Math for Pharmacy Technicians

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 15, 2010 - Mathematics - 142 pages
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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
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATH
1
CHAPTER 2 FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS
11
CHAPTER 3 RATIO PROPORTIONS AND PERCENTS
21
CHAPTER 4 LIQUID MEASURES
33
CHAPTER 5 CONCENTRATIONS
37
CHAPTER 6 DILUTIONS
45
CHAPTER 7 DOSING
55
CHAPTER 8 IV ADMIXTURE CALCULATIONS
61
CHAPTER 9 BUSINESS MATH
69
ANSWER KEYS
75
COMMON MEASURES AND CONVERSIONS
135
INDEX
137
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Lorraine C. Zentz has been a pharmacy technician since 1981. She lives in the small mountain town of Mesa, Colorado, and has worked in all pharmacy arenas (retail, home health, hospital, oncology, and training/education) during her pharmacy career. Lorraine received her Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry, and her Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction (the design and implementation of educational materials). She also completed her doctorate studies in adult education. She has held the position of Colorado State Coordinator for NPTA and Chairman of the Colorado Pharmacist Society Technician Academy and has been certified since 1985. In 2004, she was the recipient of the "Outstanding Leadership Award" and also named "Technician of the Year" for the state of Colorado. Lorraine conducts continuing education programs for technicians throughout Colorado and nationally at the annual NPTA convention.

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