It's a lot of responsibility to be on one man's shoulders, but pharmacist Christopher Daley is responsible, along with his colleagues, for keeping about 800 of Nova Scotia's transplant patients alive and healthy. He is the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for the Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) in Atlantic Canada.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Residents of Nova Scotia overwhelmingly support and trust their pharmacists, according to a new survey by Abacus Data, even more so than those living in other parts of the country.
If you, or a loved one, have been admitted into the hospital, chances are you have required some kind of Intravenous (IV) treatment. What you may not know is that the majority of IV bags used in hospitals are specially made, by hand, by dedicated pharmacy technicians like Kayla Ross.
Sylvia Yazbeck and Kelly Foster are Clinical Pharmacists at Halifax's IWK Hospital. Both are Dalhousie Pharmacy graduates who work in obstetrics and women's surgery. Their patients ages range from 0 (newborns) to senior citizens in their 90s. Their practice is varied and extremely rewarding.
While many students can become narrowly focused on their studies, as a student Craig Connolly was able to see a bigger picture. From that time on, the past ten years, he has been involved in expanding the profession of pharmacy through his extensive work with the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists (NSCP), the organization that licenses and regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies in Nova Scotia.
If you have a rare infectious disease, an amputation, or need a very unique medication, Pharmacy Technician Peter MacMillan is in your corner. As a patient, you may never get to meet Peter, but your treatment and healthy recovery may depend on him.
Pharmacist Harriet Davies grew up in small-town Nova Scotia, where the pharmacies were the heart of the community. Her parents are Welsh and immigrated to Canada in 1970. The staff at the local independent pharmacy were very helpful to the couple who had two young children. When she was growing up, Harriet says she saw the important place a pharmacy had in the community. She wanted to help people like the individuals in that pharmacy. She also had a love of science. The role of pharmacist allowed her to pursue both interests.
At only 23 years old and a year out of pharmacy school, Brandon Toner exhibits the vision and commitment to his profession rarely seen in someone so young. He is already helping to incorporate new practice ideas and develop strong relationships with patients at a pharmacy in his native Sydney.