The course will cover:
- Role of the pharmacy technician
- Pharmacy history/discussion of various practice settings and the technician certification process
- Recruiting by pharmacy specialty
- “Evolution of Pharmacy”
- Review of hospital pharmacy setting, retail practice, long term care practice setting, mail order pharmacy, home care pharmacy practice
- Pharmacy measures, roman numerals, abbreviations
- Review of generic drugs, basic biopharmaceuticals, dosage forms, patient profiles
- Prescription label requirements, order transcriptions, ordering and inventory control, drug pricing, third party reimbursement
- Formularies, unit dose systems, emergency and crash carts, house supplies, automatic stop orders, calculating number of doses required
- All major classes of drugs including top brand names and generic drugs
- Aseptic technique, handling of sterile products including antineoplastic agent considerations
- Basics of IV solutions, calculating 24 hour supply of IV solutions, percentages and electrolytes preparations
- The metric system
- Apothecaries’ and avoirdupois systems of measurement
- Children’s doses
- Allegation method, math review
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), demonstration of TPN admixture, hands-on practice of IV admixture and parenteral medication preparation.
Mondays and Wednesdays, February 1 - March 21
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Downtown Campus, 628
The instructor is an experienced pharmacist who is familiar with the requirements of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.