Manual for Pharmacy Technicians / Edition 4

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This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills that pharmacy technicians need for successful practice in all settings. In addition to helping technicians prepare for the pharmacy technician certification exam, the text serves as a general reference for technicians in a variety of settings. The new, fully updated 4th edition includes:
• Full color presentation with 4-color color photos and diagrams highlights drugs & packaging, anatomy, & routes/administration of drugs.
• Fully recognized Table of Contents streamlines learning.
• Brand new chapters in every section cover specialty pharmacy practice areas, communication & professionalism, durable medical equipment & supplies, and billing and reimbursement.
• Chapter outlines, learning objectives, and key terms ensure the student begins each chapter with a roadmap for learning.
• Key points are highlighted in text for easy identification of important concepts.
• Rx for Success feature provides tips, pearls, and additional insights to help new technicians succeed on the job.
• Technology Topics icons throughout the text emphasize the importance of new technology in technician practice.
• Safety First feature provides critical information on ensuring patient safety and preventing medication errors.
• Each chapter ends with a resource list of books, journals, and websites.
• Phonetic pronunciations for all drug names included to aid students in stating names correctly.
• Fully updated self-assessment questions encourage critical thinking and assessment.
• Fully revised and streamlined content focuses on the knowledge and skills technicians need to succeed, with an emphasis on providing accessible, practical information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585282074
  • Publisher: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 596
  • Sales rank: 408,054
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie S. Bachenheimer, BS, PharmD
Bonnie S. Bachenheimer, BS, PharmD, is the Drug Information Clinical Specialist at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. She received her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin –Madison College of Pharmacy in 1991 and her Doctor of Pharmacy with high honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1999. She completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in 1992. She was a Drug Information Clinical Specialist at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center from 1992-1999. She is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Creighton University College of Pharmacy, and Butler University College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Bachenheimer is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP), and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). She served as editor of ICHP’s monthly newsjournal, KeePosted, from 1999-2006. She has been a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy.   She has given numerous presentations and authored articles and chapters on a variety of topics. Her interests are in the areas of drug information, formulary management, adverse drug reactions and medication safety.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
1. Introduction to Pharmacy
2. Pharmacy Law
3. Community and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice
4. Hospital Pharmacy Practice
5. Home Care Pharmacy Practice
6. Specialty Pharmacy Practice (New)
7. Drug Information Resources
Part 2: Foundation Knowledge and Skills
8. Communication and Teamwork (New)
9. The Human Body: Structure and Function
10. Drug Classifications and Pharmacologic Actions
11. Basic Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics
12. Medication Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
Part 3: Practice Basics  
13. Processing Medication Orders and Prescriptions
14. Pharmacy Calculations
15. Nonsterile Compounding and Repackaging
16. Aseptic Technique, Sterile Compounding, and IV Admixture Programs
17. Medication Errors
Part 4: Business Applications
18. Durable and Nondurable Medical Equipment, Devices, and Supplies (New)  
19. Purchasing and Inventory
20. Billing and Reimbursement (New)

  • A - Medical Terminology and Abbreviations
  • B - Confused Drug Names
  • C - Glossary
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