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HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGECOURSE OUTLINECOURSE TITLE & NUMBER: PHAR 1035 Pharmacy Medication TechnologyCREDITS: 1 (Lec 1/Lab 0)PREREQUISITES: CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course will familiarize the student with technology utilized within the scope of pharmacy practice.OUTLINE OF MAJOR CONTENT AREAS:I. Pharmacy Storage EquipmentA. Narcotic VaultB. Safety featuresC. Refrigerator/freezer temperature requirementsD. Storage requirements/regulationsII. Dispensing DevicesA. Pyxis/OmnicellB. Safety featuresC. RobotsD. Retail labeling & dispensing devicesIII. Emergency Back-up PlansA. Power loss plansB. Production issuesC. RegulationsD. TechnologyIV. Software programsA. In-patient systems (hospital)B. Retail/outpatient (homecare, hospice)C. Physician Order entry versus pharmacist order entryV. Sterile preparation techniquesA. Chapter 797 ComplianceVI. MiscellaneousA. Pneumatic tubesB. DumbwaitersHibbing Community College, a technical & community collegean equal opportunity educator & employerCOURSE GOALS/OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMESFor pharmacy storage equipment, the student will 1. Use knowledge of a site’s technology system to efficiently secure the prescribed medications or device from inventory.2. Explain the principles that guide the design of safe and efficient pharmacy storage equipment and arrangements for the storage of medication and devices.3. Explain typical storage arrangement for medications and devices.For dispensing devices, the student will 1. Describe the various systems used to distribute medications 2. Explain procedures for stocking and dispensing devices3. Demonstrate knowledge of Board of Pharmacy regulations and variances.For emergency back-up plans, the student will1. Describe the manual of procedures in disaster or loss of energy situations.2. Describe patient safety issues during power outages.For software programs, the student will 1. Explain the importance of software programs in multiple settings.2. Describe optional features for patient safety which can be included by the vendor in software packages.3. Understand the importance of the various “alarm levels” in software4. Describe importance of Medication Administration Record generation.For sterile preparation technologies, the student will1. Explain the purpose of technology used in sterile preparation (IVs, compounding, chemotherapy agents)The student will also 1. Demonstrate a knowledge of other technologies used in the pharmacy system.Hibbing Community College, a technical & community collegean equal opportunity educator & employerHCC COMPETENCIES MET:Writing and Reading and Visual, Information LiteracySTUDENT CONTRIBUTIONS:The student will attend all scheduled class sessions; participate in class discussion; complete required assignments, in-class exercises, and exams by their due date. Students are expected to listen, follow directions, and seek assistance and guidance as needed.METHODS FOR EVALUATING STUDENT LEARNING:The final grade is determined by grades earned on required assignments, in-class exercises, unit examinations, and a comprehensive final examination.AASC APPROVAL DATE: February 21, 2007 REVIEW DATE: Spring 2012Hibbing Community College, a technical & community collegean equal opportunity educator &


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