You will first complete Quiz 3 which completes our coverage of the top 200 drugs
We will then go over Quiz 3 answers with any followup questions
Then there will be a brief lecture on Chapter 18 of your textbook
Next, there will be a discussions over our lecture packet that was given in the form of a handout on April 19, 2018 “Lecture 6 & 7″ Please refer to the following link if you were unable to attend class on this date: Lecture 6–April 19, 2018
We have covered quite a bit of material over the first few weeks of class.
Lecture 5 was a review of drugs and calculations.
Lecture 6 and 7 will be a review of the material that we have covered in class and at home. Please keep reading questions and answers from the website and the assigned chapters from the textbook.
On April 19, 2018 we will have Quiz 2. This quiz will be 10 minutes in length. You can use your textbooks in class for the quiz. If you would like to get a head start, please click on the link for Quiz 2 to get started.
We will then briefly go over the answers. Remember to continue your review of the top 200 most prescribed drugs in conjunction with Chapter 13 of your textbook. The quiz will specifically cover pages 268-270.
After Quiz 2 we will begin Lecture 6 & 7. Please review Chapter 7 in your workbook to be prepared with the Lecture on Thursday.
Please feel free to review this material prior to class — we will cover these questions and answers in depth over the next 2 lecture periods.
**Question 7, the most correct answer would be 28 days because the Lantus vial is a multi dose vial. Multi dose vials are only stable for 28 days once the patient begins using the product.
**Question 10, the answer could be rounded up or down
Why is calculating days supply important? First you don’t want your patients to misuse or abuse their medications. If a Albuterol Inhaler has a days supply based upon calculations for 16 days and the patient is refilling the medication every 5 days, then it’s pretty obvious that their inhaler is being used incorrectly or their asthma isn’t being appropriately managed.
Lastly, calculating days supply is important because of insurance requirements. We will cover billing later — but the gist is that pharmacy technicians play an essential role in ensuring that medications are billed appropriately with the correct days supply being submitted to the Pharmacy Benefit Manager.