ASHP Model Curriculum Third Edition & ASHP Technician Resources Jack Bruggeman, Director ASHP Special Publishing April 29, 2014
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Overview Introductions Review of the Model Curriculum, Third Edition Review of ASHP Technician Textbook Resources Q&A
Today’s Presenters Jack Bruggeman, Director, ASHP Special Publishing Carlye Miller, ASHP Domestic Sales Coordinator
ASHP Model Curriculum Third Edition Published in January Complete Model Curriculum can be found at: http://www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/Accreditation/ Model-Curriculum.pdf
What is the Model Curriculum? Keyed to the new Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education & Training Programs.
What is the Model Curriculum? Provides detail on how to meet the goals defined in the new standards. Includes objectives and instructional objectives for each of the 45 goals. Examples of learning activities for each portion of the program, including didactic, simulated (lab), and experiential
What is the Model Curriculum? Not prescriptive. Offers guidance and suggestions for meeting each of the 45 goals. Program director and faculty may add additional educational goals and objectives.
What is the Model Curriculum? 45 Goals – 9 Categories Personal/Interpersonal Knowledge & Skills Foundational Professional Knowledge & Skills Processing and Handling of Medications & Medication Orders Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding Procurement, Billing, Reimbursement and Inventory Management
What is the Model Curriculum? Patient and Medication Safety Technology and Informatics Regulatory Issues Quality Assurance
What is the Model Curriculum? Most added goals (eight additional goals from second edition) highlight material that was combined in earlier goals. Two significant changes to note:
What is the Model Curriculum? Old goal #6 was, “Assist the pharmacist in the administration of immunizations” Replaced with new goal #23. “Assist pharmacists in preparing, storing, and distributing medication products requiring special handling and documentation”
What is the Model Curriculum? Old goal #11, “Assist the pharmacist in monitoring the practice site and/or service area for compliance with federal, state, and local laws; regulations and professional standards.” New goal #42. Compare and contrast the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in ensuring pharmacy department compliance with professional standards and relevant legal, regulatory, formulary, contractual, and safety requirements.
When do the new goals need to be implemented for accreditation? For existing programs- January 15, 2015 New programs – January 1, 2014
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition
Note crosswalk from 2nd Edition goals to 3rd edition goals on pp. 71-72 of Model Curriculum .
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 9. Demonstrate understanding of wellness promotion and disease prevention concepts. Goal 12 Perform mathematical calculations essential to duties of pharmacy technician in a variety of contemporary settings
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 13. Demonstrate understanding of the pharmacy technician’s role in the medicationuse process Goal 14. Demonstrate understanding of major trends, goals, and initiatives taking place in the pharmacy profession.
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 15. Demonstrate understanding of nontraditional roles of pharmacy technicians. Goal 16. Identify and describe emerging therapies.
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 20. Prepare non-patient-specific medications for distribution (e.g., batch, stock medications) Goal 22. Practice effective infection control procedures, including preventing transmission of blood borne and airborne diseases.
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 25. Prepare Patient-Specific medication for distribution. Goal 34 Explain pharmacy reimbursement plans for covering pharmacy services
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 37. Explain pharmacists’ roles when they are responding to emergency situations and how pharmacy technicians can assist pharmacists by being certified as Basic Life Support(BLS) Healthcare Provider
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 38. Demonstrate Skills required for effective emergency preparedness. Goal 39. Assist pharmacists in medication reconciliation Goal 40. Assist pharmacists in medication therapy management
“New” goals in Model Curriculum Third Edition Goal 45. Explain procedures and communication channels to use in the event of a product recall or shortage, a medication error, or identification of another problem.
A quick review of ASHP Pharmacy Technician Textbooks
Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, Fourth Edition – Instructor Resources Instructor Guide & Assessment Questions (116 pages) Power Point Slides for Every Chapter (at store.ashp.org)
Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, Fourth Edition – Student Resources Workbook for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians (Mary McHugh), 216 pages, Over 700 additional problems, questions, and exercises for students. $34. Access to all PowerPoint slides Top 200 Drugs on U.S. market (store.ashp.org)
Pharmacy Calculations: An Introduction for Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy Calculations: Instructor Resources Instructors Manual – Includes Notes for the Instructor, additional practice problems, extending chapter content exercises, in-class activities, and “Connecting the Curriculum” vignettes
Understanding Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians
Understanding Pharmacology – Instructor Resources Instructors Manual – Hundreds of additional review questions and answers and case study questions and answers. 135 pages. Instructor Power Point Slides for each chapter (at store.ashp.org)
Understanding Pharmacology – Student Resources Workbook for Understanding Pharmacology – Over 1200 additional questions, exercises, and matching problems, 185 pages, $31. Access to all PowerPoint Slides Free online chapter terms and chapter definition study guides (store.ashp.org)
Pharmacy Technician Certification Review & Practice Exam , Third Edition
A cross walk matching Model Curriculum Goals and ASHP Textbook content is available from Carlye Miller. Contact me at: [email protected]
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