Calculations : The Pharmacy Technician Series

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Used in the Pharmacy Technician Sequence and specifically the Calculations course at a two year and career college.

The Perfect Balance!!

The National Pharmacy Technician Association endorses this comprehensive series. It helps students achieve the perfect balance of the complex skills and the professional demeanor necessary for the increasingly important role of a Pharmacy Technician. Books in the series can be used as a series or as stand-alones.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 198.12 x 248.92 x 5.08mm | 226.8g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131147404
  • 9780131147409
  • 2,173,785

Table of contents

1. Basic Math Overview.

Basic Math Pre-Test.


Roman Numerals.


2. Systems of Measurement.

The Metric System.

International Units.

Milliequivalent Measures.

Apothecaries' System.

Avoirdupois System.

Household System.

3. Conversions of Measurement.

Conversion Equivalents.

Converting the Household System.

Converting the Apothecary System.

Temperature Conversions.

4. Ratios and Proportions.

Setting Up a Ratio and Proportion.

Cross Multiplication.

Restating a Ratio as a Fraction.

Restating Fractions as Ratios.

Converting a Ratio to a Percent.

5. Dosage Calculations.

Calculating the Amount of Active Ingredient Required.

Pediatric Dosing.

Converting Pediatric Weight.


Sig Refresher.

6. Concentrations & Dilutions.






7. Alligations.

Solving Alligations.

The Alligation Grid.

8. Flow Rates.

Calculating Flow Rates.

9. Milliequivalents.

Total Parenteral Nutrition.

Electrolyte Solutions.

Other Calculations Involving Milliequivalents.

10. Basic Accounting & Operations.

Pharmacy Is a Business.

Accounting & Pricing Considerations.

Accounting Formulas.

11. Practical Examples.
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