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The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices, 3rd edition

  • Mike Johnston

Published by Pearson (July 17th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

3rd edition

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Overview

For introductory pharmacy technician courses.

Filling the need for a comprehensive pharmacy technician resource
The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices addresses today’s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the US: the pharmacy technician. Aspiring pharmacy technicians learn all the content they need to meet professional regulations and requirements, from pharmacy law and insurance mandates to dosage calculations, pharmacology, and basic anatomy & physiology. Step-by-step guidance in essential pharmacy tasks, combined with extensive review, reinforces practical knowledge. With nearly 500 updates and revisions, the 3rd edition addresses the most current pharmacy technician practices and fully aligns with the 2019—20 Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

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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