TRC Healthcare Announces Pharmacy Technicians University Meets New ASHP/ACPE Technician Training Standards Going Into Effect January 2019
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, announced today that Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU), a one-of-a-kind online training program for pharmacy technicians used in more than 200 hospitals and in 13,270 retail settings, now supports the recently revised training and education standards set forth by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education). Released in July 2018, the revised standards go into effect January 2019 and define competencies that differentiate entry- and advanced-level training, and place additional emphasis on educational outcomes and methods used to assess competency.
"Changes in state laws and new requirements from state boards of pharmacy are increasingly raising the bar for technician training and certification. TRC's Pharmacy Technicians University is the clear leader in technician training based on market adoption due to our thirty-plus years of delivering trusted pharmacy education and focus on practical training to ensure technicians meet these new standards," said Wes Crews, Chief Executive Officer of TRC Healthcare. "Aligning the PTU curriculum with the revised ASHP/ACPE standards demonstrates TRC's commitment to expand and contextualize its courses to accommodate retail, academic, and hospital pharmacy technician training needs for medication learning. We offer different levels of curriculum to align to various state board regulations and care-setting requirements delivering highly effective training outcomes with a cost-effective solution."
Pharmacy Technicians University offers the most extensive and robust interactive courseware and training videos for medication learning available, and provides curriculums of up to 600 hours of didactic, simulation, and experiential course content and the highest-quality technician training resources, including:
The 2019 PTU curriculums have also been updated to address the training requirement prerequisites effective in 2020 and required by the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Board for applicants to sit for the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Exam.
TRC delivers the highest standard of excellence and value in its accredited remote learning program, tailoring PTU for technicians and employers in hospital, retail, and academic settings.
PTU offers significant cost savings versus brick-and-mortar university and community or technical college programs, which often have less flexibility and limited course variety, and TRC's high-quality, evidence-based content yields a more affordable option for multi-location and multi-person pharmacy teams than building a stand-alone technician training program.
PTU also offers a low-impact, retail-pharmacy-only program for those organizations that require less investment to meet state-specific standards, and it 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. PTU supports employer-designed training curriculums to allow organizations to "right-size" training in accordance with the state requirements where operated.
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