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Nov 18, 2017

Pharmacy Technician Cover Letters

Pharmacy Technician Cover Letters - The basic format to use when writing your Cover Letter, as well as what to write to make sure your resume gets moved into the "interview" pile.

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Nov 18, 2017

Days Supply Question - #20 pills, 1.5 tablets by mouth daily

If you have 20 pills and you take 1.5 a days what's the days supply

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Nov 18, 2017

Days Supply/Quantity for Stavudine (Zerit) prescription

Your pharmacy stocks stavudine in bottles of 30 capsules. How many capsules would you need to dispense for a 90 day supply?

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Nov 18, 2017

Hospital Pharmacy Technician

Duties and Responsibilities of the Hospital Pharmacy Technician.

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Nov 18, 2017

The Metric System for Pharmacy Technicians

This page discusses how Pharmacy Technicians use the Metric System of Measurement.

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Nov 04, 2017

What is the days supply on Advair 250/50 #1 1 puff q12h?

What is the days supply on advair 250/50 #1 - 1 puff q12h?

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Oct 29, 2017

Pharmacy Root Cause Analysis

Pharmacy Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - What is an RCA? How can it help PharmTechs and Save Lives?

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Oct 29, 2017

Controlled Substance Pharmacy Technician

Controlled Substance Pharmacy Technician - Responsibilities, Qualifications, A Day in the Life, and Work Advantages

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Oct 29, 2017

IV Infusion Calculations Explained

This page explains IV Infusion Calculations you may use in your job as a Pharmacy Technician.

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Oct 29, 2017

Days Supply Question: Norco, #35 pills, 1 tablet every 4-6 hours

How many days should 35 Norco last me if I was given #35 at 1 every 4-6 hours?

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Oct 27, 2017

Improving Pharmacy Safety Culture

This page discusses ways of Improving Pharmacy Safety Culture - Focusing on Work Environment, Processes and Procedures, not Personnel

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Oct 15, 2017

How much dextrose is in D10W in a 250 bag?

In D10W, how much dextrose is in a 250mL bag?

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Oct 15, 2017

WHAT IS 2/3 OF A 45 DAY SUPPLY?

WHAT IS 2/3 OF A 45 DAY SUPPLY?

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Oct 01, 2017

Is the HIPPA law broken when my pharmacist shares what drug class my RX is in while I pick the RX with my friend?

I was at the counter yesterday with a co-worker picking up my prescription. The pharmacist did not like the way I signed my name on the machine. He stated

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Oct 01, 2017

Days Supply Question - #60 pills: Take 2 & 1/2 tablets daily

If I had 60 pills on my rx, and I take 2 and 1/2 tablets daily, how long will the prescription last me (day supply)?

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Oct 01, 2017

Pharmacy Math Question: How many full bottles (10 pills/bottle) and additional tablets needed to fill this prescription?

How many full bottles and additional tablets needed? If days supply needed is 45 and dosage = 1 tab daily, and there are 10 tablets per bottle.

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Sep 30, 2017

Is it Against the HIPPA Law if you confirm that someone goes to your pharmacy, but not share what meds they are on?

Is it violating hippa to tell someone a patient goes to your pharmacy but that you can't release any information about him or her?

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Sep 30, 2017

HIPPA Violation? Tech accessing pharmacy records of boyfriends ex and child

My ex (who I have a contentious relationship with) recently started dating a pharmacy tech. I have not used that particular local pharmacy in over a year,

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Sep 30, 2017

Are Security Cameras with Audio Recording A HIPPA Violation at a Pharmacy?

Is it a Hipaa violation to have audio security cameras in the pharmacy?

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Sep 30, 2017

Pharmacy Tech Intentionally Makes HIPPA Violations in RANT on Social Media

I have a fellow tech who went on Facebook in a rant and exposed this guy for having a STD, she exposed his name as well and was a customer at our pharmacy,

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Sep 27, 2017

Days Supply Question on Rynex PE: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp po q4-6h prn cold symptoms

Rynex PE 1/4 to 1/2 tsp po q4-6h prn cold symptoms #6oz What is the day supply? What is the dispensed quantity?

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Sep 16, 2017

How long must PA Pharmacies maintain their original prescriptions?

How long must a PA pharmacy retain an original prescription?

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Sep 16, 2017

Days Supply Question - 480 ml solution: 15 ml by mouth every 6 hours as needed

What is the days supply in this question?

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Sep 15, 2017

What is the percentage strength of this NEW, Efudex-like compound?

Efudex cream is 5% flurouracil and is available in a 25 gram tube. What would be the new percentage strength if in the compounding lab, you added an additional

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Sep 14, 2017

Take 1 tablet by mouth every 4 hours as needed for pain not to exceed 6 per day

How many tablets should I be prescribed for a 30-days supply? For Hydrocodone/ Acetaminophen 10mg-325mg? If I was prescribed a smaller amount is the physician

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Sep 12, 2017

Ratio/Concentration: 983mg in 250ml bag - 783mg is needed, how much volume do I remove?

I have 983mg in a 250 ml bag I need 783mg how much volume do I remove?

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Sep 10, 2017

Proportion Pharmacy Math Question using 70% Dextrose and Tic-Tac-Toe Board

You need 50 mL of 5% dextrose for a patient. You have 70% dextrose 1000 mL on hand. How much concentrate will you need? How much diluent?

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Sep 07, 2017

Air Force Pharmacy Technician 4POX1

Air Force Pharmacy Technician 4POX1: Requirements, Training/Basic School, Mandatory Knowledge,

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Sep 06, 2017

How To Figure Out The Days Supply On A TAPER

David, could you please help me with this TAPER? How do you figure out the Days Supply on it? Maybe I'm making it more complicated than it is, but I don't

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Sep 03, 2017

How do you convert teaspoonful to tablespoonful?

Please show the solution to convert teaspoon to tablespoon? Thank you!

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Sep 03, 2017

Army Pharmacy Specialist

1. Do you have to be in the military before you can become a Army Pharmacy Specialist? 2. Some schools to go to for becoming a Army Pharmacy Specialist

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Sep 03, 2017

What is a Bacterial Infection?

I'm a brand new pharm tech. I am trying to learn as much as I can about the medical field. But what constitutes a Bacterial Infection? And why are Antibiotics

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Sep 02, 2017

What are the CE Requirements for my ARIZONA State PharmTech License?

I am trying to find out the CE requirements for renewing my Arizona State license. It is due in October and it varies from the national requirements for

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Sep 02, 2017

Resume Writing Question: How Do I Best Describe That I Check Auto-Med Packaged Prescriptions?

I am about to re-write my resume, and I would like to know how to describe that I am checking auto-med packaging prescriptions.

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Sep 02, 2017

Days Supply Math Question: How Many Additional Tablets Are Needed?

10 days supply: dosage 2 tablets 3x per day. 16 tablets per bottle. How many additional tablets are needed?

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Aug 27, 2017

Coumadin 5mg 90 day supply

Take two Coumadin 5mg every other day for 90 days. What is the quantity for 90 day supply?

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Aug 20, 2017

Is it a HIPPA Violation if my pharmacy gave my prescription to someone else with the same last name?

My pharmacy gave my prescription to another patient with the same last name. Isn't this a HIPPA violation?

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Aug 20, 2017

My 10 yr olds prescription -- Is The Following Situation a HIPPA Violation?

I know someone who is a pharmacy tech. My 10yr.olds medication was called into the pharmacy she works at. Her daughter and my daughters have an on off

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Aug 20, 2017

Day Supply Question: When figuring Days Supply, does the calculation include the day it is filled?

Does the day supply calculation include the first day a prescription is filled?

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Aug 20, 2017

What is Days Supply for an RX: take 1/4 tablet every 12 hours, #15 tablets

How long should they last?

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Aug 20, 2017

What Does EPS Stand For?

What does EPS mean? This is on a script for medication for Parkinsons Disease.

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Aug 20, 2017

What do DPC and RACKS mean at Rite Aid?

I'm working with Rite Aid in the pharmacy and they couldn't tell me what DPC stands for in their Nexgen program, also I need to know what RACKS means.

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Aug 20, 2017

Why must we prepare parental administration products aseptically?

why is it important that the parenteral administration route be sterile or prepared aseptically?

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Aug 20, 2017

What Could Happen to the Pharmacy if a Tech Omits the DAW Code?

What are issues that could happen if a tech doesn't enter the DAW codes into the computer system while filling a prescription, and what possible penalties/problems

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Aug 20, 2017

Why Is It Important To Have The Correct DAW Code Entered? Who assigns DAW Codes?

At what point are DAW codes assigned to a Prescription? And who assigns DAW codes?

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Aug 19, 2017

Other Ways to Calculate Days Supply And Quantity????

I have a test tomorrow for a data entry tech but I'm getting confused with it because everyone asks how I got my answer or why I did my calculations this

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Aug 19, 2017

90 Capsules: 1 cap twice daily for 1 week then increase

90 Capsules: 1 cap twice daily for 1 week then increase to 3 capsules twice daily. What is the day supply? How do you figure it out?

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Aug 17, 2017

Apothecaries System

Apothecaries System of Weights and Measures for Pharmacy Technicians

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Aug 16, 2017

Days Supply Question: #90 Tramadol, 1 Tab by Mouth Every 6 Hours

If I have a script of 90 Tramadol and the sig says take one every 6 hours how many days supply is that? I'm coming up to like 22. Am I right? Answer:

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