Inventory is an extremely important but often overlooked piece of the pharmacy puzzle. This 1-hour course will cover various aspects of managing inventory in a pharmacy and the role of the pharmacy technician in this process. Topics covered in this interactive activity include processes for ordering inventory in both the community and hospital pharmacy setting. Discover tips for handling expired and recalled medications to positively impact the function of your pharmacy!
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, technicians should be able to:
1. Define the importance of inventory in the pharmacy, methods of ordering and tools available to reach inventory goals.
2. Identify the four types of inventory commonly used in pharmacy practice.
3. Explain the use of National Drug Code numbers, lot numbers, expiration dates, and beyond-use dates.
4. Explain the ordering and receiving inventory process including: procurement considerations, different sources of inventory, purchase orders, verifying incoming merchandise, handling of hazardous substances and damaged/out of date medications.
Erin Cook, PharmD
Erin Cook does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education activity.
CEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To obtain 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.1 CEU), participants must participate in the activity using a reliable high speed internet connection, and then logon to the CEI website (www.CEImpact.com) to complete the exam* and evaluation located in My Profile. Once successfully completed, click on Submit CPE. You can access your CPE statement of credit at www.MyCPEMonitor.net. Participants will view the presentation on their screen while listening to audio through computer speakers; telephone access also available if needed.
*CEI provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. If there are two failed attempts, the participant will not receive CPE credit.
Financial Support: There was no financial support provided for this activity.
Activity Fee: An activity fee of $10.00 will be assessed for grading the exam instrument and issuing the CE Statement of Credit.