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Chapter 2

The Pharm Tech

professional individuals who receive extensive and advanced levels of education before being allowed to practice, such as physicians and pharmacists
scope of practice what individuals may and may not do in their jobs
technician individuals who are given a basic level of training designed to help them perform specific tasks
Pharm Tech Scope of Practice receiving prescriptions, taking patient information, filling prescriptions, compounding, working with a team of health care professionals, ordering, inventory control, using computers
person inventory an assessment of one's characteristics, skills, qualities, etc
confidentiality the requirement of health care providers to keep all patient information private among the patient, the patient's insurer, and the providers directly involved in the patient's care
ASHP American Society of Health-System Pharmaacists
competent being qualified and capable
certification a legal document certifying that an individual meets certain objective standards, usually provided by a neutral professional organization. Must be renewed every two years
PTCE, PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
ExCPT, NHA Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians given by the National Healthcareer Association.
CPhT Certified Pharmacy Technician
Created by: 29Ford