CPhT Connect - Vol. 2 Issue 4 2021

This issue of CPhT Connect includes:

The Evolving Role of a Pharmacy Technician in Leadership and Management

A pharmacy technician plays a pivotal role in a care team. With health care constantly shifting gears and approaches, pharmacy technicians have been more actively involved in the pursuit of the overall wellness and health of patients, operations, and leadership. Gone are the days where a pharmacy technician played a strictly clerical role and is now evolving to one that requires specialized skills.

NPTA’s 2021 Pharmacy Technician Salary & Benefits Report

NPTA conducted a survey designed for pharmacy technicians to better understand the state of satisfaction in their position to provide pharmacy technicians with access to information that they would not have been able to obtain in any other way. The search covers different characteristics that are the most influential in determining salary as well as the percentage of pharmacy technicians satisfied in their current position.

Lupus: The Other Chronic Disease

There are four types of lupus: SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), Cutaneous Lupus, Drug induced Lupus, and Neonatal Lupus. Take a deep dive into understanding what lupus is and the effects it has on those who suffer from this chronic disease.

Continuing Education: An Update on Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, “E-Prescribing is a prescriber’s ability to electronically transmit an accurate, error-free, and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point-of-care.” Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) involves the electronic transmission of Schedule II-V controlled substances from a healthcare provider to a pharmacy.

Other stories covering:

Cardiovascular Health for Men

Cardiovascular Health for Women

Cardiovascular Health for Children