This issue of CPhT CONNECT includes:
COVID-19: The Impact on Pharmacy Technicians
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact pharmacy practice. As such, the importance of pharmacy technicians has been significantly amplified in order to continue to maintain effective and efficient workflow. Pharmacy technicians are being called on to handle much more than ever before.
Sexually Transmitted Illnesses & Pharmaceutical Treatments
Recent reports by the CDC have stated that the occurrence of sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) continue to rise across the nation. Significant advances have been made in treating these illnesses; unfortunately, there remains a national shortage of many of these medications.
Continuing Education: Mental Health
Mental health includes our psychological, emotional, and social well-being and influences how we behave, handle stress, react to others and make decisions. More than 50% of people who live in the U.S. will be diagnosed with mental illness at some point in their lifetime.
Handling Stress in the Workplace
Many states have passed legislation to advance the practice of pharmacy technicians resulting in an unprecedented expansion of technician duties. While these recent events have validated the vital contributions of technicians, it has resulted in increasing workloads and workplace stress.
Other stories covering:
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
Endometriosis and Infertility
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome