Message from your Council

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This year I am thrilled that 24 of our colleagues have put their names forward for consideration of election to CPSA Council. On behalf of CPSA, I want to recognize their humility and dedication to our profession. As we enter the final week of voting in the 2019 Council Election, I would like to offer my personal perspective and insights …

PRP therapies—avoiding the risk of disease transmission

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Lessons learned from vampire facials Last year, the New Mexico Department of Health shut down a spa after reports of poor infection prevention and control practices. Their investigation later revealed that two spa visitors contracted HIV after getting vampire facials, a type of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment. Unsafe storage and handling of needles caused the visitors to contract HIV. …

Ensuring safe care spaces for all Albertans

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Last month, I wrote about the concept of providing non-judgmental care to people suffering with chronic pain, but this really is just the tip of the iceberg. Over the past year, CPSA has addressed many complex issues. The subject of the matter is actually not that important, because whether we’re talking about opioid prescribing, chronic pain treatment, sexual abuse and …