# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Pharmacy Technician II Task 892628095

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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).

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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

  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.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events


Knowledge Test: Pharmacology


Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination Required Knowledge

III. Participating in the Administration and Management of Pharmacy Practice

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


III.14. Knowledge of hazardous waste disposal requirements


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


III.16. Knowledge of security systems for the protection of employees, customers, and property


III.18. Knowledge of infection control policies and procedures


III.25. Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements (for example, physical accessibility)


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


III.28. Knowledge of downtime emergency policies and procedures


III.29. Knowledge of backup and archiving procedures for stored data and documentation


III.30. Knowledge of legal requirements regarding archiving


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