Understanding the Business of Pharmacy
By Wendy Meigs, RPh
This KNOWLEDGE-BASED activity is accredited for 1.0 contact hours.
ACPE UAN: 0384-0000-11-012-H04-T
Release Date: October 16, 2011 Expiration Date: October 16, 2014
Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) working in contemporary pharmacy practice settings
Fees: This activity is included in the registration fee for RxPO 2011.
For individuals who did not register for RxPO 2011, the fee for this activity is $15 for members of NPTA or $25 for non-members.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
identify key areas in which pharmacy technicians can contribute to cost reduction or cost savings;
identify key areas in which pharmacy technicians can contribute to revenue generation or net profit improvement;
explain how economic environmental factors can impact pharmacy operations, as well as pharmacy technician hour/wages/benefits;
identify how pharmacy technicians can become a more valuable and prized asset from teh business perspective of pharmacy.
About the Faculty: Wendy Meigs, RPh
Wendy has practiced in pharmacy for 26 years; three years as a pharmacy technician and 23 years as a licensed pharmacist.She has practiced in community, institutional, home care and infusion pharmacy settings. Wendy is certified in pharmaceutical compounding, respiratory medications and as a pedorthist. Wendy serves as a member of NPTA's Board of Directors as well as the Vice-President of Professional Affairs. Her participation within NPTA's leadership structure provides insight, collaboration and feedback that is invaluable...as pharmacy moves to a more collaborative profession.
Wendy disclosed having no conflicts of interest for this CPE activity.
To Obtain Credit for this Activity:
For 0384-0000-11-012-H04-T(on demand version)
Participants must view the program in its entirety, complete and pass the learning assessment quiz with a score of 70% or higher. Participants whom score 69% or below will be notified and permitted to retake the exam one time at no additional charge. Upon passing the learning assessment quiz, participants will receive a statement of credit, available online immediately. An online activity evaluation form will be emailed to each participant.
For 0384-0000-12-012-L04-T (live version)
Participants must view the program in its entirety, then complete an online evaluation form. Upon completing the evaluation form, instructions will be provided on how to access a statement of credit, available online immediately.
The National Pharmacy Technician Association, Inc. (NPTA) is accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of
continuing pharmacy education.