# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628057

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Perform screening functions for drug administration under appropriate supervision, only as permitted by state law and regulations.


Performance should include functions such as those listed below, performed under the supervision of a pharmacist or other qualified professional:
  • Performing drug/IV rounds
  • Anticipating refills of drugs/IVs
  • Maintaining a log or electronic chart to identify patient’s IVs checked during rounds and any accompanying note
  • Screening for immunizations:
    • Review patient's prescription as needed.
    • Review patient's electronic file.
    • Obtain information and signatures.
    • Inform pharmacist of patient needs.
    • Bill insurance companies if appropriate.
    • Perform medication reconciliation functions for an institutional patient.

    Performance should also include identification of any drug administration functions that pharmacy technicians may perform legally in Virginia.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the proper techniques for a pharmacy technician to use when administering sterile medications?
  • How do state laws and regulations determine which activities associated with the administration of immunizations can be delegated by pharmacists to technicians?
  • What are the basic features of the systems commonly used to anticipate refills of drugs/IVs to ensure appropriate administration?
  • What activities can a pharmacy technician perform to support immunization administration in the pharmacy?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand civil liberties and civil rights by

  1. examining the Bill of Rights, with emphasis on First Amendment freedoms;
  2. analyzing due process of law expressed in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments;
  3. explaining how the Supreme Court has applied most of the protections of the Bill of Rights to the states through a process of selective incorporation;
  4. investigating and evaluating the balance between individual liberties and the public interest; and
  5. examining how civil liberties and civil rights are protected under the law.


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.

Other Related Standards

Code of Virginia Statutes Related to Pharmacy Technicians

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


Va. Code §54.1-3321 — Registration of pharmacy technicians


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.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.27. Knowledge of techniques, equipment, and supplies for drug administration (for example, insulin syringes and IV tubing)


I.73. Knowledge of confidentiality requirements