The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices / Edition 1

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Overview

The Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practice addresses today’s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States – the pharmacy technician. With many State Boards of Pharmacy either considering, or having already enacted, mandatory registration, certification and/or formal education, the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date pharmacy technician book like The Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practice has never been greater. This book covers an introduction to pharmacy practice, how to properly perform pharmacy and dosage calculations, pharmacology- including anatomy and physiology, and an overview of special considerations in pharmacy practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132282918
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 11/5/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 606,633
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice 1

Ch. 1 History of Pharmacy Practice 2

Ch. 2 The Professional Pharmacy Technician 12

Ch. 3 Communication and Customer Care 27

Ch. 4 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 42

Ch. 5 Terminology and Abbreviations 63

II Community and Institutional Pharmacy 113

Ch. 6 Retail Pharmacy 114

Ch. 7 Health-System Pharmacy 133

Ch. 8 Technology in the Pharmacy 150

Ch. 9 Inventory Management and Health Insurance Billing 162

Ch. 10 Introduction to Compounding 174

Ch. 11 Introduction to Sterile Products 189

III Pharmacy Calculations 205

Ch. 12 Basic Math Skills 206

Ch. 13 Measurement Systems 228

Ch. 14 Dosage Calculations 244

Ch. 15 Concentrations and Dilutions 269

Ch. 16 Alligations 287

Ch. 17 Parenteral Calculations 304

Ch. 18 Dosage Formulations and Administration 326

Ch. 19 The Body and Drugs 348

Ch. 20 Drug Classifications 371

Ch. 21 The Skin 398

Ch. 22 Eyes and Ears 412

Ch. 23 The Gastrointestinal System 436

Ch. 24 The Musculoskeletal System 460

Ch. 25 The Respiratory System 484

Ch. 26 The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems 508

Ch. 27 The Immune System 538

Ch. 28 The Renal System 578

Ch. 29 The Endocrine System 591

Ch. 30 The Reproductive System 617

Ch. 31 The Nervous System 636

V Special Topics 681

Ch. 32 Pediatric and Neonatal Patients 682

Ch. 33 Geriatric Patients 695

Ch. 34 Biopharmaceuticals 703

App. A Top 200 Drugs 709

App. B Over-the-Counter Product Guide 715

App. C Advanced Career Path Options 721

App. D Professional Resources 723

App. E References 725

App. F Practice Certification Exams 727

Glossary 750

Index 757

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    Illogically and Poorly Organized.

    Incredibly out of order, there was at least one instance where a chapter review question asked about something that wasn't even mentioned until several chapters later. I expected something much better for the high price. The cd-rom is also completely useless, makes a nice drink coaster I guess.

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