November 2016 edition
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November 17, 2016


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The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPA) are an important way for Wisconsin pharmacists to further their engagement in patient care services. The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) has released a template CPA, Therapeutic Interchange of Asthma Controller for Patients Age 12+, that can be personalized and utilized in pharmacies across the state. When signed by a delegating physician, this CPA authorizes pharmacists to identify asthma controller medications that are non-formulary or cost prohibitive for patients and dispense equivalent options without contacting the physician. Implementing a CPA helps enhance pharmacy and provider relationships, reduce unnecessary health care utilization and decrease time delays in therapy. PSW encourages the use of this template, the Collaborative Practice Agreement Toolkit, and other CPA templates for further patient care opportunities.
Teach asthma management seminars
Date: Nov. 30
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Alverno College, 3400 S. 43rd St.,
Milwaukee, WI 53234

Registration is open until Nov. 25.
Teach asthma management (TAM) seminars include:
  • TAM Basics for nurses, respiratory therapists, and community health workers
  • TAM Plus for graduates of TAM Basics and other healthcare professionals with an asthma background
  • TAM Masters for nurse practitioners and physicians
CME and nursing contact hours are offered through the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Nursing contact hours can be used for certified asthma educator (AE-C) continuing education requirements.
Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Edgewater Hotel, 1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703

After a year of planning, the new Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition is ready for its initial meeting! Join the meeting to learn more about, and contribute to, the inspired vision of this exciting new coalition.

Registration is now open. There is no charge for this event.


New! CDC Virtual Healthy School
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model combines and builds on elements of the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework. Interact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Virtual Healthy School to learn how the WSCC model can be integrated in your school.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Visit the Virtual Healthy School here.

Asthma and Allergy Network travel tips
With the holidays approaching, many of us will be traveling to visit family and friends. Even the most seasoned travelers experience unexpected asthma episodes or allergic reactions. The Asthma and Allergy Network has compiled a series of helpful travel tips for those with asthma and allergies to make the holidays enjoyable for all.
Asthma and Allergy Network
View the travel tips here.

Webinar: Overcoming barriers in the real world
Archived: Oct. 20
"A look at clinical issues, school concerns and living with latex allergy"
Dr. Sandra Gawchik, Patricia Beierwaltes, Sally Schoessler
Asthma and Allergy Network
View the webinar here.


Teens with asthma almost twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts
"Curiosity is a driving factor in why most kids start smoking, and the same is true for kids with asthma. A new study found adolescents with asthma were twice as likely to smoke as kids without asthma. And they continue to smoke well into their teen years, even though they know smoking is particularly bad for their lungs."
Science News
Read the full article.

Asthma study provides "paradigm shift" in understanding of life-threatening condition
"New research paves way for developing new treatments for asthma. Researchers have described their discovery as a ‘paradigm shift’ in understanding the life-threatening condition."
Science News
Read the full article.

OPEN asthma survey 
"The Observations of Patient Experience in the Nation (OPEN) Asthma Survey was commissioned by the Allergy & Asthma Network and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to explore current attitudes of healthcare providers and patients about asthma control with the goal of identifying areas for improvement."
Allergy & Asthma Network
Review the survey findings.
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