Technicians

Annual Meeting Programming and C.E. for Technicians

MSHP will offer 6 hours of educational programming C.E. (including Pharmacy Technician Law) at the Annual Meeting in Oxford July 26-28, 2018.

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Friday, July 27

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Oak Room A
OTC Product Review for Technicians – A Focus on Herbals and Vitamin Supplements
Sally Earl
1. List the most commonly used herbals and vitamin supplements.
2. Describe how herbal and vitamin supplements are regulated.
3. Discuss how to help patients choose an herbal or vitamin supplement.
ACPE: 0032-9999-18-025-L01-T
1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU)
A knowledge-based continuing education activity

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Oak Room A

Opioid Misuse – It’s Not Just in the Community

Austin Crocker

1. Describe and properly identify controlled substances.

2. Discuss common opportunities for opioid misuse / abuse.

3. Discuss the prevalence and signs/symptoms of opioid overdoses.

4. Discuss the availability of opioid overdose reversal agents.

ACPE: 0032-9999-18-027-L01-T

1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU)

A knowledge-based continuing education activity

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Oak Room A

Diabetes Update for Technicians

Anees Kanorwala & Josh Fleming

1. Discuss diabetes management in the hospitalized patient.

2. Describe institutional safety recommendations regarding insulin and diabetes management.

3. Explain diabetes management in the outpatient setting.

4. Identify common dispensing errors related to insulin therapies.

ACPE: 0032-9999-18-029-L01-T

1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU)

A knowledge-based continuing education activity

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Oak Room A

For the Pharmacist or Me?  #QuestionsThatNeedAnswers

Meagan Brown

1. List the core elements of medication therapy management (MTM).

2. Explain the current laws as it relates to the role of the technician and the pharmacist.

3. Discuss what types of questions may be deferred to the pharmacist.

4. Identify what information could be gathered before asking the pharmacist for additional assistance.

ACPE: 0032-9999-18-031-L04-T

1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU)

A knowledge-based continuing education activity

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Oak Room A

An Expansion of Technician Duties: Medications Histories and More

Shaun Chastka

1. Define the basic qualifications/duties of a technician.

2. Discuss the expanded duties of a technician (i.e., Medication History, 340B, Purchasing and others).

3. Discuss the implementation of a technician driven medication history program.

ACPE: 0032-9999-18-034-L04-T

1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU)

A knowledge-based continuing education activity

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Oak Room A

Last Year in Review and Looking Forward

Sid Seal

1. Discuss the new and pending regulation updates.

2. Describe the changes made from USP 795, 797, and 800    and what those changes mean.

3. Discuss the opioid crisis and what is being done to combat it.

ACPE: 0032-9999-18-036-L03-T

1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU)

A knowledge-based continuing education activity

 

Faculty:

Sally Earl, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
University, MS

 

Austin Crocker, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
G&M Pharmacy
Oxford, MS

 

Joshua Fleming, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Jackson, MS

 

Meagan Brown, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Coordinator of Community Pharmacy Development
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Jackson, MS

 

Anees Kanorwala, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems
Jackson, MS

 

Shaun Chastka, RPh, MBA
Pharmacy Director
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
Gulfport, MS

 

Sid Seal, RPh
Senior Compliance Agent
Mississippi Board of Pharmacy
Jackson, MS

 


PTCB Exam Study Materials

Tech Lectures: CE, review materials, and more                                 

Pharmacy Trainer

National Pharmacy Technician Association  

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians              

Rx Tech Prep

Quick Test Prep Certification Program        

ASHP Resource Center

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board  

Noah Reifman, Certification Review for Pharmacy Technicians, 9th edition

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CE Links

Do you have your 20 hours of continuing education?  How about one hour of law?  If not go to the following site; click the down arrow for the “View Category” box, choose the line “Continuing Education (CE) Information and/or Providers”, then click the down arrow on the “Sort By” box, choose “Popularity” and you will have your choice of CE!

https://www.ptcb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=PTCB_Links&Template=CustomPages/learn/Links.cfm

OR

https://www.ptcb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Online_CE&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2221

Most all MSHP CE programs for pharmacists can be attended by technicians for CREDIT! 

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Get Involved!

Are you a technician with an opinion?  Send in thoughts on your profession!  Let’s get a discussion started!   A State of Mississippi Pharmacy Technician Association?  Mandatory National Certification?  The High Cost of State Registration?  The Low Cost of MSHP Membership?  Automation & Technology?  The Direction the Pharmacy Technician Profession Is Headed?  Opportunities for Fellow Technicians?  What do you think?  Send your Editorial, Contact US.

Contact your MSHP Technician Representative Stephanie Jones (stephanie.jones@jcjc.edu) if you have ANY questions regarding pharmacy technicians.

 

MSHP Annual Meeting

July 26-28, 2018

Oxford, MS

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Formal ASHP Accreditated Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

Jones County Junior College

http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/pharmacy/index.php

 

Virginia College (Gulf Coast/Biloxi and Jackson)

https://www.vc.edu/diplomas-certificates/pharmacy-technician/

 

ASHP Pharmacy Technician Training Program Links

https://accred.ashp.org/aps/pages/directory/technicianProgramDirectory.aspx

 

PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

https://www.ptcb.org/

 

Accredited Schools Online -- Information on Pharmacy Technician Schools and Degrees

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/pharmacy-technician

 

Testing Sites

Click here.