Identifying Drug Interactions

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management, Pharmacy technicians

Please note that this course is included in the PD Pharmacy Technician Bundle.

Drug interactions can cause serious harm and they can be missed when prescribers and pharmacists are not aware of some drug use.  Pharmacy technicians with their knowledge of products, interaction with patients buying OTCs, and their ability to take thorough medication histories, can help identify patients who are at risk of harm from drug interactions.  This module covers scope of practice, the language and types of drug interactions, and offers suggestions on how pharmacy technicians can identify and refer patients in need of further assessment to pharmacists.

Learning objectives  

  • Review scope of practice
    • Modifying depth of BPMH, intake questions
    • Recognizing potential for interactions and opportunities to refer to a pharmacist
  • Learn terminology, categorization of interactions
    • Recognizing language used to describe interactions
    • Understanding the different types of interactions
  • Describe the consequences of interactions
    • In general, on efficacy and safety
    • Specifically for common interactions



This program is not CCCEP accredited. CEUs will not be granted.

Expiry date: February 6, 2020

Learning format: 

  • Online, didactic learning module (1 hour)
  • Interactive questions
  • Learner assessment


  • Multiple choice assessment

Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until February 6, 2020:

  • Complete the program’s online modules (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  • Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  • Complete the program’s evaluation.
  • Please note: Access to this program is provided until Feb 6, 2020.

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

The Identifying Drug Interactions online module is designed for pharmacy technicians and assistants who wish to develop skills to have a better understanding of drug interactions, recognize and identify drug interactions to refer to pharmacists.


  • Andrew Wyllie, RPh, ACPR (PharmD, BScPharm)
  • Ida Famiyeh, RPh, ACPR (BScPharm, MSc)

Last updated: February 7, 2019

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Event Date: Recurring | City: | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
Identifying Drug Interactions 2019   $25.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
Identifying Drug Interactions 2019   $50.00 Add to Cart 
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