The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice (CLIP) Center partnered with NACDS to develop a report on the benefits of the expanded role of pharmacy technicians. “Noting that increased access to healthcare “significantly improves patient care, health outcomes, quality and efficiency,” the report advocates working toward a unified goal of advanced pharmacy technician practice, which includes expanded technician roles and administrative responsibilities in dispensing medications and supporting patient care services.

Faculty members Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, CTTS, Kim C. Coley, PharmD, FCCP, Melissa A. Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA, and Senior Program Manager Joni Carroll, PharmD BCACP  assembled an expert advisory panel of community pharmacy and academic leaders nationwide to review evidence to support the expanded role of pharmacy technicians. PharmD students Hailey Mook and Thai Nguyen (Class of 2021) also served as a part of the team along with newest Alumna Meredith K. Sparks ’18.

Photo Above: Kim Coley, Melissa McGivney, Joni Carroll and Luke Berenbrok

The full report can be found at: https://www.nacds.org/pdfs/pharmacy/2018/Technician-Talking-Points-w-Evidence.pdf

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