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Technician Recognition is on the Rise

Editor's Note: Pharmacy Technician Day is Oct. 19! The following editorial was written by Jessica Langley-Loep, executive director of education and advocacy at NHA, on her recent attendance of the NCPA Annual Convention and in celebration of Pharmacy Technician Day.

  • October 18, 2021 |
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Post-Pandemic Future is Bright for Technicians

Tapping pharmacy technicians as immunizers opens up greater visibility and new source of health care labor.

  • August 25, 2021 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

NHA’s PersonAbility™ Achieves ACPE Continuing Education Accreditation

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has achieved programmatic accreditation for continuing education from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for their soft skills training program, PersonAbility™. Accredited to provide nine hours of continuing education (0.9 CEUs) for both certified pharmacy technicians and pharmacists, PersonAbility™ provides essential soft skills training to improve communication techniques, critical thinking skills, and professionalism.   

  • August 3, 2021 |
  • Jessica Langley

Episode 16: Pharmacy Workforce Issues + the Optimizing Model

Change is constant within health care, but the pharmacy profession has been driving change for decades, with even more happening in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Because of this change, our two recent podcast guests have been dedicated to leading the charge as it relates to research that highlights the pharmacy technician profession.  

  • May 27, 2021 |
  • Jessica Langley

Episode 15: 2020 Pharmacy Technician of the Year

In this episode, Jeremy and Jessica talk with Paul Sabatini, M.Ed, CPhT, FCSHP.  Paul has worked in the pharmacy profession for 30 years.  Most recently, he was recognized by the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and NHA as the recipient of the 2020 Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award.

  • April 6, 2021 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Episode 14: COVID-19 Vaccination Curriculum

In this episode of OnScript, Jeremy and Jessica have Jim Palatine, RPH, MBA, President of Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTce), as a guest to discuss continuing education and advanced training offerings for pharmacy technicians and what they have on the horizon for 2021. 

  • March 22, 2021 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Communication: An Essential Skill for Pharmacy Technicians

Good communication is perhaps more important in healthcare than in any other field. Quality care only happens when providers, clinicians and pharmacies all communicate clearly and effectively with the patient, with other healthcare providers and, most importantly, within their own teams.

  • March 9, 2021 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Why Self-Management Skills Are Vital for Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians are an indispensable part of the pharmacy team. Without them, pharmacists would be overwhelmed and business would slow to a crawl. An overworked pharmacist is not only more likely to get burned out, but also to commit medication errors that can put patients at serious risk.

  • August 27, 2020 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Controlled Substances Training for Pharmacy Technicians

Controlled substance abuse is an ongoing challenge for medical professionals. The opioid crisis has lasted for well over a decade with no end in sight, and even when it’s eventually brought under control, other controlled substances will still have recreational appeal.

  • July 30, 2020 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Overcoming Math Anxiety: A Guide for Educators

“I’m no good with numbers.”

“I’m more of a language person.”

“Math just never clicked for me.”

As an educator, you’ve no doubt heard some variation of these from learners throughout your career. You might think of them as excuses; after all, nobody is born knowing how to do math. Some people pick it up more quickly than others, but with a bit of practice anyone can learn, right?

  • July 2, 2020 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

What the Research Says about Advanced Skills Performed by Pharmacy Technicians

In this episode, Jessica Langley-Loep interviews a leading researcher on the pharmacy technician practice, Dr. Kenneth Hohmeier, associate professor, director of community affairs and the community based pharmacy residency program director for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  Together, they discuss how pharmacies can expand the roles of pharmacy technicians to improve workflow.

  • June 24, 2020 |
  • National Healthcareer Association
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