This book, written by pharmacy teachers, is an introduction to drug dosage and other pharmaceutical calculations, with numerous worked examples and sample questions and answers. The second edition has been revised and expanded to include a new chapter on accuracy of measurements, a new appendix on performing arithmetical routines such as multiplication and division of integers and fractions, and updated worked examples.
Author: Howard C. Ansel
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2010
The Thirteenth Edition of Pharmaceutical Calculations represents a thorough update of this textbook, which for over six decades has met the needs of students in this subject area. This edition's Introduction presents a stepwise approach in solving calculations problems. Each chapter of this edition includes learning objectives that direct the student's focus and provide a basis for self-assessment following completion. Coverage includes new material in areas such as e-prescriptions, medication orders in nursing homes, hospice care, patient self-administration of analgesia, intravenous infusion rate calculations for the critical care patient, and patient conversions to alternative treatment plans. A companion Website includes the fully searchable text and an interactive quiz bank with more pharmaceutical calculation review problems.
Author: Joy Bellis Sakai
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Pharmacy Calculations: An Introduction for Pharmacy Technicians is designed for pharmacy technician students enrolled in a training program, technicians preparing for the certification exam, and for on-site training. As the role for pharmacy technicians continues to evolve and expand, one thing remains constant. The safety of patients is the highest priority for anyone working in pharmacy, whether in hospital, retail, or institutional practices. A thorough understanding of pharmacy math ensures accuracy in computations and safety and quality in practice. This book offers a complete review of the basic mathematics concepts and skills, which provide a foundation for more advanced understanding of pharmacy-related topics. The guide provides students with the pharmacy basics necessary for correctly interpreting prescriptions and drug orders, and for performing dosing calculations that technicians face every day. The chapters are broken down into four units and are organized to complement most pharmacy technician training curricula and to support the ASHP model curriculum: · Review of Mathematics · Systems of Measurement · Preparing for Problem Solving in Pharmacy · Dosing Calculations and Other Pharmacy Problems Key features throughout the book include: · Chapter objectives · Key terms and definitions · Examples of problem scenarios or calculations questions and solutions · “Tech Note!” —provides a highlight of key points within the chapters · “Numbers at Work” —illustrates why key concepts are important to know and skills are critical to master · Practice problems · A test bank · Appendices that include the parts of a prescription, a glossary of terms, conversions, and abbreviations tables. For additional resources related to this book, visit www.ashp.org/techcalculations.
Math is a critical element of pharmaceutical care and a sound knowledge of math concepts is key to succeeding as a pharmacy technician. The second edition of PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS: A WORKTEXT provides an effective, hands-on guide to essential math skills, from simple addition and subtraction to formulas used in dosage calculations and basic business math. This highly practical reference helps students develop strong math skills to perform accurate calculations with confidence and prevent medication errors. In addition to informative content, the text includes abundant examples of medication labels, medical forms, and other images to help students apply professional skills in real-life situations. Now thoroughly updated, this edition is more useful than ever, providing an invaluable resource for students and professional pharmacy technicians alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book has been created for students wanting to take pharmacy registration assessment exams and become a licensed pharmacist. Calculations are often considered as the hardest part of any pharmacy orientated exam and is often the main reason for exam failure. For this reason, we have collected a team of highly skilled, pharmacy professionals to compile and refine this book to ensure it presents what you really need to know. In this book we explore the wide range of questions which can be presented during exams such as the GPhC, Naplex, PEBC, FPGEE and many more... The book not only contains questions and learning resources but also worksheet for you to practically apply the knowledge you have learnt. The key sections in this book include: The basics behind pharmacy calculations Exponents and scientific calculations Conversions Medical abbreviations Dosage Concentration Infusion Alligation Body weight and surface area Paediatric dosages Mixing liquid preparations Pharmacoeconomics
Author: Dean Pacific University Oregon School of Pharmacy Reza Karimi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences with Patient Care Correlations provides a solid foundation in the areas of science that pharmacy students most need to understand to succeed in their education and career. Offering a comprehensive overview of the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, it is an ideal primary or secondary textbook for introductory courses. Students can also use this text to refresh their scientific knowledge before beginning graduate study. Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences with Patient Care Correlations includes 16 chapters that cover subjects ranging from cell biology and medicinal chemistry to toxicology and biostatistics. It also includes clinical correlations and integrated cases. Practical as well as informative, this essential reference relates the subject matter to the real world of pharmacy practice to assist students throughout their graduate studies and professional careers. Features Provides a comprehensive introduction to the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences curriculum Serves as an ideal text for all introductory pharmacy courses Covers the topics that are most challenging for students Relates science to the real world of pharmacy practice Includes over 525 illustrations, photos, and figures
This textbook, introduces the science of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical calculations to the reader. Pharmaceutics topics described here have relevant types of pharmaceutical calculations integrated within them.
Author: Payal Agarwal
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2014-09-07
Accurately performing pharmaceutical calculations is a critical component in providing patient care in any pharmacy setting. Pharmaceutical Calculations is the perfect text for students or professionals aiming to understand or develop the calculations skills that play such a significant role in building a competent pharmacist.This text focuses on increasing student learning and understanding in important areas of pharmaceutical calculations. Basic math fundamentals essential for pharmaceutical calculation is presented in the beginning of the book, followed by calculations that are more specific to compounding and formulation of individual dosage forms.Incorporated throughout each chapter is:Practice setsSolved problemsCase studies in the form of prescriptionsKey terms
Author: Chris Langley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015
Written by leading academics with a wealth of experience in pharmacy education, Maths Skills for Pharmacy combines a unique integrated approach to pharmaceutical and scientific calculations, with innovative learning features designed to encourage self-directed learning.
Author: Arthur J. Winfield
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-07-21
This comprehensive book covers a wide range of subjects relevant to pharmacy practice, including communication skills, managing a business, quality assurance, dispensing, calculations, packaging, storage and labeling of medicines, sterilization, prescriptions, hospital-based services, techniques and treatments, adverse drug reactions, pharmacoeconomics, and medicines management. Features useful appendices on medical abbreviations, pharmaceutical Latin terms, weights and measures, and presentation skills. This is a core text for pharmacy practice and dispensing modules of the pharmacy curriculum Covers key exam material for essential review and test preparation Features a user-friendly design with clear headings, chapter summaries, helpful boxes, and key points Text restructured with 14 new or radically revised chapters. All text revised in light of current pharmaceutical practice. New design using two colours.