ERIC Number: ED069900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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A Survey of Practices in Hospital Pharmacies. The UCLA Allied Health Professions Project.
Cullen, Thomas D.; Henrich, Robert R.
A survey was conducted as part of the UCLA Allied Health Professions Project to determine what procedures are used in health care facility pharmacies for the performance of tasks previously selected for inclusion in a proposed curriculum for pharmacy technicians. Questionnaires were distributed to a national sample of 48 health care facilities, and the replies received from 31 chief pharmacists were analyzed. The survey results revealed that dispensing and purchasing are two subjects that should be given first priority in the development of the curriculum. Bulk compounding, prepackaging, and sterile solution manufacturing may be assigned a lower order of priority, while training in administration of pharmaceuticals does not seem to be necessary for pharmacy technicians. It was concluded that the results of this survey could be used to supplement the task list previously developed as a basis for constructing a pharmacy technician curriculum. The survey questionnaire and other study materials are appended. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Curriculum Development, Health Services, Job Analysis, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Pharmacists, Task Analysis, Task Performance, Technical Education
University of California, Allied Health Professions Project, 1003 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401 ($3.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.