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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
As of January 1, 2014, the Board no longer renews the registration of a pharmacy technician who was initially registered after January 1, 2013, or who was initially registered prior to that date but did not maintain continuous registration unless the individual has completed a pharmacy technician training program. There are several types of training programs that will be acceptable, including:
Temporary or emergency licensure can be facilitated via the NABP Passport for Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians. The Passport is a temporary authorization that facilitates pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practicing in another state. The program was developed in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and it allows states to efficiently grant temporary or emergency licensure. Boards of Pharmacy can leverage the NABP passport in two ways: