE ACCREDITATION:
    This program is provided by the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP).  The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This program is equivalent to 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) of pharmacy continuing education.

    Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

    Program release date: November 1, 2020
    Program expiration date: November 1, 2023

    TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Knowledge-based

    ACPE Universal Activity Numbers:
    0121-0000-20-084-H01-P
    0121-0000-20-084-H01-T

    FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of ICHP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its education programs.  In accordance with this policy, faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of these continuing pharmacy education programs.  Any resident or fellow presentation is reviewed by a content specialist preceptor. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose for this program.

    The 2020 Best Practice Award winner, Pharmacist Role in a Pediatric Lupus Clinic, is available as a home-study for CPE credit beginning November 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023. To earn your CPE credit, you must read the manuscript in the November 2020 issue of KeePosted, available in print (pages 34-37), or online as a PDF here: BP 2020 Journal Article PDF. After reading the article, log in to your CESally.com account, search for this title, add to your To Do List, go to your To Do List and then Start To Do List to complete the process: answer the self-assessment questions, complete the evaluation, and submit for credit. For information on how to set up your CESally account, go to our CESally Info Page. Upon successful completion, your credit is uploaded to CPE Monitor where you may view / print a transcript. Your credit will be visible within 24-48 hours on CPE Monitor.


  • Winner 2019 ICHP Best Practice Award
    Reduction of Harm from Opioid Therapy through Focused Improvement in the Opioid Medication Use Process
    by Adam Bursua, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Director, Medication Safety and Quality, UI Health; Connie Larson, PharmD, Senior Associate Director, Safety and Quality, UI Health; Jane McCullough, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, UIC-College of Pharmacy

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACISTS:
    1. Recognize the scope of the opioid epidemic affecting the United States.
    2. Describe the use of a naloxone "trigger tool" for measuring opioid safety and identifying system.
    3. Identify system level interventions to reduce harm from opioid therapy.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR TECHNICIANS:
    1. Recognize the scope of the opioid epidemic affecting the United States.
    2. Describe the use of a naloxone "trigger tool" for measuring opioid safety and identifying system.
    3. Identify system level interventions to reduce harm from opioid therapy.

    acpeACPE ACCREDITATION:
    This program is provided by the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP).  The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This program is equivalent to 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) of pharmacy continuing education

    Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

    Program release date: November 1, 2019
    Program expiration date: November 1, 2022

    TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Knowledge-based

    ACPE Universal Activity Numbers:
    0121-0000-19-050-H05-P
    0121-0000-19-050-H05-T

    FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of ICHP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its education programs.  In accordance with this policy, faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of these continuing pharmacy education programs.  Any resident or fellow presentation is reviewed by a content specialist preceptor. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose for this program.

    The 2019 Best Practice Award Winner, Reduction of Harm from Opioid Therapy through Focused Improvements in the Opioid Medication Use Process, is available as a home-study for CPE credit. To earn your CPE credit, you must read the manuscript in the November 2019 issue of KeePosted, available in print or online here: Best Practice Journal Article. Then go to CESally.com to answer the self-assessment questions and complete your credit. Once you have logged into your CESally.com account search on the program title, add to your To Do List, then go to To Do List and Start To Do List. For information on how to set up your CESally account, go to our CESally Info Page




    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
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