Medical Devices Training For Pharmacy Technicians

Tags: Online learning, Pharmacy technicians

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

Pharmacy technicians can instruct on how to operate a medical device without providing the interpretation of the results. Common devices that pharmacy technicians can educate patients on include various glucometers, insulin pens, blood pressure monitoring devices, inhalers, AeroChambers and EpiPen. This course will train pharmacy technicians how to educate patients on such medical devices with different case studies.


How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Pricing and Registration”. A drop-down will open with pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on "add to cart" to start the registration process.


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Program outline

This program consists of the following modules:


  • Medical devices training for pharmacy technician (1.5 hours)
  • Final Exam (5 questions)
  • Program Evaluation


Continuing Education Units:

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


Course Availability:

You must complete the course before April 30, 2020; access will be removed after this point.


Learning Format: 

  • Online modules


Learner Assessment:

  • Multiple choice assessment

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recall and understand the techniques used to train patients for 6 medical devices available in Ontario:
    • Glucometers
    • Insulin pens
    • Blood pressure monitors
    • Inhalers (Metered Dose Inhaler, Turbuhaler, Respimat, HandiHaler, Ellipta)
    • AeroChambers
    • EpiPen
  • Differentiate and decide which type of device is better suited for your patient
  • Implement and train your patient on each device


Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements before April 30, 2020: 

  1. Complete the program’s online module (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete the program’s evaluation.


Pre-requisites and Target Audience

There are no pre-requisites for this program. This online professional development program is designed to support pharmacy technicians who would like to learn or review how to use medical devices listed above.


Subject Matter Experts: 

  • Ruth-Ann Plaxton, Registered Pharmacy Technician
  • James Morrison, Pharmacist


Last updated: March 27, 2019

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at


Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $15 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.


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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
MedDevTraining2019   $25.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
MedDevTraining2019   $50.00 Add to Cart 
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