The Pharmacy Technician: A Comprehensive Approach

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Cengage Learning, 2004 - Medical - 480 pages
Opportunities are growing in the dynamic field of the pharmacy technician! Whether you are entering the field for the first time or are looking to hone your skills further, The Pharmacy Technician: A Comprehensive Approach is for you. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all the concepts covered on the National Certification Exam. With full-color photos and illustrations, key terms, chapter summaries and end-of-chapter questions, this book helps individuals learn the information necessary to build an exciting career as a pharmacy technician. Both hospital and retail pharmacy are covered in depth.
 

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Contents

History 0f Pharma
2
The F0IIIldation 0f Pharmatelltital CdTe
10
Pharmacy Law and Ethits f0I Technitians
16
Violations of the Law
19
The Ethical Foundation of Pharmacy
25
Rules for Forming and Spelling Medical Terms
32
Apothecary Symbols
38
D08300 FDITS and AdministraliON 0f Meditations
43
Calculation of Oral Medications
210
DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS
231
Summary
238
Principles of AntiInfective Therapy
246
AllčIU and Respirat0ry DIIIJs s
282
Asthma Prophylactics
288
Central MeTV0lls System DIIIGS
294
Drugs of Abuse
308

Summary
59
HOSPITAL AND RETAIL PHARMACY
71
Sterile Products
77
AdWanted Pharmacy
97
Guidelines for Practice of Nuclear Pharmacy
103
Compounding Solutions
110
Compounding Suppositories
116
Management OfPharmaty Operations
125
Finantial Management and Health Insurante
133
Safety in the WOIkplate
144
Laminar Airflow Hoods
152
Physician Order Entry for Inpatients
163
Basit MathematitS
183
Calculation 0f D0Sages
203
Digestive System DIIIGS
333
Summary
341
Milstle Relaxants and M01Mar0lit Amalgesits
361
Drugs for Gouty Arthritis
376
P0is0ns and AIllidotes
397
Nutriti0n a
408
Spetial 0msiderations 0I Pediatrit and Mč0Ilalal Patients
411
Food Labeling
415
Overview
422
DIII Therapy for Aging Patients
434
Appendix A
447
AISWeI Key
461
Copyright

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Dr. Moini is a Professor of Science at Eastern Florida State College. Formerly the Director of Allied Health Programs at Everest University, where he established the Medical Assisting Program and Associate Degree Program, Dr. Moini also served the Brevard County Health Department as an epidemiologist and health educator consultant, offering continuing education courses on pharmacology, medication errors, immunizations, and other important topics. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Moini spent nine years as an Assistant Professor at Tehran University Medical and Nursing School. An internationally published author of more than eight allied health textbooks, Dr. Moini is actively involved in helping students prepare for careers in various health professions, including pharmacy, nursing, and medical assisting.

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