Pharmacy Technician with Pediatric & Geriatric Specialization

Pharmacy Technician with Pediatric & Geriatric Specialization

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$2,895.00
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 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 DESCRIPTION: Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to dispense prescription medications. Pharmacy Technicians usually work in a hospital pharmacy or a retail pharmacy, but can also work in laboratories. Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand due to the constant development of new drugs, and an aging population that requires more and more of these drugs. Pharmacy technician can also be the first step toward a career as a pharmacist, nursing assistant or other medical professional. Recent studies show that the average starting wage is $12.62 per hour, but this varies greatly by location. 2015-2016 studies show the median income is $32,000 per year (ranging from entry-level $26,000 per year, to $39,000 with years of experience). What’s in this Program? This program covers prescription requests, measuring medications, packaging and labeling prescriptions, working with patient records, processing prescription insurance claims. This program also includes a birth to the golden years specialization which provides students with an advantage when pursuing employment by giving students the knowledge and skills to support children up to elderly patients. Included Certification! Included in your program tuition is the exam prep material and an exam voucher for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (CPhT). Please Note: all candidates applying for certification must comply with all applicable PTCB certification policies including but not limited to criminal history policies. Summary: Demand for this skill is steadily growing and the training time to qualify is relatively short. Licensing Requirements: Please note each state may have specific licensing requirements to practice, contact your states Board of Pharmacy to review the specific requirements for your state. This program does not guarantee license to practice. CERTIFICATION: 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.**
INFORMATION
Specialize In Pediatric And Geriatric Healthcare As A Pharmacy Technician
HOURS
515
DURATION (time given)
12 months
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
6 Months
SYLLABUS
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: Pediatrics • Common Chronic Diseases in the Pediatric Population • Communicating with the Pediatric Patient • Age-Related Physical and Developmental Factors for Children Module 6: Geriatrics • Physical, Psychological, and Sociological Aspects of Aging • The Geriatric Practice 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
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