Pharmaceutical Information Management
3 Units
Prerequisite: PHARM 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: LIBR 318
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course reviews how state laws and regulations determine the activities associated with the collection of patient-specific information by the pharmacy technician. Students learn to secure information from the medical chart, record, patient profile, patient, caregiver, database and health care professional. Technologies used for storing, accessing and recording pharmacy data and proper methods for receiving and authenticating prescription orders are emphasized. Students will also learn safety in medication use and monitoring program of medication therapy and the pharmacy technician's role in the prevention and reporting of medication misadventures. The lab provides hands-on experience with pharmacy distribution software, technology, and prescription processing.