Overviews of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body system unit provide a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology to help you understand how drugs work in the body. Mini drug monographs in every body system and drug classification chapter contain valuable drug information and pill photos for quick reference. Summary drug tables with generic/brand name, usual dose and dosing schedule, and warning labels offer at-a-glance access to information about specific drugs. Helpful "Tech Notes" enhance your understanding of the practical knowledge needed in the pharmacy setting and helpyou relate new concepts to practical use. " Tech Alerts "offer critical reminders and warnings to help you learn to identify and avoid common pharmacy errors. "Technician's Corner" critical thinking" "exercises prepare you for on-the-job situations by providing a set of facts and askingyou to reach a conclusion.Updated drug information ensures you are familiar with the latest drug approvals and therapeutic considerations. Additional learning resources on the companion Evolve website include: Certification practice exam to better prepare you for the PTCB or ExCPT exam.More recall exercises and games to help you retain complex information."
Author: James J. Mizner
Publisher: Jems Publishing Company
Release Date: 2013-09-20
Take your understanding to a whole new level with Pageburst digital books on VitalSource! Easy-to-use, interactive features let you make highlights, share notes, run instant topic searches, and so much more. Best of all, with Pageburst, you get flexible online, offline, and mobile access to all your digital books. 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: James J. Mizner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-01-01
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: Joyce E. Dains
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012
Designed for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students, as well as Physician's Assistant students and practitioners, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 4th Edition, is a practical resource that takes you to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic history and physical examination and through the diagnostic reasoning process. Accessible and concise, it approaches physical examination by focusing on a specific chief complaint rather than a diagnosis of a disease entity. Each chapter is organized into four major areas: Focused History; Focused Physical Examination; Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies; and Differential Diagnosis. Those who master the diagnostic reasoning process in this text will be able to accurately diagnose the majority of conditions they will see in clinical practice. Easy-to-follow format with consistent organization improves your ability to understand and accurately perform the different elements of the diagnostic reasoning process: Focused History sections walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Key Questions highlight what questions to ask the patient, followed by an explanation of what the patient's responses might signify, to guide you toward an accurate assessment and precise diagnosis. Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to conduct more advanced diagnostic techniques and offer interpretations of the findings. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections give a brief outline of what types of laboratory or diagnostic studies would be appropriate for the chief complaint or suspected diagnosis. Differential Diagnosis sections contain the most common differential diagnoses for each chief complaint and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with the laboratory and diagnostic studies indicated. Differential Diagnosis tables offer an at-a-glance summary of possible diagnoses. Reordered table of contents, organized alphabetically by patient problem rather than by body system, simplifies and accelerates information retrieval. A list of chapters by body system is also included for reference. Three new chapters: Chapter 23: Palpitations Chapter 36: Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional) Chapter 38: The Abdominal X-ray Additional Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide additional research-based tips on conducting the most effective exams for more accurate diagnoses.
Author: William W. Muir
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 5th Edition is a well-accepted guide to performing anesthesia and anesthetic techniques safely and effectively. This convenient pocket guide provides clear, concise guidelines on anesthetic procedures for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets. Topics include patient evaluation and preparation, local anesthetic drugs, anesthetic equipment, patient monitoring, pain management, breathing systems and ventilation, shock therapy, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, and euthanasia. Written by leading anesthesiology experts William W. Muir III and John A. E. Hubbell, this practical handbook is the perfect size to take anywhere! User-friendly format provides instant access to vital information on anesthetic procedures and techniques for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets. Thoroughly UPDATED topics include patient evaluation, patient preparation methods, safe and effective operation of anesthetic equipment, and chemical restraint procedures. Respected authors are recognized as experts in the field of veterinary anesthesia. Over 100 tables, boxes, and graphs summarize anesthetic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, advantages, and disadvantages of each drug. Also available on Pageburst — a fully searchable digital text platform that makes it easy to quickly find key topics and drug information. Sold separately. UPDATED anesthetic drug information and NEW pain management techniques provide the latest on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages. EXPANDED step-by-step overviews of anesthetic and analgesic techniques make it easier to review and perform procedures. UPDATED coverage of euthanasia, including the most current AVMA guidelines, provides today’s accepted protocols for the provision of euthanasia. UPDATED complementary and alternative strategies provide non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management. UPDATED research findings and clinical applications address special anesthetic considerations necessary in cats.
Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-07-16
Find the reliable, in-depth drug information you need! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 11th Edition with 2016 Update keeps you up to date with this constantly changing field by providing information on more than 4,000 generic and trade name drugs - including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Each drug monograph includes complete dosing, administration, and nursing process information, so you'll always be sure that you're practicing medication safety. In fact, what sets this handbook apart is its detailed coverage of rationales and explanations, drug-specific nursing diagnoses, and IV drug information. From trusted nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, the Drug Guide also includes a companion website with how-to videos, NCLEX? exam-style questions, patient teaching guidelines, and more. More than 4,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to vital information. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects. UNIQUE! Full-color inserts show how drugs work and provide fast access to basic intravenous administration techniques and skills. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, videos and animations, drug dosage calculators, NCLEX? exam-style questions, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. A table with complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs. Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover areas such as doses, side effects, interactions, and nursing considerations. Ethnic alert icon indicates safety information specific to populations of varying ethnicities. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips of medication administration via IV, injection, oral, topical, and drops; animations of how drugs act in the body; and safety content relating to the most common medication errors.
This convenient, money-saving package is a must-have for students training for a career as a Pharmacy Technician. It includes Hopper, Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles & Practice; Hopper, Workbook to Accompany Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles & Practice; and Mizner, Mosby's Review for the PTCB Certification Examination. For further information on each individual product, please click on the link provided below.
Author: Kenneth L. Bontrager
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Reinforce your knowledge of radiographic positioning and anatomy, and produce quality radiographs! Corresponding to the chapters in this 8th Edition, this practical workbook offers a wide variety of exercises including situation-based questions, film critique questions, laboratory activities, and self-evaluation tests. New to this edition: Updated content matches the revisions to the textbook. Stronger focus on computed and digital radiography in questions includes images from the newest equipment. Expanded coverage of computed tomography reflects changes in practice.
Author: Bradford P. Smith
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Large Animal Internal Medicine, 4th Edition features a problem-based approach with discussions of over 150 clinical signs. This is the first internal medicine reference that enables you to efficiently diagnose horses, cattle, sheep, and goats based on clinical observation and laboratory and diagnostic testing. With this user-friendly format, you can find essential information about specific diseases and reach a diagnosis by simply identifying the signs. A unique problem-based approach with discussions of over 150 clinical signs and manifestations helps you quickly reach a diagnosis based on observations and laboratory tests. Causes of Presenting Signs boxes provide easy access to complete lists of common, less common, and uncommon diseases associated with manifestations or signs of disease. Complete lists of diseases associated with a given lab abnormality in Causes of Abnormal Laboratory Values boxes help you easily interpret abnormalities in clinical chemistry, hematology, blood proteins, and clotting tests. An expert team of over 180 authors contributing information in their areas of expertise ensures you are using the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Color plates accompanying Diseases of the Eye and Diseases of the Alimentary Tract enable you to visually recognize the clinical appearance of ophthalmologic conditions and alimentary tract disorders for quick and easy diagnosis and treatment. Six all-new chapters provide in-depth coverage of diagnostic testing, critical care and fluid therapy, biosecurity and infection control, and genetic disorders.
Author: Marilyn W. Edmunds
Release Date: 2013
Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician's assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients' health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew,Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today's most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class - with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practicehelps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEWClinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well asTop 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.
Everything you need to prepare for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician in one easy-to-read textbook! Useful from Day 1 through graduation, Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition includes all the information on pharmacy practice, anatomy and physiology, math calculation, and pharmacology to support you through your studies. Built from the ground up to map directly to the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) curriculum and to the accepted certification exams, this approachable text includes expanded information on drug classifications, sterile processing, insurance, and pharmacy operations management. It also features an expanded art program with equipment close-ups, clinical procedures and processes, and body system illustrations to bring the content to life and support comprehension of the material. 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 board examination and launch a successful and rewarding career in Pharmacy. Comprehensive coverage of pharmacy practice, A&P, and pharmacology to support classroom success and board exam preparation. Step-by-step illustrated procedures with rationales for steps for key skills and competencies. Study practice, including review questions at the end of each chapter, exam-review appendix with sample questions, and review questions online. Emphasis on real-world problem-solving with Technician Scenarios and Technician Scenario Check-up boxes. Mini drug monographs with drug information summaries and photos for commonly prescribed medications. Tech Notes and Tech Alerts with practical tips for on-the-job accuracy and efficiency. NEW! Chapters on drug classifications and pharmacy operations management. NEW! Expansion of aseptic technique and sterile compounding. NEW! Expanded and re-envisioned art program with more photos on pharmacy practice and procedures and detailed illustrations to support body-system pharmacology content. NEW! Additional emphasis on soft skills threaded throughout the pharmacy practice unit. NEW! Added procedures throughout pharmacy practice chapters.
Author: Karen Marcdante
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-03-31
Considered the resource of choice for pediatric residencies, clerkships, and exams, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics provides comprehensive, yet concise and accessible guidance on normal childhood growth and development, as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common pediatric diseases and disorders. Edited by Drs. Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman, Hal B. Jenson, and Richard E. Behrman, this edition's content was specifically developed in accordance with the 2009 curriculum guidelines of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. It also includes many new and improved clinical photographs and images for enhanced visual reference. A user-friendly full-color format facilitate study and expedite reference. Concise text, a full-color design, high-yield tables, and numerous images provide an effective overview of pediatrics. Edited by the same authorities responsible for the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, the most used and recognizable clinical reference in pediatrics. Content developed in accordance with 2009 COMSEP curriculum guidelines, and written and edited by leaders in pediatrics education, focuses on the core knowledge needed for a pediatric clerkship or rotation. A wealth of new images captures the clinical manifestations and imaging findings associated with Kawasaki disease, lupus, lymphoma, stroke, and many other disorders seen in children.
Author: Ascencia Test Prep
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Ascencia Test Prep's first study guide, PTCB Exam Study Guide 2017-2018: Ascencia's Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination is a comprehensive book offering readers a full review of the subject matter covered on the PTCB exam, test tips and strategies, real-world examples, and worked through practice problems. Acscencia¿s PTCB book covers:PharmacologyThe Principles of PharmacologyAn Introduction to Medical TerminologySystems PharmacologyPharmacy Abbreviations Assisting the PharmacistAmbulatory (Community) PharmacyInstitutional (Hospital) PharmacyPharmacy AutomationInvestigational Drug Data Pharmacy Law & EthicsHistoryControlled Drugs Administration & Management of the PharmacyMedication ErrorsReference MaterialsHazardous Materials and Safety in the WorkplaceInventory Compounding PharmaceuticalsNon-Sterile CompoundingSterile Compounding Pharmacy MathFundamentals of Pharmacy MathFractions and DecimalsRatio, Proportions, and PercentageLiquid MeasuresConcentrationsDilutionsAdmixture CalculationsBusiness MathAscencia¿s PTCB study guide also includes two full PTCB practice tests, ensuring that readers will be prepared come test day. About Ascencia Test PrepWith healthcare fields such as nursing, pharmacy, emergency care, and physical therapy becoming the fastest and largest growing industries in the United States, individuals looking to enter the healthcare industry or rise in their field need high quality, reliable resources. Ascencia Test Prep's study guides and test preparation materials are developed by credentialed, industry professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. Every Ascencia book includes a comprehensive overview of the content knowledge that will be tested, along with practice questions for each section to enhance understanding. Full practice tests at the end of every book accurately reflect the exam, helping test takers determine if they are thoroughly prepared. Additionally, all Ascencia study materials offer exclusive tips from healthcare professionals to help readers thrive in their field beyond test day. Ascencia recognizes that healthcare professionals nurture bodies and spirits, and save lives. Ascencia Test Prep's mission is to help healthcare workers grow.
Author: Sacha Koborsi Tadros
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Genre: Study Aids
This brand-new manual prepares Pharmacy Technicians for the test that applicants must pass in order to receive their certification. This book features: three full-length practice Pharmacy Technician Certification Exams (PTCE), with two in the book and one additional exam available online; a pretest designed to help readers assess their strengths and weaknesses before beginning their review; information that covers all of the nine major topic areas and knowledge domains of the official PTCE blueprint; hundreds of practice questions with detailed answer explanations for extra preparation; all of the latest information about pharmacy technician certification requirements, PTCE scoring, steps for scheduling the PTCE, and test-taking skills, important tips, and winning strategies. It’s everything you need to know in order to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam—and to succeed on test day. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam with all questions answered and explained.