In today’s health care environment, more and more is being asked of the pharmacy technician. As such, standards and qualifications for entry-level practice have come into question. In an effort to reach a consensus on these standards, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) brought together professionals and educators for the Pharmacy Technician Stakeholder Consensus Conference in February. Recognizing the need for consistent, quality standards of practice, these leaders came together to make their recommendations to PTCB.
Much was discussed at the conference, but the driving force was a need for safe, quality patient care. This translates into a need for standardized education and certification requirements for all pharmacy technicians. Jones & Bartlett Learning is a proud supporter of this effort. We offer a variety of timely resources for both students and professionals, supporting the education of today’s pharmacy technician.