The Pharmacy Technician Foundations and Practices

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-07-17
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For introductory pharmacy technician courses.

Filling the need for a comprehensive pharmacy technician resource
The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices addresses today’s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the US: the pharmacy technician. Aspiring pharmacy technicians learn all the content they need to meet professional regulations and requirements, from pharmacy law and insurance mandates to dosage calculations, pharmacology, and basic anatomy & physiology. Step-by-step guidance in essential pharmacy tasks, combined with extensive review, reinforces practical knowledge. With nearly 500 updates and revisions, the 3rd edition addresses the most current pharmacy technician practices and fully aligns with the 2019—20 Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Author Biography

Mike Johnston is one of the most recognized and influential pharmacy technician leaders in the world. In 1999, Mike founded the National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) and led the association from three members to more than 20,000 in less than two years, and now to more than 90,000 members. Today, as chairman/CEO of NPTA and publisher of Today’s Technician magazine, he spends the majority of his time meeting with and speaking to employers, manufacturers, industry leaders, and elected officials on issues related to pharmacy technicians, both across the United States and internationally.

Mike serves as the sole pharmacy technician delegate to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and is the only North American representative member of the European Association of Pharmacy Technicians (EAPT). He is also a CPE administrator and field reviewer approved by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Mike’s background includes experience in community-based pharmacy practice, health-system pharmacy practice, extemporaneous compounding, and as a pharmacy technician instructor. He has been nationally certified since 1997 (CPhT) and is also certified in IV/sterile products, chemotherapy, and extemporaneous compounding.

In 2013, Mike opened his own pharmacy – SCRIPTS Compounding Pharmacy – located in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Mike holds a BS with honors in business management and ethics from Dallas Christian College. He is the author of eight previous textbooks on pharmacy technician education and Rx for Success–A Career Enhancement Guide for Pharmacy Technicians.

Table of Contents

1. History of Pharmacy Practice
2. The Professional Pharmacy Technician
3. Communication and Customer Care
4. Pharmacy Law and Ethics
5. Terminology and Abbreviations
6. Dosage Formulations and Routes of Administration
7. Referencing and Drug Information Resources

8. Retail Pharmacy
9. Health-System Pharmacy
10. Technology in the Pharmacy
11. Inventory Management
12. Insurance and Third-Party Billing
13. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products
14. Introduction to Compounding
15. Introduction to Sterile Products

16. Basic Math Skills
17. Measurement Systems
18. Dosage Calculations
19. Concentrations and Dilutions
20. Alligations
21. Parenteral Calculations
22. Business Math

23. The Body and Drugs
24. The Skin
25. The Eyes and Ears
26. The Gastrointestinal System
27. The Musculoskeletal System
28. The Respiratory System
29. The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems
30. The Immune System
31. The Renal System
32. The Endocrine System
33. The Reproductive System
34. The Nervous System

35. Medication Errors
36. Workplace Safety and Infection Control
37. Special Considerations for Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
38. Biopharmaceuticals

A. Common Over-the-Counter Products
B. Top 200 Drugs
C. Advanced Career Path Options
D. Practice Certification Exams

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