Jun 14, 2024  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHAR 105 - Outpatient Pharmacy Preparations & Record Keeping I

5 Credits
This course provides practical application of prescription order entry, counting, packaging, stocking, and labeling of pharmaceutical preparations using proper equipment and techniques. Students will be guided in hands-on operations including patient profile, inventory ordering, and point-of-sale applications, including standard operational pharmacy protocols. Additionally, students will learn and perform pharmacy calculations in a community pharmacy through the use of a standard calculator such as fractions, decimals, strengths, Roman numerals, days’ supply (how long will a prescription last once filled), ratio and proportions. Emphasis is on metrics, apothecary applications, symbols, specific gravity, NDC numbers, and other specialized operational pharmacy calculations.

Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate interpretation of the legal parameters (requirements) of a Pharmacy Assistant working in a community pharmacy.
  2. Knowledge of the element parts of a prescription, medication package inserts and legal requirements.
  3. Demonstrate counting, filling and/or mixing with 100% accuracy.
  4. Demonstrate and understand the difference in auxiliary labels.
  5. Knowledge and describe various types of inventory management PAR levels and record keeping.
  6. Knowledge and perform pharmacy calculations as practiced in the community pharmacy.
  7. Navigate through pharmacy-like software to enter prescription orders, adding patient profiles, drugs ordered, prescriber information, and insurance plans.