Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians E Book

Author: Robert M. Fulcher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292320
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Medical

Written for pharmacy technicians, and addressing the competencies developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition helps you learn to calculate drug dosages safely and accurately. A practical worktext format covers everything from basic math skills to reading and interpreting labels and physicians' orders, introducing key calculation and conversion concepts and then providing hundreds of problems so you can practice and master the material. Other vital topics include conversions between the various measurement systems, reconstituting liquid medications, and calculating medications based on a patient's age or body weight. Written by experienced pharmacist Robert Fulcher and educator Eugenia Fulcher, Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians helps you learn calculation skills and develop the competencies needed by pharmacy technicians. Learning objectives and definitions of key words begin each chapter. Pretests in each chapter allow readers to assess their current knowledge of specific topics. Step-by-step examples make it easy to learn and remember how to do equations and use formulas. Hundreds of practice problems provide practice with calculations, conversions, and measurements. Actual drug labels accompany examples and problems, for real-world experience with the information you will see in pharmacy practice. Business Math for Pharmacy Technicians chapter introduces the calculations needed in retail pharmacy settings. Body system icons appear next to medication names to help you associate different drugs with their respective disorders and body systems. Points to Remember boxes make it easy to learn and remember key information. Review of Rules sections in each chapter summarize the rules and methods for performing equations. Chapter reviews provide a quick summary of the key concepts in each chapter. Posttests in each chapter allow you to assess how well you have learned the material. A comprehensive posttest includes 50 questions that assess your knowledge of all major topics covered in the book. Helpful study tools also include an answer key for odd-numbered problems and a comprehensive glossary. Updated content meets ASHP requirements and features new topics such as powder volume and compounding problems, formulas for reducing and enlarging medications, and opportunities to write out prescription label directions. Tech Note boxes offer helpful advice on real-life situations you may encounter in the pharmacy. Tech Alert boxes warn against common pharmacy and medication errors that could impact patients' safety. Additional prescription and practice exercises give you valuable experience with translating physician directions into patient instructions.

Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians A Worktext

Author: Jahangir Moini
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285401584
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Genre: Medical

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.

Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians

Author: Indra K. Reddy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351988629
Release Date: 2017-09-06
Genre: Medical

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.

Pharmacy Calculations

Author: Joy Bellis Sakai
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 9781585283620
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323187886
Release Date: 2014-12-25
Genre: Medical

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. Comprehensive coverage of the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs provides comprehensive coverage of pharmacy practice, A&P, and pharmacology to prepare you for the PTCE and your future jobs. Technician Scenarios and Technician Scenario Check-up boxes highlight real-world examples. Comprehensive drug tables with pill images and label photos make learning drug information easier. Tech Notes and Tech Alerts offer practical references related to the chapter subject matter. Mini drug monographs provide the drug information you need for the drugs covered in the text. A&P content is included in the Body Systems section to help you build a foundation for how drugs work in the human body. Technician’s Corner boxes include critical thinking exercises applicable to the chapter content. Pharmacist’s Perspective boxes provide insights from the eye of the pharmacist. NEW! Update of pharmacy laws offers the latest issues and information found on the PTCB examination, including: HIPAA, the Medicare Modernization Act recent legal changes due to the selling of pseudoephedrine products the issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions NEW! Completely revised TOC includes chapters on community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, additional pharmacy practice settings, and individual chapters on the body systems. UNIQUE! New chapter on Medication Safety and Error Prevention to address the growing reports of technician-related medication errors. NEW! Chapter on Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient highlights the increased customer-facing role that pharmacy technicians are now expected to have. NEW! Revised chapter on Math Calculations provides simple rules and examples for practice. NEW! Discussion of USP 797 covers the latest guidelines on all prescription and OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the U.S. set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). NEW! Full-color photographs of hospital, retail, and home healthcare offers a visual of key areas and automation in the practice of pharmacy.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Teresa Hopper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292450
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: Medical

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.

The Pharmacy Technician A Comprehensive Approach

Author: Jahangir Moini
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305686557
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Genre: Medical

Begin a rewarding pharmacy career with THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, 3e! The book gives readers the knowledge and skills required for working with a licensed pharmacist in a variety of clinical and retail settings. Readings explore medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmaceutical techniques, sterile compounding, pharmacy recordkeeping, pharmacy law and ethics, and much more. Designed for beginners, and is also an ideal resource for experienced pharmacy technicians in need of continuing education or those preparing for national certification exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292252
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Medical

With chapter-by-chapter review and practice, this easy-to-use workbook and lab manual reinforces your understanding of key facts and concepts from Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Chapter-specific lab exercises and skill check-off sheets correspond to procedures in the textbook, and a wide variety of review questions (including fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice), exercises, and activities help you study more effectively and learn to apply your knowledge for success on the job. Practice with the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs prepares you for the PTCE and your future job. Critical thinking exercises help you apply what you’ve learned to real-life situations. Fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice questions reinforce chapter material. UNIQUE! Internet research activities prepare you for research tasks you will encounter on the job. Math calculation exercises help you master this difficult area of pharmacology. NEW! Chapter-specific lab exercises give you applicable laboratory experience and practice. NEW! Skill check-off sheets let you track your progress with textbook procedures.

Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Teresa Hopper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292467
Release Date: 2014-04-11
Genre: Medical

With chapter-by-chapter review and practice, this easy-to-use workbook and lab manual helps you reinforce your understanding of key facts and concepts from Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. A wide variety of review questions, exercises, and activities help you study more effectively and learn to apply your knowledge for success on the job. Chapter-specific exercises (fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice) reinforce key textbook concepts and help you prepare for exams. Experiential lab activities provide hands-on practice. Case scenarios and critical thinking questions strengthen your decision-making skills. UNIQUE! Internet research assignments challenge you to locate additional information and draw clinically relevant conclusions. Math calculation exercises enhance your proficiency with challenging mathematic calculations critical to practice.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 1455751782
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Medical

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 andCommunication 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. Comprehensive coverage of the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs provides comprehensive coverage of pharmacy practice, A&P, and pharmacology to prepare you for the PTCE and your future jobs. Technician Scenarios and Technician Scenario Check-up boxes highlight real-world examples. Comprehensive drug tables with pill images and label photos make learning drug information easier. Tech Notes and Tech Alerts offer practical references related to the chapter subject matter. Mini drug monographs provide the drug information you need for the drugs covered in the text. A&P content is included in the Body Systems section to help you build a foundation for how drugs work in the human body. Technician's Corner boxes include critical thinking exercises applicable to the chapter content. Pharmacist's Perspective boxes provide insights from the eye of the pharmacist. NEW! Update of pharmacy laws offers the latest issues and information found on the PTCB examination, including: HIPAA, the Medicare Modernization Act recent legal changes due to the selling of pseudoephedrine products the issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions NEW! Completely revised TOC includes chapters on community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, additional pharmacy practice settings, and individual chapters on the body systems. UNIQUE! New chapter on Medication Safety and Error Prevention to address the growing reports of technician-related medication errors. NEW! Chapter on Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient highlights the increased customer-facing role that pharmacy technicians are now expected to have. NEW! Revised chapter on Math Calculations provides simple rules and examples for practice. NEW! Discussion of USP 797 covers the latest guidelines on all prescription and OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the U.S. set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). NEW! Full-color photographs of hospital, retail, and home healthcare offers a visual of key areas and automation in the practice of pharmacy.

Math for Pharmacy Technicians

Author: Lorraine Zentz
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763759612
Release Date: 2010-08-15
Genre: Mathematics

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

Pharmacology E Book

Author: Eugenia M. Fulcher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292306
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Medical

Comprehensive yet easy to read, Pharmacology: Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition introduces you to basic pharmacology, showing how to apply principles to the kinds of clinical situations you will encounter on the job. You'll learn how different drugs work in the body, how to calculate drug dosages, drug administration routes and procedures, the medications related to disorders in each body system, and much more. Written by expert authors Eugenia M. Fulcher, Robert M. Fulcher, and Cathy Dubeansky Soto, Pharmacology ensures that you master all of the pharmacology competencies required by CAAHEP and ABHES. In the book and on a companion Evolve website, a variety of exercises helps you strengthen your skills in math, dosage calculation, and critical thinking. Practical coverage of basic pharmacology provides a thorough understanding of the medications most commonly used in ambulatory and inpatient settings. A real-life Scenario starts each chapter with thought-provoking questions to consider as you progress through the material. Procedures boxes provide step-by-step guidance for drug calculation and administration, accompanied by numerous illustrations and icons that identify OSHA-mandated protocols. Common Signs & Symptoms of Diseases and Common Side Effects of Medications lists in each body system chapter help you distinguish between disease progression and medication reactions. Body systems icons highlight the ways that specific drugs affect a particular body system. Chapter objectives and key words at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study efforts. Check Your Understanding math review sections enable you to assess your knowledge of application and calculation concepts. Critical Thinking exercises challenge you to apply what you've learned to a variety of realistic situations. Important Facts and Clinical Tips boxes in each chapter highlight the key concepts for practice. Patient Education for Compliance boxes help you communicate more effectively with patients about possible side effects or adverse reactions. Summary tables are more concise and easier to follow. New calculations exercises and quizzes are included on the companion Evolve website. Expanded math and drug calculation sections in the workbook supplement the textbook with additional exercises for practice with math and dosage calculations. Available separately.

MP Math for the Pharmacy Technician

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781478427360
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to MP Math for the Pharmacy Technician. In this book, you will learn topics such as Drug Orders, Drug Labels and Package Inserts/Dosage Calculation, Oral Medications and Parenteral Dosages, and Intravenous Calculations plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Complete Math Review for the Pharmacy Technician

Author: William Alexander Hopkins
Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn
ISBN: 1582121346
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians

Author: Don A. Ballington
Publisher:
ISBN: 0763834653
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, Fourth Edition offers the most thorough approach to understanding pharmacy calculations - so every student succeeds. Its extensive examples help students apply calculations in the workplace. Additional problems with solutions at the end of the book provide practice with immediate feedback; Pretest available to check student readiness; Study Partner multimedia CD included with each textbook.