Joining a PSN
CSHP members and individual supporters may join as many Pharmacy Specialty Networks as they want. Joining a PSN is easy:
- Go to www.qid.io
- Register - you only have to do this the first time you visit the QID page. Please make sure that you register with the same email address that is associated with your CSHP membership profile
- Log in on the QID page
- Join whichever PSN(s) communities you would like
- Talk - start a conversation with your colleagues from across the country
Watch a quick (silent) tutorial
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’ scope 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||
The Emergency Medicine PSN connects CSHP members with an an interest in Emergency Medicine. This includes those with an active practice or without. Since Emergency Medicine encompasses a truly broad scope, many other subjects are discussed as well (Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Community Medicine,etc.). PSN members share experiences, interesting cases, and strategies for dealing with challenges that involve the practice of Pharmacy in the Emergence Department.
|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||Jacqueline Myers||
As Internal Medicine encompasses such a broad range of clinical topics, the Internal Medicine PSN welcomes all CSHP members regardless of specialty and experience. Areas of discussion are vast and include many subjects not covered by other PSNs such as COPD, diabetes, nephrology, gastroenterology, dermatology, and rheumatology. It is a forum to discuss ideas, questions, new and important evidence, as well as policy and procedure in this diverse practice area.
|Medication Distribution||Dana Lyons||
The Medication Distribution PSN discusses best practices related to medication distribution functions. Pharmacy technicians and pharmacists share practice resources related to medication distribution, and connect with each other to share ideas on how the scope of a pharmacy technician is influencing medication distribution being utilized to its fullest potential. Practice areas such as final medication checking, repackaging practices and handling drugs that are on the NIOSH list as hazards are all areas of interest and discussion for this PSN.
|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|
The Pediatrics PSN connects pharmacists working with pediatric and neonatal populations and provides a forum to discuss and share information regarding pharmacotherapy, medication safety and other issues pertaining to providing care to the pediatric and neonatal populations.
|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.|