Barb Coulston, RPh, BSc Phm, ACPR
Previous member, Chronic pain management by rural and urban community pharmacists project
Barb was a member of OPENâ€™s Chronic pain management project from its launch in June 2013 until April 2015.
Barb is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy, where she coordinates and lectures in the third-year Integrated Patient Focused Care course. This course features curriculum on acute and chronic pain for School of Pharmacy third-year pharmacy students. She is also a clinical preceptor for the School of Pharmacy’s co-op and four-year pharmacy students.
Barb also practices full time as a clinical pharmacist at the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team â€“ Kitchener in the Anticoagulation, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain Clinics. She worked for many years in rehabilitation medicine, specifically stroke and geriatric rehab. Her areas of interest in clinical practice are chronic pain and supportive care. She is passionate about expanding services and resources for chronic pain patients and empowering community pharmacists in their ability to support and improve the lives of patients living with chronic pain.
Barb received her bachelorâ€™s degree in pharmacy from the University of Toronto and completed a hospital residency program at Womenâ€™s College Hospital.
Sincere thanks, Barb, for your contributions to the Chronic pain management by rural and urban community pharmacists team and to the OPEN program.