Pharmacy Technicians Are Important

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh and Joanne Adam, CPhT express the importance that a well-trained pharmacy technician has for a pharmacy. While Chuck emphasizes the value that technicians have, Joanne encourages technicians to pursue advancements and certifications to improve their skills. There is a common misconception that the pharmacy industry is purely product-driven. As a practicing pharmacist, […]

Ensuring Drug Specific Competency for Infusion Center Clinicians

As with any occupation, there’s a lot to know in order to become a competent and proficient professional. Healthcare is no different. Based on your specific discipline, be it pharmacy, nursing, or physician, there are skills and tasks that are essential to the successful completion of your responsibilities. For infusion center clinicians, the most essential […]

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 […]

The Vital Role of Pharmacy Technicians

Two-year-old Emily Jerry looking up

The following post was written by Chris Jerry of the Emily Jerry Foundation. Chris tragically lost his daughter as a result of a preventable medical error made by a pharmacy technician. We are grateful to Chris for his courage in sharing his story as well as for the work he is doing to bring light […]

Minimizing Risk with Standardized IV Care for the Infusion Center

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In recent years there has been a plethora of new infusion and injection therapies flooding the healthcare market. These new therapies are giving patients with chronic illnesses a broader range of treatment options and providing them the opportunity to live their lives with fewer debilitating chronic symptoms. As an Infusion Center Nurse Manager, with over […]

RxTOOLKIT® and TRC Healthcare Announce Partnership to Expand Availability of Best-in-Class Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Pharmacy Technician University (PTU) now included in RxTOOLKIT’s eLEARNING™ division offerings, portion of proceeds donated to the Emily Jerry Foundation. [Ephrata, PA April 2018—] RxTOOLKIT eLEARNING™ has partnered with TRC Healthcare (Authors of Pharmacist’s Letter and Pharmacy Technician’s Letter) to make TRC’s Pharmacy Technicians University™ (PTU) available to its clients. PTU’s online competency-based curriculum provides […]

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 […]

Safety and Standardization in Labeling and Repackaging

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Packaging and labeling are believed to be the cause of 33% of medication errors1 and poor label design is cited as a potential cause.2 In 2016, the FDA released guidelines for safe labeling and repackaging acknowledging that improper repackaging of drug products can cause serious adverse events stating, “Because labeling, packaging, and nomenclature have been […]

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 […]

RxWORKFLOW™: Integrating Technology and Process

This post was updated on 06-18-20 I am a Pharmacist, entrepreneur, and founder of several websites: RxTOOLKIT.com, RxTOOLKITLabels.com, and RxTOOLKITeLEARNING.com These sites, applications, and ultimately my life’s work, have principally focused on reducing preventable mediation errors. Our product development has always centered on technology, automation, and the advancement of tools. These tools assist in clinical […]