Patricia K. Anthony is a Research Associate at the University of Arizona. She was formerly an Instructor and Program Coordinator in the Department of Pharmacy and Pima Medical Institute in Tucson Campus. She has a Doctorate in Pharmacology, MS in Pharmacology, MS in Biology, BS in Biology, and BS in Pharmaceutical Science.
Delmar's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review / Edition 2by Patricia K. Anthony
Ideal for review courses and for individual study, this book is a must-have tool for anyone preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Concise reviews of the critical topics outlined by the Pharmacy Certification Training Board, along with review tests at the end of each chapter, assess your current knowledge and identify areas that need… See more details below
Ideal for review courses and for individual study, this book is a must-have tool for anyone preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Concise reviews of the critical topics outlined by the Pharmacy Certification Training Board, along with review tests at the end of each chapter, assess your current knowledge and identify areas that need further study. In addition to end-of-chapter practice questions, two cumulative tests at the end of the book provide practice for taking the full-length exam. If additional math practice is what you need, you'll find 14 chapters that focus specifically on math and include additional math questions. This new edition includes greatly expanded information on pharmacology, pharmaceutical agents, the effect of drugs on specific body systems and conditions, and drug interactions.
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Preface. About the PCTB Examination. SECTION ONE: ASSISTING THE PHARAMCIST IN SERVING PATIENTS. PART A: FILLING THE MEDICATION ORDER. Receiving the Medication Order. Processing the Medical Order. Preparation and Utilization of the Patient Profile. Handling Medications. Proper Storage and Delivery of Drug Products. Receiving Payment for Goods and Services. PART B: PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS. Fractions, Decimals, and Algebra Review. Systems of Measurement. Using Percentages and Ratios. Measuring Equipment. Conversion of Solid Dosage Forms. Conversion of Liquid Dosage Forms. Pediatric Dosages. Parenteral Dosages. Intravenous Calculations. Intravenous Admixtures. Calculation of Dose per Time. Compounding. Commercial Calculations. Math Test with Solutions. PART C: PHARMACOLOGY. Introduction to Pharmacology. Central Nervous System Agents. Pain Management Agents: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Narcotics. Cardiovascular System Agents. Pulmonary Agents. Antibiotics and Anti-infectives. Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents. Gastrointestinal System Agents. Endocrine System and Reproductive System Agents. Vitamins. Pharmacology Review. PART D: PHARMACY LAW. State and Federal Regulations. State and Federal Regulatory Agencies. Law and Ethics in the Practice of Pharmacy. SECTION TWO: MAINTAINING MEDICAL AND INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS. Stocking the Pharmacy. Maintenance of Pharmaceutical Products. SECTION THREE: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE. Using Computers in the Pharmacy. Communications within the Pharmacy. APPENDIX A: Top 200 Frequently Prescribed Drugs and Their Uses. APPENDIX B: Commonly Used Medical Abbreviations. APPENDIX C: Pretest with Answers. APPENDIX D: Sample Examination and Answer Sheet; Answers for Scoring. APPENDIX E: Solutions to Questions for Review. Glossary. Suggested Reading. Index.
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