Managing Acne – New and Over-The-Counter Treatments – Pharmacy Technician

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5



“It’s just a cosmetic problem.” “It will go away, so you don’t really need to treat it.” “You need to wash your face more.” These all-too-common misconceptions surround the causes and treatment of acne. Acne can have a dramatic impact on the lives of people who suffer from this disease; both medically and socially. With updated knowledge, healthcare providers can have a large positive impact on acne patients’ lives – in both their self-care and in recommending treatment options.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians

Celia MacDonnell
BS Pharm, PharmD
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

  • Identify the potential advantages and limitations of prescription and over-the-counter medications used for acne, including administration and side effect concerns.
  • Recognize the various formulations of acne medications and whether they are available over-the-counter or require a prescription.
  • List the brand and generic names of topical medications used for acne treatment.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-9999-21-320-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.