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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Educating healthcare students about transgender patients

Two students working at laptop together

Health-care students across Ontario will be able to learn how to deliver high-quality care to their transgender patients with a free online educational program developed by the McMaster University’s School of Medicine and University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Naloxone teaching tools developed to support healthcare providers and opioid users

Naloxone kit contents

In 2015, an estimated 2000 Canadians died from opioid overdoses. More are expected in 2016. It’s undeniable that Canada is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis.

It’s National Addictions Awareness Week in Canada and the Dr. Kelly Grindrod at the School of Pharmacy is spreading the word about the opioid addiction and the role pharmacists can play in helping to save lives.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Learn how to administer naloxone in less than 2 minutes

Naloxone

See the French version of the video here.

In an on-going effort to stem the epidemic of opioid overdose-related deaths, the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), have produced a one-minute video which educates patients, their friends and family on the steps for giving a life-saving naloxone injection.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on opioid crisis

Mike responding to questions

On November 10, the School of Pharmacy opened its doors to Waterloo Region welcoming over 100 audience members to the School’s annual Public Lecture.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Did YOU get it? Waterloo Pharmacy faculty share research on impact of pharmacists and the flu shot

As flu season continues the question is - did you get it?  Dr. Waite, Dr. Houle and her team hope the answer is “yes, I got the flu vaccine!”  Here’s why:

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