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Overview of Arizona Pharmacy Law
- Describe the members of the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, including how many there are, their qualifications, and how they become eligible for board appointment.
- List the responsibilities of the Arizona Board of Pharmacy.
- Describe pharmacy setup and security requirements.
- List the types of prescribers who may prescribe medications in the state of Arizona and any restrictions on their prescribing authority.
- Discuss requirements for filling prescriptions in Arizona, including requirements for filling prescriptions written by foreign prescribers.
- Explain generic substitution requirements in Arizona and when it is appropriate to dispense a generic medication.
- Describe the valid time frame for dispensing refills of medications in Arizona, including refills and time frame restrictions on controlled substances.
- Discuss the regulations on the dispensing of controlled substances without a prescription, including quantity limits and record keeping.
- Describe the requirements for the sale of pseudoephedrine, including quantity limits and record keeping.
- Explain patient counseling requirements and who can counsel a patient.
- Discuss the specific duties that may be completed by a registered pharmacy technician, as indicated within Arizona laws and statutes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the protocols listed for the dispensing and administering of an opioid antagonist, as defined within Arizona laws and statutes.
A Review of Measles, Mumps & Rubella for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
- Discuss the history and epidemiology of measles, mumps, and rubella.
- List the symptoms and complications of measles, mumps, and rubella.
- Describe the methods for diagnosing measles, mumps, and rubella.
- Discuss the treatment of measles, mumps, and rubella, including the use of post-exposure prophylaxis.
- Describe the immunization schedule for vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella.
- List the contraindications and precautions for vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella.
- Discuss the efficacy of vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella, and describe adverse reactions associated with immunization.
- Discuss strategies that can be used to improve immunization rates, including maintaining adequate records, reminding patients to vaccinate, and collaboration between the patient and provider.
Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease
- Discuss normal kidney function and the effects of chronic kidney disease on kidney function.
- Explain the definition of chronic kidney disease and causes of this disease state.
- Describe the complications associated with chronic kidney disease and their management.
- Recognize the medications used to treat common complications of chronic kidney disease.
Important Abbreviations, Acronyms & Terminology for the Competent Pharmacy Technician
- Describe and give examples of how the Latin language has found its way into the vocabulary used in contemporary pharmacy practice.
- Provide examples of at least three notations used to describe formulations that are used to contain pharmaceutical preparations.
- Recognize at least four shortened names or abbreviations that are used to identify different medication names.
- Compare and contrast at least two different units of measure from various pharmacy measuring systems.
Patient Safety and Medication Errors
- Describe the significance of the Institute of Medicine’s 1999 and 2006 report on medication errors.
- Define and distinguish between the following terms: safe medication, drug safety, quality issues, medication errors and adverse drug events.
- List each of the governing bodies involved in medication safety (FDA, AHRQ, IOM, USP, NCC, ISMP, JCAHO).
- Identify the types of medication errors made by pharmacists.
- Discuss additional reasons that pharmacists may cause a medication error, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration.
- Identify the ways a patient may be responsible for initiating a medication error.
- Discuss the format for reporting a medication error.
- Identify ways to promote medication safety for patients.
- Identify the six medication “rights” to improve patient safety.
- Discuss recommendations to improve patient safety during the distribution phase of drug administration.
- Identify the consumer’s role in improving medication safety.
Shingles Disease Process & Vaccination for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
- Discuss the characteristics of varicella zoster virus, including primary infection and secondary reactivation of the latent virus, complications and treatment.
- Describe the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions and administration of Zostavax.
- Discuss the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions and administration of Shingrix.
- Explain the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of shingles vaccinations.
The Pharmacy Technician's Responsibility in Handling Controlled Substances
- Understand the depth and breadth of the problems presented by the abuse of controlled substances.
- Appreciate the challenges faced by the Drug Enforcement Administration in its efforts to safely manage the use of controlled substances.
- Realize the critical value of a controlled system of distribution to achieve best practices in the transactional management of controlled substances.
- Recognize the basic foundations of controlled substance scheduling.
- Understand all of the processes needed to manage controlled substances throughout the drug-use process, as well as know which DEA form should be used to document each of the steps.
- Fully understand the requirements of both paper-based and electronic controlled substance record-keeping systems.
- Understand the requirements for inventorying controlled substances.
- Appreciate the extent of abuse allowed by the purveyance of controlled substances over the Internet, and recognize that there are unique requirements for such specialized commerce, separate and apart from that required for traditional brick and mortar pharmacies.
Wound Management Products
- Summarize the anatomy and physiology of the skin.
- Discuss the factors that affect skin integrity.
- Discuss wounds and the wound healing process.
- List the most commonly encountered wounds and the major classifications of wound types.
- Discuss factors that delay the wound healing process.
- Identify the presentation, indications and methods of use for each dressing type and other wound management products.
- Discuss the most appropriate wound products for commonly encountered wounds and how to select the products for pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds and burns.
Therapeutic Update for Arizona Pharmacy Technicians 2018 - 20 Contact Hours
- Chapter 1: Overview of Arizona Pharmacy Law - Mandatory
- Chapter 2: Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chapter 3: Important Abbreviations, Acronyms & Terminology for the Competent Pharmacy Technician
- Chapter 4: The Pharmacy Technician's Responsibility in Handling Controlled Substances
- Chapter 5: A Review of Measles, Mumps & Rubella for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
- Chapter 6: Shingles Disease Process & Vaccination for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
- Chapter 7: Wound Management Products