# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628060

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies to be ordered.

Definition

Identification should include
  • pharmaceuticals (e.g., over-the-counter, non-prescription behind-the-counter, and prescription products)
  • durable medical equipment (DME) [e.g., wheelchairs, hospital beds, walking canes, crutches]
  • devices (e.g., blood pressure monitors, air purifiers, blood sugar testing machines)
  • supplies (e.g., forms, labels, packaging)
  • maintained, up-to-date inventory
  • pharmacy ordering policies.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the similarities and differences between over-the-counter medications and prescription medications?
  • What are the pharmacy policies regarding inventory and ordering?
  • What types of pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies are commonly part of a retail pharmacy inventory? How might this inventory vary in other pharmacy settings?
  • Why should pharmacy staff have knowledge of pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment, medical devices, and all items stocked in the pharmacy?
  • Why is it important to maintain an adequate supply of pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies in the pharmacy?
  • What are the problems associated with an excessive supply of pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies in the pharmacy?
  • What role does judgment play in supplementing an automated system for determining the timing and amount of pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies in the pharmacy?
  • What are periodic replenishment (PAR) levels and their role in inventory management?
  • What are the procedures for managing overages of items on the shelves and policies regarding returning items the wholesaler to maintain optimal inventory?

Related Standards of Learning

English

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).

12.5

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.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events

 

Medical Spelling

 

Medical Terminology

 

Knowledge Test: Pharmacology

 

Teamwork Events

 

HOSA Bowl

 

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination Required Knowledge

II. Maintaining Medication and Inventory Control Systems

II.2. Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry procedures for obtaining pharmaceuticals

 

II.6. Knowledge of par and reorder levels and drug usage

 

II.12. Knowledge of products used in packaging and repackaging (for example, child-resistant caps and light-protective unit-dose packaging)

 

II.17. Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and professional standards governing operations of pharmacies (for example, prepackaging, difference between compounding and manufacturing)

 

II.18. Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and professional standards (for example, FDA, DEA, state board of pharmacy, JCAHO) for preparing, labeling, dispensing, distributing, and administering medications

 

II.19. Knowledge of medication distribution and control systems requirements for the use of medications in various practice settings (for example, automated dispensing systems, bar coding, nursing stations, crash carts)