Certification Exam Review

Certification Exam Review : The Pharmacy Technician Series

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Used in the Pharmacy Technician Sequence and specifically for Exam Preparation 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.

Over 180,000 individuals are nationally certified pharmacy technicians in the US. Many states require national certification to practice and due to increase involvement and patient interaction more states are adopting such regulations. Achieving recognized credentials will bring about an increase in both salary and career opportunities.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 200.7 x 251.5 x 10.2mm | 340.2g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131147390
  • 9780131147393

Table of contents

1. Getting Certified.

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

What is Certification?

What is the PTCB?

The Exam Criteria

Why Get Certified?


2. Assisting the Pharmacist in Serving Patients.

Duties of a Pharmacy Technician.

Policies, Procedures and Technicians.

Quality Assurance.

Defining the Prescription.

Scope of Practice.

How to Identify Potential Forged/Altered Prescriptions.

Reviewing Medication Orders.

Patent Profiles and Changes.

Reactions and Interactions.

Processing the Medication Order.

Transferring Prescriptions.

Compounding Medications.

Compounding Equipment.

Intravenous Admixtures.

Major Pharmacy Laws.

Refilling Prescriptions.

The Controlled Substances Act.

Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

Question Patient/Busy Pharmacist: The Dispensing of Information.

Reference Materials.

Pharmaceutical Billing.

Collecting From a Third Party.

Inventory Control.

Inventory Management Systems.

3. Maintaining Medication/ Inventory Control.

Ordering Systems.

Special Ordering and Receiving Circumstances.

Medication Storage.

Safe Handling of Cytotoxic and Hazardous Materials/Chemicals.

Medication Distribution.

Automated Dispensing Systems.

Crash/Code Carts and Emergency Boxes.

Controlled Substances.

Investigational Drugs.

Removing Stock From Inventory.

Bulk Compounding and Repackaging of Pharmaceuticals.

4. Participating in the Administration and Management of Pharmacy.



Pharmacy Practice.

The Business of Pharmacy.

Policies and Procedures.

5. Review of Pharmacy Calculations.

Systems of Measurement.

Ratios and Proportions.

Dosage Calculations.




Flow Rates.


Business Math.

6. Pharmacy Law & Ethics.

Frederick II.

Federal Food And Drug Act of 1906.

International Opium Convention of 1912.

Federal Narcotic Drug Act of 1914.

Food, Drug And Cosmetic Act of 1938.

Durham-Humphrey Amendment of 1951.

Kefauver-Harris Amendment of 1962.

Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.

OBRA '90.





Social Contracts.

Ethics of Care.

Code of Ethics.

7. Top 200 Drugs.

8. Practice Exam I.

9. Practice Exam II.

10. Practice Exam III.

Appendix A: Review of Abbreviations & Terminology.

Appendix B: Professional Resources.
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