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The APA Pharmacy Technician Training Program is approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy. This training bundle option includes registration for all 5 program modules.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/9/2020 to 12/31/2020
Where: United States
Contact: Danielle Cole
334-271-4222 x3


Online registration is available until: 12/31/2020
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Choose this option to purchase registration for all modules.  APA will provide the information to access the webinar recordings.  This option does not require attendees to register with APA for each individual module. Individual will still need to enter contact information with GoTo Webinar using the link provided from APA.

Background
As of January 1, 2020, the Alabama Board of Pharmacy requires all new technicians to complete a board-approved training.  APA has developed an ALBOP-approved training program that meets the competencies and requirements outlined in Alabama Board of Pharmacy Policy 19-003.

On-Demand Programming

APA’s program will be divided into the following modules which will be offered via webinar.  Following the initial webinar presentations, the modules will be made available online 24/7.

Legal and Ethical Questionspresented by Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm

Professional Standardspresented by Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm

Terminologypresented by Bruce Harris, Pharm.D.

Calculations – presented by Jared Johnson, Pharm.D.

Medication Safety – presented by Gary Mount, Pharm.D.

Recorded Webinar Information:

Subject
Speaker ACPE UAN
Amount of CPE Credit
Medication Safety
Gary Mount, Pharm.D.
0178-0000-20-015-H05-T
1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
Calculations Jared Johnson, Pharm.D.
0178-0000-20-016-H04-T 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
Terminology
Bruce Harris, Pharm.D.
0178-0000-20-017-H04-T 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
Legal and Ethical Questions(Law)
Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm
0178-0000-20-018-H03-T 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Professional Standards
Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm 0178-0000-20-019-H04-T 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)



This program is sponsored by the Alabama Pharmacy Association Research and Education Foundation (APAREF). The Alabama Pharmacy Association Research and Education Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

How to Attend:
Join the recorded programs from your office, home or hotel room using a computer with high-speed internet.  You may still ask questions during the program.  They will be sent to APA for review.  Please note that credit is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer/phone.  Simple instructions will be sent when you complete the registration process.

Bundle Pricing:
APA Member Pricing: $99 per technician for program
Non-Member Pricing: $125 per technician for program (includes 1 year of APA membership)


Registration Details: The registration is a two-part process.  First, you must register through the APA site.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email from APA to complete your registration on the GoToWebinar site.  Each recorded webinar has a separate registration link. The GoToWebinar registration only requires your name and email to access the recording. The recordings may be accessed on demand.

About an hour after the completion of each recorded webinar you will receive an email with a link to the evaluation and assessment for that module. You must complete the quiz and the evaluation within two weeks in order to receive credit.  We will upload credit to CPE monitor twice a month.  The evaluation asks a couple of questions related to the quiz so you will want to complete the evaluation last. 

During the Recorded Webinars:

You can ask questions.
Attendees can submit a question by clicking the floating Question button in the bottom-right corner. After the session, APA will receive a list of questions submitted so that we can follow-up.

How to Access Webinar Handouts
Attendees can download any handouts that were uploaded by clicking the floating Handouts button (next to the Question button.)

 


What do I need to do after completing all 5 modules of the pharmacy technician training program?

APA will send a certificate of completion that indicates you completed all five modules and passed all assessments. 

Once you receive the certificate from APA you should go to the Alabama Board of Pharmacy’s website to print the Technician Training Verification form.  Go to www.albop.com, click on “Applications and Forms”, and choose Technician Training Verification Form.  This document should be completed by the technician and the supervising pharmacist. 

Once the document is completed it should be submitted to Ashley Huntley at the Board of Pharmacy either by mail or email.

              Ashley Huntley
              111 Village Street
              Birmingham, AL  35242
              Email: ahuntley@albop.com

Once all documentation is received by the Board, the technician will receive a certificate from the Board recognizing the completion of the required training.




Individual Program Objectives:

Medication Safety
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Review the categories of medication errors
  • Discuss situations that increase dispensing errors
  • Outline strategies to prevent dispensing errors
  • Summarize the requirements for written materials
  • Identify situations that require a pharmacist intervention
  • Recognize Look-Alike/Sound-Alike (LASA) Medications
  • Recognize High-Alert/Risk Medications
  • Outline safety strategies utilized within the pharmacy
  • Review closed-looped medication management with CPOE and barcoding


Calculations

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Convert between the most commonly used measurements in a pharmacy.
  • Calculate the quantity to dispense and the days' supply for a given prescription.
  • Determine the proper dosage of a given medication based on patient weight and medication concentration.


Terminology

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Review abbreviations, terms and symbols associated with pharmaceutical measurements.
  • Review abbreviations, terms and symbols associated with pharmaceutical dosage forms.
  • Review abbreviations, terms and symbols associated with pharmaceutical routes of administration.
  • Review abbreviations and terms associated with common diseases and disease state management.
  • Review abbreviations and terms associated with biophysiology of medication metabolism.
  • Review abbreviations and terms associated with epidemiology.
  • Review abbreviations and terms associated with a PBM (Pharmacy Benefit Manager).
  • Review abbreviations and terms associated with coverage determinations.
  • Review abbreviations and terms associated with PSAOs (Pharmacy Services Administrative Organization).
  • Review abbreviations and terms associated with DME (Durable Medical Equipment).


Legal and Ethical Considerations
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Outline valid prescription requirements, discuss who is authorized to write prescriptions, review controlled substance prescription expiration dates, identify red flags that may indicate a fraudulent prescription, and review components of a DEA registration number.Outline prescription label requirements for legend drug prescriptions and controlled substance prescriptions.
  • Review classifications for controlled substances and identify examples for each controlled substance schedule.
  • Summarize record keeping requirements for inventory, order forms, prescriptions, and HIPAA records.
  • Identify requirements for pharmacy technician registration and training in Alabama.
  • Review the permitted and restricted activities of pharmacy technicians in Alabama.


Professional Standards

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Review the code of professional conduct as outlined in the Alabama Administrative Code and discuss
    consequences of violations.
  • Review communication skills as it relates to customer service and conflict management/resolution.
  • Discuss HIPAA and outline requirements related to the pharmacy setting.

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