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Pharmacy Technician

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Language: English

Description: The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2014. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2018 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands.

This comprehensive course, offered by our accredited school partners, will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s CPhT exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more! Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!

This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s CPhT exam. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
• Pharmacy calculations
• Medical terminology specific to the pharmacy
• Skills to read and interpret prescriptions
• Review of the top 200 drugs
• Skills to identify drugs by generic and brand names
• Dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, and dose conversions
• Dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement

Pharmacy Technician Detailed Course Information:
• The history of pharmacy and healthcare
• Pharmacy technician role and responsibilities
• Pharmacy technician certification and registration process
• Types of pharmacies including the hospital pharmacy, retail practice, long-term care practice, mail order pharmacy, home care pharmacies, and others
• Drug regulation and control
• Pharmaceutical terminology and related anatomy
• Parts of the prescription and labeling
• Pharmacy calculations and math review
• Pharmacy measures and abbreviations
• Routes and formulations
• Parenterals and compounding
• Basic biopharmaceutics
• Aseptic technique and the handling of sterile products
• Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
• Basics of IV solutions and calculating 24-hour supply of IV solutions
• Factors affecting drug activity
• Information and pharmacy resources
• Inventory management and financial issues
• Brand names and generic drugs
• Drug names and drug classes

Module 1 - History of Pharmacy Practice
Lesson 1 -History of Pharmacy Practice
Lesson 2 - The Professional Pharmacy Technician
Lesson 3 - Communication and Customer Care
Lesson 4 - Pharmacy Laws and Ethics
Lesson 5 - Terminology and Abbreviations

Module 2 - Retail Pharmacy
Lesson 6 - Retail Pharmacy
Lesson 7 - Health-System Pharmacy
Lesson 8 - Technology in the Pharmacy
Lesson 9 - Inventory Management and Health Insurance Billing
Lesson 10 - Introduction to Compounding
Lesson 11 - Introduction to Sterile Products

Module 3 - Basic Math Skills
Lesson 12 - Basic Math Skills
Lesson 13 - Measurement Systems
Lesson 14 - Dosage Calculations
Lesson 15 - Concentrations and Dilutions
Lesson 16 - Alligations
Lesson 17 - Parenteral Calculations

Module 4 - The Body and Drugs
Lesson 18 - Dosage Formulations and Administration
Lesson 19 - The Body and Drugs
Lesson 20 - Drug Classifications
Lesson 21 - The Skin
Lesson 22 - Eyes and Ears
Lesson 23 - The Gastrointestinal System
Lesson 24 - The Musculoskeletal System
Lesson 25 - The Respiratory System
Lesson 26 - The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems
Lesson 27 - The Immune System
Lesson 28 - The Renal System
Lesson 29 - The Endocrine System
Lesson 30 - The Reproductive System
Lesson 31 - The Nervous System

Module 5 - Special Topics
Lesson 32 - Pediatric and Neonatal Patients
Lesson 33 - Geriatric Patients
Lesson 34 - Biopharmaceuticals

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Instructor Description: This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators who are well trained in a unique mastery methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The course facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. This program is supported by an expert educational facilitator, Leslie Ann Kalvass. Leslie earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her fellowship at University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy and POZEN Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has been instructing at universities and colleges since 2002. She is available to provide guidance and motivation for learners throughout the duration of this program. As an expert mentor, she will provide answers to learner questions, monitor learner's program progression, and review lesson and program quiz/test results.

Certification: Included in this program is the PTCB's CPhT certification exam practice test and an exam voucher.

Included in this program are the following textbooks:
• The Pharmacy Technician Foundations and Practices,Custom Edition Package
• Pharmacy Technician Program Student Workbook
• The Pharmacy Foundations and Practices Lab Manual and Workbook

Class Details

Online 24/7

NA - Online

Start Date:upon registration



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 N/A - Online