Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians (CRC Press Pharmacy Education)

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Overview

Contains many solved examples and practice problems Focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, real life problem scenarios, and avoiding medication errors Provides an accessible, easy to comprehend, self study format The accurate calculation of medication dosages is the most critical element in pharmaceutical care. Tailored specifically for pharmacy technicians or beginning pharmacy students, this book fills the need for a basic math text that students and professionals can use to help them understand and perform accurate calculations. Organized in a natural progression of topics, the book presents basic pharmacy math simply and clearly, provides numerous solved examples and practice problems, and supplies self-assessment tests. Its focus on critical thinking, real life problem scenarios, and self-examination format make it an indispensable study aid.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587161476
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/26/2003
  • Series: Pharmacy Education Series
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,424,627
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Working with Roman and Arabic Numerals
Using Fractions and Decimals in Pharmacy Math
Using Ratios, Proportions and Percentages in Dosage Calculations
Applying Systems of Measurements
Interpreting Medication Orders
Identifying Prescription Errors and Omissions
Working with Liquid Dosage Forms
Working with Solid Dosage Forms
Adjusting Isotonicity
Working with Buffer and Ionization Values
Dealing with Reconstitutions
Determining Milliequivalent Strengths
Calculating Caloric Values
Determining IV Flow Rates
Working with Insulin and Heparin Products
Appendices:
A: Working with Temperature Conversions
B: Working with Capsule Dosage Forms
C: Dealing with Pediatric Dosages
D: Understanding Essential Business Math

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