BN.com Gift Guide

Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $60.00   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(188)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$67.32
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(906)

Condition: New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$92.91
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17728)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview


Math is at the heart of pharmaceutical care. A sound knowledge of math concepts is critical to the success of the Pharmacy Technician. Pharmaceutical Calculations for The Pharmacy Technician focuses on dosage calculations and basic math skills: from simple addition and subtraction to formulas used in dosage calculations to business math concepts. Accuracy in calculations will guide the Pharmacy Technician in the prevention of medication errors. From Doody's Book Review: "This book is innovative and a perfect learning tool. It is one of the first books to acknowledge the importance of a pharmacy technician's job and prepares the student for work in a pharmacy by relating the material to real-life experiences. It is the first book I have seen to include so many pictures of labels taken directly from manufacturers and forms taken directly from hospitals. This is invaluable exposure to what the technicians will see once they are in the working world. This book prepares pharmacy technicians for the responsibility of ensuring a safe healthcare environment by avoiding medication errors." Reviewed by Lindsay I. Varga, Temple University School of Pharmacy. Weighted Numerical Score: 100
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Lindsay I. Varga, B.S.(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This workbook is for pharmacy technician students wishing to improve their knowledge in basic math skills, systems of measurement, dosage calculations, and interpreting a medication order. This book approaches these subjects by giving real-life examples that can be seen every day in the pharmacy field.
Purpose: The author's purpose is to empower pharmacy technicians through an understanding of the fundamental skills of calculating drug dosages and converting within the metric, apothecary, and household systems. The book also attempts to provide good understanding of medical terms and the different dosage forms used in the pharmacy. It is absolutely necessary to be proficient in these subjects in order to ensure a safe healthcare environment. Too many lives have been lost due to medication errors that could have been avoided with a little education. This book achieves its goals and then some. The practical, real-life approach to the subject makes learning and applying the new knowledge seamless. Not only is this book important because it is an excellent learning tool, but it is also innovative because it acknowledges the fact that a pharmacy technician is a specialized occupation that requires precision, accuracy, and a wide range of education.
Audience: The book is written primarily for pharmacy technician students. However, many other health professions can benefit from it. Anyone working with prescription medications should read and work through this book. The author is an expert in the field and has had experience with students since he created the associate degree program for pharmacy technicians in 2000 at Florida Metropolitan University.
Features: The book starts by giving a thorough overview of basic math and conversions between different systems of measurement. These important fundamentals could easily become boring, but the author applies them to the daily proceedings in a pharmacy setting and makes them fascinating. The book then goes on to describe different dosage forms, how to calculate doses, and specific considerations when dealing with pediatric and geriatric patients. The strongest feature of the book is its practice problems. There are example problems throughout the tutorial, and then there are a set of problems for the reader to try on their own at the end of each chapter. These problems take on many different perspectives of the subject, which further reinforces the information for the reader. The book also incorporates real pictures of medication labels and shows where to find the information you need on the label.
Assessment: This book is innovative and a perfect learning tool. It is one of the first books to acknowledge the importance of a pharmacy technician's job and prepares the student for work in a pharmacy by relating the material to real-life experiences. It is the first book I have seen to include so many pictures of labels taken directly from manufacturers and forms taken directly from hospitals. This is invaluable exposure to what the technicians will see once they are in the working world. This book prepares pharmacy technicians for the responsibility of ensuring a safe healthcare environment by avoiding medication errors.
From the Publisher

"The material is very up-to-date and would really help my students prepare for the math on the national exam. It is superior to many texts on the market in terms of industry standards."Bobbi Steelman, CPT, BSEd, MAEd , Pharmacy Technician Program Director, Daymar Colleges Group Bowling Green, KY

"This book is excellent! In all chapters there are plenty of practice problems which is essential. The math fundamentals are presented well."Douglas Scribner, MEd, CPhT, Director of Pharmacy Technology, Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, New Mexico

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418000752
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/21/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (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.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Basic Mathematics Chapter 2: Fractions and Decimals Chapter 3: Ratios, Proportions, and Percents Chapter 4: Systems of Measurement Chapter 5: Converting within Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems Chapter 6: Converting Time and Temperature Chapter 7: Calculations Using Prescriptions and Medication Orders Chapter 8: Drug Dosage Calculations Chapter 9: Oral Drug Dosages Chapter 10: Injectable Drug Dosages Chapter 11: Intravenous Fluid and Drug Therapy Chapter 12: Pediatric Drug Administration Chapter 13: Geriatric Drug Administration Chapter 14: Pharmacy Operations and Business Math
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)