Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Pharmacy Records Management

 Title Abbreviation:   PHARM RECORDS MGMT

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    133

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.75

 CIP:    510805

 EPC:    399

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Purchasing pharmaceuticals, devices and supplies, including acquisition in emergency situations. Controlling inventory of medications, equipment, and devices according to an established plan. Introduction to the concept of troubleshooting, maintenance and repairing pharmacy equipment, devices and facilities. Use of various forms of technology for storing, accessing and recording pharmacy data. Includes specialized terminology, filing rules and systems, paper-based and electronic files management, records security, ethical concerns with emphasis on pharmaceutical practical records and applications; regulations regarding tracking and tracing drug shipments.


Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 132.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 11

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe process of obtaining pharmaceutical supplies, maintaining records of procurement, and inventory control and management using ""track and trace.""
  2. Explain legal requirements pursuant to maintaining records, both electronic and paper-based.
  3. Describe various means of managing inventory effectively.
  4. Process prescription/medication orders utilizing learned pharmacy abbreviations and terminology
  5. Describe the process of ""track and trace.""
  6. Describe each step of the Rx dispensing process in the community pharmacy setting.
  7. Demonstrate ability to accurately collect, organize and evaluate information contained in a patient profile/medical record.
  8. Accurately screen and interpret a prescription, prepare medications for dispensing, and correctly bill insurance and other third party sources of payment for services.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Procuring drugs, devices and supplies.
  2. Maintenance of records.
  3. Maintaining inventory.
  4. Drug recall classifications.
  5. Security of record.
  6. Preventing drug diversion.
  7. Interpretation of prescriptions.
  8. Utilizing, interpreting and maintaining patient profiles/medical records.
  9. Record keeping in community pharmacy setting.
  10. Prescription processing and third party billing in a community pharmacy setting.