Recapping the ASHP 2018 Midyear Clinical Meeting

Keynote Highlights Hospital Pharmacy Challenges, Opportunities
During the Opening Session for the recent 53rd ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exposition in Anaheim, California, ASHP President Kelly M. Smith, above, reflected on recent natural disasters, drug shortages, opioid misuse, and clinician mental health initiatives. She also called on attendees to continue to work hard to improve patients’ health. Read More


Strategies for Compounding Success
In an educational session presented at the ASHP 2018 Midyear Meeting on December 4, 2018, titled “Ensuring Regulatory Success with USP Compounding Standards: <797>, <795>, <800>,” presenters offered tactics for meeting regulatory metrics while adhering to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) compounding standards, including identifying areas of risk and opportunities for improvement at their hospitals, and recommendations for preparing for and passing external compliance surveys. Read More

Poster Studies Stability of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Oral Solution
In a Poster Session presentation during the 53rd ASHP 2018 Midyear Clinical Meeting on December 4, 2018, Timothy Archibald, a pharmacy student at East Tennessee State University, above, presented a poster reporting on the results of a clinical study into the stability of vancomycin hydrochloride for oral solution, used to treat C difficile–associated diahrhea. Read More



Preventing Burnout in the Pharmacy Setting
In an educational session presented at the ASHP 2018 Midyear Meeting on December 3, 2018, titled “BURN-Build Your Resilience Now: Strategies and Tactics to Prevent Burnout,” presenters recommended thoughtful approaches for optimally balancing work and and life for a healthy lifestyle—an especially timely topic in view of recent reports of pervasive burnout among pharmacists and other clinicians. Read More

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