PharmTechX Certificate II: Excellence in Health-System Pharmacy

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Overview / Abstract:

Certificate II: Excellence in Health-System Pharmacy takes an in-depth look into the different disease states, including asthma in pediatric patients, cardiology, oncology, pain management, and infectious disease, that commonly result in hospital admissions and the different classes of medications that they will encounter when caring for these patients. Technicians will learn the basic pharmacology and mechanism of action of these medications and utilizing the skills learned in Certificate I, gather the pertinent laboratory values needed in order for the pharmacist to appropriately monitor these medications. Technicians will apply the principles of project management from Certificate I to the implementation of new pharmacy automation as well as the development of the associated policies and procedures

After completing this certificate, the learner should be able to:
- Complete advanced calculations related to TPN, oncology, pediatric and neonatal dosing, and continuous drips;
- Given a patient specific problem, correctly perform calculations for infusions including cardiac drips and pediatric IV fluids;
- Identify red flags related to medications used for the treatment of pain, infectious diseases, cancer, and common cardiac conditions;
- Given a patient case, identify pertinent lab tests needed for monitoring cardiovascular, chemotherapy, and electrolyte treatments;
- Demonstrate an understanding of therapeutics related to asthma, common infections, oncology, and cardiology;
- Develop a plan to handle medication shortages;
- Develop a plan to convert appropriate anti-infectives from IV to po;
- Critically evaluate the use, benefits, and risks of technology along the medication use process;
- Applying the principles of project management, implement and monitor technology commonly used in institutional settings; and
- Compare and contrast peripheral versus central IV lines.

UAN Numbers: 0025-0000-16-324-H04T; 0025-0000-17-325-H04-T; 0025-0000-17-326-H01-T


Nov 15, 2019


Education (Higher Ed) , Pharmacy CPE





Credits / Hours

18.5 CE Contact Hours



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Taught by experienced pharmacy practitioners and educators from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, MedStar Health, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the University of Maryland Medical System, the PharmTechX Program is designed to be directly applicable to authentic practice settings.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Case Management, Medication Safety, Other, Preventive Care

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This program was sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Keywords / Search Terms

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

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