The Value of Point-of-Care Testing Services
Pharmacy technicians are an essential part of the healthcare team, providing support to pharmacists and ensuring that medications are dispensed safely and accurately. In recent years, pharmacy technicians have also become increasingly involved in point-of-care (POC) testing services, which are diagnostic tests that can be performed at the point of care, rather than being sent […]
freeCE Webinars Premiering in March
Table of Contents Live Pharmacy CE Webinars freeCE has a full schedule of live CE planned through the rest of March, including the five new courses featured below. Choose your favorites and join us to grow your expertise and work toward your continuing education requirements! Increasing Effective Communication with Deaf or Hard of Hearing […]
Pharmacy Technicians & Standards Set by Regulatory Bodies
Table of Contents It is common for pharmacy technicians to be involved in compounding, helping pharmacists oversee day-to-day preparation of sterile and non-sterile medicines while meeting standards required by regulatory bodies. Sterile Compounding Sterile compounding is a method of preparing medications for patients in a sterile (free from bacteria, viruses or any other […]
Thinking About Becoming a Pharmacy Technician? Here Is What You Need To Know.
Being a pharmacy technician is a tough but rewarding career. Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in the health of their communities. They’re the backbone of the pharmacy, assisting the pharmacist with filling prescriptions and providing patient care services. Because the pharmacy is a fast-paced environment, the work can be stressful at times. Most happy […]
Exploring New Pharmacy Technician Career Pathways with Devin Wallace, CEO of Wallace Ventures
The expansion of pharmacy technician roles and responsibilities has opened many new career pathways, which can be found outside the traditional community or clinical pharmacy sector. These new alternative career paths for pharmacy technicians often require additional focused training and education. In the freeCE webcast Alternative Pharmacy Career Pathways for Technicians, Devin Wallace, CPhT, CSPT, […]
What’s Happening Around freeCE: New Live Webinars Launching In February
freeCE has a full schedule of live CE planned for the month of February 2023, including seven new courses. Each of the webinars we are launching this month are worth 1 contact hour. Select your favorites and join us to grow your expertise and work toward your continuing education requirements. Webinars Premiering in February: […]
Live CE vs On-demand CE For Pharmacy Technicians
Understanding the differences between on-demand CE and live CE for pharmacy technicians Continuing education (CE) for pharmacy technicians can be taken in either a live or on-demand format. Before the internet, people had to get in their vehicles, fight traffic, and go to a physical location when they wanted to earn live CEs. Now, when […]
What does PTCB Acquiring PTEC Mean For the Pharmacy Industry?
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Acquires the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council At the end of 2022, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) acquired the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). Per a PTCB press release, “PTEC membership voted to combine resources, expertise, and infrastructure to empower technician educators with enhanced resources and professional development opportunities and […]
Can Pharmacy Technicians Write Prescriptions?
Pharmacy Technicians cannot write prescriptions. Only licensed providers such as physicians, nurse-practitioners, and physician assistants can write prescriptions. These medical professionals have what is called prescriptive authority, which is granted to them based on their years of training in treating patients and writing prescriptions. While pharmacy technicians do not write prescriptions, they are involved in […]
National Pharmacy Week 2022 Day 5: Meditation In The Pharmacy
National Pharmacy Week is about acknowledging and celebrating the crucial impact pharmacy professionals make on their patients. At freeCE, we’re taking this week as an opportunity to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses by providing practical resources to support them in this critical work. Self-care is important for all people, but it’s particularly vital for […]