Pharmacy Technician students plan Pharmacy Awareness Month celebration

Event poster (click to enlarge)
Event poster 

Second-year Pharmacy Technician students are busy event planning this week in preparation of the Pharmacy Awareness Month celebration on Tuesday, March 14th at Sutherland Campus.

Pharmacy Awareness Month is celebrated every March to educate Canadians about the profession, and provide information on what healthcare services and advice pharmacists can offer. For their Field Prep course project, Fleming Pharmacy Technician students partner with community healthcare professionals to deliver a unique, complimentary service to the Peterborough community.

Students and community volunteer professionals will offer free education and services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sutherland Campus main foyer on Tuesday, March 14th. This includes information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteopathy, Heart Health, Mastectomy and Bra Fittings, Breast Self-Exams, Massage Therapy, Indigenous Medicine and Healing, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga, Nutrition, and more. For a full list, please visit the press release. All are welcome to attend this event.

Pharmacy Technician student Robyn Peterson
Pharmacy Technician student Robyn Peterson

“We’re working with other members of the community who are involved in healthcare, and sharing information with people who visit the event,” said Pharmacy Technician student and Team Leader Robyn Peterson, whose team is working with Moksha Yoga. Robyn said the Moksha Yoga display will feature yoga demonstrations, information on the health benefits of yoga, and samples of David’s Tea.

“Through this project, I’ve learned how to approach people to participate, I’ve improved my organizational skills, and I’ve learned that there’s so many people in the healthcare community who want to share information with others,” said Robyn. “I hope those who attend the event gain knowledge of what’s available to them in the community. There’s a lot of things healthcare professionals in the community can provide information on.”

Program coordinator Amanda Mushynski agrees and is looking forward to the event. “This event is a great opportunity for students to develop project management skills,” she said. “Students are responsible for sourcing a volunteer, and arranging meetings and appointment times with their volunteer in order to complete a project plan.’

‘Pharmacy Technicians are often depended on to connect patients with supports within the community. Our students are gaining the confidence and knowledge to feel comfortable connecting patients with services such as Meals on Wheels, nutrition, massage therapy, respiratory therapy, etc., ensuring continuity of care,” said Amanda. “We hope to see you there!”