Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a one-year pharmacy technician program that is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Trident accepts 24 students into its pharmacy tech program each year. PharmacyTechSchools.com recently caught up with one of this year’s students, Rosie Crawford. In this interview, Crawford discusses her inspiration for [...]
Mayra Ruiz Gallegos is a pharmacy technology student at Carrington College’s Mesa Campus in Arizona. She started her program, which trains students to become successful pharmacy technicians, in November 2013. She has been blogging about her experiences, from her enrollment interview and first day of class to how the pharmacy tech core class has gone [...]
On December 27, 2013, the National Association of Professional Women announced they named Jillian Hernandez a Professional Woman of the Year (2013/2014). Specifically they were honoring her with this title “for leadership in long term care consulting” as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy Technician Jillian Hernandez Hernandez first started working as a pharmacy technician in 2001 [...]
Last year, patients at a number of Canadian hospitals (four in Ontario and one in New Brunswick) were given diluted forms of chemotherapy drugs. When it was discovered that bags containing the drugs cyclophosphamide and gemcitabine were watered down, more than 1,200 patients had already been administered incorrect dosages of the medications. As a pharmacy [...]
If you have been looking into taking a pharmacy technician education program, you may have heard the term “accredited” thrown around. Since 1982, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has been accrediting pharmacy technician programs. Accreditation refers to a school’s program meeting specified standards in such areas as administration, faculty/directors, educational components and more. [...]
Combined with recent career projection reports outlining promising growth for the healthcare industry means a positive outlook for pharmacy professionals, including pharmacy technicians.
If you still need to get something for that special pharmacy technician, or if you’re looking for a way to spread some joy and compassion this season, it’s not too late. Here are just a few ideas to “give the gift of giving” throughout the holidays or into the New Year. Pharmacy Technician Memberships/Certifications If [...]
Pharmacy technicians play key roles in both healthcare and customer service—two sectors that don’t slow down during the holidays. If you are just starting out as a pharmacy technician, or find this time of year particularly tough, here are some tips that might help make these holidays more “merry and bright.” Surviving the Holiday Shopping [...]
Recently compounding has been making a comeback so that pharmacies can cater to patients with individual requirements. Before mass manufacturing became the mainstream source of prescription drugs, most medications were compounded.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has made available a new practice test that takes into account the November 1st changes that were made. One of the enhancements to the exam is that “the Practice Test has the same look, feel, and functionality as the actual PTCE” (PTCB.org). The cost for the exam is $29.00, and [...]