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Pharmacy Technician Series: Antibiotic Safety - Allergies, Adverse Effects, and Other Considerations

The pharmacy technicians role is changing, and with it higher expectations for recognizing routine problems with prescriptions.  An addition to training in the pharmacy, technicians must improve their knowledge of the most common prescriptions for infections.  Promoting patient safety both through precautions taken through the prescription dispensing process, and proper documentation of antibiotic allergies and adverse effects may help improve competency and patient outcomes.



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacy Technicians


Disclosure Policy
The disclosure policies of the SIUE School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Education requires all persons in a position to control content to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. If a conflict is identified, the Office of Professional Continuing Education will initiate a process for resolving the conflict.  The existence of relationships does not necessarily imply bias or lessen the value of the activity.  All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.
The persons required to disclose conflicts include all course faculty, the SIUE CPE administrator, all activity planners and all reviewers.  The relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations must have occured over the past 12 months.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  
The participant must provide the correct NABP ePID number/DOB combination in their electronic profile. All CPE evaluations must be completed within 60 days of activity. It is the participant's responsibility to check that their credit records are correct within the 60 day period after completion of the activity.   Log in to CPE Monitor at to view a list of all ACPE-accredited activities you have taken. Any discrepancies must be resolved with the CPE Provider directly and in a timely manner.


Requirements for CE Credit

To receive CE credit, the participant must complete the entire course (be present for the entire live presentation, read the monograph in its entirety etc.), and complete the online pretest and post-test with a score greater than that specified for the course.   The participant must  also complete the online evaluation.
Continuing pharmacy education credit is reported to CPE Monitor once tall requirements for the activity are successfully completed.  


We acknowldege the guidance and counsel of Miranda Wilhelm, Pharm.D. and Therese Poirier, Ph.D. in the preparation of this activity.





  • Explain the difference between an intolerance and an allergy
  • Describe precautions that should be taken when dispensing antibiotics
  • Identify potential drug interactions between antibiotics and other substances
  • Employ safe practices when dispensing antibiotics
  • Provide information about proper storage and administration of antibiotics


Dakota Huene picture

Dakota Huene
Student Pharmacist, SIUE

Layla Farid picture

Layla Farid
Student Pharmacist, SIUE

Activity Number


Release Date: Dec 15, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2020

CE Hours