Medical Devices Training For Pharmacy Technicians

Tags: Online learning, Pharmacy technicians


Pharmacy technicians can teach patients how to operate a medical device without providing an interpretation of the results. Common devices that pharmacy technicians can educate patients on include various glucometers, insulin pens, blood pressure monitoring devices, inhalers, valved holding chambers and spacers, and auto-injectors. This course trains pharmacy technicians how to educate patients on such medical devices using 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 menu will provide 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 Technicians (1.5 hrs)
  • Final Exam (5 questions)
  • Program Evaluation


Number of Continuing Education Units
This program is not CCCEP accredited. CEUs will not be granted.

Course Availability
You must complete the course before April 30, 2021; after which access will be removed.

Learning Format
Online modules

Learner Assessment
Multiple choice assessment

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to

  • Understand the techniques used to train patients on six 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 a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements before April 30, 2021:

  1. Complete the program’s online module. Instructions will be emailed after registration.
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam, achieving a score of 70 per cent or higher within a maximum two attempts.
  3. Complete a program evaluation.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

This program has no prerequisites. This online professional development program was designed to support pharmacy technicians wanting to learn or review how to use the medical devices listed above.

Subject Matter Experts: 

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

Last updated: April 30, 2020

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: Cancellation requests 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
Med Device Training 2020   $25.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
Med Device Training 2020   $50.00 Add to Cart 
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