Certification to Volunteer in Hospital

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  1. GT500

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    It sounds like they are just wanting to cover themselves for JCO, or however they have changed the acronym now for joint commission. I would ask the manager which cert they want. I don't know what the state cert requires, but the PTCB one is a pretty intense test that you will have difficulty passing if you don't study for a while before taking the test.
     
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    PTCB is pretty easy to pass. I studied for about 2 weeks with a self-study review book. My girlfriend studied for 3 days... She passed. It's mostly basic math calculation anyway. I say study for a week or two and take the exam to become certified. In IL you don't need to become certified to get the state pharm tech license. You just need a high school diploma/GED. That website you posted is for IL pharm tech license application.
     
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    I will have to ask the manager Monday to be sure but essentially I can pay 40$ + the convenience fee (3$) to receive my pharm. tech license, right?
     
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    From what I have heard, unless things have changed, they put out different tests that have emphasis in different areas. One will be more math based, one more insurance based, etc. I would definitely get a book and study it so you know what you're getting into before hand. I didn't study at all and I passed it, but I had also gone through a good number of my pre-req classes and I was able to figure out most of the test.
     
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    If it is math based it should not be too hard to study, because I have taken Calc II and just finished physical chemistry in my spring semester. But if it has to do with drug names and interactions then I will probably will have to study for about a month or so.
     
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    The math is pretty simple, you should look up how to do allegations for pharmacy and drip rates. Other than that, it's pretty simple algebra b/c the only calculator you can bring is a simple four function one.
     
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    It's really basic algebra. You'll be fine.
     

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