September/October 2017 Newsletter
In this issue:

  • President's Message
  • Secretary and Treasurer Reports
  • Survey Results for Membership and Newsletter
  • Best Practice Spotlight - Writing Reviews
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Affiliate Chapter News & Events 
  • Featured Clinical Topics: Cardiology/Anticoagulation
President's Message
The summer is over, the kids are back in school, and the temperature is finally starting to drop outside, but things are really starting to heat up with MSHP. Our committees have been hard at work doing some amazing things to promote the practice of pharmacy in Missouri. 

Board Updates
Secretary's Report
The MSHP Board of Directors (BOD) has been working diligently over the summer to transition the new board members in, establish a working budget, and review/update the strategic plan for the next year.

Treasurer's Report
Each year, the Treasurer has the responsibility to report to the membership on MSHP’s financial condition. MSHP’s financial year is from July 1 through June 30, coinciding with our policy development process and timetable. This report describes MSHP’s past and projected financial performance.

Survey Results
Membership Survey
The Membership Committee would like to share some of the results from our 2017 Annual Membership Survey. Ninety-nine of our members responded to the survey. 

Newsletter Survey
The Newsletter Committee has compiled the results of our 2017 Newsletter Survey. A total of 57 members responded to the survey.

Best Practice Spotlight
Writing Review Articles

Whether a pharmacy student or resident desiring to set themselves apart or a practicing pharmacist desiring to contribute in a broader way to the medical community, writing review articles for publication in a medical journal may be a desirable opportunity. Megan Musselman, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care at North Kansas City Hospital and has generously shared her best practices for developing, writing, and successfully submitting a literature review paper. We hope this information will be helpful to those contemplating and actively working on research articles. If you have any questions regarding the topic, please sent them to and they will be forwarded on to Dr. Musselman.  

Regulatory Update
The Board met on July 12 in open session with several MSHP members present and participating.  

At the August meeting, the group discussed the practice advancement legislation proposal, agenda topics from the June 23 and July 12 BOP meetings and pharmacy/drug-related sections of SB 501 that become effective August 28.
The H AC met in Jefferson City on August 7.

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

Upcoming Events:
October 19 th : Program TBD, Location TBD
November 16 th : Program TBD , Location TBD
GKCSHP is on Instagram! Follow us @gkcshp!
President: Bryan Schuessler, PharmD, M.S.
Mid-Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MMSHP)
  • MMSHP and UMKC SSHP at MU hosted a joint membership drive on September 14th. This was a brand new event for both organizations and we wish to thank everyone who planned and participated in medical trivia night! Congratulations to our top three teams: Beta Blocker Heart Stoppers, The Youngins, and Mighty Morphine Power Rangers!

  • MMSHP would like to congratulate our 2017 scholarship recipients:
  • MMSHP Scholarship: Emily Snider
  • Lawrence G. Windmoeller/MMSHP Scholarship: Matthew Karr

Both students are enrolled in the UMKC at MU pharmacy program and will receive their scholarships at the 2017 UMKC Pharmacy Achievers of Excellence-Student Scholarship Awards reception on October 20 th .
Upcoming Events:
October 12 th : Parenteral Nutrition Safety , Bambino’s Italian Café
November 2 nd : Pharmacy Student CE Presentations, Shakespeare’s Downtown
November 9 th : Acute Blood Pressure Management , 44 Stone
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President: Jordan Anderson , PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Saint Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists (StLSHP)

Upcoming Events
  • October 19th: Xarelto in DVT/PE at Bristol Seafood Grill
  • November 16th: Kangreal, Location TBD
President: Emily Owen , PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Featured Clinical
Topics: Cardiology/Anticoagulation
Comparison of major lipid guidelines
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for approximately one out of every three deaths in the United States (US). 1 One major indicator, considered a predictor of cardiovascular health by the American Heart Association (AHA), is cholesterol. Thirty-three percent of Americans have elevated low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. 1

Direct oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation in hemodialysis
End-stage renal disease (ESRD), venous thromboembolism (VTE), and atrial fibrillation (AF) are continuously growing disease states worldwide. AF greatly impacts over 20% of ESRD patients, and AF patients on hemodialysis (HD) have 1.72 times higher one-year mortality rates than those not on HD.1,2 Additionally, HD patients are at a six-fold increased predisposed risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke compared with the general population.2

Use of Cangrelor for bridging in patients that require discontinuation of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the mainstay of treatment in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The use of DAPT is crucial in those who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery stent implantation. 1

Anticoagulation Use in pregnant patients with a history of mechanical heart valve replacement
Pregnant women have an estimated 4- to 5-fold increased risk of thromboembolism when compared with non-pregnant women. 1 Complicating the risk, pregnancy is also associated with physiologic and anatomic changes that increase a woman’s risk of thromboembolism.

2018 MSHP/KCHP Spring Meeting
Upcoming Newsletter Info
November/December 2017 Newsletter

Featured Clinical Topic:  Infectious Diseases
Submission Deadline:  November 13, 2017
Submit to:   Barb Kasper
2018 Featured Clinical Topics Have Been Selected! 
Jan/Feb: Endocrinology
Mar/Apr: Psychiatry
May/Jun: Critical Care/Pulmonary/Emergency Medicine
Jul/Aug: Pain
Sept/Oct: Cardiology/Anticoagulation
Nov/Dec: Infectious Disease
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.
  • Recommend length of submissions for committee, affiliate, college/schools of pharmacy, and student chapter reports is half to one page in length.
  • Recommend 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.
Newsletter Submission Deadlines
  • Nov/Dec 2017: November 13th
  • Jan/Feb 2018: January 8th
  • Mar/Apr 2018: March 12th
  • May/Jun 2018: May 14th
  • Jul/Aug 2018: July 9th
  • Sept/Oct 2018: September 10th
  • Nov/Dec 2018: November 12th
Is there a Pharmacy Best Practice happening at your institution? Would you like to share your successes with MSHP Membership? We'd love to highlight your institution in a future MSHP Newsletter!

Please contact the MSHP Newsletter Chair, Barb Kasper:
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Membership Dues:
Pharmacist: $110
Joint Pharmacist: (Husband/Wife) $155
Technician: $35
Associate Member: $110
Recent Graduate (within 24 months): $45
Student: $25
Retired Pharmacist: $35
If you have any questions, comments, or wish to submit an article to for MSHP Newsletter, please contact the Newsletter Committee Chair: Barb Kasper or another Newsletter Committee member.

2017-2018 MSHP Newsletter Committee Members

Hannah Pope, PharmD, BCPS
Sarah Cook, PharmD

Contact your fellow newsletter committee member for future 2017-2018 Membership Spotlight and Article Submissions!
MSHP Board of Directors
2017 - 2018
President: Jeremy Hampton
President-Elect: Tony Huke
Immediate Past President: Laura Butkievich
Secretary: Elaine Ogden
Treasurer: Sarah Bledssoe
MSHP Committee Chairs
2017 - 2018
Membership Committee - Heather Taylor
Public Policy Committee - Amy Benson
Newsletter Committee - Barb Kasper
Education and Programming - Christina Stafford
Website Committee - Erin Pender