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The 21st Century Pharmacy Technician

by Nick L. Tex Jennifer L. Gibson Brinda Shah

The 21st Century Pharmacy Technician covers the foundations and principles that a student needs to know in order to practice as a pharmacy technician and sit for the certification exam. Students are given an introduction to the profession from the perspective of both community and institutional pharmacy settings. With accessible language and an easy-to-read format, this text helps students grasp concepts easily. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the pharmacy profession, pharmacy laws, pharmacology, drug dosages, drug safety, and more, in preparation for a future as a pharmacy technician. Topics covered include:#149; Laws, Regulations, and Standards#149; Pharmacy Math#149; Diseases and the Drugs Used in Treatment#149; Dosage, Administration, and Dispensing of Medications#149; Medication Safety#149; Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding#149; Communication#149; Business of the Community Pharmacy#149; Managing the Patient Profile#149; Processing Prescriptions

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