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Monday, June 20, 2016

Medication management during the holy month of Ramadan

This year the holy month of Ramadan spans from June 7 to July 7. This is a time of fasting, prayer, and charity during which many Muslims will not ingest anything between dawn and sunset. This includes food, drink, and medications.

Though Muslims who are sick or have a chronic health conditions are exempt from Ramadan, many still choose to fast. Thus, pharmacists may be required to adjust medication schedules and dosage strengths for patients on oral medications, suppositories, or eye, ear and nose drops.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Waterloo Pharmacy well-represented in annual pharmacy practice awards

Last weekend marked the annual Ontario Pharmacist Association’s (OPA) conference, and Waterloo Pharmacy staff, students and faculty were out in force.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Clinical Pharmacist Esther Lee of Grand River Hospital first recipient of Outstanding Co-op Employer Award

She’s the type of pharmacist I hope to be when I graduate pharmacy school.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HIPED 2016: McMaster Medicine and Waterloo Pharmacy learn with, from & about each other

The context in which physicians and pharmacists practice can differ dramatically, and ensuring consistent and quality care for the patient in each venue is essential. The key to that quality care often lies in interprofessional collaboration.

Students listening to opening remarks as HIPED 2016 gets underway

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

400+ students from four healthcare professions team up for Interprofessional Education Day

Last week, the first year class of pharmacy students travelled to the London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital (LHSC) for a day-long interprofessional education (IPE) event with Western University medicine and dentistry and Waterloo optometry learners. 

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