New pharmacy technician certification test instituted

As of Nov. 1, 2013, there was a new test instituted for pharmacy technician certification.

As of Nov.1, 2013, a new Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) was instituted for anyone hoping to become a certified pharmacy technician. The test is administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB),which “advocates for a single national standard for pharmacy…

Nonverbal cues that will help your career

Body language is important.

No matter your career path, whether you want to go into medical assisting or would prefer a job in pharmacy technology, the nonverbal cues that you give will have an impact on your success. Also known as body language, nonverbal cues can often be just as impactful or even more so than the words…

De-stress before taking the NCLEX

Playing with pets can be an excellent means of de-stressing before taking the NCLEX.

As you reach the end of your registered nursing program and the National Council Licensure Examination looms, you may be starting to stress out a little bit. While it’s important that you pass the NCLEX if you want to have a nursing career, there’s no need to let the exam take over your life. If…

Effects of health care exchanges just beginning to be felt

The effects of the new health care exchanges are only in the initial stages of being understood.

Despite a federal government shutdown occurring the same day, Oct. 1 marked the opening of the state and federal health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. While only nine states will have their systems fully operational on the first, the ramifications for the health care industry,…

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink-Ribbon

For 25 years, the month of October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). NBCAM is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share…

How to advance your pharmacy technology career

Wondering how you can advance your pharmacy technician career? Here's some advice.

After completing pharmacy technician classes, earning your degree and scoring your first job, the next thing on your mind (aside from applying all the knowledge you gained at pharmacy technology school, of course) will likely be how you can advance your career in the future. More than 100,000…

Will pharmacy technicians soon be able to work unsupervised?

Telepharmacy is expanding the duties of pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacy technicians perform a number of duties – from filling prescriptions to answering phone calls – and generally operate under the direct supervision of pharmacists. This is primarily a safety measure as pharmacists must review all prescriptions before they are given to patients.1 However,…