Susan Beth grew up in Bright’s Grove, Ontario and relocated to Chatham-Kent in 1994 after graduation from the University of Toronto. She began her profession as a community pharmacist at MacTavish Pharmacy in Dresden and then was a staff pharmacist in Chatham at Queen St. Shoppers Drug Mart.
Susan Beth holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She has a special interest in geriatrics, earning the title Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) in 2001.
In July 2011, she started working at the Chatham-Kent Family Health Team as a clinical pharmacist. She has completed certificate programs to enhance her clinical skills focusing on pharmacy practice within collaborative care settings (ADAPT) UofT, anticoagulation management (MOAT) UofW and smoking cessation counselling (TEACH) CAMH.
In cooperation with Nurse Educator Shelly Chriscik, she leads the Point-of-Care (POC) Anticoagulation Clinic for the management of patients on warfarin at all five of our CKFHT sites. This clinic is part of the CKFHT Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. The attached article highlights the opportunities and challenges of POC anticoagulation clinics in family health teams in Ontario, which features Susan Beth and our family health team. She is also involved in post-discharge medication reviews along with our part-time pharmacists.
Recently, Susan Beth has been involved in helping establish the Fentanyl Patch for Patch (P4P) Protocol in Chatham-Kent, working with physicians, pharmacists, police and community partners. The P4P Protocol was developed for the purpose of public education and awareness regarding the risks of fentanyl misuse and abuse. It is meant to facilitate the responsible provision of fentanyl patches. The P4P Protocol addresses the issue of disposal of fentanyl patches to avoid harm to others.
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