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      NHA Applauds Arkansas's Recent Expansion of Pharmacy Technician Roles

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on May 2021

      In the last several weeks, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed several bills impacting pharmacy practice including:

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      NHA Helping Pharmacy Technicians With Soft Skills; No Longer a Tall Order

      Posted by Erin Venable on March 2021

      The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has recently introduced its interactive, virtual soft-skills simulation tool, PersonAbility, to the pharmacy space, providing pharmacy technicians with a healthy dose of professionalism, empathy, and communication training specific to a pharmacy setting.

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      NHA Creates Partnership, Path for Accredited Immunization Training for Pharmacy Technicians Ahead of New Vaccines

      Posted by Erin Venable on December 2020

      Leawood, Kansas – National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is now partnering with CEimpact to offer pharmacy technicians an ACPE-accredited immunization training option, helping them qualify to administer vaccinations according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act.

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      Texas Woman Recognized as NHA's One Millionth Certification, Helps in COVID Vaccine Study

      Posted by Erin Venable on December 2020

      Leawood, KS — Curtrise Ware, a newly certified clinical medical assistant in Killeen, Texas, recently helped put the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) at the “one million certifications issued” mark. Ware passed her national Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam through NHA at the end of August and is now working with her employer as part of the continued effort to bring additional COVID-19 vaccines to the U.S. 

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      NHA Gains Approval of Pharmacy Tech Training Resource in Maryland

      Posted by Erin Venable on November 2020

      NHA's online pharmacy technician training resource, PharmaSeer, was approved by the Maryland licensing committee and Board of Pharmacy, placing it on the list of board-approved pharmacy technician programs. 

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      Pharmacy Times® and NHA to Produce Inaugural Pharmacy Technician Supplement

      Posted by Erin Venable on October 2020

      CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmacy Times®, the leading multimedia resource for pharmacy professionals, in collaboration with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), will publish The Pharmacy Technician Edition™, an inaugural supplement for pharmacy technician team members, in tandem with its October issue.

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      California Governor signs Executive Order to issue waivers permitting pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to conduct CLIA-waived COVID-19 tests

      Posted by Jessica Langley on August 2020

      Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order to help increase the availability of CLIA-waived COVID-19 testing and address a variety of issues in response to the pandemic.

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      NHA Launches Coalition for the Advancement of Pharmacy Technician Practice

      Posted by Jessica Langley on August 2020

      The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has formed a unique, nationwide Pharmacy Technician Coalition. The coalition is focused solely on bringing pharmacy technician organizations, industry leaders, and associations together to advocate for and implement changes to expand the role of certified pharmacy technicians (CPhT), allowing them to help with needs during COVID-19. As pharmacies continue to provide more direct patient care services and are faced with increased workload during the pandemic, CPhTs have an opportunity to help with some of the pharmacists’ duties, to be more efficient in delivering patient care.

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      NHA Sponsors Groundbreaking Research on Opioid Use Disorder

      Posted by Jessica Langley on August 2020

      The US has seen a sharp increase in total death due to the opioid overdose in recent years, with 70,200 overdoses alone in 2017. Nationwide, some states have been disproportionately affected by opioid addiction that resulted in a different rate of death. Pharmacy technicians along with pharmacists are the front line in receiving prescriptions and dispensing medication assisted therapy (MAT). Previous studies have detailed the expanding role of pharmacist involvement in substance abuse treatment and recovery. Despite often being the first point of interaction in community pharmacy, little is known about pharmacy technicians’ views and roles in reducing stigma when patients receive medication assisted therapy (MAT).  

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      Virginia Approves Amends Language Relating to Pharmacy Technicians

      Posted by Jessica Langley on April 2020

      Recently the Governor of Virginia approved amended language regarding pharmacy technicians. This new legislation becomes law on July 1, 2020. The most substantial changes were made to the registration requirements for technicians going forward (currently registered pharm techs are exempted).

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