Maintaining Medication and Inventory Control Systems

Maintaining Medication and Inventory Control Systems (22% of exam)
A. Identify pharmaceuticals, durable and non-durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies (including
hazardous substances and investigational products) to be ordered
B. Place routine orders for pharmaceuticals, durable and nondurable medical equipment, devices, and
supplies (including hazardous substances and investigational products) in compliance with legal,
regulatory, formulary, budgetary, and contractual requirements
C. Place emergency orders for pharmaceuticals, durable and non-durable medical equipment, devices, and
supplies (including hazardous substances and investigational products) in compliance with legal,
regulatory, formulary, budgetary, and contractual requirements
D. Receive pharmaceuticals, durable and non-durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies (including
hazardous substances and investigational products) and verify against specifications on original purchase
orders
E. Place pharmaceuticals, durable and non-durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies (including
hazardous substances and investigational products) in inventory under proper storage conditions while
incorporating error prevention strategies
F. Perform non–patient-specific preparation, distribution, and maintenance of pharmaceuticals, durable and
non-durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies (including hazardous substances and
investigational products) while incorporating error prevention strategies (for example, crash carts, clinic
and nursing floor stock, automated dispensing systems)
G. Remove from inventory expired/discontinued/slow moving/overstocked pharmaceuticals, durable and
nondurable medical equipment, devices, and supplies (including hazardous substances and investigational
products)
H. Remove from inventory recalled pharmaceuticals, durable and non-durable medical equipment, devices,
and supplies (including hazardous substances and investigational products)
I. Dispose of or destroy pharmaceuticals or supplies (for example, hazardous substances, investigational
products, controlled substances, non-dispensable products)
J. Communicate changes in product availability (for example, formulary changes, recalls, shortages) to
pharmacy staff, patient/patient’s representative, physicians, and other healthcare professionals
K. Implement and monitor policies and procedures to deter theft and/or drug diversion
L. Maintain a record of controlled substances ordered, received, and removed from inventory
M. Maintain a record of investigational products ordered, received, and removed from inventory
N. Perform required inventories and maintain associated records

O. Maintain record-keeping systems for repackaging, non-patient specific compounding, recalls, and returns
of pharmaceuticals, durable and non-durable medical equipment, devices, and supplies (including
hazardous substances and investigational products)
P. Compound non-patient specific medications in anticipation of prescription/medication orders
Q. Perform quality assurance tests on compounded medications (for example, end product testing and
validation)
R. Repackage finished dosage forms for dispensing (for example, unit dose, blister pack, oral syringes)
S. Participate in quality assurance programs related to pharmaceuticals, durable and non-durable medical
equipment, devices, and supplies (including hazardous substances and investigational products)