HCP 210 All Assignments DQs and Checkpoints /Entire Course Click here To Download Class Week 1 Discussion Questions •
What are some of the pharmacy technician’s roles in today’s pharmacy practice? Why are these roles important? What skills do you think an effective pharmacy technician must have? Explain why you think such skills and knowledge are important.
How would you define pharmacy practice? Do you envision a career in the field of pharmacy practice to be challenging or rewarding? Why or why not?
Week 2 1. CheckPoint: Origin of the Modern-Day Pharmacy • • •
Select a culture which may or may not be familiar to you. Trace your selected culture’s evolution into what is the modern-day pharmacy practice in that culture. Write a 200- to 300-word response in which you address the following: o o o
What were the culture’s ancient methods for dispensing medicine? Identify the milestones of the culture’s evolution into what is now its modern-day pharmacy practice. How long did it take to evolve into the selected culture’s modern-day practice?
• Cite any outside sources that you may use. 1. CheckPoint: Elements of a Drug Label • • •
Resource: Appendix B Review the prescription label (figure 2-1), over-the-counter drug label (figure 2-2), and manufacturer’s drug label (figure 2-3) on pp. 11-12 of your text. Complete the table in Appendix B by listing the similarities and differences located on each label.
2. Assignment: Ethical Decisions • • •
Read the scenario about Mrs. Mortimer located under the section Ethics and the Pharmacy Technician on p. 5 of the text. Review the five moral principles located on p. 5 and the nine ethical theories located on pp. 6-7 of your text. Write a 350- to 700-word, paper addressing the following points:
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With which two theories do you agree relate to the Mrs. Mortimer scenario? Defend your selections. How does each theory benefit Mrs. Mortimer? How does each theory benefit the pharmacy? Why do you think openness to a variety of ethical theories is important when working in pharmacy practice?
Format your paper according to APA standards. Consider the five moral principles as you select your theories. Post your paper as an attachment.
1. Discussion Questions •
Why is it important to identify and avoid using Do Not Use abbreviations found in pharmacy practice? Provide an example of a Do Not Use abbreviation and describe what the consequences of mistaking the abbreviation would be. How might a pharmacy technician take steps to prevent abbreviation error? Note. The Do Not Use list has only recently been instituted. Dangerous abbreviations may still be used by pharmacy professionals.
How might gaining an expertise of roots, prefixes, and abbreviations used in the pharmacy field assist you in your practice? Is there a situation when it would be inappropriate to use abbreviations? How might patient safety be affected by pharmacy personnel who understand roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations?
2. CheckPoint: Pharmaceutical Terminology •
Resource: Pharmaceutical Terminology
Complete the multimedia activity at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/AXIA/hcp210/multimedia/dragdrop_pharm.html by matching commonly used pharmaceutical terms, roots, abbreviations, suffixes, and prefixes, to their proper meaning.
Send a screenshot of the completed activity to your instructor to receive full credit for this CheckPoint: If a screenshot is not received, you will be given zero points for the CheckPoint. 1. Press Alt + Print Screen on your computer keyboard to create a screenshot. 2. Open a blank Microsoft® Word document. 3. Press Ctrl + V on your computer keyboard to paste the screenshot into the Word document.
Post the Word document as an attachment.
Week 4 1. CheckPoint: Dartboard Game • •
Complete the activity located at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/AXIA/hcp210/multimedia/hcp210_darts.html Send a screenshot of your score to your instructor. You must score 80% or higher to receive full credit for this CheckPoint. 1. Press Alt + Print Screen on your computer keyboard to create a screenshot. 2. Open a blank Microsoft® Word document. 3. Press Ctrl + V on your computer keyboard to paste the screenshot into the Word document. Post the Microsoft® Word document as an attachment.
2. Assignment: Types of Drug Names
Resources: Resource Title Search the web site http://medlineplus.gov/ to research specific drug names. Include the MedlinePlus site as a reference in your assignment.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following points:
Describe each of the four types of drug names.
How do the four types differ from each other?
When might one type of drug be used over another?
Provide examples of when each of the following drugs might be used: atorvastatin, levothyroxine, atenolol, amoxicillin, and azithromycin.
Format your paper according to APA standards. Post your paper as an attachment.
1. Discussion Questions •
When might one dosage formulation be used over another? Provide an example of three types of dosage formulations and a scenario of when you might use each. When you respond to your classmates, comment on whether the scenario was appropriate or not.
Your instructor will assign you a specific route of administration. What are the advantages of using that specific route over another? Consider medicines that might be used daily or frequently. Why is a specific route successful or useful for that medication? Select a classmate’s response and discuss the disadvantages of that route of administration
2. CheckPoint: The Path of a Drug Summarize in 200 to 300 words the path a drug takes through the human body.
1. Week 6 2. CheckPoint: Forms and Purposes of Compounding •
Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following points: o o o o
Before compounding a prescription medication what are some factors that must be considered? What is the purpose of compounding? When compounding, what dosage forms are used? When compounding, what are some patient considerations that need to be made?
3. Assignment: Equipment and Supplies •
Create a 7- to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation that includes the following information: o o o o o
Provide an overview of drug compounding. List at least seven supplies or pieces of equipment used when compounding. Define the basic functions for each of the supplies or pieces of equipment listed. Describe how each of the supplies or pieces of equipment are used in a pharmacy. Cite a minimum of two, APA formatted references.
Include detailed speaker notes in your presentation. Post your completed presentation as an attachment.
1. Discussion Questions •
Select one of the case scenarios in Appendix C and provide an appropriate response to the customer. In the subject line of your post, identify the case number you have selected. Select one of your classmate’s responses. Comment on what they did well, and comment on what areas they could improve upon when working with the customer in the scenario.
Search the Internet for job descriptions or career opportunities within the pharmaceutical field. You may want to use the Occupational Outlook Handbook Web site at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ as a resource (type pharmacy in the Search bar). Select one job description you find, identify the job title in the subject line of your post, and respond to the following questions: What are the educational requirements for the job position you selected? What additional skills and training are required beyond the educational requirements? What is the starting salary (if applicable)? Is on-the-job training offered?
2. CheckPoint: Verifying and Filling a Prescription
View the video, Pharmacy Errors: Unreported Epidemic? by clicking on http://abcnews.go.com/search?searchtext=pharmacy%20errors&type or read the summary at http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/pharmacy_investigation/index.html Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following points: o o o o o o
What are the steps in verifying and filling a prescription? What may happen if you miss a step in the process? Are adequate checks and balances set up to ensure the process is completed accurately? Recommend additional steps to ensure accuracy. What are some safety-related consequences of failing to verify prescriptions? What technologies are available to help maintain accuracy when filling pharmaceutical orders?
Week 8 1. CheckPoint: Aseptic Techniques •
Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following points: o o o
Describe some of the supplies and equipment used to prepare sterile products. What aseptic techniques are used to ensure preparation of sterile products? What precautions must be observed when preparing chemotherapy drugs?
2. Assignment: Institutional Pharmacy Setting •
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following points: o o o o o
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For what tasks might an institutional-pharmacy technician be responsible? How are medication orders processed in an institutional pharmacy setting? How do institutional and noninstitutional pharmacy settings differ? What patient issues might arise when working in an institutional pharmacy setting? Which issues may be unique to institutional pharmacy settings?
Format your paper according to APA standards. Cite a minimum of three references, beyond your text. Post your paper as an attachment.
1. Capstone Discussion Question •
How might pharmacy professionals help ensure patient safety when preparing and dispensing medication? How does the knowledge gained in this course help prepare you for a career in the pharmacy field?
2. Final Project: The Future of Pharmacy • •
Resources: Appendix A Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following points: o o o
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What three things have you learned about the pharmacy practice that you did not know before taking this course? How might these three things enhance patient safety? Based on the evolution of what we now know as modern-day pharmacy practice, where do you see pharmacy practice going in the future? In what timeframe do you see things changing? How might those changes affect society?
Cite a minimum of three references, beyond your text. Format your paper according to APA guidelines. Post your paper as an attachment.