In honor of HPN awareness week, Brenda will be speaking at Baxter one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the US about the importance of the patient and the clinician in the provision of home nutrition support. This is a great honor for Brenda and Clinical Pharmacy Partners.
CVAA 2016 in Vancouver BC Canada was a very busy meeting for Clinical Pharmacy Partners.
Brenda attended the CVAA Board Meeting April 25 and continued to move forward with the National Vascular Access and Infusion Guidelines. She represents the pharmacy, patient and international communities.
Kevin joined nurses from across Canada as he attended the cadaver lab on April 26 by Teleflex to enhance his skills and network with colleagues. Kevin then presented to a full house for both his sessions on challenging patients at the Canadian Vascular Access Association meeting on April 27.
Kevn presented at the Canadian Vascular Access Association meeting on April 29 on parenteral nutrition. She was the only pharmacist selected to present at this years conference.
Brenda had the honor of moderating for the lunch session by Angiodynamics on new catheter technology and the closing session with speaker Jack Hourigan. She is a wonderful speaker and became Twitter friends with Brenda’s dog Mollie who joined us for the conferences. We look forward to continuing to work with Canadian Vascular Access Association as they continue to improve infusion practices across Canada.
Rob Lowe did a great job as the Keynote Speaker at the Asembia 2016 Specialty Pharmacy meeting (May 2/2-5/2016). He spoke on the impact on his life when he was a caregiver for his mom for cancer and what a significant impact we can have on patients and caregivers.
It was our first time at the conference and we found the sessions very informative. There are so many different ways to meet the Specialty Pharmacy patient needs. We also took the opportunity to personally meet with each of the accreditation organizations to enhance our knowledge of their operations and ensure we are up to date on the standards for our clients. We love supporting clients in the accreditation process and want to do our part to help our clients be successful.
The next big thing for Clinical Pharmacy Partners- We will be attending the Educational Conference held by IACP, ACA and ACVP February 24-26. We will be attending sessions to increase our knowledge base to better assist you in your accreditation needs. We will also be assisting some at the ACHC / PCAB booth.
Please look for us to say HI and let us know how we can assist you!
CRxP at American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in Austin, Texas
The ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week Conference in Austin was once again a huge success. Prior to the Conference, Kevn participated in the CNSC Exam Committee Workshop and Brenda attended the NBNSC Board of Directors Meeting. Highlights of the ASPEN meeting included Kevn and Brenda’s presentation on “Transitioning Patients Across Multiple Venues of Care.” As one of the very few alternate site and home care presentations, the audience was very appreciative of the presentation and had some great questions. The session was recorded for playback on ASPEN website. Additionally, Brenda presented a round table discussion on MARSI- Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries. Updates in clinical nutrition support and practice were presented and networking opportunities developed with leaders in the nutrition support practice in the US. Exciting developments are on the horizon and we look forward to next year in Orlando.
Another highlight of the trip was a planning meeting for the Florida Society annual meeting to be held in last September or early October. Watch for updates on this fun meeting.
CRxP at Virginia Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Fall Conference at Wintergreen Virginia.
November was the annual fall conference for the Virginia Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (VASPEN), the Virginia Chapter for ASPEN. Brenda was invited to speak at this conference sharing some of the insights she has learned living on both ends of the tubing as a clinician and parenteral nutrition consumer. She also included a few of the lessons Kevn learned as a caregiver and clinician. This joint presentation with the Nursing Director for VASPEN was focused on how the clinician can use these insights to improve their own patient care. Carol Parrish, a leader in nutrition support in Virginia and the US, reports she “heard nothing but great remarks and appreciation” for this presentation.