# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628052

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist with data collection and analysis for quality assurance and for patient safety activities.

Definition

Assistance should include methods used to increase patient safety by decreasing drug misadventures through detecting, reporting, analyzing, and correcting errors. Methods should include

  • double-checking one's own work
  • having another pharmacy technician double-check work
  • having a pharmacist double-check work
  • investigating situations where a drug misadventure is common, such as missing doses, extra doses, look-alike-sound-alike drugs (LASA), Tall Man Lettering, or refill history
  • reporting and correcting errors as needed
  • analyzing the role of safety organizations in the prevention of errors
  • defining the following: ISMP, TJC, Med Watch, Black Box Warning, contraindications, off-label use, NCC MERP, IOM, and REMS. 

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the characteristics of an effective pharmacy department's approach to preventing medication misadventures?
  • What roles do automation and information technology play in preventing drug misadventures?
  • What are the basic features of some common programs for reporting medication misadventures?
  • What are look-alike-sound-alike drugs (LASA)?
  • What systems can be implemented to avoid misadventures due to LASA?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

History and Social Science

GOVT.16

The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

  1. exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
  2. obeying the law and paying taxes;
  3. serving as a juror;
  4. participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
  5. performing public service;
  6. keeping informed about current issues;
  7. respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
  8. practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
  9. demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
  10. practicing patriotism.

Mathematics

COM.1

The student will design and apply computer programs to solve practical problems in mathematics arising from business and applications in mathematics.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events

 

Medical Spelling

 

Medical Terminology

 

Medical Math

 

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.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.73. Knowledge of confidentiality requirements