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Improving Safety While Advancing the Pharmacy Technician Profession
Date:5/12/2010

> and the launch of Safe Handling Awareness Month," said Johnston. "We want to ensure that pharmacy technicians have the validated practical experience to go along with a proper education on this topic."

This course will be an extension of NPTA's nationally recognized IV certification program. Due to the hazardous nature of the drugs being handled, pharmacy technicians must have successfully completed NPTA's IV certification program, a similar ACPE-accredited program, or meet stringent prerequisites to enroll.  

Participants will be fully trained on the proper use of the PhaSeal® system – the only clinically proven closed-system transfer device. Johnston hopes that this course will improve the safety of patients and health care workers by bringing well-educated and trained pharmacy technicians to the workforce.

"Employers are looking for individuals with accredited training and certification in preparing and handling hazardous drugs," said Johnston. "Participants in this course will walk away with confidence in their ability to safely prepare and handle hazardous medications, protecting themselves, their co-workers and their patients."

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