Navigation Links
Statement from Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh, Executive Director and CEO of Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Date:12/19/2008

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to support the Ohio Legislature for passing the "Emily's Law" measure into law on December 16, requiring a competency test and background check for pharmacy technicians in the state. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and PTCB will serve as resources to Ohio and any state board of pharmacy to implement a law that has strong safeguards and standards for consumer safety.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2008 -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to support the Ohio Legislature for passing the "Emily's Law" measure into law on December 16, requiring a competency test and background check for pharmacy technicians in the state. The story of Emily Jerry's tragic death from receiving the wrong IV solution demonstrates that errors in pharmacy can have dire consequences. This critical patient safety legislation passed with significant input from the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP). In addition to efforts in Ohio, pharmacy associations across the country are invested in the protection of the public. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and PTCB will serve as resources to Ohio and any state board of pharmacy to implement a law that has strong safeguards and standards for consumer safety.

Pharmacy technicians play a critical role in ensuring patient safety - technicians prepare and dispense medications and maintain related records for patients in a hospital or community setting under the supervision of a pharmacist. Safe medication-use-systems require the support of well-qualified and competent pharmacy technicians. The pharmacy technician is accountable to the supervising pharmacist who is legally responsible through state licensure for the care and safety of patients served by the pharmacy. PTCB is the only certification currently available that has received high marks in an evaluation by the NABP and is endorsed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), NABP, and other professional pharmacy organizations. PTCB has certified over 320,000 technicians since 1995 with the goal of ensuring that pharmacy technicians are able to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer better patient care and service and prevent medication errors.

Studies show without a doubt that Americans expect consistent standards for competence of pharmacy technicians. Last year, a poll commissioned by PTCB showed that American consumers - in fact, 91% of those surveyed - support strong regulations across the country to protect patient safety by requiring that pharmacy technicians be trained and certified. In fact, the study showed that the majority believe such protections already exist - only 13% of Americans polled correctly recognized that there are no nationwide requirements for the training and certification of pharmacy technicians.

In addition to Ohio, states such as Florida and Illinois have recently enacted regulations for pharmacy technicians to protect the public. PTCB believes that patients expect and deserve a high standard of safety when it comes to how their prescription medications are dispensed and consistent requirements for pharmacy technician certification in every state is an important first step towards meeting those standards.

About the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

PTCB was established in January 1995 and is governed by five pharmacy organizations - the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP), the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The goal of the PTCB national certification program is to enable pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. PTCB contracts with Pearson VUE, the industry's technology leader, as its computer-based testing vendor. PTCB draws upon the experience and expertise of its 13-year partner, Professional Examination Service (PES) for test development.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ptcb-emilyslaw-ohio/122008/prweb1777384.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Statement of Eli Lilly and Company on Dr. David Egilman Settlement:
2. Takeda statement on ACTOS meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
3. Takeda Statement on ACTOS(R) (Pioglitazone HCl) Meta-Analysis Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
4. Statement by Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services on the United States-China Bilateral Meetings on Food and Drug Safety
5. Statement by Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr.
6. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
7. Pelosi Statement on Proposed Entitlement Task Force
8. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
9. Statement on House/Senate Agreement on SCHIP Legislation
10. Statement from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
11. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Statement from Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh, Executive Director and CEO of Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... SignatureCare Emergency Center is looking to award their ... to a deserving student. Get your applications in now as the deadline is ... Castillo who is a nursing student at Prairie View A&M University with a 3.45 ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... Oakland, California effectively destroyed the construction site and threatened numerous homes and businesses ... 7th article on NBCLosAngeles.com. Los Angeles Area consulting firm Fire Protection ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... CLARA, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... and financial organizations, today announced it has partnered with WALLIX to expand ... Special Publication 800-171 . , There are a number of ways to address the ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... of autologous fat (adipose) transfer systems announces the issuance of United States Patent ... patent) for its adipose filtration technology. The '398 and '324 patents cover ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... sleep management solution focused on delivering end-to-end sleep health care at scale, ... Recent literature shows that adherence rates for positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/21/2017)... and EDMONTON, Alberta , July ... and the University of Alberta in ... in Nature,s partner journal, Schizophrenia 1 , demonstrating ... instances of schizophrenia with 74% accuracy. This retrospective ... of specific symptoms in schizophrenia patients with significant ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... , July 21, 2017  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... a comprehensive review of its manufacturing network, the Company ... distribution facilities in Huntsville, Alabama . ... place over the next 12 to 18 months. The ... by declining volumes of commoditized products and these restructuring ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... , July 20, 2017  Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) ... Gavras , M.D., following today,s Institute for Clinical and Economic ... on the effectiveness and value of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) ... the policy roundtable at the meeting. ... a material cost benefit to the use of abuse-deterrent formulations ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: