This module provides students with an understanding of the history of pharmacy. It explores laws that govern the field, and the legal duties and responsibilities of both the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician are discussed. Effective communication techniques, proper telephone techniques, competency, and ethics are also covered. Students are introduced to various drug reference books and learn to utilize certain resources effectively. Students learn trade and generic names, drug classifications, indications, dosages, routes of administration and side effects. Students gain familiarity with regulatory agencies and their functions including DEA, NAPB, State Boards, FDA, JACHO, and CSHP. Basic computer operations, keyboarding, and essential employment skills are addressed in the daily computer lab. Hands-on pharmacy procedures used in various settings are practiced daily in the pharmacy lab.
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