Joining a PSN
CSHP members and individual supporters may join as many Pharmacy Specialty Networks as they want. Joining a PSN is easy: simply log into my.cshp.ca, select Pharmacy Specialty Networks, and then check the PSNs you want to join.
Joining the Primary Care PSN
The Primary Care PSN is a joint PSN between CSHP and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), hosted by CPhA.
The webpage for the CSHP Joint Primary Care PSN is http://psnextranet.pharmacists.ca/. Access to this website is limited to members of that PSN. As a CSHP member who is not a member of that PSN, you can only view an image of the Primary Care PSN webpage; you cannot access the materials within the website.
You can join or unsubscribe from the Primary Care Joint PSN by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSNs, Chairpersons & Statements of Purpose
|PSN||Chairperson(s)||Statement of Purpose|
Since anticoagulants are ubiquitous in clinical practice, the Anticoagulation PSN is a group of pharmacists in a wide range of practice settings, from primary care to internal medicine, cardiology, and critical care. With frequently published new information and questions arising surrounding the Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs), warfarin and other anticoagulants and antithrombotics, the Anticoagulation PSN is a great forum for discussions where pharmacists can share how they are incorporating new evidence, approaching clinical controversies in this area and challenging patient cases.
|Critical Care||Suzanne Len|
|Clinical Practice Leaders||Beth Bradley||The Clinical Practice Leaders PSN provides a platform to discuss topics which are related to overall pharmacists’ practice which may include (but is certainly not limited to): pharmacists’ cope of practice within hospital, practice standards, gathering KPI data and policies and procedures related to practice.|
|Drug Information||Marjorie Friesen||The primary purpose of the CSHP’s Drug Information PSN is to promote and enhance networking and communication among pharmacists interested in drug information. Our PSN covers a very broad scope of hospital pharmacy practice related to the provision of current, accurate and reliable drug information to healthcare professionals. Our practice includes responding to patient specific drug-related questions as well as responding to more general drug information requests related to the provision of drug formulary reviews, drug therapy topic reviews, and drug-related policies and procedures. Knowledge of drug information resources and a systematic approach to answering drug-related questions is at the heart of our specialty. The Drug Information PSN welcomes all CHSP members with an interest in drug-related controversies and questions.|
|Drug Use Evaluation||Dini Engels|
|Emergency Medicine||Liam Walsh|
|Global Health||John Wiernikowski|
|Indigenous Health||Jaris Swidrovich||To connect CSHP members (pharmacists) and supporters (e.g., student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians) across Canada and beyond who share an interest in Indigenous Health. Helpful tips, resources, and timely conversations are shared among the members of this PSN, as well as connections being made for potential research avenues.|
|Infectious Diseases||Anne Lee||
The purpose of the ID PSN is to provide a forum for pharmacists across Canada who are interested in or specializing in Infectious Diseases pharmacotherapy to network, discuss, collaborate and share information.
|Internal Medicine||Zack Dumont|
|Maternal Fetal Medicine||Hilary Rowe||Initiated to disseminate medication efficacy and safety information and to promote relevant resources to hospital pharmacists caring for pregnant and breastfeeding women. This network supports and maintains communication amongst MFM pharmacists across the country and promotes safe medication use for both mother and infant.|
|Medication Safety||Janice Munroe|
|Palliative Care||Sally Tierney|
|Parenteral Services||Theresa Hurley|
|Perioperative (formerly Surgery)||Eric Romeril||To act as a forum for discussion and continuing education for members practicing in perioperative settings. This will include the care of preoperative, intraoperative (Anesthesia & Surgery), postoperative and/or procedural patient populations as well as associated policy and medication system issues.|
|Pharmacy Informatics||Jeff Barnett||The Pharmacy Informatics PSN serves as a forum for individuals to discuss issues or problems related to pharmacy informatics.|
|Primary Care||Robert T Pammett
Open to members of either CSHP or CPhA. To join this PSN, please email the administrator.
|The goal of the Primary Care PSN is to promote and support optimization of the role of pharmacists in the primary care setting. The PSN shares practice-based resources, provides a forum for posing clinical questions and eliciting case feedback, and discusses how to advocate for the role and practice development of pharmacists in the primary care setting|
|Small Hospitals||The purpose of the small hospitals PSN is to link together pharmacists working in small hospitals, in order to share learnings and discuss issues that are common to these practice sites. Since there are often only 1 or 2 pharmacists working in a small hospital, the opportunities for networking are limited within the practice sites. The PSN provides a forum by which pharmacists can gain additional knowledge or information to help them meet best practice recommendations at their sites.|