Pharmacy Technician Legislation Scorecard
The general public is not made aware of the fact that they are routinely put at risk within our nation’s medical facilities until it is too late. Similarly, a majority of the public is not aware of the fact that in all of our nation’s medical facilities, pharmacy technicians are being used to compound virtually all of their intravenous medications (IV medications) while receiving treatment.
To make matters even worse, there are still many states that have absolutely no requirements, or proof of competency, whatsoever, for the pharmacy technicians who routinely compound patient’s IV medications on a day-to-day basis.
The Emily Jerry Foundation’s National Pharmacy Technician Initiative and Scorecard aims to change that. With the launch of the new interactive map that is available on our home page, the Foundation is increasing the flow of information to the general public and to our lawmakers about these reversible conditions and is a catalyst for change.
The interactive map also highlights the states that are doing a great job of protecting their patients through strict controls and educational requirements for pharmacy techs. The map is also meant to encourage those states that are lagging behind to make improvements in their own standards in order to improve care and potentially save lives.
The Emily Jerry Foundation could not have made this informative map initiative possible without the guidance and ongoing support, as well as, the strong partnership established over the years, with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). ASHP was responsible for ALL of the objective scoring methodology currently being used in this map by EJF to quantify each state’s score fairly and impartially.
If you would like to assist the Foundation in this very worthy initiative, please make your donation of any amount here.
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