Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice: The Pharmacy Technician Series / Edition 1

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The Perfect Balance!! The National Pharmacy Technician Association endorses this comprehensive series. It helps students achieve the perfect balance of the complex skills and the professional demeanor necessary for the increasingly important role of a Pharmacy Technician.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131147515
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/7/2005
  • Series: Pharmacy Technician Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,318,436
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. History of Pharmacy Practice.

Evolution of Pharmacy Practice.

2. Pharmacy Law & Ethics.

Ethics and the Pharmacy Technician.

Defining Ethics.

Moral Philosophy.

Practicing Ethics.

Ethical Theories.

Pharmacy Technician Code of Ethics (1996).

FDCA — Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Adulteration vs. Misbranding.

New Drugs.


Medical Devices.

CSA — Controlled Substances Act.

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 .


3. Terminology & Abbreviations.

Understanding Selected Roots.

Understanding Selected Prefixes.

Understanding Selected Suffixes.

Pharmacy Abbreviations.

Prescription Abbreviations.

Prescription Directions (Sig. Codes).

Routes of Administration.

Measurement Abbreviations.

Medical Abbreviations.

Dangerous Abbreviations.

Pharmaceutical Terminology.

Medical Terminology.

4. Routes & Dosage Formulations.

Dosage Formulations.





Liquid Dosage Forms.

Miscellaneous Solutions.

Miscellaneous Dosage Forms.

Extended Release Medications.

Routes of Administration.

5. Anatomy & Physiology.


Prescription Drugs.

OTC Drugs (Over The Counter).

A Drugs Journey Through the Body.

Regulatory Functions of the Body.

Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins.

The Basic Human Cell.


Integumentary System.

The Cardiovascular System.

The Brain and the Central Nervous System.

Immune System.

The Digestive System.

The Urinary System.

The Respiratory System.

6. Top 200 Drugs.

Drug Origins.

Drug Uses.

Drug Names.

Top 200.

7. Community Pharmacy Operations.

Community/Retail Pharmacy.

Job Responsibilities.

Processing Prescriptions.

Filling Prescriptions.

Insurance Billing.

Customer Service.

8. Community Pharmacy Calculations.

Background to Community Pharmacy Calculations.

The Metric System.

Dosage Calculations.

Pediatric Dosage Calculations.

Temperature Conversions.


Accounting Formulas.

9. Introduction to Compounding.

Overview of Compounding.

Compounding a Prescription.

Equipment & Supplies.

Compounding Facilities.

Dosage Forms & Basic Guidelines.

10. Institutional Pharmacy Operations.

Institutional Pharmacy.

Job Responsibilities.

Processing Medication Orders.

Filling Medication Orders.

Patient Care.


Communication Tips.

11. Institutional Pharmacy Calculations.

Calculating gtts/min.

IV Flow Rates.


12. Introduction to Sterile Products.

Aseptic Technique.

Basic Equipment & Supplies.

Routes of Administration.

Sterile Products.

Appendix A: Professional Resources.

Appendix B: Measurement Charts.

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