Award/Grant Programs - National
The goal of the CSHP awards program is to improve patient outcomes by promoting excellence in hospital pharmacy practice. The awards are presented to pharmacists worthy of recognition for professional dedication and commitment to the profession and the patient.
Award/Grant Programs - Branch
The Continuing Education Travel Grant program has been established to provide supplementary funding that will enable CSHP members in each branch who receive the grant to attend conferences and educational events of relevance to their pharmacy practice.
The Pharmacy Practice Residency Award recognizes pharmacy practice residents whose major projects are judged to be most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application, and/or development in an institutional pharmacy practice setting.
The Compounding Knowledge Mobilization Task Force invites CSHP members and supporters to experience a new webinar series which addresses a variety of topics related to aseptic compounding. The webinars pack a lot of key information in about 30 minutes (some webinars will run for 60 minutes). All webinars are recorded and are available for viewing by CSHP members and supporters within 1 week of the live event.
In 2008, CSHP launched the CSHP 2015 Initiative, a vision of Pharmacy Practice Excellence by the year 2015. This quality care initiative strived to improve patients’ medication-related outcomes and safety by advancing pharmacy practice excellence. It is patient centred and aimed to make the use of medications more effective (for inpatients and outpatients), evidence-based and safer (through policies, procedures and use of technology), and to contribute meaningfully to public health. Supporting its 6 goals were 36 pharmacy practice-related objectives with measureable targets.
The CSHP Foundation was created by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists to promote hospital pharmacy research in Canada. The foundation raises funds that are used to promote the development of research skills among practicing hospital pharmacists, to directly support research initiatives undertaken by members of CSHP, and to support advanced institutional pharmacy education programs that include a major research component.
Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy
Excellence is a multi-year program that aligns with the latest CSHP Strategic Plan (to 2018). It is a single engaging initiative that will focus on assisting members in focusing their efforts towards fostering excellence and innovation in patient care.
The CSHP Fellow program celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008. The program was initiated by CSHP to distinguish members who, through their practice activities and contributions to CSHP and the profession, were worthy of a recognition that signified outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to practice excellence and professional growth. By definition, the Fellow program rewards the long term, sustained efforts of candidates in the areas of service to the Society, to patient care, to education or research, and to the profession. Short term or episodic contributions to the field are insufficient evidence for recognition, nor is simply longevity of membership in the Society. The Fellow program has developed a rigorous, yet reasonable and achievable set of criteria by which candidates for Fellow status are assessed in a peer review process. While CSHP has other annual awards that celebrate the outstanding or meritorious accomplishments of one or two members, the Fellow program permits many candidates, who meet the criteria, to be conferred as Fellows each year. It is also important to accurately define our terms. CSHP oversees a Fellow status-conferring program, i.e. a ceremonial or honorific class of membership in the Society to those meeting defined criteria for the honor. It is not a "fellowship" which most typically refers to a post-graduate training program in a scientific or specialty field or a high value scholarship used to support such someone engaged in such post-grad training. While similar, the terms Fellow and fellowship are not synonymous or interchangeable.
Since its inception, Fellow status has been conferred to over 177 CSHP members. To apply for fellow status, candidates are required to complete an application form which documents the member's achievements in several key criteria areas and submit assessments from three external recommenders who can provide an independent validation of the applicant's contributions to the hospital pharmacy. If the Fellows (FCSHP) Recommendation Committee recommends fellow status be granted, these members are permitted to use the credential "FCSHP". The program conveys strong CSHP identity, fosters member retention, and represents a tangible member benefit to those whose career goals include sustained service to the profession and a high standard of patient care practice.
The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is proud to present its online continuing educational program with courses accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP).
The online educational program will help CSHP to deliver innovative educational programs to hospital pharmacists from across Canada.
A hospital pharmacy residency program is a 12-month directed, postgraduate learning experience. Through structured rotations in pharmacy practice, education, research, and administration, residency programs aim to prepare pharmacists for challenging and innovative pharmacy practice. Graduate residents are an important source of highly qualified pharmacists trained in institutional practice.
The objective of residency programs is to provide an experiential learning environment using practitioner role models. The necessary skills, knowledge, and values required to be a hospital pharmacist can be acquired and applied by the resident in the promotion of exemplary patient care.
Areas of training include: monitoring, assessing and providing direct patient care, drug distribution and intravenous admixtures, drug information and evaluation, hospital pharmacy management and drug use control, and research skills development.
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