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USEFUL RESOURCES FOR PEBC

PEBC RESOURCES

A lot of students forget to read the PEBC resources.  There is an examination blueprint which outlines the nine NAPRA comptencies.  These are almost like learning objectives which are expected of entry-to-practice pharmacists.  It tells you exactly what you should be able to do and how you should study to meet these competencies.  If you want to read more about the NAPRA competencies, you can access this file.

 

Don't forget to look at these resources and how to use them (it will save you time during the exam because you are not spending time figuring it out):

Finally, if you haven't done so already, there is a sample exam posted by PEBC here, or you can try our sample exam here.

STUDY RESOURCES

The most useful resources for mastering the Patient Care competency would be the Compendium of Therapeutic Choices.  Other resources include:  ​

IMPORTANT RELEVANT GUIDELINES

Although the Compendium of Therpaeutic Choices is a good starting point, some topics require more in-depth reading with guidelines.

 

Canadian Healthcare Network is a website which contains all the relevant guidelines; registration is free.  However this list is very long and comprehensive.  The following is a list of common topics which are most important for PEBC:

SPECIFIC COMPETENCY RESOURCES

COMPETENCY 1: ETHICAL, LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • NAPRA Standards & Schedules

  • Code of Ethics

  • Canada Health Act (5 Principles)

  • Ethical Principles

  • Ethical Theories

  • Professional Misconduct

  • Controlled Drug and Substances Act

  • Benzodiazepine & Other Targeted Substances Regulations

  • Narcotic Control Regulations

  • Food and Drugs Act

  • Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act

  • Documentation Styles (FARM, SOAP)

  • Canabis Act

COMPETENCY 2:  PATIENT CARE

See above in Study Resources.

COMPETENCY 3: PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION

  • Language of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Abbreviations

  • Bioequivalence, Biosimilar, Interchangeability

  • Compounding

  • Expiry Dates

  • Storage Conditions

  • Various Pharmaceutical Calculations

  • Pharmacokinetics

  • NIOSH List of Hazardous Substances

  • Administration Methods (IV, IM, PO, SC, PR, PV)

  • Common Drug Review by CADTH

  • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

  • Ansel's Pharmaceutical Calculations*** (IMPORTANT)

COMPETENCY 4: PRACTICE SETTING

  • Drug Supply Chain

  • drugshortages.ca

  • NAPRA Standards

COMPETENCY 5: HEALTH PROMOTION

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Canadian Immunization Guide

  • Seasonal Influenza Guidelines

  • Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments

  • Stages of Change

  • Hand Washing

  • Infection Control

COMPETENCY 6: KNOWLEDGE AND RESARCH APPLICATION

  • Hierarchy of Evidence

  • Meta-Analyses

  • Systematic Review

  • Randomized Controlled Trials

  • Cohort Studies

  • Case-Control Studies

  • Case Studies

  • Calculations: Relative Risk, Relative Risk Reduction, Absolute Risk Difference, Number Needed to Treat, Odds Ratio

  • Critical Appraisal

  • Bias (Selection, Performance, Attrition, Publication)

  • Various Resources Listed in "Useful Resources"

COMPETENCY 7: COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION

  • Interviewing Techniques

  • Empathy

  • Minor Ailments: Effective Patient Interactions & Facilitating Behaviour Change

  • Motivational Interviewing

COMPETENCY 8: INTRA- AND INTER-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION

  • Role of Other Health Care Professionals (Doctor, Nurse, Dentist, Midwife, Optometrist, Chiropodist, Chiropractor etc)

  • Red Flags for Referral

  • Emergencies (Overdose, Hypoglycemia, Anaphylaxis etc)

COMPETENCY 9: QUALITY AND SAFETY

  • Medeffect

  • Canada Vigilance Program

  • Canadian Immunization Guide

  • ISMP Tools and Resources

  • ISMP Do NOT Use Abbreviations

  • Medication Incidents

  • Cold Chain

  • High-Alert Drugs

  • Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drugs

PLANS

PEBC PHARMACIST QUALIFYING EXAM COURSE

6 Month Access to Our Comprehensive Resources

$99 (MCQ-only)

$60 (OSCE-only)

$139 (MCQ and OSCE)

100 more questions added in 2023

 

Our full qualifying exam course includes a total of 1900 multiple choice questions and 65 OSCE cases!

BONUS: prescription checking set, calculations practice set and medical device counselling guide

Education Books Bookshelfs

PEBC PHARMACIST QUALIFYING EXAM COURSE

Each PEBC MCQ set contains 100 questions and a detailed answer key.  That's 1900 questions in total!  Visit Plans & Pricing for more details.

PEBC MCQ SETS
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R

PEBC MCQ SET S *NEW*

CALCULATIONS SET

PRESCRIPTION CHECKING SET

MEDICAL DEVICE COUNSELLING GUIDE

OSCE CYCLES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
(65 STATIONS)

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