With this exceptional textbook, students gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to provide safe and effective care for the patients they will serve in their future careers. Chapter features help students learn all facets of pharmacy practice, including: an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians in both community and institutional practice settings a comprehension of the laws, regulations, and standards that govern pharmacy practice an awareness of medication safety issues in the prescription-filling process knowledge of the equipment, supplies, prescription order forms, and medication labels used in pharmacy practice insight into professionalism, including effective communication with patients and other healthcare professionals, cultural awareness, and ethical behavior In addition, three appendices offer students valuable reference material on: the most commonly prescribed drugs the top drugs administered in hospitals common pharmacy abbreviations and acronyms The Study Partner CD supports student learning with: Chapter Terms and Flash Cards that help students learn key terminology Matching Activities that provide students with a fun, interactive way to learn chapter content Quizzes that test studentsAE understanding of important chapter concepts in both practice and reported modes A Link to the Internet Resource Center providing in-depth reference information and additional resources New and Noteworthy Chapter Features: NEW! Practice Tips highlight guidelines pharmacy technicians should follow in the workplace, teaching students how to be successful and efficient on the job. NEW! Timely Topics cover important issues and initiatives to heighten students' awareness of the developing technology, trends, and policies impacting their field. NEW! Reinforcing Your Learning offers 3u5 enrichment activities that strengthen student comprehension of chapter concepts. NEW! Thinking on Your Feet presents real-world scenarios that give students practice handling challenging situations in the workplace. NEW! Acquiring Field Knowledge expands students' understanding of pharmacy practice through Web-based projects. NEW! Sampling the Certification Exam provides students with 10 practice problems that model the test format of the certification exams. Learning Objectives establish clear goals for students as they begin their chapter study, helping them focus on the information that is most critical to their success. Key Terms are highlighted and defined to help students better comprehend the language they will use when communicating with patients and other healthcare professionals. Safety Notes alert students to important safety reminders that must be heeded to provide safe and effective patient care. Photographs and Illustrations help students visualize pharmacy procedures, medication dosage forms, supplies, equipment, and real-world patient interactions. Tables and Chapter Summaries encapsulate key points of the chapter and offer students beneficial study aids.
With this exceptional textbook, students gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to provide safe and effective care for the patients they will serve in their future careers. Chapter content provides a stepped approach to pharmacy calculations by laying a foundation of number sense in the beginning chapters and building to more complex calculations related to parenteral medications. Students using the textbook and Study Partner CD will: Review basic mathematical concepts, such as fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and number systems Understand different calculation methods such as ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, and alligation Practice calculations, conversions, and measurements for accurate drug doses Become knowledgeable about business calculations, such as inventory, profit margins, and insurance reimbursements In addition, four appendices provide important resources for pharmacy technician students. These appendices include: Problem Set Answers Additional Practice with Fractions and Percents Common Pharmacy Abbreviations and Acronyms Measures and Conversions The Study Partner CD supports student learning with: Chapter Terms and Flash Cards that help students learn key terminology Matching Activities that provide students with a fun, interactive way to learn chapter content Quizzes that test studentsAE understanding of important chapter concepts in both Practice and Reported modes A link to the Internet Resource Center that provides in-depth reference information and additional resources New chapter features include: Timely Topics cover important issues and initiatives to heighten studentsAE awareness of the developing technology, trends, and policies impacting their field. Specifically, this edition covers daysAE supply, time conversion, IV calculations, and insurance reimbursements, to name a few. Sampling the Certification Exam provides students with 5 practice problems that model the test format of the certification exams. Body System Icons appear near all generic and brand name medications discussed in the chapter. These icons help students make connections between medications and the body systems they are prescribed to treat. For Good Measure tips offer students helpful hints and rules to remember when performing pharmacy calculations. Safety in Numbers tips alert students to important safety reminders to ensure safe and effective patient care. Put Down Roots tips analyze the root words of math terms, helping students better understand how the definitions of these terms emerged from their word parts. Name Exchange tips remind students they must be familiar with both the generic name and the brand name of frequently prescribed medications. Chapter Summaries provide students with a helpful overview of the chapterAEs key points. Assessing Comprehension provides 10 multiple-choice questions that cover important concepts from the chapter. Finding Solutions presents real-world scenarios to help students gain practice in handling challenging workplace situations. In addition to these new features, Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians continues to offer: Learning Objectives Examples and Problem Sets Key Terms Authentic Medication Labels Photos, Figures, and Tables Chapter Practice Tests
What You'll Find Inside Expanded coverage of safety issues and ways pharmacy technicians can help the medical team avoid errors Expanded coverage of skills needed by pharmacy technicians working in a hospital setting Mapped to the ASHP competencies Full-color photos, diagrams, and design features that clearly illustrate how to handle, compound, dispense, and package drugs A comprehensive study of pharmacy technician responsibilities in clinic, hospital, and retail pharmacy settings Internet research assignments that introduce students to important sources of information about drugs and diseases Authentic role-playing exercises that allow students to practice communication challenges Study Partner CD with additional quizzes, terminology support, and study aids
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