ST. CHARLES, Mo. The Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians has updated its National Pharmacy Technician Training Program manual.
The manual, now in its seventh edition, is designed to improve pharmacy technicians’ success and the role they play in promoting medical safety, ICPT said.
Those program manual changes include:
- Additional material as recommended in the model curriculum to assist programs interested in pursuing programmatic accreditation
- More than 200 additional pages of information (nearly a 70% increase) divided into 18 logical, easy-to-follow chapters
- Training at three levels to help candidates focus their studying: Introductory, certification and career development
- New chapters on common disease states, basic pharmacology and non-sterile compounding
- Expanded chapters on basic medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology that now cover additional organ systems, disease states and information on physiology and drugs
- Expanded sections: patient interaction skills, destruction of controlled substances, most-abused prescription medications, controlled substances table, drug diversion, calculations and medication use in pregnancy
- Revised chapters: patient communication, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and sterile compounding
- A new workbook and self-assessment questions that allow candidates to review prior to testing
“We have used the National Pharmacy Technician Training Program as part of our formal training course since the beginning,” said Mayur Shah, CEO of MRxI Corp. “We looked at other books and feel this best serves our technicians’ needs. We are pleased the book continues to be updated and our feedback is taken to heart.”
The new "The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program-7th Edition" retails for $60 but is available for an introductory offer of $52, plus shipping and handling.