hcp 210 week 7 dq 2 - Pharmacy technicians and aides help...

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Pharmacy technicians and aides help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. Pharmacy technicians generally are responsible for receiving prescription requests, counting tablets, and labeling bottles, while pharmacy aides perform administrative functions such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers. There are no standard training requirements for pharmacy technicians, but some states require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Formal technician education programs are available through an assortment of organizations, which includes colleges, vocational schools, and the military. Programs range from 6 months to 2 years. The programs cover a selection of subject areas, which include pharmaceutical calculations, pharmaceutical techniques, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy law and ethics, and pharmacy recordkeeping. After completing the program students obtain
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course HCP 210 0000000000 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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