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Pharmacy Technician

Course Hours: 
270
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Opportunities are growing in the dynamic field of the pharmacy technician! Whether you are entering the field for the first time or looking to develop your skills and knowledge further, this course will help you gain the skills you need to achieve a successful career as a pharmacy technician in both hospital and retail pharmacy settings. This comprehensive course includes topics such as fundamentals of the basic sciences, conditions of the human body and their treatments, steps to process a prescription, medication safety and management, and much more. 

Prerequisite(s): None

 

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of a pharmacy technician
  • Identify the steps to perform pharmacy calculations
  • Recall pharmacy prescription abbreviations, information, and the fill process
  • Identify proper drug management and safety techniques
  • Define conditions that effect the human body

Pharmacy Technician Module 1
History, Laws, & Ethics

  • History Medicine
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Ethics
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Competencies
  • Associations
  • Settings for Technicians
  • Professionalism in the Workplace

Pharmacy Technician Module 2
Communication, Dosage, Administration, and Conversions

  • Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient
  • Terms and Abbreviations
  • Where Did Pharmacy Abbreviations Originate?
  • Dosing Instructions
  • Classification of Medications
  • Classifications of Drug Sales
  • History of Pharmacy Calculations
  • Measurement Systems
  • Business Calculations

Pharmacy Technician Module 3
Community and Institutional Pharmacy Practice 

  • Researching a Drug
  • Electronic Referencing
  • Role of the Pharmacy Technician
  • Prescription Preparation
  • Pharmacy Layout
  • Types of Hospitals
  • Hospital Pharmacy Standards and Procedures
  • Specialized and Advanced Pharmacy Technician Opportunities

Pharmacy Technician Module 4
Non-Sterile, Sterile Compounding, and Pharmacy Billing

  • Bulk Repackaging
  • Non-Sterile Compounding
  • Compounding Professionalism
  • Regulatory and Quality Control
  • Terminology Used in Pharmacy
  • Routes of Administration
  • Medication Delivery Systems
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Third-Party Billing
  • Inventory Management

Pharmacy Technician Module 5
Medication Safety and Pharmacy Operations Management 

  • Five Rights of Medication Safety
  • Types of Medication Errors
  • Errors in the Pharmacy
  • Age-Related Errors
  • Community and Institutional Pharmacy
  • Improving Efficiency Techniques
  • Classifying Drugs
  • Generic Vs. Brand Names
  • Drug Classifications

Pharmacy Technician Module 6
Therapeutic Agents for Nervous, Endocrine, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular Systems 

  • Conditions of the Nervous System and Their Treatments
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Descriptions of Hormones and Glands
  • Conditions of the Endocrine System and Their Treatments
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Skeletal Muscle
  • Common Conditions Affecting the Musculoskeletal System
  • Anatomy of the Heart and Vasculature System

Pharmacy Technician Module 7
Therapeutic Agents for Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Renal Systems 

  • Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
  • Disorders and Conditions of the Respiratory System
  • Form and Role of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal and Urological System
  • Conditions Affecting the Renal and Urological Systems

Pharmacy Technician Module 8
Therapeutic Agents for Reproductive, Immune, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat 

  • Female Reproductive System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Transplant Rejection
  • Immunizations
  • Conditions that Affect the Eye
  • Nose and Sinuses
  • The Throat

Pharmacy Technician Module 9
Dermatological, Hematological and Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Dermatological System
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematological System
  • Food and Drug Administration Regulations
  • Restricted Over-the-Counter Products
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of our Pharmacy Technician course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in a pharmacy and to sit for either the PTCB national certification exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCE) or for the NHA national certification Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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