CAPT and rxBriefCase partner to provide free accredited CE to pharmacy technicians across Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - rxBriefCase Inc. and the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to provide pharmacy technicians across Canada with access to free accredited continuing health education.

"The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians has been working diligently to offer our membership the tools to help them evolve within the changing landscape of pharmacy in Canada," says Mary Bozoian, President of CAPT. "We are proud and excited to announce this partnership with rxBriefCase that will provide access to continuing education that is convenient and available to all pharmacy technicians and pharmacy support staff.  The continuing education lessons that will be provided will assist in maintaining Pharmacy Technician learning portfolios."

As the role continues to evolve and the deliverance of care expands, pharmacy technicians will increasingly need access to innovative and technician-specific Continuing Education (CE). Already in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, technicians' roles have evolved to support the ever-growing pharmacist portfolio.

Free, accredited continuing education (CE) is the foundation of rxBriefCase, an online website for Canadian Pharmacists. "It only makes sense that as the profession of both pharmacists and technicians evolve, that rxBriefCase rises to the occasion," says Danny Weill, Vice-President of rxBriefCase. "Learning will be a key component during the transition period and rxBriefCase will be there to provide the quality CE pharmacy team members have come to know and trust."

About rxBriefCase
Launched in March 2005, rxBriefCase celebrates its 6th year as the leading provider of free online continuing health education for pharmacists in Canada. With over 32,000 opt-in members, its multimedia courses are written by leading Canadian specialists and focus on a wide variety of therapeutic conditions. rxBriefCase designs its educational programs with its members' needs in mind and offers different learning formats for various learning styles. Programs are self-directed and offer downloadable tools and resources. Programs are also offered in English and French, and are accredited by the Canadian Council Continuing Education of Pharmacists and Ordre des Pharmaciens Quebecois respectively. rxBriefCase is part of the mdBriefCase Group, offering accredited eCME for over 10 years.

About CAPT
Formed in 1983, the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (www.capt.ca) is the national association providing an influential voice, leadership and support to pharmacy technicians and pharmacy support staff facilitating practice excellence contributing to positive health outcomes. CAPT continues to support and empower these individuals in the pursuit of skills and knowledge advancement through communication, educational and professional development and through partnerships and collaboration with pharmacy stakeholders. We are pleased to offer malpractice insurance that is becoming mandatory in most provinces and will continue to support pharmacy technicians with this important requirement.

SOURCE rxBriefCase

For further information:

please contact Danny Weill:

Danny Weill
Vice President, mdBriefCase Inc.
W: (416) 488-5500 ext. 254
dweill@mdbriefcase.com

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