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
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."
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.
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.
For further information:
please contact Danny Weill:
Vice President, mdBriefCase Inc.
W: (416) 488-5500 ext. 254