Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians (Google eBook)

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CRC Press, Sep 26, 2003 - Medical - 226 pages
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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.
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    Contents

    2 Using Fractions and Decimals in Pharmacy Math
    7
    3 Using Ratios Proportions and Percentages in Dosage Calculations
    27
    4 Applying Systems of Measurements
    45
    5 Interpreting Medication Orders
    61
    6 Identifying Prescription Errors and Omissions
    73
    7 Working with Liquid Dosage Forms
    95
    8 Working with Solid Dosage Forms
    115
    9 Adjusting Isotonicity
    121
    12 Determining Milliequivalent Strengths
    161
    13 Dealing with Calories
    169
    14 Determining Intravenous Flow Rates
    179
    15 Working with Insulin and Heparin Products
    187
    APPENDIX A
    203
    APPENDIX B
    207
    APPENDIX C
    217
    APPENDIX D
    221

    10 Working with pH and Buffers
    141
    11 Dealing with Reconstitutions
    151

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