October is American Pharmacists Month and National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week. It’s a time to recognize the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in our nation’s hospitals.
It is an ideal time for pharmacy departments to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements in ensuring safe and effective medication use and to share those accomplishments with patients, other health professionals and the community.
We salute you all – for the important work you do every day.
Ways to Celebrate
To celebrate throughout October, here are a few industry events you can join:
- To celebrate National Pharmacist Month, the American Pharmacists Association is encouraging champions, partners, and advocates to bring awareness to the many ways pharmacists provide care. Using a central message that pharmacists are Easy to Reach and Ready to Help, their celebration hashtag is #APhM2018. You can find more information on their new website: www.pharmacistsmonth.com.
- Tuesday, October 16 marks National Pharmacy Technician Day and this year’s theme is Celebrating the Essential Role of the Pharmacy Technician. You can join the conversation by tagging your social posts with #RxTechDay. Be sure to follow the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) on social media and look out for upcoming giveaways.
- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists encourages all hospital pharmacy personnel to stay in touch with colleagues by connecting through social media. The ASHP Twitter handle is @ASHPOfficial and its hashtag for this year’s Pharmacy Month is #ASHP18.
Here at CompleteRx, we encourage you to take a moment this month to celebrate your hospital pharmacy team. Hand out gift certificates, bring in a special lunch, or have team t-shirts made. Just remember to thank everyone for all they do throughout the year.