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2019 Pharmacy Technician Day

Thank you to all who attended and made Tech Day a great success!
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Date and Time

Sat, October 5, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location

Spokane Community College
1810 North Greene Street
Building 9 Room 003
Spokane, WA 99217

Cost

$50 – SPA/WSPA member
$85 – Non-member
$75 – Non-member with one-year SPA technician membership
Free – SCC Pharmacy Tech Student (please still register so we know how many to plan for)
$15 – Non-SCC Pharmacy Tech Student

Registration is closed.

2019 CE Speaker Line Up

Six hours of ACPE CE total.

Pharmacy Law update for technicians
Faculty: C. Eleanor Doss, Pharm.D., Pharmacist Inspector, Washington State Dept. of Health/PQAC
ACPE AUN: 0130-9999-19-211-L03-T | Conflict of Interest: None
Saturday, October 5, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | 2.0 hr. | Activity Type: Knowledge
Target Audience: Technician
At the completion of this activity, the technician will be able to:

  • Identify the role of the pharmacy inspector
  • State the recent relevant law updates
  • Explain how to use the pharmacy commission website to find law resources and updates

This presentation will discuss the pharmacy inspector’s role and job duties, an update on the most relevant law changes that affect technicians, and a review of the pharmacy commission website and resources.

Targeted Therapies in Oncology
Faculty: Michael Brandt, Pharm.D., Oncology Pharmacist, Multicare Deaconess Cancer Center
ACPE AUN: 0130-9999-19-236-L01-T | Conflict of Interest: (honoraria) Axis Medical Education
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 1.0 hr. | Activity Type: Knowledge
Target Audience: Technician
At the completion of this activity, the technician will be able to:

  • Define targeted therapies vs traditional chemotherapy
  • Identify three therapeutic targets of anti-cancer medications
  • Explain common side effect profiles of monoclonal antibodies vs tyrosine kinase inhibitors

This presentation will help the pharmacy technician understand the application and importance of targeted therapies in oncology, how they differ from traditional chemotherapy, and what challenges they provide to the technician and the patient.

You’re an Official Pharmacy Technician – Now What?
Faculty: Kaitlin L. Smith, B.S., Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, MultiCare Valley Hospital
ACPE AUN: 0130-9999-19-237-L04-T | Conflict of Interest: None
Saturday, October 5, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 1.0 hr. | Activity Type: Knowledge
Target Audience: Technician
At the completion of this activity, the technician will be able to:

  • Define current roles for pharmacy technicians
  • Discuss expanding roles for pharmacy technicians
  • List known pharmacy technician roles
  • Identify potential new roles for pharmacy technicians

Building Strong and Resilient Communities
Faculty: Easton Stoner, Pharm.D. Candidate 2021, Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
ACPE AUN: 0130-9999-19-238-L01-T | Conflict of Interest: None
Saturday, October 5, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | 1.0 hr. | Activity Type: Application
Target Audience: Technician
At the completion of this activity, the technician will be able to:

  • Define mental health
  • Describe the status of mental health
  • Apply strategies that can be used to support the creation of a strong and resilient community
  • Examine tools that can be used to help support individuals who may be struggling with mental health

This activity will use case-based discussion in developing tools that can be used to help support individuals who may be struggling with mental illness.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Faculty: Audrey Oleson, Pharm.D. Candidate 2020, Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
ACPE AUN: 0130-9999-19-239-L04-T | Conflict of Interest: None
Saturday, October 5, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 1.0 hr. | Activity Type: Application
Target Audience: Technician
At the completion of this activity, the technician will be able to:

  • Describe the five dysfunctions of a team
  • Identify characteristics of a highly functioning team
  • Analyze a team’s current dynamic and identify areas for improvement
  • Recognize when team dysfunction is occurring and propose a plan to fix it

Learners will participate in a team dysfunction role play scenario, then debrief in small and large groups to identify team strengths, dysfunctions, and opportunities for improvement. Learners will also answer self-reflection questions designed to encourage improvement of individual team skills as well as team dynamic as a whole.

Based off of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, written by Patrick Lencioni, this session will take an in-depth look at what makes a team successful. Common causes of team dysfunction, and how to overcome them, will also be discussed. This approach can be applied to pharmacy team dynamics as well as a multitude of other relationships in an individual’s life. This session aims to further develop leadership, problem-solving, and professional communication skills.

The CE’s earned at Tech Day will be ACPE Accredited.

CE Information

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education

CE Requirement – Secret Codes and Online Evaluation
In order to process your CE credits, you must provide your correct NABP e-Profile ID number and your birth month and day (MMDD format). The NABP e-Profile ID number is a six to eight-digit number, and it is NOT your license number, NPI number, or store NABP#. If you need to verify your number or have not yet registered for one, please visit www.MyCPEMonitor.net.

At the end of each CE presentation, you will be provided with a secret code. You will enter the secret code on the evaluation as proof of attendance. You must hand in the evaluation at the end of your day in order to receive credit. WSPA will upload the CE to the CPE monitor within 3-4 weeks after the event. WSPA will email you once the upload has been completed so that you can check your CPE Monitor to confirm that all the CEs you attended are showing in your CPE Monitor. ACPE will not allow any uploads or corrections after the 60 days, so any issues will need to be resolved before then. It will be your responsibility to make sure that all of the CE has successfully been uploaded to the CPE Monitor within the 60-day deadline. No CE will be issued after the 60 days.

Questions

Please email April Parker if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you at Tech Day!

Sponsor

Thank you to the Washington State Pharmacy Association for being our event co-sponsor this year! WSPA members may register at the SPA member price of $50.

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Permanent Rules Requiring Pharmacy Technicians to Complete Continuing Education

The Washington State Board of Pharmacy has adopted rules which establish continuing education (CE) requirements for pharmacy technicians. The adopted rule was filed with the Code Revisers Office. View rule and FAQs here.

The rule requires pharmacy technicians to complete 10 hours of continuing education (CED) or 1.0 CE unit annually. One hour must be in pharmacy law and the remaining nine hours must be in pharmacy technician related education. The proposed rule mirrors the national CE standards for pharmacy technicians set by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians.

Continuing education accrual cycles will begin with those pharmacy technicians that have a January 1, 2013, birthday. The first continuing education hours will not be required to be attested to, or reported, until January 1, 2014.

You can find more information on the Washington State Board of Pharmacy’s Webpage.  If you have questions, please contact Kitty Slater-Einert at 360.236.4861 or by email at kitty.slater@doh.wa.gov

Kitty Slater-Einert
Rules Coordinator
Washington State Board of Pharmacy
PO Box 47863
Olympia, WA 98504-7863
P-360-236-4861
F-360-236-2901
kitty.slater@doh.wa.gov