# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628064

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Distribute non-patient-specific inventory.

Definition

Distribution should include

  • pharmaceuticals
  • durable medical equipment
  • devices
  • supplies (e.g., crash carts, nursing station stock, automated dispensing systems).

Process/Skill Questions

  • In the delivery of direct patient care, how are electronic devices used in drug distribution?
  • What are the legal labeling requirements for non-patient-specific distribution of pharmaceuticals?
  • What is the difference between compounding and manufacturing of bulk pharmaceuticals?

Other Related Standards

Code of Virginia Statutes Related to Pharmacy Technicians

Va. Code §54.1-3434.02 — Automatic drug dispensing systems

 

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events

 

Medical Spelling

 

Medical Terminology

 

Knowledge Test: Pharmacology

 

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

 

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)

 

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

 

Virginia Administrative Code Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy

18VAC110-20-490 — Automated devices for dispensing and administration drugs