This 51.5 Semester Credit Units (720 clock hours) program requires 30 weeks of training. Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products to patients. Technicians usually perform routine task to help prepare prescribed medication for patients, such as counting tablets and labeling bottles. Technicians refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist. Technicians receive written prescriptions or requests for prescription refills from patients.
They also may receive prescriptions sent electronically from the doctor’s office. In hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, technicians have added responsibilities. They read patient charts and prepare and deliver the medicine to patients
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