cover image - Mosby's Pharmacy Technician - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9781455707799
Page Count: 1136
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $71.95

Mosby's Pharmacy Technician - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Elsevier
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Mosby's Pharmacy Technician - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9781455707799
Page Count: 1136
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $71.95
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Take your first step toward a successful career as a pharmacy technician with Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive text makes essential skills and concepts approachable and easy to understand with clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools. Ensure success in class and in your future career with a fundamental understanding of basic sciences, the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, medication safety, drug classifications, and more!

    • Complete coverage of community and institutional pharmacy practice settings helps you understand your valuable role as a pharmacy technician.
    • A&P content helps you understand how drugs work in the human body.
    • Comprehensive drug tables provide fast, easy access to essential pharmaceutical facts.
    • Tech Notes and Tech Alerts highlight steps you can take to enhance efficiency and avoid common errors on the job.
    • Pharmacist's Perspective boxes provide practical insight on common scenarios you'll encounter in practice.
    • Technician's Corner boxes challenge you to apply your critical thinking skills to chapter content.
    • Abbreviated drug monographs familiarize you with essential pharmaceutical data for common drugs:
      • Generic/trade names

    • Route of administration
    • Common dosage
    • Side effects
    • Auxiliary label
    • Medication Safety and Error Prevention chapter helps you confidently address growing concerns related to patient safety and prevent medication-related errors.
    • Revised Math Calculations chapter incorporates helpful information to clarify complex pharmaceutical calculations.
    • Updated content prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTC) exam and highlights current concerns you'll encounter in the workforce:
      • HIPAA regulations
      • The Medicare Modernization Act
      • Legal parameters for the sale of pseudoephedrine products
      • The issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions
      • Pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions
      • The United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

    • New full-color photographs familiarize you with current practice settings.
    • Learning games and certification review quizzes on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you've learned.
  • Section One: General Pharmacy

    1. History of Medicine and Pharmacy
    2. Laws and Ethics of Pharmacy
    3. Pharmacy Associations, certification, and Settings for Technicians/Competency, Communication, and Ethics
    4. Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians and Math Review
    5. Dosage Forms, Abbreviations, and Routes of Administration
    6. Referencing
    7. Prescription Processing
    8. Over the Counter Medication and Skin Anatomy
    9. Complementary Alternative Medications
    10. Hospital Pharmacy
    11. Repackaging and Compounding
    12. Aseptic Technique
    13. Pharmacy Stock and Billing
    14. Medication Safety and Error Prevention
    15. Section Two: Body Systems

    16. Endocrine System
    17. Nervous System
    18. Psychopharmacology
    19. Respiratory System
    20. Visual and Auditory Systems
    21. Gastrointestinal System
    22. Urinary System
    23. Cardiovascular System
    24. Reproductive System
    25. Section Three: Classifications of Drugs

    26. Anti-infectives
    27. Anti-inflammatories and Antihistamines
    28. Vitamins and Minerals
    29. Vaccines
    30. Oncology Agents
    31. Section Four: Basic Science for the Pharmacy Technician

    32. Microbiology
    33. Chemistry
    34. Section Five: Starting Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician

    35. Review for Pharmacy Technician Certification


      A.  Abbreviations

      B.  200 Top Selling Trade Names for Drugs

      C.  Top Herbal Remedies

      D.  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act if 1996 (HIPPA)

      E.  Proper Hand Care for Medical Asepsis in Pharmacy

    Answer Key to Odd-Numbered Review Exercises

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