The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations And Practice

Paperback | October 17, 2013

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The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices, 2e, addresses today’s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States: the pharmacy technician. As professional regulations and requirements are established for pharmacy technicians across the United States, the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date pharmacy technician textbook has never been greater. The Pharmacy Technician answers this need with thorough and insightful discussions, practical wisdom from accomplished professionals, and step-by-step guidance through the numerous tasks that pharmacy students must master. Extensive learning and review features and full-color illustrations help students improve learning and put text material into practice.

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The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices, 2e, addresses today’s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States: the pharmacy technician. As professional regulations and requirements are established for pharmacy technicians across the United States, the need for a comprehensive ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 1.2 inPublished:October 17, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132897598

ISBN - 13:9780132897594

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Table of Contents

Unit I Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice 

Chapter 1 History of Pharmacy Practice 

Chapter 2 The Professional Pharmacy Technician 

Chapter 3 Communication and Customer Care 

Chapter 4 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 

Chapter 5 Terminology and Abbreviations 

Chapter 6 Dosage Formulations and Routes of Administration

Chapter 7 Referencing and Drug Information Resources

 

Unit II Community and Institutional Pharmacy 

Chapter 8 Retail Pharmacy 

Chapter 9 Health-System Pharmacy 

Chapter 10 Technology in the Pharmacy 

Chapter 11 Inventory Management

Chapter 12 Insurance and Third Party Billing 

Chapter 13 Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products

Chapter 14 Introduction to Compounding 

Chapter 15 Introduction to Sterile Products 

 

Unit III Pharmacy Calculations 

Chapter 16 Basic Math Skills

Chapter 17 Measurement Systems

Chapter 18 Dosage Calculations 

Chapter 19 Concentrations and Dilutions 

Chapter 20 Alligations

Chapter 21 Parenteral Calculations

Chapter 22 Business Math

 

Unit IV Pharmacology 

Chapter 23 The Body and Drugs 

Chapter 24 The Skin  

Chapter 25 Eyes and Ears  

Chapter 26 The Gastrointestinal System  

Chapter 27 The Musculoskeletal System  

Chapter 28 The Respiratory System  

Chapter 29 The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems 

Chapter 30 The Immune System 

Chapter 31 The Renal System 

Chapter 32 The Endocrine System 

Chapter 33 The Reproductive System

Chapter 34 The Nervous System 

 

Unit V Special Topics

Chapter 35 Medication Errors

Chapter 36 Workplace Safety and Infection Control

Chapter 37 Special Considerations for Pediatric and Geriatric Patients

Chapter 38 Biopharmaceuticals 

 

Appendix A: Top 200 Drugs

Appendix B: Advanced Career Path Options

Appendix C: Professional Resources

Appendix D: Practice Certification Exams