Implement safety, security, and loss-prevention policies and procedures.
Implementation should include
- emergency policies and procedures during loss of electricity or national disaster
- accessibility policies to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- cash-handling procedures to prevent internal and external theft
- policies and procedures to prevent internal and external drug loss (drug diversion).
- What role does a pharmacy technician play in assisting patients in the event of an electrical power outage?
- What are some methods to prevent the loss of drugs through theft? Through diversion?
- What is a disaster plan? Why is it important for a pharmacy to have a current disaster plan?
- What are some ADA-related accessibility issues commonly faced by pharmacies? How might these issues vary from one pharmacy setting to another?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand the process by which public policy is made by
- defining public policy and determining how to differentiate public and private action;
- examining different perspectives on the role of government;
- 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;
- describing how the state and local governments influence the public agenda and shape public policy;
- investigating and evaluating the process by which policy is implemented by the bureaucracy at each level;
- analyzing how the incentives of individuals, interest groups, and the media influence public policy; and
- devising a course of action to address local and/or state issues.