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IV Calculations & Dosage Conversions

Intro to Infusion: IV Calculations & Dosage Conversions

Dive into a list of the most common abbreviations and dosage conversions seen in infusion medication administration with Bailey Klingaman as she walks through frequently used IV formulas and calculations clinicians in the field should be familiar with. Understanding proper medication administration, including the calculations necessary to safely administer drugs to patients, is a vital […]

Guiding Providers Through the Complexities of Ig Therapy for Patient Safety

Guiding Providers Through the Complexities of Ig Therapy for Patient Safety

IgNS President/CEO Luba Sobolevsky and Director of Educational Resources Rachel Colletta explore the factors that make immunoglobulin therapy so complex, and the different solutions and resources clinicians can use to ensure safe and effective treatment. The Immunoglobulin National Society (IgNS) emerged in 2012 as the leading multidisciplinary association for healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the […]

IV Therapy Advocacy Through the Lens of a Nurse

IV Therapy Advocacy Through the Lens of a Nurse

Marlene M. Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®, shares her personal experiences with self-advocacy in infusion therapy. As a seasoned infusion professional, Dr. Steinheiser has not only advocated for her own safety and educated the clinicians around her,  but has extended her guidance to family, teaching others how to ensure they receive the best IV therapy possible. […]

Does Your Practice Have a Culture of Safety? – 3 Questions to Ask

Does Your Practice Have a Culture of Safety? - 3 Questions to Ask

Chuck DiTrapano, RPh and Bailey Klingaman explore the meaning of a culture of safety in clinical organizations. By understanding the motivation of clinicians and application of technology to the practice, organizations can assess the value of safety to its company culture. Having been a healthcare professional for a very long time, I often think about what […]

Pharmacy Technicians Are Important

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh, recognizes the integral role pharmacy technicians have, and their contributions toward managing a successful practice. Joanne Adam, CPhT, offers insight about the potential advancements pharmacy technicians can make in the field. There is a common misconception that the pharmacy industry is purely product-driven. As a practicing pharmacist, I can attest that this […]

More Than Just a Pharmacy Technician

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The following guest post was written by Joanne Adam, a certified pharmacy technician. We are grateful to Joanne for sharing her story and helping others to understand how important the role of pharmacy technician has become, especially in our nation’s hospitals. The Role of a Pharmacy Technician When I first started out as a pharmacy […]

Pharmacy Technicians: The Invisible Asset

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If you have ever had a prescription filled in a pharmacy, received an IV infusion in a hospital, or received a medication in a nursing home, you have received services from a pharmacy technician. Who are these people? How are they trained? The answer to these questions is both complex and inconsistent but can be […]

Why Tech Training Matters and What’s the Real ROI?

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh takes a deep dive into pharmacy technician training, lack of education, and return on investment for certification.  My essential core motivation for technician training comes from both an intense passion to improve the pharmacy profession and a deliberate intention to make the patients it serves safer. I believe strongly that true patient […]

Technology, Technicians, Action!

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RxToolKit Founder Chuck DiTrapano explores the current challenges and potential successes that technology and pharmacy technicians can have in the healthcare industry.  The profession of pharmacy has certainly evolved in the years since my graduation and licensure. Significant improvements to patient care and an increase in quality outcomes are evident to any long-term observer of […]

Pharmacy Technician Certification

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Christina Martin, Section Chief – IVAU at the National Institutes of Health, discusses the lack of regulation of pharmacy technicians in most states. As a former PhT, she emphasizes the importance of certification and licensure for pharmacy technicians. I began my pharmacy career in 2003 as a pharmacy technician for Weis Markets in Lancaster County, […]