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This is a must-have book for anyone preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician National Certification Exam. Essential material summaries provide a concentrated review of the topics covered on the National Certification Exam. Each chapter ends with a multiple-choice quiz to reinforce the review material covered in the chapter. Over 1,200 questions along with example case studies will help you assess your knowledge of the topic areas covered on the exam. A comprehensive 150-question test written in National Certification Exam style is also included. Answers for all of the quizzes and tests are provided at the back of the book. For those looking for more practice, a CD-ROM is packaged with the book that includes an additional 600 multiple-choice questions along with the option to create an unlimited number of comprehensive exams.
Section I: INTRODUCTION. The Foundation of Pharmaceutical Care. Pharmacy Law and Ethics For Technicians. Pharmaceutical Terminology and Abbreviations. Section II: THE SCIENCE OF PHARMACOLOGY. Medication and Dosage Forms. Administration of Medication. SECTION III: HOSPITAL AND RETAIL PHARMACY. The Policy and Procedure Manual. Hospital Pharmacy. Community (Retail) Pharmacy. Advanced Pharmacy. The Role and Duties of Technicians at Retail Pharmacies. The Role and Duties of Pharmacy Technicians in Hospitals. Management of Pharmacy Operations. Financial Management and Health Insurance. Safety in the Workplace. Computer Applications in Drug-Use Control. Communications. SECTION IV: DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS. Biopharmaceutics. Factors Affecting Drug Activity. Antibiotics. Anti-virals and Anti-fungals. Anti-neoplastic Drugs. Allergy and Respiratory Drugs. Central Nervous System Drugs. Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs. Digestive System Drugs. Hormones of the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. Anti-coagulants. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants and Non-Narcotic Analgesics. Immunological Agents. Poisons and Antidotes. Nutrition. Special Considerations for the Pediatric and Neonatal Patient. Drug Therapy for Aging Patients. SECTION V: PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS. Basic Mathematics. Measurement Systems. Calculation of Dosages.
Posted August 13, 2009
I basically studied for the exam on my own using this book and passed. I took a pharmacology class in school, and it didn't help me as near as much as this book did.
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Posted February 19, 2010
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