Thomson Delmar Learning's Pharmacy Practice for Technicians

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Cengage Learning, 2005 - Medical - 520 pages
This valuable resource focuses on the competencies necessary to become a pharmacy technician in both institutional and community pharmacy practice. The framework of this easy-to-use book provides a stepwise approach for learning and understanding various components of the profession. This third edition of Delmar's Pharmacy Practice for Technicians emphasizes basic biopharmaceuticals, the administration of medications, and the use of drugs. Revisions include a new section on Clinical Aspects of Pharmacy Technology and five new chapters (Community Pharmacy Practice, Nonprescription Medication, Natural Products, Reimbursement for Pharmacy Services, and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board). Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.
 

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Contents

Organizational Structure and Function
21
Home Health Care
29
LongTerm Care
57
Community Pharmacy Practice
65
THE PROFESSION OF PHARMACY
75
Regulatory Agencies and QuasiLegal Standards
76
Investigational Drugs
82
Occupational and Safety Act
88
Administration of Medications
241
Drug Information Centers
259
Drug Distribution Systems
275
Infection Control and Prevention in the Pharmacy
293
Introduction to Biopharmaceutics
315
The Actions and Uses of Drugs
325
Nonprescription Medications
349
Natural Products
361

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
94
Patients Bill of Rights
100
Ethical Considerations for the Pharmacy Technician
127
Organizations in Pharmacy
139
PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS OF PHARMACY
147
Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms 1 65
166
Pharmaceutical Calculations
181
Practice Problems
199
Extemporaneous Compounding
207
Parenteral Compounding
225
The Policy and Procedure Manual
379
Materials Management of Pharmaceuticals
393
The Pharmacy Formulary System
411
Computer Applications in DrugUse Control
419
Reimbursement for Pharmacy Services
453
Accreditation of Technician Training Programs
461
Appendix A LongTerm Care
471
Common SoundAlike Drug Names
477
Index
497
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Jane M. Durgin, CIJ, R.Ph., R.N., M.S., Ed. D. was a Professor of Pharmacy Administration at the St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Jamaica, NY.

Zachary I. Hanan, RPh, M.S., FASCP, FASHP was the Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Mercy Medical Center for over 30 years and an Associate Adjunct Professor at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences.

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