|Pharmacy Technicians and MTM|
This series is a primer for Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists on the appropriate utilization of pharmacy technicians in the efficient delivery of Medication Therapy Management and other medication management services. It starts from the very basics and advances into tips and suggestions of ways pharmacy technicians can assist pharmacists as they deliver consistent, high quality direct patient care related to their medication use.
The series is made up of modules, which are individually accredited for either pharmacy technician or pharmacist with continuing education through ACPE. They are also being offered at no charge for a limited period of time through a federal grant from the CDC in conjunction with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. It is part of the 1422 grant, "The Philly Difference: Connections for Better Chronic Care."
For Pharmacy Technicians
There are a total of five modules which may each be taken individually on-demand, at your convenience. A total of 2.5 hours of continuing education may be earned through the successful completion of all modules. We do highly recommend that the full series be taken for maximum benefit and understanding. Each module is accredited separately to allow credit to be issued in a timely manner upon completion of a module. Because modules do build on some of the information, we also suggest following the logical progression from Module I to Module II and so forth.
Please go to each module page for specific objectives, CE details, and to access the materials for completion.
There are a total of two modules which may be taken individually on demand. A total of one hour of continuing education may be earned through the successful completion of all modules. Each module is accredited separately to allow credit to be issued in a timely manner upon completion of a module. Pharmacists, depending on familiarity with the topic and/or skills and information required, may elect to take both modules or only one of the modules based on this need. The specific objectives, CE details, and materials for completion may be accessed on the module page outlined below.
CE RequirementsTo receive CE credit for these modules, you will need to watch the entire video, complete an online survey evaluation, and pass a short quiz. Access to the module's survey and quiz will be automatically provided after you have watched the video(s). PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.CE Credit will be sent to CPE Monitor early in the month following completion of a module or modules.
The series is presented by Sarah Krahe Dombroski, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, LECOM School of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care, Medical Associates of Erie and Karleen Melody, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
The following five modules are for Pharmacy Technicians:
Technicians and MTM: Module I
This module includes an introduction to MTM and an overview of MTM Law. It is accredited for Pharmacy Technicians for .50 contact hours.
Technicians and MTM: Module II
This module focuses on discussing the TMR - or Targeted Medication Review and ways pharmacy technicians can be involved. It includes some video examples. It is accredited for Pharmacy Technicians for .50 contact hours.
Technicians and MTM: Module III
This module covers information on the Comprehensive Medication Review or CMR and the CMR process. It also includes a video example. It is accredited for Pharmacy Technicians for .50 contact hours.
Technicians and MTM: Module IV
This module discusses medication histories and their use, possible errors, and the importance of effective patient communication. It is accredited for Pharmacy Technicians for .50 contact hours.
Technicians and MTM: Module V
This last module goes into some basic disease management that technicians should understand and ways to incorporate delivery of MTM efficiently into the workflow. It is accredited for Pharmacy Technicians for .50 contact hours.
The following two modules are for Pharmacists:
Integrating Technicians into MTM: Module I
This module provides .5 contact hours for pharmacists and discusses MTM law particularly around appropriate use of pharmacy technicians.to help deliver MTM. It also discusses best practices around incorporating this into dispensing workflow.
Integrating Technicians into MTM: Module II
This module offers .5 contact hours for pharmacists. It reviews considerations when hiring pharmacy technicians to assist with MTM and training procedures, along with the application of continuous quality improvement programs for the delivery of MTM.