PTCB Adds New Patient Safety CE Requirement for Recertification

 

 

PTCB has announced that all certified pharmacy technicians (CPhTs) applying to renew certification must fulfill a new patient safety continuing education (CE) requirement.
 
To meet the 20 hours of CE needed for recertification. CPhTs must now complete at least one hour of CE in patient safety. This is in addition to the already required one hour of CE in law. Qualifying patient safety CE courses must be based on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) definition of patient safety, but PTCB will not require the CE hours to be earned from ACPE accredited providers. Read the full story for details.
 
For courses provided by ACPE accredited providers like MPA, pharmacy technicians can identify specific CE topics by reviewing the program's ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN).
 
For example...
UAN: 0175-0000-14-105-L05-T
0145 - MPA's provider number
0000 - Program organized by MPA
(if another group organizes, a 9999 is used)
14 - Year of program release
105 - Chronological number specific to program
L - Live program (home study programs are noted with an H)
05 - Patient safety topic
(01 is drug therapy; 02 is AIDS therapy; 03 is law; 04 is general pharmacy)
T - Program approved for pharmacy technicians (programs for pharmacists are noted with a P)

 
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