The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices, 3rd edition

  • Mike Johnston

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Overview

The Pharmacy Technician will guide you to success in one of the fastest growing jobs in the US. This text will help you meet professional regulations and requirements. You'll also get step-by-step guidance in essential pharmacy tasks, combined with extensive review activities to reinforce practical knowledge.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137531097

Subject: Medical Assisting & Pharmacy Technician

Category: Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

Table of contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACY PRACTICE
1. History of Pharmacy Practice
2. The Professional Pharmacy Technician
3. Communication and Customer Care
4. Pharmacy Law and Ethics
5. Terminology and Abbreviations
6. Dosage Formulations and Routes of Administration
7. Referencing and Drug Information Resources

II. COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL PHARMACY
8. Retail Pharmacy
9. Health-System Pharmacy
10. Technology in the Pharmacy
11. Inventory Management
12. Insurance and Third-Party Billing
13. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products
14. Introduction to Compounding
15. Introduction to Sterile Products

III. PHARMACY CALCULATIONS
16. Basic Math Skills
17. Measurement Systems
18. Dosage Calculations
19. Concentrations and Dilutions
20. Alligations
21. Parenteral Calculations
22. Business Math

IV. PHARMACOLOGY
23. The Body and Drugs
24. The Skin
25. The Eyes and Ears
26. The Gastrointestinal System
27. The Musculoskeletal System
28. The Respiratory System
29. The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems
30. The Immune System
31. The Renal System
32. The Endocrine System
33. The Reproductive System
34. The Nervous System

V. SPECIAL TOPICS
35. Medication Errors
36. Workplace Safety and Infection Control
37. Special Considerations for Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
38. Biopharmaceuticals

Appendices
A. Common Over-the-Counter Products
B. Top 200 Drugs
C. Advanced Career Path Options
D. Practice Certification Exams

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