Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Offline Date

    Friday, July 26, 2024

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, January 26, 2025

    Target Audience

    Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      Many hospitals disperse medications to the floors or units via pneumatic tube stations for administration by the nurses. It is common for hospitals to establish a system for each unit where ‘next’ doses can be sorted, but sometimes medications are not sent in a timely fashion. One solution is to create a list of “tube now” medicines, but this can be overlooked by pharmacy technicians if they don’t understand why certain medications are more urgent than others. There are many different reasons why, in a hospital, certain medications are more urgent than others. Sometimes there are restrictions or limitations of a particular medicine, a specific patient may be especially sick or injured, and sometimes diseases or situations are exceptionally delicate. This session will discuss the urgent nature of certain medications in the acute care setting – including why they are urgent, what they are used for, and the context for the urgent need. After attending this session, pharmacy technicians will be more confident in their ability to participate in timely medication delivery.


      • Slide Document :   22043H04_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   22043H04_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacy Technician

      Compare dosage forms and administration requirements of urgent medications
      Explain why certain medications are more urgent than other orders in the hospital setting
      Recognize introductory pharmacology for urgent medications in the hospital setting
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-22-043-H04-T

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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