Comprehensive Exam Review for the Pharmacy Technician, 2nd Edition

  • Jahangir Moini Eastern Florida State College
  • ISBN-10: 1111128472  |  ISBN-13: 9781111128470
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2012 | Published
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COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REVIEW FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, 2E is the essential book for readers who are preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician National Certification Exam. Essential material summaries provide a concentrated review of the topics covered on the National Certification Exam. Chapters are completely reorganized for improved mastery of information, with each chapter ending with a multiple-choice quiz to reinforce the review material. Chapters are structured to help you assess your knowledge of the topic areas covered on the exam. Eight comprehensive self-examinations, each with 120 questions, are written in the certification exam style to provide a realistic test-taking experience. Answers for all of the quizzes and tests are included at the back of the book to facilitate self-directed study. To provide even more practice, COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REVIEW FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, 2E includes a CD-ROM with an additional 600 multiple-choice questions, along with the option to create an unlimited number of comprehensive exams.

Features and Benefits

  • The topics covered consist of essential material summaries highlighting key areas of pharmacology science, drug classifications, pharmaceutical calculation, and hospital and retail pharmacy.
  • Each chapter provides a multiple choice quiz, with answers at the back of the book, to allow for focused self-assessment of specific topics.
  • Includes a free CD-ROM that offers an additional six hundred multiple choice questions not found in the book.
  • Contains photos, illustrations, figures and tables throughout the book that reinforce important concepts for your students.

Table of Contents

1. Pharmacy Technicians and Professional Organizations.
2. Pharmacy Law and Ethics for Technicians.
3. Pharmaceutical Terminology and Abbreviations.
4. Structures and Functions of Body Systems.
5. Common Disorders and Conditions.
6. Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration.
7. Pharmacy Calculations and Mathematics.
8. Biopharmaceutics and Factors Affecting Drug Activity.
9. Pharmacology Related to Various Body Systems.
10. Safety in the Workplace.
11. Hospital Pharmacy.
12. Community Pharmacy.
13. Advanced Pharmacy.
14. The Roles and Duties of Pharmacy Technicians.
15. Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding.
16. Policies and Procedures.
17. Management of Pharmacy Operations.
18. Financial Management and Health Insurance.
19. Computer Technology.
20. Inventory Control.
Appendix A: Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.
Appendix B: State Boards of Pharmacy.
Appendix C: Professional Organizations.
Appendix D: Vitamins.
Test I.
Test II.
Test III.
Test IV.
Test V.
Test VI.
Test VII.
Test VIII.
Answer Keys.

What's New

  • Reorganized into twenty chapters and consists of three sections, Introduction and General Knowledge, Assisting the Pharmacist in Various Settings, and Administration and Management of Pharmacy Practice.
  • Contains five Appendices: Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam, State Boards of Pharmacy, Professional Organizations, Top 200 Prescription Drugs, and Vitamins
  • Includes eight Self-Examinations, each containing one hundred twenty questions in the PTCB Exam format.
  • Contains new chapters that include Structures and Functions of Body Systems, Common Disorders and Conditions, and Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jahangir Moini

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.