# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628063

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Place purchases in inventory.


Placement should involve arranging the following under proper storage conditions
  • pharmaceuticals
  • DME
  • devices
  • supplies (including hazardous materials and investigational products).
See PTCB 4.6.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the critical points of state regulations that pertain to the handling of hazardous waste and infection control?
  • What typical procedures are used for the inventory and storage of atypical products (e.g., biologics, interferons, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] medication, investigational medications, non-formulary products)?
  • What storage conditions are needed for various drugs?
  • What are the appropriate temperature ranges for pharmacy medication refrigerators and freezers?
  • What actions should be taken if a refrigerator and/or freezer is out of the correct temperature range?
  • Why are storage conditions for medications important?
  • What are periodic replenishment participating provider (PAR) levels and their role in inventory management?

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Health Science Events




Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination Required Knowledge

II. Maintaining Medication and Inventory Control Systems

II.1. Knowledge of drug product laws and regulations and professional standards related to obtaining medication supplies, durable medical equipment, and products (for example, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; Controlled Substances Act; Prescription Drug Marketing Act; USP-NF; NRC standards)


II.7. Knowledge of inventory receiving process


II.13. Knowledge of risk management opportunities (for example, dress code, personal protective equipment [PPE], needle recapping)


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.20. Knowledge of preparation, storage requirements, and documentation for medications compounded in anticipation of prescriptions or medication orders


II.21. Knowledge of repackaging, storage requirements, and documentation for finished dosage forms prepared in anticipation of prescriptions or medication orders


II.22. Knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices regarding storage and handling of hazardous materials and wastes (for example, Materials Safety Data Sheet [MSDS])


II.23. Knowledge of medication distribution and control systems requirements for controlled substances, investigational drugs, and hazardous materials and waste