Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice

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Take your first step toward a successful career as a pharmacy technician withMosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rdEdition. This comprehensive text makes essential skills and concepts approachable and easy to understand with clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools. Ensure success in class and in your future career with a fundamental understanding of basic sciences, the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, medication safety, drug classifications, and more!

  • Complete coverage ofcommunity and institutional pharmacy practice settingshelps you understand your valuable role as a pharmacy technician.
  • A&P contenthelps you understand how drugs work in the human body.
  • Comprehensive drug tablesprovide fast, easy access to essential pharmaceutical facts.
  • Tech NotesandTech Alertshighlight steps you can take to enhance efficiency and avoid common errors on the job.
  • Pharmacist's Perspectiveboxesprovide practical insight on common scenarios you'll encounter in practice.
  • Technician's Cornerboxeschallenge you to apply your critical thinking skills to chapter content.
  • Abbreviated drug monographsfamiliarize you with essential pharmaceutical data for common drugs:
    • Generic/trade names

  • Route of administration
  • Common dosage
  • Side effects
  • Auxiliary label
  • Medication Safetyand Error Preventionchapterhelps you confidently address growing concerns related to patient safety and prevent medication-related errors.
  • Revised Math Calculationschapterincorporates helpful information to clarify complex pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Updated contentprepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTC) exam and highlights current concerns you'll encounter in the workforce:
    • HIPAA regulations
    • The Medicare Modernization Act
    • Legal parameters for the sale of pseudoephedrine products
    • The issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions
    • Pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions
    • The United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

  • New full-color photographsfamiliarize you with current practice settings.
  • Learning gamesandcertification review quizzeson the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you've learned.

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Take your first step toward a successful career as a pharmacy technician withMosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rdEdition. This comprehensive text makes essential skills and concepts approachable and easy to understand with clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools. Ensure success in class and in your ...

Format:OtherDimensions:1136 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 14, 2014Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323292453

ISBN - 13:9780323292450

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Table of Contents

Section One: General Pharmacy

  1. History of Medicine and Pharmacy
  2. Laws and Ethics of Pharmacy
  3. Pharmacy Associations, certification, and Settings for Technicians/Competency, Communication, and Ethics
  4. Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians and Math Review
  5. Dosage Forms, Abbreviations, and Routes of Administration
  6. Referencing
  7. Prescription Processing
  8. Over the Counter Medication and Skin Anatomy
  9. Complementary Alternative Medications
  10. Hospital Pharmacy
  11. Repackaging and Compounding
  12. Aseptic Technique
  13. Pharmacy Stock and Billing
  14. Medication Safety and Error Prevention
  15. Section Two: Body Systems

  16. Endocrine System
  17. Nervous System
  18. Psychopharmacology
  19. Respiratory System
  20. Visual and Auditory Systems
  21. Gastrointestinal System
  22. Urinary System
  23. Cardiovascular System
  24. Reproductive System
  25. Section Three: Classifications of Drugs

  26. Anti-infectives
  27. Anti-inflammatories and Antihistamines
  28. Vitamins and Minerals
  29. Vaccines
  30. Oncology Agents
  31. Section Four: Basic Science for the Pharmacy Technician

  32. Microbiology
  33. Chemistry
  34. Section Five: Starting Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician

  35. Review for Pharmacy Technician Certification

Appendices

    A. Abbreviations

    B. 200 Top Selling Trade Names for Drugs

    C. Top Herbal Remedies

    D. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act if 1996 (HIPPA)

    E. Proper Hand Care for Medical Asepsis in Pharmacy

      Answer Key to Odd-Numbered Review Exercises