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At the end of your pharmacy tech program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience at a CVS/pharmacy or Walgreens near you as part of our hands-on training externship. Once you graduate, you will have the information you need to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
Take a Look at Our Complete Pharmacy Technician Course Curriculum below:
In this unit, students will become familiar with various body systems including structure, function, diseases, disorders, and treatments. Students will also learn drug delivery systems, drug administration routes, medical terminology, drug classifications, and commonly used medications for various organ system disorders.
Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians
1.1 Names of Pharmaceuticals
1.2 Therapeutic Equivalence, Drug Interactions, and Relevance to Patient Medical History
1.3 Types of Interactions
1.4 Pharmaceutical Characteristics
1.5 Drug Administration and Duration of Therapy
1.6 Common Unwanted Drug Effects
1.7 Drug Classifications
In this unit, students will learn how law affects healthcare practitioners and pharmacy technicians, the origin of law that affects medical professionals, the basics of the process of litigation and its alternatives, the common-law basis for the confidentiality of healthcare information, and the laws regulating healthcare information collected and maintained by government agencies.
Pharmacy Law and Regulations
2.1 Routine Practices With Hazardous Substances And Waste
2.2 Controlled Substance Documentation
2.3 Professional Standards
2.4 FDA Recall Classification
2.5 Pharmacy Personnel Roles
2.6 Facility Requirements
2.7 Reference Materials
This unit introduces students to sterile and nonsterile compounding. A strong emphasis is placed on proper aseptic technique and compliance with USP 795, 797, and 800. Compounding practices and equipment are also discussed.
Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding
3.1 Infection Control for Compounding
3.3 Product Stability
3.4 Equipment and Supplies
3.5 Compounding Risk
As front-line members of the medication dispensing team, pharmacy technicians can directly impact medication safety. In this unit students will learn about the many patient and medication safety hazards exist in a pharmacy setting, and workflow strategies and technological innovations have been developed and implemented to reduce the risk of medication errors.
4.1 Medication Errors and Error Prevention
4.2 Information for the Patient
4.3 Specific Recommendations
4.4 Similar Medications
4.5 Common Safety Strategies
This unit is intended as an introduction to Rx Health Academy’s Externship Program. It is designed to introduce the student to the curriculum and begin the placement process.
This unit introduces the pharmacy technician student to pharmacy operations. Students will discuss the differences between pharmacy settings, examine the business applications of pharmacy, and review drug information resources, including how and when to use them. Students will also learn how to handle medication safely, and the steps involved in error prevention.
Medication Order Entry and Fill Process
7.1 Order Entry Process
7.2 Fill Process
7.4 Packaging and Dispensing Process
Patients depend on a pharmacy and all of its employees to do everything they can to ensure that the product received is exactly what was prescribed. In this unit students will learn about the many measures they will take as a pharmacy technician to contribute to quality care.
Pharmacy Quality Assurance
5.1 Quality Assurance Practices
5.2 Education Standards and Information
5.3 Infection Control for Quality Assurance
Management of pharmaceuticals inventory is a vital part of a pharmacy tech’s job. In this unit students will learn how to properly manage inventory and purchasing.
Pharmacy Inventory Management
8.1 Using Numerical Information
8.2 Product Lists
8.3 Ordering and Receiving
This unit introduces the student to the pharmacy reimbursement process. It discusses third party healthcare plans, reimbursement systems and claims processing.
Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement
9.1 Obtaining Patient Insurance Information
9.2 Key Terms
9.3 Types of Insurance Coverage
9.4 Managed Care Programs
This unit is designed to facilitate the student's mastery of computer skills needed to perform various pharmacy technician–related responsibilities in community and institutional pharmacy practices.
Pharmacy Information Systems and Usage Applications
10.1 Computer Applications for Use When Dispensing Prescriptions
10.2 Computer Applications
10.4 Standards of Electronic Health Record
This unit is designed to strengthen working knowledge of the concepts essential for pharmacy technician practice and serve as a review to prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
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