Creating a Culture of Value in the Pharmacy: Why is the pharmacy technician role such an integral part of the pharmacy?

Type of Activity: Patient Safety (UAN) # JA4008162-9999-21-117-H05-T

Accredited for: 1 hour

Release Date: January 13, 2023

Expiration Date: January 13, 2025

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

  1. Describe the different ways in which pharmacy technicians support the overall pharmacy enterprise.​
  2. Provide real world examples where pharmacy technicians have shined and excelled in dispensing error preventative workflow tasks that enhance patient care. ​
  3. Discuss the expanding roles of pharmacy technicians and how involvement in leadership roles give opportunity to decrease medication error occurrence by propagating safe dispensing to their field.

About the Presenters

Christopher Zaleski, PharmD  Pharmacy Supervisor, Nebraska Medicine — Omaha, NE

Instructions to complete this continuing pharmacy technician education (CPE) topic.

  1. Click WATCH VIDEO to view the recorded lecture. Viewing the entire lecture is a required element of this CPE.
  2. After viewing the recorded lecture, click PAY TO GET TEST CODE and then  TAKE TEST to take the test. The link takes you to CME University where you will login or register if you are a new user (takes less than 1 minute). Have your NABP number and DOB (MM/DD) handy. Once logged in to CME University, follow these steps:
    • At the top of the Home page, in the box labeled, “Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course”, type in the code emailed to you after paying for the CPE. Then, hit enter
    • Click on the CPE title that you have completed from the list
    • Select the type of credit you wish to receive
  3. Complete the test with a score of 75%. You are allowed 3 opportunities to reach this minimum score.
  4. Complete the activity evaluation form.
  5. Transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. Please allow 4 weeks for the credit to appear in your account.