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Clearly written and filled with practical information, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills pharmacy technicians need for successful practice. Key areas of concentration include the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, an overview of medications used to treat specific body systems, a breakdown of the different classifications of drugs, and a review of the basic sciences at the core of pharmacy practice. It also offers helpful PTCB examination review, as well as information on career opportunities for pharmacy technicians with advice on getting a job and advancing in the profession. A full-color layout and hundreds of illustrations highlight important information and bring key concepts to life. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter help focus study time. Key terms with definitions introduce the vocabulary used in the pharmacy setting. Drug names with pronunciations demonstrate how to say and spell medication names correctly, an essential part of the pharmacy technicians job. Tech Notes offer helpful tips, hints, cautions, and safety information. A brief overview of anatomy and physiology offers a better understanding of how drugs work in the body. Mini drug monographs with pill photos include essential information on drug class, generic and trade name, strength of medication, route of administration, dosage, and more. Pharmacists Perspective boxes offer insights to the pharmacists point of view for various on-the-job situations. Do You Remember These Key Points? boxes summarize key concepts in each chapter. The Technicians Corner features learning exercises that relate new information to realistic clinical situations. A comprehensive glossary in both English and Spanish includes all key terms and definitions from the book. A new chapter on PTCB exam review offers a 125-question multiple-choice practice exam that mirrors the content and format of the actual exam. Tech Alert! boxes provide critical reminders for avoiding common pharmacy errors. Nearly 100 new pill images in this edition assist in identifying drugs on sight and reducing the risk of pharmacy errors. Additional math exercises on the Companion CD and the Evolve website offer more opportunities to strengthen math skills. This edition has been completely updated to include the latest drugs, regulations, HIPAA information, and more to ensure safe, effective practice. Updated Companion CD bound in every text includes animations, additional math exercises, and English/Spanish audio glossary, chapter quizzes, and more.
Table of Contents
History of Medicine and Pharmacy
Law and Ethics of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Settings for Technicians
Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians
Dosage Forms, Abbreviations, and Routes of Administration
Competencies Required of Pharmacy Technicians
Over-the-Counter Medications and Skin Care Products
Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Repackaging and Compounding
Pharmacy Stock and Billing
Visual and Auditory System
Classification of Drugs
Antiinflammatories and Antihistamines
Vitamins and Minerals
Basic Sciences for Pharmacy Technicians
Starting Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Organizations and the Future of Technicians
Common Abbreviations Used in Pharmacy
Top 200 Selling Drugs of 2002
Top 30 Herbal Remedies (Western Herbs)
Basic Math Review
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Proper Hand Care for Medical Asepsis in Pharmacy
Glossary Illustration Credits
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