LABORATORY PROCEDURES FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS consists of two parts, Theory Review and Procedures –- focusing on general lab concepts, non-sterile compounding, and sterile compounding –- and Self-Evaluation. LABORATORY PROCEDURES FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS is designed to facilitate reading comprehension and includes many illustrative figures, hands-on exercises, compounding procedures, and alert boxes for important material. The book also features examples of Compounding formulas and Dosage Calculations as Appendices.
PART 1: THEORY REVIEW AND PROCEDURES.
Section I: General Concepts.
1. Safety in the Workplace.
2. Introduction to Compounding.
3. Prescriptions and Drug Classifications.
Section II: Nonsterile Compounding Products.
4. Equipment and Supplies for Nonsterile Compounding.
5. Extemporaneous Compounding.
6. Repackaging and Labeling.
Section III: Sterile Compounding Products.
7. Aseptic Techniques and Clean Rooms.
8. Equipment, Garments, and Gowning.
9. Sterile Preparations and Procedures of Compounding.
10. Inventory Control.
11. Quality Control and Assurance.
PART 2: SELF-EVALUATION.
Section I: Test for General Concepts.
Section II: Test for Nonsterile Compounding Products.
Section III: Test for Sterile Compounding Products.
Appendix A – Examples of Compounding Formulas.
Appendix B – Dosage Calculations.
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