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Designed specifically for pharmacy technicians, this program will provide attendees with 4 hours of CE credit, information on general categories of medications and new anticoagulants, an overview of regulations affecting pharmacy technicians, details of current legislation and tips on being an effective advocate for the profession.

4/12/2014
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:15 AM to 3:45 PM
Where: PPA Office
508 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Contact: Sara Powers
(717) 234-6151 x. 4


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TOTALLY TECH
An Educational Conference Designed for Pharmacy Technicians

4 Hours of Technician CE Credit (2 Hours on Pharmacy Law!)

Designed specifically for pharmacy technicians, this program will provide attendees with information on general categories of medications and new anticoagulants, an overview of regulations affecting pharmacy technicians, details of current legislation and tips on being an effective advocate for the profession.

Space is limited!

Date & Location:

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:15 AM to 3:45 PM
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Office
508 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Cost:

PPA Members: $29
Non Members: $40
Lunch Included
Cancellations on or after March 31 will be subject to a $10 administrative fee.

Schedule:

10:15 to 10:45 AM - Registration
10:45 to 11:45 AM - Legislation & Advocacy: Why Me? How Can I Be an Effective Advocate?
11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Networking and Lunch
12:15 to 1:15 PM - Pharmacology & Medication Review
1:15 to 2:15 PM - A Review of warfarin, LMWH, and the Newer Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs)
2:15 to 2:45 PM - Break and Group Discussion
2:45 to 3:45 PM - Pharmacy: The Most Regulated Profession

Legislation & Advocacy: Why Me? How Can I Be an Effective Advocate?

Patricia A. Epple, CAE, CEO, PPA; Donald Smith, Government Relations Manager, PPA (0159-0000-14-035-L03-T)

  1. Outline ongoing and current pharmacy technician registration initiatives in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
  2. Explain other key pharmacy legislative initiatives and ways they may impact pharmacy technicians.
  3. List ways pharmacy technicians can be effective advocates for pharmacy and pharmacy technician issues.

Pharmacology & Medication Review

Charles C. Kray, RPh, President/Owner, Hershey Pharmacy (0159-0000-14-036-L01-T)

  1. Explain the advantages/disadvantages of various routes of medication administration.
  2. Identify the processes involved in pharmacokinetics.
  3. Discuss medications used in cardiovascular disease.
  4. Discuss medications used in Central Nervous System Disorders.
  5. Discuss medications used in the GI System.
  6. Discuss medications used in the Endocrine System.

A Review of warfarin, LMWH, and the Newer Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs)

Paul Kocis, PharmD, FASCP, CACP,  Pharmacist, Penn State Milton S. Hershey  Medical Center (0159-0000-14-037-L01-T)

  1. Review Hemostasis & Thrombosis.
  2. Review warfarin sodium.
  3. Review Low Molecular Weight Heparins (LMWHs).
  4. Review the Oral Direct Thrombin Inhibitor (DTI): dabigatran etexilate.
  5. Review the Oral Anti-Xa Agents:  rivaroxaban and apixaban.

Pharmacy: The Most Regulated Profession

Janet Hart, RPh, Director of Government Affairs, Rite Aid (0159-0000-14-034-L03-T)

  1. Identify federal regulatory agencies impacting the pharmacy profession
  2. Identify state regulatory agencies impacting the pharmacy profession
  3. Identify the role of the pharmacy technician practicing in Pennsylvania
  4. Identify the role of the pharmacy technician in medication error prevention

All activities are Knowledge-based and provide 0.10 CEU each (0.40 CEUs for the entire day).

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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