About this Course
This course is a recorded (home study version) of the Pharmacy Metrics Webinar
Upon completion of this application based CE Activity, a pharmacy technician will be able to:
- Describe the importance of pharmacy metrics for efficient operation.
- Define pharmacy metrics in various settings.
- Describe how team members can effectively contribute to the workplace
Release and Expiration Dates
Released: September 15, 2023
Expires: September 15, 2026
$4 Pharmacy Technician
1.0 hours of CE
|The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.|
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are eligible to participate in this application-based activity and will receive up to 1.0 CE Hours (or 0.1 CEUs) for completing the activity ACPE UAN 0009-0000-23-026-H05-T, passing the quiz with a grade of 70% or better, and completing an online evaluation. Statements of credit are available via the CPE Monitor online system and your participation will be recorded with CPE Monitor within 72 hours of submission.
Sara Miller, PharmD
Kyra Durfee, PharmD Candidate 2022
UConn School of Pharmacy
Gabriella Scala, PharmD Candidate 2022
UConn School of Pharmacy
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.
- Sara Miller, Kyra Durfee and Gabriela Scala have no relationships with ineligible companies and therefore nothing to disclose.
The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.
1. Which of the following is NOT a use for metrics in pharmacies?
A. Quantify workflow
B. Exhaust staff
C. Establish comparators
2. Patient-centered metrics are based on which of the following?
B. Public health initiatives
C. Patient complaints
3. _____ is a metric used to assess productivity.
B. Rate of medication errors
C. Out-of-stock prescriptions
4. Which of the following is a good way to reach vaccination metrics?
A. Letting the patient contact the pharmacy about vaccinations
B. Reminding patients of vaccinations at the register
C. Relying on advertising to encourage patients
5. What does SMART goals, a great way to develop an approach to improve metrics, stand for?
A. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound
B. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Resourceful, Time-Bound
C. Specific, Measurable, Accurate, Reasonable, Time-Bound
6. What is the most important skill in the workplace when tackling metrics?
7. Many metrics focus on efficiency. What other consideration is crucial?
A. Type of pharmacy
B. Patient safety
C. Workload or volume
8. Select the statement that is TRUE:
A. Metrics usually refer to a general aspect of pharmacy tasks, so they are the same in community and clinical settings.
B. While metrics often refer to a general aspect of pharmacy tasks, they can vary greatly between community and clinical settings.
C. While metrics often refer to a general aspect of pharmacy tasks, pharmacies should stay away from standard metrics and develop new approaches.
9. Super Tech is worried about her pharmacy’s time-to-fill metric. Wonder Pharmacist is focused on inventory metrics. Three months go by and they haven’t made good progress on either. Why?
A. They are working alone on each metric, but need to be working together.
B. It’s not possible to work on two metrics at the same time.
C. Improving time-to-fill metrics will adversely influence inventory metrics.
10. Which of the following activity falls heavily on pharmacy technicians and contributes heavily to pharmacy metrics in the community setting?
B. Insurance and billing
C. In-person patient interaction