Sterile Products and Aseptic Techniques for the Pharmacy Technician

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-15
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Part of the Pharmacy Technician Series, Sterile Products is a comprehensive book covering the complex practice of sterile product preparation and correct aseptic technique. Updated in a brand new edition, this book covers the latest principles of aseptic technique, terms, methods, products and includes a "how-to" on standard sterile product preparations. It has current step-by-step instructions with color photographs of various aseptic techniques.

The core features of this book include the following:

-Chapter introductions and summaries, which provide the student with a clearer understanding and rationale of the content being covered.

-Current, step-by-step instructions with color photographs of various aseptic techniques.

-Workplace Wisdoms provide quick, highlighted tips and comments that replicate the advice of a seasoned IV technician.

-Profiles in Practice provide practical exercises that simulate real-world pharmacy problems or give students the additional information and resources.

-Chapter review questions provide a learning assessment for both students and instructors to assess concept comprehension.

-Appendix B, “Common Intravenous Medications,” provides a current listing of common IV medications used in the United States.

--Drugs are categorized alphabetically by both generic name and trade name their use/classification is also provided.

-Appendix C, “Training and Validation Forms,” provides documentation that students and instructors can use with lab practicums, skills analysis or, even certification programs.

-Appendix D, “Instructions for Left-Handed Personnel,” provides tremendous value for those are left-handed or train individuals who are.

--Left-handed trainees have been frustrated trying to master aseptic technique for years, as all instructional material has been designed for a right-handed perspective.

--Step-by-step photos showing left-handed procedures have been included for all baseline aseptic techniques.

Table of Contents

1     Introduction to Sterile Products

2     USP, Compounding Areas, and Equipment

3     Aseptic Calculations

4     Properties of Sterile Products

5     Aseptic Technique

6     Sterile Product Preparations

7     Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

8     Chemotherapy

9     Quality Control and Assurance

Appendix A    Terminology and Abbreviations 

Appendix B     Common Intravenous Medications

Appendix C     Training and Validation Forms

Appendix D     Instructions for Left-Handed Personnel

Appendix E     Institutional IV Certification Test AApaosfmmf                                                         


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