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Part of the Prentice Hall Pharmacy Technician Series, Pharmacy Calculations is a comprehensive resource covering calculations and mathematical operations required in the practice of pharmacy. It covers mathematical concepts, formulas, conversions, calculations and problem-solving techniques. Pharmacy Technician students and professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131147409
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/7/2005
  • Series: Pharmacy Technician Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,321,411
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Basic Math Overview.

Basic Math Pre-Test.


Roman Numerals.


2. Systems of Measurement.

The Metric System.

International Units.

Milliequivalent Measures.

Apothecaries’ System.

Avoirdupois System.

Household System.

3. Conversions of Measurement.

Conversion Equivalents.

Converting the Household System.

Converting the Apothecary System.

Temperature Conversions.

4. Ratios and Proportions.

Setting Up a Ratio and Proportion.

Cross Multiplication.

Restating a Ratio as a Fraction.

Restating Fractions as Ratios.

Converting a Ratio to a Percent.

5. Dosage Calculations.

Calculating the Amount of Active Ingredient Required.

Pediatric Dosing.

Converting Pediatric Weight.


Sig Refresher.

6. Concentrations & Dilutions.






7. Alligations.

Solving Alligations.

The Alligation Grid.

8. Flow Rates.

Calculating Flow Rates.

9. Milliequivalents.

Total Parenteral Nutrition.

Electrolyte Solutions.

Other Calculations Involving Milliequivalents.

10. Basic Accounting & Operations.

Pharmacy Is a Business.

Accounting & Pricing Considerations.

Accounting Formulas.

11. Practical Examples.

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