Healthstaff Pharmacy Technician

HealthStaff Training Institute

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  • This course introduces the student the skills necessary to interpret, transcribe, and maintain records of physician’s medication orders.Designed to train students in the administration of supply, inventory, and data entry.Provides students with skills to input IV orders into the computer system and to distinguish among common law, statutory law, regulatory law, ethics and professional standards.Introduction of pharmaceutical mathematics including conversion of measurements within the metric system and interpreting and solving calculation problems.

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  • This course introduces the student to drug uses and various subfields in pharmacy. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols in regards to prescriptions and medication orders. Distinguish to legend and OTC drugs. Identify reference materials, National Drug Code, multiple dosage forms and routes of administration. Knowledge of proper cassette filling and patient profiling.

    Self enrolment
  • This course introduces the student to major types of antibiotics, antivirals, antiretrovirals, antifungals, corticosteroids, vitamins, and herbs.Define therapeutic effects, side effects, and administration effects of drug classes.Knowledge of classification, brand/trade and generic names of medications.Provides a brief history of pharmacology, explains role of pharmacist and pharmacy technician, introduces student to terminology related to drugs as well as legislation and drug testing approval.

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  • This course introduces the student to respiratory, urinary, and cardiovascular systems and their mechanism of action.Students are aware of the 5 patient rights, and able to recognize different dosage forms and routes of administration.Knowledge of the goals of asthma treatment, specific pulmonary diseases, and understand the differences in antihistamines, decongestants, antitussives, and expectorants.

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  • Introduces the student to sterile products, hand washing techniques, safety techniques, and aseptic techniques in regards to parenteral compounding, and preparation of sterile products. Provides necessary skills of human relations in regards to telephone technique, customer service and advisement. Introduces the student to pharmaceutical percentage calculations and the skills to identify various units of measure, and converting temperatures.

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  • This course introduces the student to various aspects of the central nervous system, digestive system, topicals, opthalmics and optics.Knowledge of classification, brand/trade and generic names of medications.Awareness of anesthetics and their uses.Knowledge of specific drugs and classes used to treat seizures, Parkinson’s disorder, multiple sclerosis, attention-deficit disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Provides the student with necessary skills to interpret, prepare, label, and maintain prescriptions in a community pharmacy, packaging and label operations as well as extemporaneous compounding. Exploration of the role, of pharmacy technicians in an institutional pharmacy with emphasis on the daily pharmacy operations. Introduces the student to the future and growth of the pharmacy field along with the tools to create a cover letter, resume, and successfully complete an interview.

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  • This Course is to assist the student prepare a resume and cover letter, as well as address such topics as interview ettiquette, answering difficult interview questions, and what to do after the interview.

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  • This 300 hour on-the-job training experience is a combined effort between the school and externship facility.Students are able to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom to real life situations.Evaluations occur routinely to provide the student the opportunity to discover any apparent weakness while receiving support for the Instructor.

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  • During the course students are required to complete onsite lab work.  This section describes and gives information about each lab.  It is reccomended that students read about the lab they are planning on working on before coming into class.  this will help students to be better prepared for the labs so that they willgert the most out of their time when they are on site.