PHRM1060 Principles of Pharmacy Practice II

Students will continue to be acquainted with retail and institutional pharmacy practices. Intravenous (IV) drug admixture, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and critical care IV admixture will be covered. Unit dose dispensing, diabetic supplies and medication storage and stability will be covered. Students will study billing systems and the universal medical coding system which classifies medical conditions and treatments into sets of numeric codes. Personal safety and hygiene related to pharmacy practice will also be covered. In a lab setting students will practice filling prescriptions and develop communication skills associated with pharmacy.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate proper hygiene, safety protocol and equipment use in the preparation of sterile products
Interpret medication orders, prepare labeling, calculate quantities of ingredients, patient dosages and flow rates
Define milliequivalents (mEq), millimoles (mM), osmosis, electrolytes, symbols and atomic weight relationships
Utilize Apothecary and metric systems for calculating and preparing prescriptions
Discuss legal and regulatory guidelines associated with the preparation of intravenous products and sterile admixtures
Discuss problems associated with pharmacy management and supervision
Discuss the professional communication skills necessary for conflict resolution
Describe the interaction between the pharmacy, insurance companies and doctors as it relates to the universal medical coding system
Demonstrate professional communication skills necessary to interact with patients and the healthcare team
Utilize pharmacy management software in a lab setting
Demonstrate operations of the pharmacy
Display knowledge and application of auxiliary labeling
Explain processes of prescription adjudication
Demonstrate methods of prescription verification
Locate generic names, brand names and medication indicators in pharmacy references
Review pharmacy reference materials, formulary lists and reports on investigational medications
Assemble prescription files accurately
Describe the pharmacy floor stock system for controlled drugs, non-controlled drugs, chemicals and over-the-counter medications
Describe the retail area of the pharmacy and how over-the-counter medications are organized

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details