laws regarding technician counseling of patients, Discussion Post help
Throughout your program, you have been learning about the various places pharmacology information is utilized in pharmacy practice. Questions about drugs often come from doctors, nurses, and patients. However, depending on the nature of the inquiry, some of these questions may need to be referred to the pharmacist. So why does the Pharmacy Technician need to know so much about pharmacology?
Consider what you have learned so far about your role as a Pharmacy Technician in the pharmacy workplace, and think about how you will apply your pharmacology knowledge.
- Research your state laws regarding technician counseling of patients. Are technicians allowed to do any type of counseling in your state? If so what are the regulations governing technician counseling?
- Since many states do not permit Pharmacy Technicians to counsel patients, why do you feel there is such emphasis placed on pharmacology knowledge? Describe a scenario in which you would use your pharmacology knowledge in the pharmacy workplace.