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Resources for becoming a Pharmacy Technician.
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Required Textbooks

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The Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston
ISBN: 9780132897594

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Lab Manual and Workbook for the Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston; Michelle Goeking; Michael Hayter
ISBN: 9780132898096

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Pearson Health Professional's Drug Guide 2013-2014 - Margaret T. Shannon; Billie A. Wilson; Kelly Shields
ISBN: 9780133355499

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Medical Terminology for Health Professions - Ann Ehrlich; Carol L. Schroeder
ISBN: 9781111543273


Infection Control and Safety

This course introduces the concepts of infection control by examining modes of transmission and types of microorganisms. Proper IV preparation, sterile products, and patient safety relating to pharmacy practice will be discussed.A thorough examination of proper hand washing, basic first aid and CPR is included.

Topics include: 

  • Immunity and the immune system
  • Microorganisms and pathogens
  • Asepsis
  • Universal precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • IVs, needles and syringes
  • Patient safety
  • First aid, CPR, and hand washing

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe immunity and explain the body's defense mechanisms.
  2. Describe the vectors for transmission of pathogens and identify the physical and chemical barriers to infection.
  3. Define and differentiate medical and surgical asepsis.
  4. Identify universal precautions and types of PPEs, and apply to sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization.
  5. Identify the parts of an IV, needles and syringes, and describe standards precautions to be taken when preparing IV admixtures.
  6. Perform proper hand washing, basic first aid, and CPR.