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Pharmacy Technician - PHT 124

Hospital Pharmacy Simulation Lab

5 Credit Hours
1 Lecture Hours
4 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course is structured as a combination of a simulation lab and relevant lecture that will focus on those specific activities of a pharmacy technician that are used in an institutional (e.g., hospital) environment. The simulation lab will prepare the pharmacy technician student to effectively operate within a pharmacy in an institutional compounding setting. Students will learn how to prepare medications requiring simple, moderate and high level sterile and non-sterile compounding as defined by current standards. All students in the Pharmacy Technician programs must meet the requirements of a criminal background check and drug screen before completing the required practical experiences.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None

Corequisites

(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

  • PHT 102 with a minimum grade of 2.5, if not taken previously.
  • PHT 104 with a minimum grade of 2.5, if not taken previously.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Assess medication orders for completeness, accuracy and authenticity in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Complete prescriptions in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Apply basic mathematical skills to the medication compounding process.
  • Solve mathematical calculations to determine accurate parenteral medication dosages.
  • Verify the accuracy of parenteral medication dosages based on patient age and weight.
  • Explain how to calculate accurate amount of ingredients for a compounded product.
  • Interpret brand names and generic names for parenteral medications.
  • Process a parenteral medication order in an electronic medical record.
  • Complete a compounded medication order in a prescription processing program.
  • Fill a hospital automated drug storage and dispensing system.
  • Describe accepted procedures in maintaining pharmacy facilities in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Describe effective inventory control of medications in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Explain procedures and communication channels to use in the event of a product recall or shortage, a medication error or identification of another problem in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Describe the investigational drug process, medications being used in off-label indications and emerging drug therapies in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Explain how to manage hazardous medications and materials in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Explain basic safety and emergency preparedness procedures in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Describe current standards for managing controlled substances in a hospital setting.
  • Describe how to manage drug product inventory stored in equipment or devices in a hospital or institutional setting.
  • Demonstrate aseptic techniques for preparing intravenous admixture products.
  • Explain effective infection control procedures.
  • Explain the levels of engineering controls for preparation of parenteral compounds.
  • Demonstrate aseptic testing methods.
  • Calculate Beyond Use Dating (BUD) that is utilized for compounded products.
  • Demonstrate current United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards in hood cleaning techniques.
  • Demonstrate current United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards in aseptic gowning techniques.
  • Prepare simulated medications requiring moderate and high level non-sterile compounding methods.
  • Prepare simulated chemotherapy/hazardous drug preparations.
  • Prepare solutions using varying materials, including sterile powders, capsules, ampules and tablets.
  • Explain how to verify measurements, preparations and/or packaging of medications produced by other healthcare professionals (e.g., tech-check-tech).

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; PHARMACY TECHNICIAN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 124214606Hosp Pharm Sim LabRC5Hillbom R10/12/0Open$87.00W  01:00 PM-06:00 PM RC320

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday