Informative: Pharmacy Technicians

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Evelyn Lopez
July 9, 2012
Informative speech outline
Topic: Pharmacy Technician
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: Inform on what is a Pharmacy Technician
I. Attention Getter: How would you feel if you were in desperate need of a medication and no one as at the counter to attend you? II. Orient the Audience: A Pharmacy Technician is the first person you meet when you go to the counter to drop or pick up a medication. III. Need To Know: A Pharmacy Technician to a Licensed Pharmacist is like a secretary to a lawyer, without one another they don’t function correctly. In our society there is always a middle man. (simile). At one point in our lives we will need the assistance a doctor for ourselves or a loved one, and if you are prescribed a medication a Pharmacy Technician is the person who is responsible for preparing it. IV. Establish Credibility: I’m currently enrolled at Southeastern College for the Pharmacy Technology program. V. Preview Main Points: Today we will discuss..

a. The History of Pharmacy Technicians
b. What Pharmacy Technicians Do
Lets move on to our first point...
I. Point 1: History Of Pharmacy Technicians
a. Like many allied health professionals, pharmacy technicians evolved over time, from an informal position in a corner pharmacy to a specialized training certification. This change became more evident when pharmacist began handling various prescription drugs and became more involved in helping patients. b. In the 1950’s, The American Society for Hospital Pharmacist (ASHP) began to push for what we now call pharmacy technicians to assist with hospital pharmacies. The National Association Of Retail Druggist (now known as National Community Pharmacist Association) delayed the development of the profession for many years, but it took hold in the hospitals. c. The Armed forces introduced formal training for pharmacy technicians in the 1940’s. d. The...
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