Tackling pharmacy inventory for the pharmacy technician: on demand
Technicians in community-based practice.
Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-251-H04-T
CE Broker tracking number: 20-622718
Activity type: Knowledge-based
To provide the technician with knowledge and skills to better support pharmacy inventory control.
Inventory is one of the largest controllable expenses in the community pharmacy. Managing inventory to have the right mix of products on hand to meet patient needs while not overstocking is a key business goal. In this program, important inventory control processes will be reviewed along with actions the pharmacy technician can own to improve inventory control.
- Describe the impact that pharmacy inventory can have on cash flow of a business.
- Review the importance of stock rotation, out-of-date controls and pharmacy returns.
- Define the actions the technician can take to help control supply and RX product inventory.
To obtain credit:
To complete the program and receive CPE credit, view all lesson content and complete the learning assessment by submitting answers online. A minimum test score of 70% is needed to obtain credit. After successfully completing the learning assessment, participants must complete a program evaluation and claim the available CPE credit. Participants also must verify personal information required by CPE monitor and/or CE Broker (for Florida license holders) prior to submitting CPE credit claims. Official statements of credit are available only through CPE Monitor located at NABP.net.
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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for technicians and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs). The activity is available for CE credit through Nov. 14, 2020.
By Corinn Floyd, PharmD, PGY2 ambulatory care resident, The Center for Pharmacy Care and Paul Higginbotham, RPh, director of retail pharmacy operations, Allegheny Health Network
Corinn Floyd, Paul Higginbotham and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.
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