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Chpt.3 T&D

Chapter 3 Terms and Definitions

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) National agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education
American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) First pharmacy technician association; founded in 1979
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Oldest pharmacy association; founded in 1852
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy association founded in 1942
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Model Curriculum for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training A program that provides details on how to meet the ASHP goals for pharmacy technician training curricula
Board of pharmacy (BOP) A state-managed agency that licenses pharmacists and may either register or license pharmacy technicians to work in pharmacy
Certified pharmacy technician A technician who has passed the national certification examination; the technician can use the abbreviation CPhT after his or her name
Closed door pharmacy A pharmacy in which medications are called in from institutions, such as long-term care facilities, and are then delivered; closed door pharmacies are not open to the public
Communication The ability to express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood
Community pharmacy Also known as an outpatient or a retail pharmacy; these pharmacies serve patients in their communities; 60consumers can walk in and purchase a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drug
Competency The capability or proficiency to perform a function
Confidentiality The practice of keeping privileged customer information from being disclosed without the customer's consent
Continuing education (CE) Education beyond the basic technical education, usually required for license or certification renewal
Hyperalimentation Parenteral (intravenous) nutrition for patients who are unable to eat solids or liquids; also known as total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
Inpatient pharmacy A pharmacy in a hospital or institutional setting
Licensed pharmacy technician A pharmacy technician who is licensed by the state board; licensing ensures that an individual has at least the minimum level of competency required by the profession, unlike a registered pharmacy technician
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) National organization for members of state boards of pharmacy
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certification organization for a variety of health care careers, including the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT)
National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) Pharmacy association primarily for technicians; founded in 1999
Nondiscretionary duties Tasks that do not require professional judgment such as repackaging medications, managing inventory, filling automated dispensing machines, and billing
Outpatient pharmacies Pharmacies that serve patients in community or ambulatory settings
Parenteral medications A term most commonly used to describe medications administered by injection, such as intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National board for the certification of pharmacy technicians
Professionalism Conforming to the right principles of conduct (work ethics) as accepted by others in the profession
Registered pharmacy technician A pharmacy tech registered through the state board of pharmacy; the registration process helps maintain a list of those working in pharmacies and may require a background check through the legal system
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) Large-volume intravenous nutrition administered through the central vein (subclavian vein), which allows for a higher concentration of solutions
Created by: btdell