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2010-10-15 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is proud to sponsor this year's Challenge Coin at the Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) in Chattanooga, Tenn., October 18-21, 2010. JFPS is the largest annual event for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard pharmacy community. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the active duty, reserve and retired communities, as well as civilian pharmacists and technicians assigned to the Department of...

2010-09-28 14:13:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- LearnSomething, Inc., a leading provider of e-learning solutions to associations, has announced a new relationship with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). One of LearnSomething's learning management systems (LMS), Isoph Blue, will be implemented to support ASHP's ongoing learning initiatives. Carol Wolfe, ASHP's Vice President of Publications and Drug Information, says, "We are excited to be working with LearnSomething....

2010-08-24 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season fast approaching, PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) will again play a critical role in immunization efforts at retail pharmacies across the country. For example, last year Walgreens successfully immunized over 7.4 million patients against H1N1 and seasonal influenza with the direct support of PTCB CPhTs. In preparation for the 2010-2011 influenza season, Walgreens healthcare providers in pharmacies across the country are looking...

2010-07-20 08:46:00

TAMPA, Florida, July 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - MEDcounselor's Drug Information, Drug IDentifier and Drug Interactions Modules Help Consumers Take Medications Safely, Avoid Errors Gold Standard/Elsevier, developer of drug information and medication management solutions, announced today that the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has licensed MEDcounselor ( http://www.goldstandard.com/pages/medCounselor.html?epm=1_1) Drug Information, Drug IDentifer and Drug...

2010-06-24 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a recent Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) sponsored survey find that lead pharmacists perceive pharmacy technician certification as an essential component in reducing medication errors, ensuring patient safety, and increasing positive health outcomes. The results, unveiled at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting in March 2010 by researcher Shane Desselle, R.Ph., PhD, FAPhA, Associate Dean for Tulsa...

2010-06-04 08:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PTCB today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above. VA's decision came after formal recommendations from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is reflected in the VA Handbook 5005/15. The incorporation of these new requirements parallel certification standards within the private sector and demonstrate...

2010-06-03 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above. VA's decision came after formal recommendations from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is reflected in the VA Handbook 5005/15. The incorporation of these new requirements parallel certification standards within the private sector and demonstrate VA's commitment to...

2010-05-24 07:59:00

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, May 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that on the heels of the recently announced Health Robotics-McKesson exclusive partnership [ http://www.pr-inside.com/mckesson-expands-i-v-automation-portfolio-r1873650.h tm] i.v.SOFT and i.v.STATION new product designs and Q&A sessions will be held at the McKesson booth [701] of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Summer Meeting (ASHP) in Tampa, Florida, June 6-8, 2010. (Due to...

2010-05-20 06:12:00

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Critical Care Pharmacology Course Promotes Patient and Drug Administration Safety Elsevier/MC Strategies (http://www.mcstrategies.com/), a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, has partnered with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to develop a series of online nursing courses. Today, AACN and Elsevier/MC Strategies announced the first course in this series: AACN...

2010-04-21 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to announce that PTCB Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Murer Corrigan, has been named as the 2010 recipient of Drake's Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor. The Weaver Medal is the highest honor presented by Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It recognizes a select individual's dedication to and impact on the pharmacy profession. "Melissa...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.