certified pharmacy technician

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cer·ti·fied phar·ma·cy tech·ni·cian

(CPhT) (sĕr'ti-fīd fahr'mă-sē tek-ni'shŭn)
A pharmacy technician who has successfully passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination.
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Retain current Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) through the recertification process.
"The classroom environment and dedicated training staff at Job Corps were very helpful in teaching me what I needed to know in order to become a certified pharmacy technician," Szopinski remarks.
"Telepharmacy was designed to help restore and retain pharmacy services in rural areas that are without, or about to lose, their pharmacies," says Thelma Olson, a certified pharmacy technician at a Thrifty White store in Maddock, N.D., a town with a population of just over 800 people.
The medications are dispensed by a team of registered pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians.
Certified pharmacy technicians (CPhTs) assist pharmacists in many roles, including dispensing medications, verifying prescriptions, immunizing patients, compounding sterile preparations, point-of-care testing, medication therapy management and telepharmacy, among others.
WASHINGTON -- Starting next year, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) will institute a pair of changes in recertification requirements for Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs).
"We're a small community pharmacy that is doing things that only large corporate pharmacies are capable of doing," he says, citing the addition of robots and certified pharmacy technicians as two examples of how Eden Drug has increased its efficiency to a point where it is on par with national chains.
MTM will mean reorganizing the work flow in pharmacies around tasks that can be completed by certified pharmacy technicians, assisted by automated dispensing machines.
Use of Certified Pharmacy Technicians and automation is being maximized, and creative scheduling is providing periods of overlap for pharmacists so that one can cover the dispensing operation while a second provides MTM services to patients.
* The use of certified pharmacy technicians to assist in the fill process so pharmacists can conduct consultations, periodic patient health clinics and other activities.
WASHINGTON -- Certified pharmacy technicians (CPhTs) are helping pharmacists prevent adverse drug events and medication errors among patients, and are assisting employers that are striving to address a growing shortage of health care personnel, according to a report by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
In her talk, Hohman noted that more and more chains are embracing certified pharmacy technicians as members of their pharmacy health care teams.

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