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Pharmacy Technician Day 2018

Pharmacy Technician Day is Tuesday, October 16

How To Celebrate:

Get Social: Talk about your role as a CPhT on your pharmacy team, and remember to tag your social media posts with #RxTechDay.‬

Join the Facebook Event:
View the Pharmacy Technician Day Facebook event, mark yourself as 'Going' and share with your friends.

Join Associations:
 Urge your pharmacy to purchase memberships in national and state pharmacy associations for technicians this month. 


Special Pharmacy Activities
Make patients more aware of the important role technicians play in their health care! Here are a few simple ideas for activities in your pharmacy: 

•  Decorate Your Pharmacy: Let everyone know it’s Pharmacy Technician Day.  
•  Create a Poster: Display a poster showing photos and names of technicians on your team.
  Coordinate Special Health Events: Set up an event to conduct blood pressure screenings or other pharmacy-based patient care services.
  Host a Party for the Community: Invite community members to come for refreshments.
  Serve Lunch:
Host a special lunch event for pharmacy technicians and team members.
  Make Public Announcements: Throughout the day, announce on your speaker system the special day of celebration and specific names and achievements of technicians on your team.
  Customize Your Phone Greeting: Change your automated voicemail greeting or answer your phones with a greeting like, “Hello, this is Main Street Pharmacy and we’re celebrating Pharmacy Technician Day on October 17!” 
•  Review Information on Medications: Offer brown bag medication reviews for your patients and showcase the importance of their understanding all medications they take. Print off resources for patients to take away.
•  Educate the Public on Technicians' Roles: Set up a display at your pharmacy, health-system, or other practice location that highlights some key roles of pharmacy technicians and how patients can better utilize the knowledge of their pharmacy staff.
 •  Cater to Families: Hold a coloring contest in your pharmacy for children. It will occupy them while they wait with parents for prescriptions and you can display their work.

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