# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628075

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Communicate with representatives of pharmaceutical and equipment suppliers.


Communication involves using written, oral, and electronic communication channels to ensure appropriate follow-up and resolution of problems such as product recalls and supplier shorts. 

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the role of pharmaceutical sales representatives or professional medical representatives (PMR) in various practice settings?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of direct purchasing?
  • Are pharmaceutical and equipment suppliers allowed in the pharmacy area? Why, or why not?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


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

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.3. Knowledge of purchasing policies, procedures, and practices


II.24. Knowledge of the written, oral, and electronic communication channels necessary to ensure appropriate follow-up and problem resolution (for example, product recalls, supplier shorts)