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CERTIFICATION EXAM F/PHARM.TEC

ISBN-10: 0763852171
ISBN-13: 9780763852177
Edition: N/A
Authors: AIKEN
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Description: This exceptional textbook provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to pass a national certification exam. This third edition is fully aligned with the new PCTB exam domains. Students using the textbook and Study Partner  More...

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List price: $46.95
Publisher: EMC/P
Weight: 1.540

This exceptional textbook provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to pass a national certification exam. This third edition is fully aligned with the new PCTB exam domains. Students using the textbook and Study Partner CD will: * Learn about pharmacy laws and regulations * Strengthen pharmacy calculation skills with a new practice test * Understand sterile and nonsterile compounding regulations and procedures * Review and expand knowledge of the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals * Understand infection control and requirements for handling disposal of pharmaceutical and hazardous wastes * Know up-to-date information on billing, reimbursement, and healthcare reform * Gain essential knowledge of professional standards, electronic medical records, e-prescribing, new technologies, and information management * Learn about pharmacy ordering and receiving, management of outdated and recalled pharmaceuticals, and quality-assurance procedures in pharmacy settings * Review medication errors and gain prevention strategies Each textbook includes a Study Partner CD The Study Partner CD supports student learning with: * A Pretest that assesses students' strengths and identifies areas for further study * Practice Exams that feature more than 1,000 exam-style questions, enabling students to generate a nearly unlimited number of unique, randomized 90-question exams in Practice and Reported modes * Flashcards that help students memorize the top 200 generic and brand name drugs * A link to the Internet Resource Center that provides in-depth reference information and additional resources Practice Tests Practice tests provide students with an opportunity to gauge their knowledge, identify areas for additional study, and hone their test-taking skills. This edition includes: * A 90-question pretest at the end of Chapter 1 that allows students to assess current knowledge and identify areas for additional study * NEW A 50-questi

Preface
The Importance of Certification and Taking a High-Stakes Test
The Purpose of Certification
Certification, Registration, and Licensure
Certification
Registration
Licensure
Why Become Certified?
The Exam
Eligibility Requirements
Taking a High-Stakes Exam
Test Preparation Strategies
How and When to Study
Budget Time to Study
Talk with Professionals in the Field
Develop Relaxation Techniques
Prepare in Advance for Test Day
Follow Good Sleeping and Eating Habits
Arrive Early
The High-Stakes Test Environment
Tips for Taking Multiple-Choice Tests
After the Exam
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Pretest
Pharmacy Calculations
Test-taking Tips for Calculation Questions
Common Measures and Conversions
Concentrations and Dilutions
Fractions Representing Concentration
Weight-Volume Percent as an Expression of Concentration
Ratio as an Expression of Concentration
Dilutions
Alligation
Oral and TV Dosages
IV Flow Rates
Business Math in the Pharmacy
Markup
Markup Rate
Discount
Discount Rate
Days' Supply
Body Weight and Surface Area Dose Calculations
Body Surface Area
Temperature Calculations
DEA Number Checksum Formula
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Calculation Practice Exam
Pharmacology for Technicians
Classification of Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents
Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Agents
Antianxiety and Hypnotic Agents
Antidepressant Agents
Miscellaneous CNS Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Antihyperlipidemic Agents
Miscellaneous Cardiovascular Agents
Systemic Anti-infective Agents
Endocrine and Metabolic Agents
Estrogens and Birth Control Agents
Antidiabetic Agents
Miscellaneous Endocrine Agents
Respiratory Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Renal and Genitourinary Agents
Hematologic Agents
Miscellaneous Drugs
Over-the-Counter Drugs and Dietary Supplements
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Pharmacology Practice Exam
Pharmacy Law and Regulation
Law and the Pharmacy Technician
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Regulations
Drug Classifications
Schedule II
Schedule III-IV
Schedule V
Controlled Drug Inventory
State Laws
Professional Standards
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding
Infection Control
Hand Hygiene and Hand Washing
Aseptic Hand Washing
Personal Protective Equipment
Universal Precaution
Needle Safety
Protecting Healthcare Workers
Hazardous Substances
Radioactive Material
Waste Handling and Disposal
Hazardous Waste
Nonsterile Compounding
Documentation
Nonsterile Compounding Equipment and Supplies
Basic Nonsterile Compounding Steps
Sterile Compounding
CSP Documentation and Regulation
CSP Stability
Incompatibility in CSP
Equipment and Supplies for CSP
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Medication Safety
Medical and Medication Errors
Protecting the Public
Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs
NDC Number
Patient Education
High-Risk/Alert Medications
Safe Use of Drugs during Pregnancy
Safe Use of Drugs in Women of Child-bearing Age
Drug Registry Programs
Utilization Review and Pharmacist Intervention
Techniques to Reduce Errors
Innovations
Reporting Medication Errors and Adverse Reactions
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Pharmacy Quality Assurance
Employee Quality
Medication Selection
FDA Approval
Infection Control
Risk Management
Continuous Quality Improvement
Communicating Recalls, Shortages, and Changes
Measuring Job, Pharmacy, and Patient Satisfaction
Accreditation
Patient Satisfaction
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Medication Order and Entry Process
The Prescription
The Medication Order
Common Abbreviations
Completeness
Accuracy
Authenticity
Legality
Patient Profile
Filling a Prescription or Medication Order
Packaging
Patient Medication Information
Final Check by the Pharmacist
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Pharmacy Inventory Management
Inventory Considerations
Ordering and Purchasing
Discount Purchasing Value
ABC Classification System
Profit and Markup
Closed or Open Formulary
Receiving
Storage
Pharmaceutical Removal, and Disposal
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement
Insurance Billing and Problem Solving
Insurance Reimbursement Eligibility
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Pharmacy Information System Usage and Application
Computer Basics
Institutional Pharmacy
Community Practice
Pharmacy Robots
Skills Quiz
Thinking Beyond the Exam
Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Practice Exams
Practice Exam 1
Practice Exam 2
Answer Keys
Pretest
Calculations Practice Exam
Pharmacology Practice Exam
Practice Exam 1
Practice Exam 2
Index

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