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The POCKET GUIDE FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, Second Edition, is an invaluable, practical reference for both students and professionals. Compiling essential pharmaceutical facts, formulas, and critical industry resources in a convenient, user-friendly guide, this unique resource puts reliable answers and expert advice right at your fingertips. During classes, externships, or on the job, you can quickly look up equations, conversion factors, drug information, and other helpful information relevant for both hospital and community pharmacy settings. Now updated to reflect the latest research, scientific advances, professional standards, and certification requirements, this edition is an ideal guide for anyone involved in the clinical practice of dispensing medications. In addition to a full-color Drug Identification Appendix, it also features new and updated photos and illustrations. This pocket-sized, portable reference is a must-have resource to allow modern pharmacy technicians to be more efficient, accurate, and successful.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The material is presented at a level of communication…required of a Pharmacy Techncian. The author did a very good job breaking down topics and presenting the important features of the medication. It was focused writing at its best."Diana Rangaves, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Technician Program and faculty member, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California

" It provides a great synopsis and review for pharmacy technicians…the author did an excellent job on presenting all aspects of pharmacy technician training."Karen Snipe, CPhT, MEd, Department Head of Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111306649
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/9/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 980,866
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Moini is a Professor of Science at Eastern Florida State College. Formerly the Director of Allied Health Programs at Everest University, where he established the Medical Assisting Program and Associate Degree Program, Dr. Moini also served the Brevard County Health Department as an epidemiologist and health educator consultant, offering continuing education courses on pharmacology, medication errors, immunizations, and other important topics. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Moini spent nine years as an Assistant Professor at Tehran University Medical and Nursing School. An internationally published author of more than eight allied health textbooks, Dr. Moini is actively involved in helping students prepare for careers in various health professions, including pharmacy, nursing, and medical assisting.
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Table of Contents

1. The Foundation of Pharmaceutical Care. 2. Drug Regulation and Control. 3. Pharmaceutical Terminology and Abbreviations. 4. Pharmacy Calculations. 5. Prescriptions. 6. Dosage Forms and Routes of Drug Administration. Part II: COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL PHARMACY. 7. Community or Retail Pharmacy. 8. Hospital or Institutional Pharmacy. 9. Advanced Pharmacy. 10. Nonsterile Compounding. 11. Sterile Compounding. 12. Medication Errors. 13. Computer Systems in the Pharmacy. 14. Pharmacy Operation. 15. Billing and Health Insurance. Part III: DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS AND PHARMACOLOGIC ACTIONS. 16. Biopharmaceutics. 17. Human Response to Drug Activity. 18. Drug Effects and Drug Classifications. Appendix A: Professional Organizations. Appendix B: Federal Regulatory Agencies. Appendix C: State Boards of Pharmacy. Appendix D: Converting Measurements. Appendix E: Medical Symbols and Abbreviations. Appendix F: The Most Common Poisonous Substances and Their Antidotes. Appendix G: The 100 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in 2010. Appendix H: Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada. Appendix I: Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned. Appendix J: Drug / Food Interactions. Appendix K: Drugs that Should Not Be Crushed. Appendix L: Pharmaceutical Companies. Appendix M: Common Sound-Alike Drug Names. Appendix N: Nomogram. Appendix O: Drug Identification Guide. Appendix P: Professional Journals. Glossary. Index.
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