Pharmacy Technician Foundations and Practices

ISBN-10: 0132283093
ISBN-13: 9780132283090
Edition: 2009
Authors: Mike Johnston
List price: $112.00
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Description: The Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practiceaddresses todayrsquo;s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States - the pharmacy technician. With many State Boards of Pharmacy either considering, or  More...

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Book details

List price: $112.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498

The Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practiceaddresses todayrsquo;s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States - the pharmacy technician. With many State Boards of Pharmacy either considering, or having already enacted, mandatory registration, certification and/or formal education, the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date pharmacy technician book likeThe Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practicehas never been greater. This book covers an introduction to pharmacy practice, how to properly perform pharmacy and dosage calculations, pharmacology- including anatomy and physiology, and an overview of special considerations in pharmacy practice.Pharmacy Technician or someone studying to become a pharmacy technician.

Preface
How to Use this Book
Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice
History of Pharmacy Practice
Introduction
The Age of Antiquity
Ancient Man
Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt
Ancient India
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
The Middle Ages
Monasteries
The First Apothecaries
The First Pharmacopeia
The Renaissance 1500s - 1600s
The First Anglo-Saxon Organization for Pharmacists
The First Apothecary in the American Colonies
The 18 th Century
America's First Female Pharmacist
America's First Hospital
America's First Apothecary General
The 19 th Century
America's First College of Pharmacy
The American Pharmaceutical Association
The Father of American Pharmacy
The United States Pharmacopoeia
The Father of Modern Genetics
The 20 th Century
The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education
Evolution of the Pharmacist's Role
Evolution of the Pharmacy Technician
The Future
Biotechnology
Pharmacogenomics
Summary
Chapter Review Questions
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Challenge
References and Resources
The Professional Pharmacy Technician
Introduction
Overview of the Pharmacy Profession
Educational Requirements
Roles of Pharmacy Professionals
Practice Settings
Characteristics of a Good Pharmacy Technician
Display a Professional Manner and Image
Demonstrate Initiative and Responsibility
Work as a Team Member
Adapt to Change
Enhance Skills and Knowledge through Continuing Education and Professional Development
Treat Patients with Compassion and Empathy
Preparing for Your Future as a Pharmacy Technician
Registration/Licensure for the Pharmacy Technician
Certification for the Pharmacy Technician
Professional Organizations
Career Opportunities
Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Web Challenge
References and Resources
Communication and Customer Care
Introduction
The Communication Process
The Sender

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