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ACCP Launches Emergency Medicine PRN

ACCP’s Board of Regents has approved the application for an Emergency Medicine PRN. The Board created the new PRN by unanimous vote on August 5, 2008. Emergency Medicine becomes ACCP’s 22nd PRN.

The PRN’s founding chair is Michael C. Thomas, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan. In describing the need for a new PRN in the area of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Thomas commented, “There are a growing number of pharmacists who practice primarily in the emergency department (ED). Issues we are faced with are diverse. Some of these include medication reconciliation, drug/toxicology information, medication safety, prospective/retrospective drug review, medication identification, culture and sensitivity report interpretation with follow-up, assistance with medical and traumatic emergencies, precepting students and residents, and educational efforts with medication identification.”

The new PRN will conduct its inaugural meeting during ACCP’s 2008 Annual Meeting, October 19–22, in Louisville. The date and time for the meeting will be confirmed soon and included in the PRN Report and in the official Web-based 2008 Annual Meeting materials, to be released in early October. During its first meeting, PRN members are expected to discuss plans for the coming year, including educational programming, future business meetings and networking forums, and other PRN initiatives.

Join the Emergency Medicine PRN Now

ACCP members can join the Emergency Medicine PRN immediately by mail, phone, or fax. Download and complete the membership application on the ACCP Web site and submit it by mail to ACCP, 13000 W. 87th Street Parkway, Suite 100, Lenexa, KS 66215-4530; or by fax to (913) 492-0088. To join by phone, call ACCP during regular business hours, 8:00 to 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, at (913) 492-3311.

Members can join the new PRN online beginning Monday, August 25, with the launch of ACCP’s new Web site. (See the related article on ACCP’s Web site elsewhere in this issue.) PRN dues are currently $15.00 annually. New members will be subscribed to the PRN’s listserve when it becomes available on August 25.