Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Online Book Component

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Last Updated: June 2024

Topics:

1. Pharmacology and Pharmacy Law
• Basic pharmacological concepts (drug classifications, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics).
• Federal and state pharmacy laws and regulations (HIPAA, DEA regulations, FDA requirements).
• Controlled substance schedules and handling procedures.
•Prescription processing and labeling requirements.

2. Pharmacy Operations and Procedures
• Drug dispensing and inventory management.
• Compounding techniques and procedures.
• Prescription filling procedures (interpretation of prescriptions, dosage calculations, drug interactions).
• Medication safety protocols (storage, handling, expiration dates).
• Prescription adjudication and insurance processing.

3. Medical Terminology and Abbreviations
• Common medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
• Interpretation of medical abbreviations and symbols.
• Anatomical terms and systems of the body.

4. Pharmaceutical Mathematics
• Pharmaceutical calculations (dosage calculations, conversions, dilutions).
• Intravenous flow rate calculations.
• Allegations and percentage concentration calculations.

5. Pharmacy Technology and Equipment
• Utilization of pharmacy software systems (prescription processing, inventory tracking).
• Operation of pharmacy automation equipment (automated dispensing machines, pill counters).
• Use of compounding equipment (mortar and pestle, ointment mills).

6. Patient Safety and Communication
• Patient counseling techniques and communication skills.
• Adverse drug reactions and error prevention strategies.
• Cultural competence and patient confidentiality.

7. Pharmaceutical Ethics and Professionalism
• Ethical considerations in pharmacy practice (conflict of interest, patient autonomy).
• Professional standards and codes of conduct for pharmacy technicians.
• Professional development and continuing education requirements.

8. Specialized Pharmacy Settings
• Hospital pharmacy procedures (sterile compounding, unit dose distribution).
• Retail pharmacy operations and customer service.
• Long-term care pharmacy services.

9. Pharmacy Management and Administration
• Pharmacy workflow optimization.
• Quality assurance and compliance monitoring.
• Staff training and supervision.

10. Emerging Trends in Pharmacy
• Telepharmacy and remote dispensing technologies.
• Medication therapy management services.
• Specialty pharmacy services.

11. Practical Applications and Case Studies
• Application of theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.
• Case studies involving drug interactions, dosage adjustments, and patient counseling.

12. Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking
• Analytical reasoning skills to solve medication-related problems.
• Evaluation of alternative solutions and decision-making under pressure.

13. Regulatory Compliance and Documentation
• Documentation requirements for controlled substances.
• Reporting adverse events and medication errors.
• Maintenance of accurate patient records.

14. Healthcare Systems and Interprofessional Collaboration
• Roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians within the healthcare team.
• Collaboration with pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
• Interprofessional communication skills.

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