# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628047

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Confirm a prescription or medication order.


Confirmation should include a check for

  • completeness: patient's full name, address, date of birth, and date written
  • accuracy: drug name, consistency with products available, dosage, route of administration, dosage form, quantity, directions for use, and IV flow rates
  • authenticity: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number verification if required and National Plan Identifier (NPI) number
  • physicians name, address, and phone number
  • authentic prescriber signature
  • legality
  • reimbursement eligibility
  • dispense-as-written (DAW) or product selection (PSC) codes.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the essential parts of a prescription or medication order? Why is each important?
  • What would you look for to determine if a prescription is forged or altered?
  • How would you determine if you could fill a prescription with a generic when a brand was designated?

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events


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.4. Knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical abbreviations and terminology


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


I.6. Knowledge of therapeutic equivalence


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


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


I.22. Knowledge of required prescription order refill information


I.23. Knowledge of formula to verify the validity of a prescriber’s DEA number


I.24. Knowledge of techniques for detecting forged or altered prescriptions


I.30. Knowledge of medical and surgical appliances and devices (for example, ostomies, orthopedic devices, pumps)


I.73. Knowledge of confidentiality requirements