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April 21, 2017
Pharm-to-Tables Food Drive Results

Pharm-to-Tables collected donations at the PSW Educational conference at the beginning of the month. The donations have been tallied up! PSW conference attendees donated 135 lbs of food and $65! Thank you to all who participated in the food drive.
Fast Facts Focus Series: Show Your Appreciation for Techs

Each Friday in this 4-week series focused on pharmacy technician engagement and satisfaction we will share what we have learned from our survey of nearly 1,000 pharmacy technicians from around the state of Wisconsin. We invite you to
SHARE your own success stories of what you have done to improve technician engagement and satisfaction within your own pharmacy team.

21% of pharmacy technicians in Wisconsin feel their work is not valued by their current employer.

There is a great diversity in how people prefer to be recognized. Employers often have limited and standardized tools for employee recognition that may not resonate with their intended audience.

A 2012 poll revealed companies with a strategic recognition program reported a mean employee turnover rate that is 23.4% lower than companies without any recognition program.1 Gallup recommends the following: top performers need to know their work is appreciated, recognition isn't one-size-fits-all, and compensation isn't considered a top form of recognition.2

Follow this LINK for strategies on demonstrating employee appreciation in your pharmacy.

Have a success story you would like to share? Click HERE to share what you have done to show your appreciation for your pharmacy technicians.

  1. Mann A, Dvorak N. Employee recognition: low cost, high impact. Gallup. 28 June 2016. Web. Accessed 1 Mar 2017.
  2. The business impact of employee recognition. SHRM/ Globoforce. 2012. Web. Accessed 1 Mar 2017
Free Pharmacy Leadership Webinar Series

Interested in sharpening your skills as a leader? PSW has a free opportunity for you! Attendees of the 2016 PSW Leadership Conference, in conjunction with PSW, are developing a free pharmacy leadership webinar series featuring leaders from around Wisconsin. The series will include a facilitated teleconference discussion among participants and leaders. Please take this brief, two-question  survey  to help shape the topics for this series. Contact information for interested professionals will be collected in the coming months.
Contact Your Elected Official - Oppose Importation

Please take a moment to encourage your elected officials to oppose the dangerous practice of importing prescription medications by clicking here to send them an email message. You can also read APhA's comments on the many dangers of importation here
Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections in LTC - Spring Conference

The Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Long Term Care (LTC) Coalition 2017 Spring Conference is scheduled for May 17-18 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. The theme of this year's conference is "The Art & Science of Infection Prevention and Control" and it is geared towards staff working in Wisconsin nursing homes. The conference will address antibiotic stewardship, outbreak identification and management, and surveillance. Registration is now open.
UW Pharmacy Alumni Association and Wisconsin Society of Pharmacy Students Golf Outing

Registration is now   available online  for the UW PAA/WSPS Golf Outing on Friday, June 16 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison with a shotgun start at 11:00 am (putting contest at 10:20 am). Proceeds support students. The first $10,000 raised will be matched by the UW Foundation, providing $20,000 for scholarships. The remaining funds will be added to the PAA Lifetime Member Scholarship Fund and provided to WSPS for student travel to state and national conferences. Event is limited to first 100 golfers.
Standardize 4 Safety

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through its Safe Use Initiative, is working with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) over the next three years to develop and implement national standardized concentrations for intravenous (IV) and oral liquid medications.   Standardize 4 Safety  is the first national, interprofessional effort to standardize medication concentrations in order to reduce errors and improve transitions of care.
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Concordia Medication Management Accelerator

Concordia University Wisconsin's School of Pharmacy is launching the Concordia Medication Management Accelerator (CMMA), an 18-month initiative to further integrate comprehensive medication management (CMM) into primary care services across Wisconsin. It will surface effective programs and foster growth by creating conversations among a number of stakeholders to create demand and opportunity for CMM services for people living with chronic illnesses.

Health care organizations, quality improvement professionals, payers, administrators, physicians, pharmacists, and community partners are invited to create or join a team participating in one of two accelerator tracks. The service accelerator track teams will propose an innovative pitch to establish or expand already existing CMM services.  The top ten pitches, delivered Fall 2017, will be invited to participate in a 12-month learning and action collaborative. The top five pitches will receive monetary awards. During the collaborative, all 10 teams will receive implementation, pacing and performance coaching from AIMM ( www.aimmweb.org). One start-up accelerator team, representing a new business start-up in Wisconsin focused on supporting OR providing CMM services, will receive a $20,000 award and coaching from Concordia University Wisconsin's School of Business. Participation, at no cost to teams, is possible via a generous gift from Mr. Erv Dohmen of The Dohmen Companies.

Join us for a free, no obligation CMMA Launch Event on May 19, 2017 from 10am-4pm at Concordia University Wisconsin to learn more about CMM and the processes utilized by the CMMA. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by May 11 and learn more at cuw.edu/CMMA . Email CMMA@cuw.edu with questions.
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