ASHP Offers New Continuing Education Service for Pharmacy Technicians
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is introducing a new online learning portal to help pharmacy technicians keep up with their continuing education needs. The new subscription service, PharmacyTechCE.org, is available to individual pharmacy technicians, as well as pharmacies and pharmacy departments. The service will offer over 20 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) each year.
An annual, budget-friendly subscription will help pharmacy technicians in all pharmacy settings find high-quality education that is relevant to their career. Subscribers can select from a variety of topics to meet even the most stringent state or recertification CPE requirements.
ASHP advocates that well-trained pharmacy technicians are an essential element in helping pharmacists increase their patient-care roles. “ASHP is making this investment in quality education and professional development for pharmacy technicians because we believe that well-trained pharmacy technicians can help us advance pharmacy practice and improve quality for all patients in all health care settings,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., FASHP.
Subscriptions to PharmacyTechCE.org are available both to employers investing in these critical members of the pharmacy team, and to individual pharmacy technicians looking for technician-designated education. Most topics are available in podcast, CE monograph, and on-demand formats, providing the flexibility for different learning preferences.
Live webinars on new topics will be scheduled beginning this summer. Education is offered within a variety of categories, including automation, sterile compounding, medication and patient safety, pharmacy operations, pharmacy law, professional practice, and quality improvement.
For complete information about topics, subscriptions, volume discounts, and available formats, visit www.PharmacyTechCE.org.
ASHP is the national professional organization whose 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For 70 years, the Society has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.