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“Let’s Crunch Some Numbers: Calculations for a Pharmacy Technician”

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HealthTrust presents…”Let’s Crunch Some Numbers: Calculations for a Pharmacy Technician”

Pharmacy Technicians in many facilities possess varying degrees of pharmaceutical math expertise. Seasoned technicians who work in the IV room often have a distinct understanding of essential calculations, however, performing calculations can be a challenge for newer and less experienced technicians. This session will highlight the impact mathematical errors can have on overall workflow, medication safety, inventory waste and ultimately patient care. The speaker will delineate pharmaceutical math calculations that are essential to a pharmacy technician’s daily tasks.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians:

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Define key issues and negative outcomes that result from medication miscalculations
  2. Explain how to approach ratio, proportion, flow rate and percentage math problems involving one or multiple units of measurement
  3. Execute relevant and common pharmacy calculations needed for daily operations


Yesha D. Patel, PharmD | drug information resident | Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Target Audience: Pharmacy Techs

Continuing Education Information: Approved for 1.0 Contact hours for Pharmacy Techs. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0863-0000-19-024-L04-T.

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