Looking for a Career where you are always in demand? According to Indeed.com, the average Pharmacy Technician salary in New Jersey is $17- $18 per Hour. The Pharmacy Technician Program prepares you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the Pharmaceutical Industry. In this online course, you will master the skills you need to obtain a Nationally Recognized Pharmacy Technician License.
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Students will learn the History of Pharmacy, Foundation and Roles, Various Pharmacy Environments, including Community, Hospital, and Advanced Pharmacy Environments. Students will be introduced to the PTCB & the Certification Exam, discussing the founding members, the purpose of the PTC Board, and examine the PTCB certification exam structure & content, and time allowed for the exam. Students will also learn Re-certification requirements and the process needed to maintain certification.
Students will understand the different laws and legislation that affect the pharmacy industry. Students will also discuss the importance of the Controlled Substance Act of 11970 and learn how this act regulated the manufacturing, distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances. Students will learn the Rules for Controlled Substance Subscriptions, outlining the filing procedures, maintaining records according to State & Federal Laws, and Drug Substitution Requirements. Students will learn about the DEA Number Verification, illustrating how a Doctors DEA Number is determined and its purpose, Controlled Substances, Schedule II Drugs, discussing storage requirements, and Investigational Drugs, defining the 4 phases of Investigational Drugs. Students will also learn the Professional Standards related to data integrity, security, and confidentiality (e.g., HIPAA, backing up and archiving).
Students will learn the different terms used in pharmacology, and explore the meanings of the root words, prefixes, and suffixes that make up most medical terms, then look at the smaller components to determine what the whole word means. Students will learn the generic and brand names of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic equivalence, abbreviations, and the most common abbreviations used in the profession. Students will review Basics Facts in Pharmacy, including the generic and trade names given to each drug, identifying drug containers, learn NDC codes, mnemonic codes, and the importance of understanding different expiration formats.
Students will review Number Systems, and discuss a Basic Math Skills Review. Students will also learn about Metric Measurements, Roman Numerals, Fractions, Decimals and Percents, Percentage of Error, Temperature Conversions, Ratio Proportions, Quantities, and Dilutions & Concentrations.
Dosage Calculations and indication of legend, OTC medications, Herbal and Dietary Supplements, Oral Medications and Reconstitutions, Parenteral Doses, Intravenous Flow Rates, Powder Volume, and Pediatric Doses.
Students will review legislation and regulation, biopharmaceutics, pregnancy and lactation, pediatric patients, geriatric patients, misused and abused drugs.
Students will discuss anti-depressants and antipsychotics, antianxiety and hypnotics, autonomic nervous system ADD/ADHD, parkinson’s and alzheimers, seizures, and anesthetics.
Students will discuss musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, hypertensives and cholestoral, diuretics, anticoagulants, respiratory and allergies, and the gastrointestinal system.
Students will discuss the endocrine system (hormones), the reproductive system (hormones), vitamins, minerals, and nutritionals, thyroid, controlling diabetes, birth control, ear and eye infections, antineoplastic, analgesics, anti-infectives/antibacterials, and antivirals/antivungals.
Students will understand common and severe side or adverse effects, allergies, and therapeutic contraindications associated with medications. Students will learn the importance of drug interactions and the mechanism of action on the Central Nervous System, drug interactions which affect the Peripheral Nervous System, a medication review of drugs classified as hormones, a medication review of drugs that affect the cardiovascular system, a medication review of drugs which affect the renal system and a basic review of renal definitions, a medication review of drugs classified as chemotherapy drugs and therapeutic classes used for treatment of cancer medication review of blood and blood formation drugs and drug interactions, a medication review of vitamins and their drug interactions.
Students will understand the importance of risk management, look-alike/sound-alike medications, high alert, high risk medications, common safety strategies, storage, handling, and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, hazardous substances exposure, prevention and treatment, DEA Regulations, Record Keeping, Documentation, and Record Retention, Restricted Drug Programs and related prescription-processing requirements, Professional standards related to data integrity, security, and confidentiality (e.g., HIPAA, backing up and archiving). Requirements for Consultation, OBRA ’90, FDA’s Recall Classification, Infection Control Standards, Facility, Equipment, and Supply Requirements, sterile and non-sterile compounding processes, and error prevention strategies for Data Entry. Also Identifying issues that require pharmacist intervention.
Students will learn the order entry process, the fill process, label, storage, and packaging requirements, the dispensing process. Students will understand what it means to assist the Pharmacist, how prescriptions can be transmitted to a pharmacy, and requirements for certain classes of drugs. Students will learn general prescription duties, the details of what should be collected for a proper patient profile, along with formularies, measuring & counting techniques, and compounding the different classes of balances. Students will learn inventory management, key words used in inventory management and review proper ordering techniques. (e.g., matching NDC number, bar code, data entry) Students will also learn an overview of third party reimbursement processes used for reimbursement and common payment plans currently
Students will learn Pharmacy related computer applications for documenting the dispensing of prescriptions or medication orders, maintaining the electronic medical record, databases, pharmacy computer applications and document management.
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The instructional materials and licensing offered in this course are included in enrollment.
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