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Extreme Makeover



RxPO 2007

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  • 1. Extreme Makeover : Tech Standards Edition with Cliff Frank, CPhT
  • 2. Program Information
    • ACPE # 384-000-07-020-L03 – LAW PROGRAM
    • 2.0 Contact Hours (0.2 CEU)
    • Initial Release: 8-6-07
    • Expires: 8-6-2010
    • STAT Educational Services, a division of National Pharmacy Technician Association Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3. Introduction
    • This group is the cream of the crop:
      • You all know about pharmacy law.
    • You probably even know when OBRA ’90 passed !
    • In past talks, I have discussed pharmacy law as well as ethics.
    • We discussed how laws are born from need – mostly for public protection.
  • 4. Introduction
    • Misbranding, labeling, testing etc.
    • We have touched on the role of money and politics in pharmacy law.
    • “ He who has the biggest gun…..”
    • We also know that pharmacy is one of the most heavily regulated industries in
    • the U.S.
  • 5. Our Regulated Industry
    • Laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies…. what exactly are they?
    • What’s the difference between them?
  • 6. Law
    • The system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may be enforce by the imposition of penalties.
  • 7. Example:
    • It is against the law in the United States to dispense a controlled substance without a license and valid prescription .
  • 8. Rule:
    • Principle that operates within a particular sphere of knowledge, describing or prescribing what is possible or allowable.
  • 9. Example:
    • It is against the rule to take or consume food in the pharmacy.
  • 10. Regulation:
    • directive made and maintained by an authority.
  • 11. Example:
        • Your state board may require you to be certified before licensing.
  • 12. Guideline:
    • General rule, principle, or piece of advice.
  • 13. Example:
    • Recent federal guidelines suggest doubling pharmacy technician salaries over the next 6 months.
  • 14. Policy:
    • a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual .
  • 15. Example:
    • It is against company policy to date a co-worker.
  • 16. EXERCISE I (15 min.)
  • 17. “ Bus Driver…Move That Bus!”
  • 18. Challenge I
    • The federal government negotiates drug prices with manufacturers .
            • True or false?
  • 19. Challenge II
    • All technicians in the United States have to be registered, licensed or certified,
            • True or false
  • 20. Challenge III
    • In 2007, congress proposed expanding the powers of the FDA to limit the ability of pharmacies to compound.
            • True or false
  • 21. Challenge IV
    • Whose responsibility is it to devise systems for reporting drug errors?
      • DEA
      • NPTA
      • NABP
      • NCAA
  • 22. Challenge V
    • Both ‘in’ and ‘out’ patients receive drug discounts under federal rule 340 B.
            • True or false
  • 23. Our Operating System
    • Pharmacy technicians provide healthcare based on a patchwork of rules, regulations, policies, laws coming from:
  • 24. Our Operating System
    • Federal legislation
    • National Certification Boards
    • State legislation
    • Federal agencies
        • (FDA, DEA, Medicare, NABP, Social Security, etc.
    • State agencies
        • Medicaid
        • State Boards
  • 25. You Are Responsible
    • As technicians, we can’t assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law because they have the final say.
  • 26. You Are Responsible
    • As technicians, we can’t assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law because they have the final say.
          • WRONG!
  • 27. The Makeover Is Ongoing
    • More and more techs are being named and sued in medication error cases. We have a responsibility to know and follow the laws that apply to our profession.
  • 28. Malpractice
    • Wrongdoing, (professional) misconduct, breach of ethics, unprofessional, unethical behavior.
  • 29. Example
    • A patient’s medical history was discussed with another patient.
  • 30. Negligence
    • Failure to take proper care in doing something; carelessness, incompetence.
  • 31. Example
    • Because the technician did not take the proper precautions, the patient’s IV was contaminated.
  • 32. EXERCISE II: (15 min.)
  • 33. Continuing Makeover
    • Whether you recognize it or not, pharmacy is being re-created constantly.
  • 34. Continuing Makeover
    • The plethora of regulations, changes, laws and commonly held wisdom is accelerating at an amazing pace. Besides all the new medications and therapies, we have:
  • 35. Continuing Makeover
    • plan B
      • an OTC/Hybrid
    • Pharmacist/prescriber collaborations
    • Increasing DUR’s and other pharmacy provided patient services
    • New kinds of clinic/pharmacies
    • All of these exciting changes require various expanded technician roles and legal responsibilities.
    • Our opportunities are expanding right along with our legal responsibilities
  • 36. Continuing Makeover
    • If we are to be held responsible for following all laws, regulations and rules, we have to know what they are.
    • Our re-certification, re-licensing usually requires the minimum number of law CE’s.
    • A true professional will complete way beyond that number to stay qualified as a true professional pharmacy technician.
    • There are many resources. Use them to your advantage!
  • 37. Questions/Comments