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Courses can be implemented alongside existing educational programs.
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has launched its new PharmaSeer digital learning resource tool for pharmacy technicians.
The program can be loaded alongside other existing technician education programs in either educational or occupational settings. Over the course of the program, pharmacy technicians will build foundational knowledge and skills, assess areas of strength and weakness, and undertake recommended skill-building proficiency activities. By the end of the program, pharmacies will have team members educated to improve their overall work flow efficiency and reduce critical errors.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that demand for pharmacy technicians has led to more than 400,000 new jobs in 2016, and the demand is expected to grow by 12% by 2026. This demand is likely due in part to the shifting healthcare system.
As pharmacists and pharmacies take on more responsibilities, establishing efficient work flow systems between pharmacists and technicians will become essential.
In particular, those working in independent pharmacies will need to be able to deal with multi-dose packaging and medication synchronization, among other duties.
Need more information on good work flow practices? Look for Drug Topics’ May issue, where contributing writer Ken Krizner details the importance of work flow efficiency and how you can implement these tactics in your own teams.