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The Pharmacy Technician: A Comprehensive Approach 3rd Edition

Jahangir Moini

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THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, 3rd Edition, provides the knowledge and skills required for working with a licensed pharmacist. Readings explore medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations and techniques, sterile compounding, recordkeeping, and law and ethics. Designed for beginners, it includes helpful study aids that help in learning medical terminology, creating awareness of common errors, and fine-tuning critical thinking and problem solving skills. It is also an ideal resource for experienced pharmacy technicians in need of continuing education or those preparing for national certification exams.

Jahangir Moini, Eastern Florida State College

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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  • Unmatched Content: Offering more depth than any other pharmacy tech book on the market, the third Edition of THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH examines all of the essentials—Body Systems, Common Diseases and Conditions, Microbiology, Medication Errors, Sterile Compounding—and much more.
  • Logical Presentation: A well-written, well-rounded approach begins with general health science topics and then progresses to pharmacy-specific topics.
  • Error Alerts: Content describes common errors that occur in pharmacy practice to increase awareness of this critical topic.
  • Critical Thinking Focus: "What Would You Do?" highlights common scenarios the pharmacy technician may encounter to help bridge the gap from classroom to practice and make a smoother transition to the workforce.
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The Pharmacy Technician: A Comprehensive Approach

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION.
1. History of Pharmacy.
2. The Foundation of Pharmaceutical Care.
3. Pharmacy Law and Ethics for Technicians.
SECTION II: ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN.
4. Pharmaceutical and Medical Terminology and Abbreviations.
5. Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration.
6. Microbiology.
7. Immunology and Vaccines.
8. Safety in the Workplace.
9. Nutrition.
10. Drug Actions and Interactions.
11. Medication Errors.
SECTION III: BODY SYSTEMS WITH COMMON DISORDERS AND TREATMENTS.
12. Integumentary System.
13. Musculoskeletal System.
14. Nervous System.
15. Sight and Hearing.
16. Endocrine System.
17. Cardiovascular System.
18. Lymphatic System.
19. Respiratory System.
20. Urinary System.
21. Digestive System.
22. Reproductive System.
SECTION IV: MATHEMATICS AND CALCULATIONS REVIEW.
23. Basic Mathematics.
24. Measurement Systems.
25. Calculation of Dosages.
SECTION V: PHARMACY PRACTICE SETTINGS.
26. Hospital Pharmacy Practice.
27. Community Pharmacy.
28. Advanced Pharmacy.
29. Extemporaneous Prescription Compounding.
30. Sterile Compounding.
SECTION VI: ADMINISTRATIVE.
31. Financial Management of Pharmacy Operations.
32. Health Insurance.
33. Documentation, Billing, and Collections.
34. Inventory Control.
35. Computers in the Pharmacy.
36. Communications.
Appendix A: Professional Organizations.
Appendix B: Professional Journals.
Appendix C: State Boards of Pharmacy.
Appendix D: Top 200 Drugs by Prescriptions Dispensed.
Appendix E: Top 25 Herbal Remedies.
Glossary.
Index.

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