MTM Certificate Program for Pharmacy Technicians

Purchase unlimited access to all 11 CE courses (total of 12 credit hours) listed below for 2 years for the one-time fee of $29.95

Introduction


What This Certificate Program Offers

Available for $29.95, this MTM Certificate Program offers 12 T-designated Credit hours and has been specifically designed for the pharmacy technician. The use of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services is being endorsed by major health care organizations across the country. Pharmacy technicians play a critical role in supporting MTM services and this is an important step in the expanding role of the pharmacy technician.

Expert faculty consultants have focused on the current and future informational needs of pharmacy technicians to help them prepare for and support MTM services in any health care setting. In addition, a panel of practicing pharmacy technicians participated in a focus group, providing insight into what is most relevant to their jobs and where their greatest educational needs lie. MTM services help improve adherence and increase safe health care practices, as well as reduce medication errors and medication waste and overall healthcare costs.



COURSE OUTLINE

The program includes 11 cutting edge modules:


SECTION 1: MTM for Technicians

Module 1. What is Medication Therapy Management (MTM)?

This module provides pharmacy technicians with a basic understanding of medication therapy management (MTM) and how technicians can contribute to the process of MTM.
Faculty advisor: Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD

1 T-designated Credit hour

Module 2. Medication Therapy Management Procedures and Documents

This section explains MTM steps and procedures that are most relevant to pharmacy technicians, including the technician's role in generating and updating key MTM documents.
Faculty advisor: Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD

1.5 T-designated Credit hours

Module 3. Medication Reconciliation: Steps for the Pharmacy Technician

Through this module, pharmacy technicians will acquire skills needed to perform and support medication reconciliation procedures and develop a Personal Medication List (PML).
Faculty advisor: Stacy A. Knox, PharmD

1 T-designated Credit hour

Module 4. How Can Technicians Help to Maximize Medication Safety?

Module 4 identifies ways in which the pharmacy technician can help reduce medication errors and maximize medication safety.
Faculty advisor: Stacy A. Knox, PharmD.

1.5 T-designated Credit hours

Module 5. Helping Patients with Drug Benefits and Coverage

Pharmacy technicians will be provided with necessary background and useful tools to assist patients in their decision-making about medication benefits and coverage.
Faculty advisor: Shalini Lynch, PharmD

1 T-designated Credit hour

SECTION 2: Clinical Overview for Technicians

Module 6. Importance of Chronic Disease Management in MTM

This module reviews core chronic disease states targeted in MTM and explains why chronic disease management is a critical goal in MTM.
Faculty advisor: Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP

1 T-designated Credit hour

Module 7. Polypharmacy and MTM

A comprehensive review of polypharmacy, this module identifies for pharmacy technicians how reducing and/or managing multiple medications as a primary goal of MTM.
Faculty advisor: Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP

1.5 T-designated Credit hours

Module 8. Medication Use Among Older Adults

To participate in MTM, pharmacy technicians need to understand aspects of medication use applicable to older adults, including differing response to medications and risks of therapies.
Faculty advisor: Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP

1 T-designated Credit hour

Module 9. Generic Drugs and Therapeutic Equivalence

This module identifies for pharmacy technicians the principles of generic substitution and therapeutic equivalence and the role of these concepts in MTM.
Faculty advisor: Jessie D. Morgan, RPh, MHA

1 T-designated Credit hour

Module 10. Controlled Substances and Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS)

Some medications have specific restrictions due to controlled substance schedules or REMS programs. This module teaches pharmacy technicians about these programs affect the MTM process.
Faculty advisor: Jessie D. Morgan, RPh, MHA.

1 T-designated Credit hour

Module 11. Arranging for Reimbursement of MTM Services

This Module identifies the systems by which pharmacists can obtain reimbursement for provision of MTM services and the role of technicians in processing these documents.
Faculty advisor: Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD

0.5 T-designated Credit hour

Payment Information

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