Pharmacy Technician ONLINE
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
Education and Certifications: • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. • The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) is the national certification exam. • Numerous states now require PTCB certification to work as a pharmacy technician. • Certain national and state pharmacy technician certification exams are available.
Detailed Course Topics Covered: • 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
You will have 6 months to complete your course.
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