Expanding Roles for Pharmacy Technicians

Description

Pharmacy technicians are often respected members of the community, allowing them to develop rapport and trust with their patients. Leveraging this patient-technician relationship with the accessibility of pharmacy technicians improves vaccination rates and increases job satisfaction. Expanding pharmacy technician practice is a crucial step towards pharmacists practicing at the peak of their licensure. Pharmacy technician immunization delivery is a logical first step—this session discusses the impact of expanded roles for pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the new “Expanding Technician Roles” policy adopted by the 2019 APhA House of Delegates.
  2. Discuss the impact of expanded roles for pharmacy technicians on advanced pharmacy practice.
  3. Describe the change in Idaho legislation allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations for the first time in the U.S.
  4. Discuss the components involved in training pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations.
  5. Describe the results of the initial implementation of pharmacy technicians as immunizers within Indian Health Services.
  6. Describe leadership actions required to implement technician immunization delivery.

 

    

 

     

Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the new “Expanding Technician Roles” policy adopted by the 2019 APhA House of Delegates.
  2. Discuss the impact of expanded roles for pharmacy technicians on advanced pharmacy practice.
  3. Describe the change in Idaho legislation allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations for the first time in the U.S.
  4. Discuss the components involved in training pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations.
  5. Describe the results of the initial implementation of pharmacy technicians as immunizers within Indian Health Services.
  6. Describe leadership actions required to implement technician immunization delivery.

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Speakers:
Gregory
Gregory Sarchet, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS
Director of Clinical Outreach
USPHS
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacy Business Operations, Management, and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, October 30
Time: 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: 
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Coronado A
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-181-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-181-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based