Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1.5 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023

    Offline Date

    Saturday, January 31, 2026

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Saturday, January 31, 2026

    Target Audience

    Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      In module 2 of this certification, instruction for collection of patient-specific data is provided. Guidance on how to collect a focused health history and physical examination are provided and explanations regarding the significance of data elements are given. Additionally, various infectious and non-infectious conditions for which community pharmacy-based disease management services utilizing CLIA-waived POC tests are reviewed. Lastly, procedures for collecting specimen via throat swab, nasal swab, oral swab, and finger stick are demonstrated.


      • Slide Document :   23011H04_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   23011H04_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacy Technician

      Recognize the steps take to collect common specimen types (e.g., throat swab, nasal swab, oral swab, finger stick)
      Identify signs, symptoms, and characteristics of common acute infections where POCT maybe relevant
      Explain the basic anatomy and physiology terms associated with select acute and chronic diseases
      Recognize the common specimen types used for common POCT
      Recognize the elements to be collected for a focused health history (e.g., acute symptoms, medication allergies, signs and symptoms) for various diseases
      Indicate the conditions and uses for common POCT (e.g., Prothrombin time [PT], Influenza, Streptococcus, A1C, HIV, Hepatitis C, COVID-19, glucose, cholesterol)
      Identify signs, symptoms, and characteristics of common chronic disease state (e.g., HTN, diabetes, high cholesterol) where POCT may be relevant
      List the steps taken for collection vital signs (e.g., blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry)
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-23-011-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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