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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 completing the 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, or read the monograph in its entirety etc.), and complete the online pretest and post-test (as indicated for the activity) with a score greater than that specified for the course.   The participant must  also complete the online evaluation.  The evaluation must be completed within 60 days following the activity for live activities.  Evaluations completed after 60 days will not be awarded credit.    

SIUE School of Pharmacy will transmit pharmacist activity completions to CPE Monitor. To view a list of all ACPE-accredited activities you have taken, log in to CPE Monitor at www.mycpemonitor.  For information on the eligibility of this continuing education credit toward meeting your CME/CE requirements, please consult your professional association or state licensing board.

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We acknowldege the guidance and counsel of Miranda Wilhelm, Pharm.D. and Therese Poirier, Ph.D. in the preparation of this activity.
There is no commercial support for this activity. 





  • Identify the differences between antibiotic intolerances and allergies
  • Describe precautions that should be taken when dispensing antibiotics
  • Identify the potential for drug interactions
  • Describe how to properly compound, store and administer 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