# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628045

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Record data to assist the pharmacist in monitoring patient outcomes, at the direction of the pharmacist.


Recording may include data such as
  • blood pressure
  • cholesterol values
  • glucose values and an explanation of the purposes of and procedures for monitoring and documenting patient outcomes.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What types of lab tests are commonly used to monitor drug therapy?
  • How are screening tests used in the pharmacy?
  • How should the results of lab tests be communicated?
  • To whom should the results of lab tests be communicated?
  • How might dangerous interactions between over-the-counter-drug and prescription drugs be averted?

Other Related Standards

Code of Virginia Statutes Related to Pharmacy Technicians

Va. Code §54.1-3320 — Acts restricted to pharmacists


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Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Pharmacology


Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination Required Knowledge

I. Assisting the Pharmacist in Serving Patients



I.1. Knowledge of federal, state, and/or practice site regulations, codes of ethics, and standards pertaining to the practice of pharmacy


I.2. Knowledge of pharmaceutical, medical, and legal developments which impact on the practice of pharmacy


I.5. Knowledge of generic and brand names of pharmaceuticals


I.6. Knowledge of therapeutic equivalence


I.7. Knowledge of epidemiology


I.8. Knowledge of risk factors for disease


I.9. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology


I.10. Knowledge of signs and symptoms of disease states


I.12. Knowledge of drug interactions (such as drug-disease, drug-drug, drug-laboratory, drug-nutrient)


I.13. Knowledge of strengths/dose, dosage forms, physical appearance, routes of administration, and duration of drug therapy


I.14. Knowledge of effects of patient’s age (for example, neonates, geriatrics) on drug and non-drug therapy


I.15. Knowledge of drug information sources including printed and electronic reference materials


I.16. Knowledge of pharmacology (for example, mechanism of action)


I.17. Knowledge of common and severe side or adverse effects, allergies, and therapeutic contraindications associated with medications


I.18. Knowledge of drug indications


I.19. Knowledge of relative role of drug and non-drug therapy (for example, herbal remedies, lifestyle modification, smoking cessation)


I.20. Knowledge of practice site policies and procedures regarding prescriptions or medication orders


I.25. Knowledge of techniques for detecting prescription errors (for example, abnormal doses, early refill, incorrect quantity, incorrect patient ID #, incorrect drug)


I.28. Knowledge of non-prescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) formulations


I.53. Knowledge of physical and chemical incompatibilities


I.71. Knowledge of customer service principles


I.72. Knowledge of communication techniques


I.73. Knowledge of confidentiality requirements