March/April Newsletter
In This Issue:
  • President's Message
  • Board Update
  • Public Policy Update: Advocacy: A Winning Game Plan, and a Winning Team
  • 2020 Spring Meeting Goes Virtual
  • COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 Primer for Pharmacists
  • Pharmacist Continuing Education Articles
  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Pneumococcal Vaccine Update 
  • Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors and their role in Type 1 Diabetes 
  • Featured Clinical Topic: Psych/Neuro/Pain
  • Prevention and Management of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients 
  • A Pharmacist’s Role Involving Patients with Epilepsy on the Ketogenic Diet
  • Esketamine Nasal Spray for Treatment-Resistant Depression
  • Affiliate Chapter News and Events
  • Upcoming Newsletter Info
President's Message
By Alex Oschman, PharmD, BCPPS; Children's Mercy Hospital
"So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life is a great balancing act." – Dr. Seuss 

The past two months have been interesting to say the least.  Hospitals, the public, and other organizations have had to make significant alterations to their daily work and planning due to the recent cases of COVID-19 across the globe. As I watch these events unfold, it strikes me how quickly things change and how we all react and/or adapt to these changes...

Board Update
By Davina Dell-Steinbeck, PharmD, BCPS-MSHP President Elect; SSM Health St. Mary's, St. Louis 
January

Tech Check Tech Guidance Document was emergency approved by the Board of Directors. This will be sent out to the full MSHP membership for final approval. MSHP will post this guidance document on the website. It was also discussed that the intent of the guidance document is to share best practices and that this is not a rule that must be followed. 

The Board of Directors also approved the MSHP Operating Policies and Procedures. 

February 

Board voted to change the Secretary term to one year and add a Secretary-elect position. This will require a by-laws change which will need to be voted on by the MSHP membership. 

The Board also voted on the Slate of Candidates for the Board. Elections will be open soon! 
Public Policy Update
Advocacy: A Winning Game Plan, and a Winning Team

By Zachary Hitchcock, PharmD Candidate 2021; University of Missouri, Kansas City at MSU
Mentor: Nathan Hanson, PharmD, MS, BCPS; Health Trust Supply Chain
In sports and in life, you need a solid game plan in order to be successful. This is also true in advocacy. So what are the components to a winning pharmacy advocacy game plan?  Caring, prioritization, education, and persuasion. Advocacy begins with caring. We have to care about our patients and colleagues enough to put the...

2020 Spring Meeting Goes Virtual
May 1-2, 2020
  • Over 34 Presentations
  • Over 25 Sessions(some presentations are within the same hour)
 
2020 Spring Meeting Cost

  • Pharmacists = $220
  • Pharmacists - Other State Affiliates = $220
  • Residents = $45
  • Students = $0
  • Technicians = $45
  • Retired = $99
  • Speakers = $0
Note: if you a presenter or previously registered, then you will not have to do anything, your registration will transfer over to the new virtual platform.
Click on the image below to take a short virtual tour of what the virtual platform will be like
COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Primer for Pharmacists
 
By Allison Hotop, PharmD Candidate; SIUE School of Pharmacy
Mentor: Sarah Cook, PharmD, BCPS; SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19, is a betacoronavirus similar to MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. 1 Symptoms include fever (83-99%), cough (59-82%), fatigue (44-70%), anorexia (40-84%), shortness of breath (31-40%), sputum...

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Pneumococcal Vaccine Update

By Sara Lauterwasser, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident; Truman Medical Center  
There are two types of pneumococcal vaccinations approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recently, on November 22, 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that included a change in the previous recommendations for the administration of the pneumococcal vaccines in the population of adults 65 years of age and older. 
Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors and Their Role in Type 1 Diabetes

By Julia Wu, PharmD; James Unverferth, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residents; SSM Health St. Mary's, St. Louis 
Mentor: Davina Dell-Steinbeck, PharmD, BCPS-MSHP President Elect; SSM Health St. Mary's, St. Louis 
There are two types of pneumococcal vaccinations approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recently, on November 22, 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that included a change in the previous recommendations for the administration of the pneumococcal vaccines in the population of adults 65 years of age and older. 
Featured Clinical Topic: Psych/Neuro/Pain
Prevention and Management of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients

By Elizabeth Ridgway, PharmD Candidate 2021; St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Paul Juang, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FASHP, FCCM; Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Delirium, as it is defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV, is a change in consciousness and cognition that develops over hours to days.1 Evidence suggests that there are different degrees of delirium in critically-ill patients, ranging from subsyndromal to clinical delirium, both of which are associated with...

A Pharmacist’s Role Involving Patients with Epilepsy on the Ketogenic Diet

By Kathryn Rechenberg, PharmD Candidate 2021; University of Missouri, Kansas City
Mentor: Alannah Yoder, PharmD, BCACP; Children's Mercy Hospital
Recently known as a popular weight loss diet, the ketogenic diet was originally introduced as a medical treatment plan for patients with epilepsy. Developed in the 1920s by collaborating physicians including Dr. Russell Wilder, this diet was found to control... 

Esketamine Nasal Spray for Treatment-Resistant Depression

By Kathryn Renken, PharmD Candidate 2021; St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Diane Klueppel, PharmD; SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Major depressive disorder is a condition “characterized by discrete episodes of at least 2 weeks’ duration … involving clear-cut changes in affect, cognition, and neurovegetative functions and inter-episode remissions,” distinct from normal sadness and grief.1 Symptoms include depressed mood, decreased interest or pleasure in activities, significant weight loss or gain in a short period of time, changes in  

Affiliate Chapter News & Events
Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GKCSHP) 

President: Bradley Bingham, PharmD ( Bradley.Bingham@AdventHealth.com


Mid-Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MMSHP) 

Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/mymmshp/   

President :  Emily Wiederanders, PharmD ( wiederanderse@health.missouri.edu


Saint Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists (STLSHP) 

President : Erin Hennessey, PharmD, BCPS ( Erin.Hennessey@stlcop.edu


Southeast Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SEMSHP) 


President : Janice Bueter, PharmD, BCPS ( jbueter@sehealth.org
Upcoming Newsletter Info
Upcoming Featured Clinical Topics 

May/June 2020 – Critical Care/Pulm/Emergency Med   FULL
 
July/Aug 2020 – Cardiology/Anticoagulation  

Sept/Oct 2020 – Pediatrics 

Nov/Dec 2020 – ID/Vaccines

Submit to:  Laura Challen
Newsletter Submission Deadlines:

May/June 2020: May 11th

July/August 2020: July 13th

Sept/Oct 2020: September 14th

Nov/Dec 2020: November 9th
Newsletter Submission Guidelines

  • Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students in Missouri are eligible to submit content for publication in the MSHP Newsletter. Student submissions need to include pharmacist oversight.

  • Submit content to the current Newsletter Committee Chair on or before the established deadlines.

  • CE and Featured Clinical Topics must be approved by the Newsletter Committee Chair in advance of article submission, to prevent duplicates. Duplicate articles submitted without advanced approval may not be published.

  • Recommended length of submissions for committee, affiliate, college/schools of pharmacy, and student chapter reports is half to one page in length.

  • Recommended length of submissions for featured clinical topics is 1 to 2 pages, without references.

  • Recommended length of CE articles is individualized, based on the amount of CE provided.

  • Recommended length of submission for other categories is 1 to 2 pages.
MSHP Board of Directors & Committee Chairs
2019-2020 Board Members

President:   Alex Oschman

President-Elect:   Davina Dell-Steinbeck

Immediate Past President:   Tony Huke

Secretary:  Barb Kasper

Treasurer:   Christina Stafford
2019-2020 Committee Chairs

Vendor Relations Board Liaison -  Evanna Shopoff

Membership Committee -  Erin Hennessey

Communications Committee -  Barb Kasper

Public Policy Committee -   Sarah Cox

Newsletter Committee -  Laura Challen

Education and Programming -  Elizabeth Englin

Website Committee -  Lori Rio
Questions & Comments
If you have any questions, comments, or wish to submit an article to for MSHP Newsletter, please contact the Newsletter Committee Chair (  Laura Challen )  or another Newsletter Committee member.

2019-2020 MSHP Newsletter Committee Members
Laura Challen , PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP (Chair)
Sarah Cook , PharmD, BCPS (Vice-Chair)
Rebecca Nolen , PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Hannah Pope , PharmD, BCPS
Emily Shor , PharmD