Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians / Edition 2

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LAW AND ETHICS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, 2nd Edition explores the legal and ethical landscape surrounding pharmacy technician careers today. Interactive and thought-provoking, the text uses case studies to draw you into real-life legal and ethical dilemmas, which enhances critical thinking and broadens your perspectives. Beginning with an overview of liability as it applies to pharmacy technicians, chapters progress through state and federal regulations, ethics in pharmacy practice, HIPAA, workplace safety, and other key topics recommended by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Engaging features also include end-of-chapter questions, highlighted state regulations, a glossary, and eight in-depth appendices on important topics ranging from Medication Errors to State Boards. More than a text, LAW AND ETHICS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, 2nd Edition is an essential reference that helps you thrive in your ever-expanding pharmacy technician role and at any stage of your career.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Patrick J McDonnell, Pharm.D.(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This useful guide highlights the major legal and ethical issues encountered in pharmacy.
Purpose: The book is designed to provide a thorough overview of law and ethics in pharmacy. Written for practitioners in the U.S., it reviews both federal and state laws and regulation in the practice of pharmacy. The book meets the objective of presenting not only the law, but other issues as well that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians encounter in a variety of workplaces.
Audience: It is intended for students in pharmacy programs and certified pharmacy technician programs. It also would be useful for pharmacists who need a review when they are preparing to take federal or state law examinations. The author is a physician and educator in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.
Features: The book is nicely organized with an introduction to law in general, followed by chapters highlighting federal regulations, controlled substances, state regulations, workplace safety law, to list a few of the topics. There is a strong emphasis on critical thinking and decision making with real-life application case studies, self-assessment questions, and very useful appendices. Chapters are formatted to list "FOCUS ON" features within the text, with introductory objectives as well as outlines of each chapter and a glossary of key terms. These features certainly are a benefit for students of pharmacy law.
Assessment: This is a user-friendly book, not only for pharmacy technicians, but also for students of pharmacy and those preparing to take pharmacy law exams. Highlighting its use for pharmacy technicians may make it attractive to programs that train these students, but these laws are definitely applicable to all in the field of pharmacy. Certainly any changes in federal laws will warrant updated editions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285082066
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/14/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Moini is Professor of Science at Eastern Florida State College. A former Professor and Director of Allied Health Programs at Everest University, he established the school's Medical Assisting Program, Associate Degree Program for Pharmacy Technicians, and other allied health programs. Previously, Dr. Moini worked with the Brevard County Health Department as the Brevard County Epidemiologist and Health Educator Consultant, offering continuing education courses and updating nurses on new developments related to pharmacology, medication errors, immunizations, and other important topics. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Moini was Assistant Professor at Tehran University Medical and Nursing School. Since 1990, Dr. Moini has written several health books that have been published internationally. He holds a Medical Doctor Degree, a Master's Degree in Public Health, and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

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Table of Contents

General Introduction. SECTION A: THE FOUNDATION OF LAW AND ETHICS. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Principles of Liability. 3. Ethics in the Pharmacy Practice SECTION B: FEDERAL LAWS. 4. Federal Regulation of Drug Products. 5. Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act: A Closer Look. 6. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 7. Workplace Safety Laws. SECTION C: STATE LAWS AFFECTING PHARMACY PRACTICE. 8. State Laws and Pharmacy Practice. 9. State Boards of Pharmacy and The Joint Commission. Appendices. Appendix A. Suggested Responses to "What Would You Do?" and "You Be the Judge." Appendix B. Medication Errors (MedWatch). Appendix C. Special Tasks for Pharmacy Technicians in Community Settings. Appendix D. State-by-State Approved Duties of Pharmacy Technicians in Hospital Settings. Appendix E. State Qualifications for Pharmacy Technicians. Appendix F. State Boards of Pharmacy. Appendix G. Professional Organizations. Appendix H. United States Pharmacopeial Foundation (USP) and National Formulary (NF) Drug Monograph Sample. Glossary. Index.

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