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2015 OSHP Spring Newsletter
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President’s Podium

President McCracken updates the membership on recent OSHP activities.

President’s Podium


Legislative Updates

Review legislative news ongoing at both the state and national levels.

Legislative Day 2015

Pharmacists’ Provider Status

OIG Report on Compounding Practices

NGA Supports Expanding Role of Pharmacists


Clinical Pearls

This newsletter edition features clinical pearls submitted by Oklahoma post-graduate residents.

Dornase Alfa (Pulmozyme®) for Treatment of Atelectasis

Neonatal Epinephrine Reference Reduces Calculation Errors

New Antibiotics for Treatment of Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections

The Impact of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) on Dosing Errors in Pediatric Patients

Urine Drug Screens: What a Clinical Pharmacist Should Know

Use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Following Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor-Induced Angioedema

Vitamin K Route of Administration for Warfarin Reversal


New Oklahoma Delegates to the ASHP House of Delegates

The election process was conducted for the Oklahoma contingent to the ASHP House of Delegates. Members of OSHP who are also active ASHP members are eligible to vote. Ann Lloyd and Edna Patatanian were elected to two-year terms, with Mark Mills elected as the alternate. Ann and Edna will join Darin Smith, who will be continuing in his second year of service as the returning Delegate.

OSHP Elects New Board Members

OSHP members have elected the following new Board members: 1) President-Elect – Debbie Poland; 2) Treasurer – Mark Mills; and 3) Western District Chair – Brian Hughes. They will be sworn in to their positions along with incoming President Randall Sharp during the OSHP Annual Meeting on March 27, 2015. 


Want to Get Involved?

The strength of OSHP as an organization depends on its members’ willingness to volunteer for committee service. As we change Board members at the Annual Meeting and embark on a new year, check out the opportunities for you to become involved. 



Ongoing Medication Shortages

Review ASHP’s web site for information regarding new and/or ongoing medication shortages.


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