LWW's Foundations in Sterile Products for Pharmacy Technicians

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Overview

Designed specifically for pharmacy technician students, LWW's Foundations in Sterile Products for Pharmacy Technicians is the comprehensive resource for understanding the role of sterile products in a pharmacy setting. Successful pharmacy technicians must follow USP 797 regulations on sterile products and aseptic technique; this textbook is the comprehensive resource to guarantee a working understanding of these regulations. Designed to be concise and accessible, students using this text will be knowledgeable, confident, and prepared for professional success.

A comprehensive supplement package includes an electronic Quiz Bank and full text online. Pharmacy technician program instructors can access PowerPoint Presentations, an Image Bank, and a Brownstone Test Generator online at thePointâ„¢.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781775045
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/30/2010
  • Series: LWW's Foundations Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: STERILE PRODUCTS BASICS

The Importance of Sterility

Routes of Administration

A Sterile Challenge

Modern Sterile Practices

Advantages of Pharmacy Prepared Products

Chapter 2: STERILITY: PREVENTING CONTAMINATION

Contaminants

Sterile Product Properties

Chapter 3: STERILE PRODUCT CALCULATIONS

Understanding Concentrations

Liter Concentration Calculations

Dosage Calculations

Fractional Saline Calculations

Reconstituting Powders

Alligation

Tonicity Calculations

Flow Rates

Chapter 4: DELIVERY SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT

Delivery Systems

Needleless Systems

Intravenous Supplies

Dosage Containers

Special Equipment for Sterile Compounding

Chapter 5: ENVIRONMENT

Clean Room

Environment Monitoring

Chapter 6: BASIC ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES

Personall Protective Equipment

Garbing

Hand Washing

Gloving

Chapter 7: MAKING STERILE PREPARATIONS

Risk Levels

Needle Entry

Pressure in a Vial

Manipulation Techniques

Packaging

Transporting

Redispensing Sterile Products

Assessing Aseptic Technique, Safety, and Quality Assurance Practices

Chapter 8: BASIC STERILE PREPARATIONS

Sterile Preparations

Biologics

Chemotherapy Agents

Hazardous Drugs and Radiopharmaceuticals

Dialysis

Irrigations

Epidurals

Hazardous Drugs and Radiopharmaceuticals

Injectable Pellets or Implants

Insulin

Irrigations

Nasal Preparations

Ophthalmics

Otic Preparations

Pediatric Preparations

Patient Controlled Analgesia

Proteins

Total Parenteral Nutrition

Chapter 9: QUALITY ASSURANCE

Overview of Quality Assurance Program

Compounding Personnel

Sterilization Methods

Preparation Release Checks and Tests

Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions

Appendix B: Abbreviations Commonly Used in Prescriptions and Medication Orders

Appendix C: Nomograms for Determination of Body Surface Area From Height and Weight

Appendix D: Body Mass Index Charts

Appendix E: Equivalency Tables

Glossary

Index

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