The POCKET GUIDE FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, Second Edition, is an invaluable, practical reference for both students and professionals. Compiling essential pharmaceutical facts, formulas, and critical industry resources, this unique guide puts reliable answers and expert advice right at readers' fingertips. During classes, externships, or on the job, readers can quickly look up equations, conversion factors, drug information, and other helpful information relevant for both hospital and community pharmacy settings. Now updated to reflect the latest research, scientific advances, professional standards, and certification requirements, this new edition is an ideal guide for anyone involved in the clinical practice of dispensing medications. In addition to a full-color Drug Identification Appendix, it also features new and updated photos and illustrations. This pocket-sized, portable reference is a must-have resource to allow modern pharmacy technicians to be more efficient, accurate, and successful.
Table of Contents
1. The Foundation of Pharmaceutical Care.
2. Drug Regulation and Control.
3. Pharmaceutical Terminology and Abbreviations.
4. Pharmacy Calculations.
6. Dosage Forms and Routes of Drug Administration.
Part II: COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL PHARMACY.
7. Community or Retail Pharmacy.
8. Hospital or Institutional Pharmacy.
9. Advanced Pharmacy.
10. Nonsterile Compounding.
11. Sterile Compounding.
12. Medication Errors.
13. Computer Systems in the Pharmacy.
14. Pharmacy Operation.
15. Billing and Health Insurance.
Part III: DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS AND PHARMACOLOGIC ACTIONS.
17. Human Response to Drug Activity.
18. Drug Effects and Drug Classifications.
Appendix A: Professional Organizations.
Appendix B: Federal Regulatory Agencies.
Appendix C: State Boards of Pharmacy.
Appendix D: Converting Measurements.
Appendix E: Medical Symbols and Abbreviations.
Appendix F: The Most Common Poisonous Substances and Their Antidotes.
Appendix G: The 100 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in 2010.
Appendix H: Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada.
Appendix I: Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned.
Appendix J: Drug / Food Interactions.
Appendix K: Drugs that Should Not Be Crushed.
Appendix L: Pharmaceutical Companies.
Appendix M: Common Sound-Alike Drug Names.
Appendix N: Nomogram.
Appendix O: Drug Identification Guide.
Appendix P: Professional Journals.