The Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician

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For Pharmacy Technician programs. From cover to cover, every aspect of this training text prepares students to succeed on the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Plus, the all-inclusive book grows with students and prepares them to deliver high-quality service and develop appropriate skill sets. This text is a great reference during active practice-including topics beyond entry-level skills, such as patient monitoring, over-the-counter drugs, profiling, and recalls.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 997.9g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130606294
  • 9780130606297

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The Pharmacy Technician Third Edition From cover to cover, every aspect of this training text will prepare you to succeed on the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination and in your future profession. Clear, comprehensive, and concise, "The Pharmacy Technician, 3e "details the skill sets needed for all aspects of pharmacy practice from drug order to pharmacokinetics. Discussions of patient monitoring, over-the-counter drugs, and profiling make it a must-have resource for students and professionals alike. The demand and opportunities for pharmacy technicians continues to increase. This text not only provides the foundation needed to gain competence but also provides the information needed in a great resource. Features Include: Support and satisfaction of "The Code of Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians, the Scope of Pharmacy Practice Project, "and the "Practice Standards of ASHP " (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists). Revised content throughout - Including new drugs approved by the FDA. New, improved format - A focus on the distributive function of pharmacy practice, the drugs, and the pharmacy settings. The Pharmacy Technician Coach - Principles are put into practice in this section that allows authentic pharmacy orders to be deciphered. New chapter on over-the-counter drugs. Comprehensive section on distributive pharmacy. Emphasis on the role of ethics. An accessible writing style.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. I. DISTRIBUTIVE PHARMACY. 1. The Drug Order. 2. The Drug Monographs. 3. Terminology. 4. Pharmacy Calculations. 5. The Distributive Process. 6. Special Pharmacy Skills. II. DRUGS. 7. Basics of Human Functioning and Pharmacokinetics. 8. Common Disease States and Drug Associations. 9. Drug Classes and Representative Drugs. 10. Over-the-Counter Drugs. III. PHARMACY ENVIRONMENTS. IV. PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COACH. Glossary. Appendix A. The National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Appendix B. The Professional Pharmacy Technician. Appendix C. Practice Prescriptions. Appendix D. Practice Hospital Orders. Index.show more

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