Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
PHT 62HOSPITAL CLINICALSummer 2013
18 hours clinical experience.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 216 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 18 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/15/12

1. Description -
The practice of pharmacy technology skills in either inpatient or outpatient hospital environments developed in didactic and laboratory training. Activities will be evaluated by a preceptor. Intended for students in the pharmacy technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to Pharmacy Technology Program.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Assist the pharmacist in collecting, organizing, and evaluating information for direct patient care, drug use review, and departmental management.
  2. Receive and screen prescriptions/medications orders for completeness with the use of a computer database system.
  3. Prepare medications for distribution and distribute medications
  4. Control inventory according to established plan
  5. Purchase pharmaceuticals according to an established purchasing program.
  6. Monitor and removal of pharmaceutical inventory
  7. Maintain pharmacy equipment and facilities.
  8. Perform and complete unit dose packaging
  9. Perform and complete Bulk Compounding
  10. Operate the Pyxis Machine
  11. Utilize proper procedures for recording the preparation and dispensing of controlled substances and Investigational Drugs
  12. Assist the pharmacist for billing for Pharmacy Services
  13. Assist the pharmacist in the monitoring of counseling of patients
  14. Recognize Brand and generic drug names.
  15. Assist the pharmacist in monitoring the practice site and/or service area.
  16. Assist the pharmacist in the monitoring of drug therapy
  17. Calculate, compound, label, document, and store sterile, parenteral products.
  18. Compound cytotoxic and other hazardous drug products using proper technique.
  19. Follow safety policies and procedures in disposal of all hazardous wastes generated during medication preparation.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
The college, in cooperation with local hospital pharmacies, will provide an appropriate work station for each student .

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Practical supervised experience will be provided in, but not limited to, the tasks, listed:
  1. Collection of pertinent patient information, for use by the pharmacist, from the medical chart, patient profile, prescription, or medical record. (Lab)
  2. Use of a typical computer database system for accurate entry and retrieval of information. (Lab)
  3. Procedures for preparation, labeling, and distribution of pharmaceuticals. (Lab)
    1. Unit dose
    2. Drawer/cassette filling
    3. Using automation to fill drawers
  4. Inventory, receiving, and storage of pharmaceuticals items (Lab)
    1. Medications
    2. Equipment and devices
    3. Supplies
  5. Purchasing of pharmaceutical items (Lab)
    1. Medications
    2. Equipment and devices
    3. Supplies
  6. Monitoring of pharmaceutical items (Lab)
    1. Expired/discontinued/recalled medications
    2. Expired/discontinued/recalled equipment and devices
    3. Expired/discontinued/recalled supplies
  7. Utilization and maintenance of counting, weighing, and measuring devices. (Lab)
  8. Unit dose packaging and dispensing. (Lab)
    1. Use of unit dose automated machine
    2. Proper labeling of unit dose items
    3. Documentation
  9. Bulk compounding, packaging and repackaging (Lab)
    1. Following hospital protocol
    2. Bulk packaging
    3. Bulk repackaging
    4. Documentation and safety policies
  10. Pyxis automated system (Lab)
    1. Loading of machine
    2. Maintenance of machine
  11. Controlled substances and investigational drugs (Lab)
    1. Controlled substance ordering and receiving
    2. DEA Form 222
    3. Inventory of controlled substances
    4. Investigational drug protocols
  12. payment and/or initiate billing for pharmacy services and goods. (Lab)
    1. RTS (Return to stock items)
  13. Assist the pharmacist in the identification of patients who desire counseling (Lab)
    1. Use of new medications
    2. Equipment/devices
    3. Supplies
    4. Discharge medications
  14. Brand and generic drug name recognition. (Lab)
  15. Monitoring practice site or service area (Lab)
    1. Compliance with federal law
    2. Compliance with state law
    3. Compliance with regulations and professional standards.
  16. Monitoring of drug therapy (Lab)
    1. Drug allergies
    2. Potential drug interactions
  17. Aseptic pharmacy procedures (Lab)
    1. Laminar flow hoods
      1. Horizontal
      2. Vertical
    2. Sterilization and cleaning procedures
    3. Preparation of parenteral solutions
    4. Reconstitution
    5. Preparation of parenteral admixtures
    6. Parenteral nutrition
    7. Inspection, labeling, storage, documentation, and filling of parenteral medications orders.
    8. Other sterile products
  18. Preparation of cytotoxic drug orders (Lab)
  19. Safety and special handling of hazardous drug products and waste products (Lab)
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. A checklist of tasks performed during clinical assignments will be maintained by the supervisor. Completion of these tasks will be assessed as to accuracy and adequacy of experience.
  2. Weekly written assignments will be utilized to determine the understanding of the tasks and responsibilities.
  3. Site visit by clinical coordinator or program director
7. Representative Text(s) -
Required:
Foothill College Pharmacy Technician Handbook
American Pharmacists Association, Perspective Press. The Pharmacy Technician. Fourth Edition. Englewood: Morton Publishing Company, 2010.

8. Disciplines -
Pharmacy Technician
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Internship/preceptorship
 
10. Lab Content -
Practical supervised experience will be provided in, but not limited to, the tasks, listed:
  1. Collection of pertinent patient information, for use by the pharmacist, from the medical chart, patient profile, prescription, or medical record.
  2. Use of a typical computer database system for accurate entry and retrieval of information.
  3. Procedures for preparation, labeling, and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
  4. Inventory, receiving, and storage of pharmaceuticals items.
  5. Purchasing of pharmaceutical items.
  6. Monitoring of pharmaceutical items.
  7. Utilization and maintenance of counting, weighing, and measuring devices.
  8. Unit dose packaging and dispensing.
  9. Bulk compounding, packaging and repackaging
  10. Pyxis automated system
  11. Controlled substances and investigational drugs.
  12. payment and/or initiate billing for pharmacy services and goods.
  13. Assist the pharmacist in the identification of patients who desire counseling.
  14. Brand and generic drug name recognition.
  15. Monitoring practice site or service area.
  16. Monitoring of drug therapy.
  17. Aseptic pharmacy procedures.
  18. Preparation of cytotoxic drug orders.
  19. Safety and special handling of hazardous drug products and waste products.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly summary of clinical experiences
  2. Self-evaluation of experiential competency.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree and the Certificate of Achievement in the Pharmacy Technician program.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 16:02:15


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines