Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice / Edition 3

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Take your first step toward a successful career as a pharmacy technician with Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive text makes essential skills and concepts approachable and easy to understand with clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools. Ensure success in class and in your future career with a fundamental understanding of basic sciences, the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, medication safety, drug classifications, and more!

• Complete coverage of community and institutional pharmacy practice settings helps you understand your valuable role as a pharmacy technician.
A&P content helps you understand how drugs work in the human body.
Comprehensive drug tables provide fast, easy access to essential pharmaceutical facts.
Tech Notes and Tech Alerts highlight steps you can take to enhance efficiency and avoid common errors on the job.
Pharmacist's Perspective boxes provide practical insight on common scenarios you'll encounter in practice.
Technician's Corner boxes challenge you to apply your critical thinking skills to chapter content.
Abbreviated drug monographs familiarize you with essential pharmaceutical data for common drugs:

• Generic/trade names

• Route of administration
• Common dosage
• Side effects
• Auxiliary label

Medication Safety and Error Prevention chapter helps you confidently address growing concerns related to patient safety and prevent medication-related errors.
Revised Math Calculations chapter incorporates helpful information to clarify complex pharmaceutical calculations.
Updated content prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTC) exam and highlights current concerns you'll encounter in the workforce:

• HIPAA regulations
• The Medicare Modernization Act
• Legal parameters for the sale of pseudoephedrine products
• The issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions
• Pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions
• The United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

New full-color photographs familiarize you with current practice settings.
Learning games and certification review quizzes on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you've learned.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437706703
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1136
  • Sales rank: 105,712
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Section One: General Pharmacy

  1. History of Medicine and Pharmacy
  2. Laws and Ethics of Pharmacy
  3. Pharmacy Associations, certification, and Settings for Technicians/Competency, Communication, and Ethics
  4. Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians and Math Review
  5. Dosage Forms, Abbreviations, and Routes of Administration
  6. Referencing
  7. Prescription Processing
  8. Over the Counter Medication and Skin Anatomy
  9. Complementary Alternative Medications
  10. Hospital Pharmacy
  11. Repackaging and Compounding
  12. Aseptic Technique
  13. Pharmacy Stock and Billing
  14. Medication Safety and Error Prevention
  15. Section Two: Body Systems

  16. Endocrine System
  17. Nervous System
  18. Psychopharmacology
  19. Respiratory System
  20. Visual and Auditory Systems
  21. Gastrointestinal System
  22. Urinary System
  23. Cardiovascular System
  24. Reproductive System
  25. Section Three: Classifications of Drugs

  26. Anti-infectives
  27. Anti-inflammatories and Antihistamines
  28. Vitamins and Minerals
  29. Vaccines
  30. Oncology Agents
  31. Section Four: Basic Science for the Pharmacy Technician

  32. Microbiology
  33. Chemistry
  34. Section Five: Starting Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician

  35. Review for Pharmacy Technician Certification


A. Abbreviations

B.200 Top Selling Trade Names for Drugs

C. Top Herbal Remedies

D. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act if 1996 (HIPPA)

E. Proper Hand Care for Medical Asepsis in Pharmacy

Answer Key to Odd-Numbered Review Exercises

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2010

    one of the best

    I have looked over a number of pharmacy tech books and this has been the one I have like the best. I does not waste your time with a lot of useless information. It gets to the important information quickly and breaks it down into sections so it is easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

    Very informative and useful handbook.

    I believe that this text would be useful and offer extensive knowledge to all, from layman to professional. Information is fairly current considering the changes in the industry that occur almost daily. Good illustrations and the companion workbook and lab book make it a complete package.

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