Clarification – benzodiazepine prescribing

Barb Krahn CPSA, Messenger, Prescribing Corner Leave a Comment

A recent Messenger article on benzodiazepine prescribing (June 2015) drew valuable feedback, providing a good reminder that prescribing is a fine art. The article outlined guidelines for benzodiazepine prescribing,provided resources to reflect on prescribing practices and tools to address issues that may surround the use of benzodiazepines in practice. The article should also have acknowledged that some physicians with highly …

Medical Services Requiring Accreditation Outside of Hospitals

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA Leave a Comment

This standard links with our Accreditation program, which is responsible for ensuring diagnostic and non-hospital surgical facilities meet standards for quality and safety, and the physicians providing certain services there have the necessary training and skills to do so safely. It also applies to physicians wanting to offer certain other services that require specific training or knowledge. You must apply …

How important is geographic representation on College Council?

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Council, CPSA Leave a Comment

When the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta transitioned from the Medical Profession Act (MPA) to the Health Professions Act (HPA) in 2010, it moved to provincial elections for members of Council. The rationale was members of Council act in the public interest and the interests of the College and do not represent a particular constituency, and the membership …