# Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians

CRC Press, Sep 26, 2003 - Medical - 238 pages
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

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