Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
• The history of pharmacy and healthcare
• A pharmacy technician’s roles and responsibilities
• Understand the types of pharmacies including hospital and retail
• Understand drug regulations and control
• Pharmaceutical terminology and related anatomy
• Pharmacy calculations and math review
• Aseptic technique and the handling of sterile products
• Basics of IV solutions and calculating 24-hour supply of IV solutions
• Drug names and drug classes
• Inventory management and financial issues
Price: $3,595.00

    Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in dispensing medications and are accountable to the supervising pharmacist who is legally responsible for the care and safety of patients served by the pharmacy.

    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

    Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
    • The History of Healthcare
    • Healthcare Etiquette
    • Professional Situations and Applications
    Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Teams
    • Team Success
    • Champions
    Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA
    • Use and Disclosure
    • Real Life Scenarios
    • HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements
    Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance
    • Introduction to Infection Control
    • Personal Protection
    • Protection of the Office Environment
    • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens
    • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers
    • Waste Management Plan
    • Chemical Disinfection
    • Heat Sterilization
    • Exposure Control
    • General Safety Standards
    • Employee Training
    • OSHA'S Required Records
    Module 5: Medical Terminology
    • Word Structure
    • Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix
    • Organization of the Body
    • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology
    Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Integumentary System
    • The Digestive System
    • The Urinary System
    Module 7: Pharmacy Practice and Federal Requirements
    • Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Responsibilities
    • The Pharmacy Technician Role
    • The Pharmacy Setting and Operations
    Module 8: Medications
    • Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
    • Drug Information References
    • Drug Classifications
    • Over the Counter Medications
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    Module 9: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
    • Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding
    • Medication Safety and Error Prevention
    Module 10: Order Entry and Processing
    • Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding
    • Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management
    Module 11: Math Calculations
    • Introduction to Basic Math Skills
    • Measurements and Conversions
    • Calculations with Prescriptions and Medication Orders
    • Special Medication Calculations
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 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)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    Included in this program is the PTCB's CPhT certification exam practice test and an exam voucher.
    The CPhT is the gold standard of credentialing for pharmacy technicians. PTCB® offers the CPhT certification to individuals who wish to distinguish themselves in the pharmacy technician field. PTCB’s certification program enables technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. Most employers prefer, and many require, that their pharmacy technicians be CPhTs.
    Certification Benefits:
    Respected credential
    Validated achievement and knowledge
    Improved employment opportunities
    Potential for higher salary
    Career growth
    Understanding of pharmacy law
    Prestige among coworkers
    Certification Requirements:
    High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma)
    Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
    Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions
    Compliance with all applicable PTCB certification policies
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

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