# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628084

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Maintain the practice setting for compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and professional standards.

Definition

Maintenance should involve ensuring that the pharmacy practice is in compliance with

  • federal laws and regulations (e.g., Food and Drug Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • state/local laws and regulations (e.g., Virginia Board of Pharmacy, Virginia Drug Control Act)
  • professional standards (e.g., The Joint Commission, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board),

should include monitoring of

  • FDA recalls
  • OSHA regulations (e.g., those related to storage/handling hazardous substances [HAZMAT] and procedures to follow in case of exposure)
  • The Joint Commission standards for personnel, facilities, and equipment/supplies
  • safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Virginia Board of Pharmacy regulations related to the physical plant
  • safety items, such as fire extinguishers and smoke detection devices.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the basic steps in the recall process? How might the process differ from one recall to another?
  • What are the appropriate storage requirements for inventory to be dispensed to the public?
  • How would a pharmacy technician implement a process for continual monitoring to ensure that all products on the shelf have current expiration dates?
  • What are the necessary steps for the storage and handling of hazardous substances?
  • What are the considerations for monitoring personnel compliance with laws and regulations?
  • What are the considerations for monitoring facilities?

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).

11.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

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.

12.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

History and Social Science

GOVT.9

The student will apply social science skills to understand the process by which public policy is made by

  1. defining public policy and determining how to differentiate public and private action;
  2. examining different perspectives on the role of government;
  3. describing how the national government influences the public agenda and shapes public policy by examining examples such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965;
  4. describing how the state and local governments influence the public agenda and shape public policy;
  5. investigating and evaluating the process by which policy is implemented by the bureaucracy at each level;
  6. analyzing how the incentives of individuals, interest groups, and the media influence public policy; and
  7. devising a course of action to address local and/or state issues.

GOVT.15

The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by

  1. describing the provision of government goods and services that are not readily produced by the market;
  2. describing government’s establishment and maintenance of the rules and institutions in which markets operate, including the establishment and enforcement of property rights, contracts, consumer rights, labor-management relations, environmental protection, and competition in the marketplace;
  3. investigating and describing the types and purposes of taxation that are used by local, state, and federal governments to pay for services provided by the government;
  4. analyzing how Congress can use fiscal policy to stabilize the economy;
  5. describing the effects of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy on price stability, employment, and the economy; and
  6. evaluating the trade-offs in government decisions.

GOVT.16

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: Medical Law and Ethics

 

Knowledge Test: Pharmacology

 

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination Required Knowledge

III. Participating in the Administration and Management of Pharmacy Practice

III.1. Knowledge of the practice setting’s mission, goals and objectives, organizational structure, and policies and procedures

 

III.8. Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements for personnel, facilities, equipment, and supplies (for example, space requirements, prescription file storage, cleanliness, reference materials, storage of radiopharmaceuticals)

 

III.9. Knowledge of professional standards (for example, JCAHO) for personnel, facilities, equipment, and supplies

 

III.12. Knowledge of storage requirements and expiration dates for equipment and supplies (for example, first-aid items, fire extinguishers)

 

III.13. Knowledge of storage and handling requirements for hazardous substances (for example, chemotherapeutics, radiopharmaceuticals)

 

III.15. Knowledge of procedures for the treatment of exposure to hazardous substances (for example, eyewash)

 

III.24. Knowledge of documentation requirements for routine sanitation, maintenance, and equipment calibration

 

III.27. Knowledge of security procedures related to data integrity, security, and confidentiality

 

III.35. Knowledge of procedures to document occurrences such as medication errors, adverse effects, and product integrity (for example, FDA Med Watch Program)

 

Virginia Administrative Code Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy

18VAC110-20-110 — Pharmacy permits generally

 

18VAC110-20-240 — Manner of maintaining records, prescriptions, inventory records