Mosby's Pharmacy Technician - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
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Mosby's Pharmacy Technician - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition


Completely revised and rebuilt to correspond to the latest Pharmacy Technician industry standards, Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition includes all the information on pharmacy practice, anatomy and physiology, math calculation, and pharmacology you need to prepare for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician. This approachable text includes new chapters on Medication Safety and Error Prevention and Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient, along with new information on the latest pharmacy laws, HIPAA, USP 797, and much more. With its clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools, you will be able to develop a better understanding of the complex pharmaceutical content you need to pass the PTCB examination and succeed on the job.

  • 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.

Unit One: Pharmacy Practice 1. History of Medicine and Pharmacy 2. Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies 3. Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians 4. Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient NEW! 5. Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration 6. Conversions and Calculations 7. Drug Information References 8. Community Pharmacy Practice 9. Institutional Pharmacy Practice 10. Additional Pharmacy Practice Settings 11. Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding 12. Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding 13. Pharmacy Stock and Billing 14. Medication Safety and Error Prevention NEW!

Unit Two:  Pharmacology and Medications 15. Therapeutic Agents for the Nervous System 16. Therapeutic Agents for the Endocrine System 17. Therapeutic Agents for the Muscular/Skeletal System 18. Therapeutic Agents for the Cardiovascular System  19. Therapeutic Agents for the Respiratory System 20. Therapeutic Agents for the Gastrointestinal System 21. Therapeutic Agents for the Renal System 22. Therapeutic Agents for the Reproductive System 23. Therapeutic Agents for the Immune System 24. Therapeutic Agents for Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat 25. Therapeutic Agents for the Dermatologic System 26. Therapeutic Agents for the Hematologic System 27. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications 28. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Appendices A) Review for the PTCB Examination B) Top 200 Prescription Drugs C) Top 30 Herbal Remedies D) Glossary E) Index



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