The Pharmacy Technician Series

The Pharmacy Technician Series : Sterile Products

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Used in the Pharmacy Technician Sequence and specifically the Sterile Products 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.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 200.7 x 251.5 x 10.2mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • colour photographs
  • 0131147560
  • 9780131147560
  • 2,162,376

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Sterile Products.

Routes of Administration.

2. Facilities, Garb & Equipment.

Facilities & Clean Room.

The Hood.

Cleaning the Hood.

The Dressings (Garb).


Compounding Supplies.

3. Aseptic Calculations.

Active Ingredient.

IV Admixture.

Flow Rates.

Electrolytes Added To TPNs.

Dilution Technique.

Pediatric Formulas

BSA & Nomogram

Dosage Calculations

4. Properties of Sterile Products.


The pH Scale.

Small Volume Parenterals.

Large Volume Parenterals.

5. Aseptic Technique.


Proper Aseptic Technique.


Straight Draw.

Reconstitution of a Powdered Vial.

More on Manipulations.

How to Remove Fluid from an Ampule.

Preparation of a Sterile Dosage Form.

Special Preparations.

6. Sterile Product Preparations.

IV Bags.





Neonates & Pediatrics.


Cytotoxic Agents.




7. TPNs - Total Parenteral Nutrition.

The Ingredients.

The Order.

Compounding the TPN.

Automated Devices.

8. Chemotherapy.

Cytotoxic Agents.

Compounding Chemotherapy Medications.

Preparation Areas.

Personnel Training.


Withdrawing a Cytotoxic Agent.

Procedures for Handling Sterile Injectable Hazardous Drugs.

Chemo Spills.

ASHP Guidelines on the Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs.

9. Quality Control & Assurance.

Elements of Quality in Pharmacy.


ASHP Guidelines on Quality Assurance for Sterile Products.

Risk Level 1.

Risk Level 2.

Risk Level 3.

Core Concepts from USP 797 & ASHP Guidelines.

Documentation & Labeling.

Appendix A. Terminology & Abbreviations.

Appendix B. Common IV Medications.

Appendix C. Training & Validation Forms.

Appendix D. Appendix for Left Handed Personnel.
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