Math for Pharmacy Technicians is an introductory text covering the key math skills needed for Pharmacy Technicians. This text is an essential resource for both Pharmacy Technician students and practicing Pharmacy Technicians. Presented in a simple and clear manner, students will find numerous solved problems and a step-by-step format that allows for quick comprehension. Key features include practice problems with answers, written procedures, boxes with tips, exercises, and chapter quizzes to reinforce student learning. Instructor Resources: PowerPoints and Pre and Post Test Answers Student Resources: Companion Website
Author: Indra K. Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-09-26
Accurately calculating medication dosages is a critical element in pharmaceutical care that directly affects optimal patient outcomes. Unfortunately, medication dosage errors happen in pharmacies, in hospitals, or even at home or in homecare settings everyday. In extreme cases, even minor dosage errors can have dire consequences. Careful calculations are essential to providing optimal medical and pharmaceutical care. Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians fills the need for a basic reference that students and professionals can use to help them understand and perform accurate calculations. Organized in a natural progression from the basic to the complex, the book includes: Roman and Arabic Numerals Fractions and decimals Ratios, proportions, and percentages Systems of measurement including household conversions Interpretation of medication orders Isotonicity, pH, buffers, and reconstitutions Intravenous flow rates Insulin and Heparin products Pediatric dosage Business math Packed with numerous solved examples and practice problems, the book presents the math in a step-by-step style that allows readers to quickly grasp concepts. The authors explain the fundamentals simply and clearly and include ample practice problems that help readers become proficient. The focus on critical thinking, real-life problem scenarios, and the self-test format make Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians an indispensable learning tool.
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.
Author: William Alexander Hopkins
Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Filled with real-world practice problems this book is a unique training resource, whether it is for the classroom, the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination, or the pharmacy practice setting. Key Features: Thoroughly covers every topic related to pharmacy calculations that a pharmacy technician needs to know.
Author: Don A. Ballington
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Pharmaceutical arithmetic
With Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, students learn the essential mathematics concepts and skills pharmacy technicians use on the job. Clear, complete examples and practice problems guide students in learning the skills required for calculating and preparing drug doses in both community and institutional pharmacy settings. Students are guided step-by-step through calculation methods, including ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, and alligation.
Author: Barbara E. Lacher
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2008
Intended for use in an introductory pharmacy technician calculations course, this unique book addresses not only calculations that technicians will encounter in retail, but also those necessary for compounding, IV, industry and areas where a pharmacy technician might be called upon more frequently because of the shortage of pharmacy professionals. This text utilizes a casual, reader-friendly writing style and an easy-to-understand ratio-proportion method of problem solving. The latest addition to the new LWW Pharmacy Technician Education Series, this comprehensive text allows student to quickly master calculations form the most basic to the most complex.
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.
Author: Terry Lake
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.
Author: Robert M. Fulcher
Release Date: 2012-03
Suitable for pharmacy technicians, this title addresses the competencies developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and helps them learn to calculate drug dosages safely and accurately. It offers coverage ranging from basic math skills to reading and interpreting labels and physicians' orders.
Author: James J. Mizner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Covering everything you need to study for and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and ExCPT exams, Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, 3rd Edition makes exam preparation easy. Review the content you'll see on the exam with handy outlines, test-taking tips and strategies, and electronic flash cards. Written by noted pharmacy technician educator James J. Mizner, this complete review tests your knowledge and simulates the actual PTCB exam with 17 different, 100-question practice exams in the book and online. This edition is modeled after the updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint. A total of 1,700 review questions are included in 17 practice exams in the book and online. 100-question format of each practice exam simulates the PTCB and ExCPT exams, with multiple-choice questions and the same balance of content, for a realistic test taking experience. 700 electronic flash cards help you learn and remember facts by covering the top 200 most prescribed pharmaceuticals, top 50 herbals, abbreviations, and sound-alike drugs. Review content reflects the new percentages covered on the PTCB exam. A convenient outline format helps you to quickly review important information you'll see on the exam. Tips and suggestions prepare you for test-taking success by providing an insider’s perspective on what to expect and how to prepare for your exam when you have limited time. Seven practice exams in the book feature the same format and content emphasis as the national exam. Ten practice exams on the Evolve companion website in both timed and untimed modes help you identify any areas of weakness, and include instant feedback and remediation. UPDATED content includes current drug information and pharmacy practice procedures based on the new Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint. NEW! Chapter objectives provide a clear breakdown of content and goals for review.
Author: Robert Bill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals, Second Edition is an updated and revised version of the essential pocket-size reference for using math in the veterinary setting. Covering a range of topics from math fundamentals to drug prescription and dosing information, the book provides step-by-step instructions for calculating dosages, drip rates, concentrations, and other drug administration information. Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals is a useful guide for veterinary health care professionals, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians.
Author: Teresa Hopper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-03-14
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.
Author: Richard Snyder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.