TRC Healthcare Announces Partnership With Utah Pharmacy Association
STOCKTON, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Therapeutic Research Center (TRC® Healthcare, or TRC), a leading provider of medication advisory and learning solutions and the author of Pharmacist's Letter, and the Utah Pharmacy Association (UPhA), an organization committed to serving, advancing, and promoting the Pharmacy profession in Utah, announced today an agreement that enables UPhA to offer its individual members and Utah-based retail pharmacies employer-based training via subscription to Pharmacy Technicians University, a one-of-a-kind online training program for pharmacy technicians. In addition, UPhA can now offer subscriptions for its retail pharmacy store members to the Community Pharmacy Standard Bundle from TRC, which includes access to Pharmacist's Letter,Pharmacy Technician's Letter, the Learning Management Portal and CE Organizer for assigning and tracking continuing education, and Natural Medicines, the most comprehensive natural/alternative medicine and supplement database available.
"This is a great new, affordable option, especially for our independent pharmacy owners and their members, to access a top-quality technician training and education program. It gives our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians an opportunity to prepare for the National exam, as well as access certification and re-certification resources that were previously hard to find at a reasonable price," said Shane Jensen, President of the Utah Pharmacy Association. "Utah has a number of independent and community pharmacies that often can't get the services that larger organizations or chains are able to get at sustainable costs. This program, which many already find familiar, now accessible through the UPhA, makes it possible to continue to enrich the Pharmacy and Technicians education community in Utah and will help UPhA move its mission forward."
"Skilled pharmacy technicians are increasingly important members of the modern pharmacy team and are providing efficiency and economic advantages to pharmacy teams," said Wes Crews, Chief Executive Officer at TRC Healthcare. "However, training requirements for techs change often, are becoming more complex, and vary from state to state, creating a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians. We are proud to partner with state associations such as UPhA to advance the pharmacy profession by delivering the online, competency-based curriculum in Pharmacy Technicians University. PTU helps simplify the educational experience, improve efficiencies, and reduce medication errors. With this agreement, UPhA can extend the PTU offering to Utah community pharmacy teams and to individual technicians in Utah, providing the tools and information they need to prepare for employment."
TRC's Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU) is committed to delivering the highest standard of excellence and value in its accredited remote learning program, including training programs that accommodate industry growth. Benefits include:
The combination of PTU with Pharmacy Technician's Letter delivers additional complementary benefits, including:
Access to PTU for individuals and community pharmacies via this partnership is a strong complement to the enterprise offerings for retail chains, larger community pharmacies and hospitals from TRC. This partnership helps technicians who want or need access to the highest quality evidence-based training and certifications programs have options.
PTU offers the most extensive and robust interactive courseware and training videos for medication learning available today and provides up to 600 hours of didactic, simulation, and experiential course content and the highest-quality technician training resources. PTU also offers a low-impact retail-pharmacy only program for those areas organizations that require less investment to meet standards in their state(s). PTU is one of the only online technician training programs that supports or exceeds the requirements for technician training in 50 states, including Washington D.C. And, PTU supports employer-designed training curriculums to allow organizations to "right-size" training in accordance with the state requirements where they operate.
TRC is committed to expanding and contextualizing its PTU course offerings to accommodate both retail and hospital pharmacy technician training needs for medication learning, including offering different levels of curriculum to align with various state board regulations and caresetting requirements.
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