Delmar's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review

ISBN-10: 0766814327

ISBN-13: 9780766814325

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Patricia K. Anthony

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Ideal for review courses and for individual study, this book is a must-have tool for anyone preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Concise reviews of the critical topics outlined by the Pharmacy Certification Training Board, along with review tests at the end of each chapter, assess your current knowledge and identify areas that need further study. In addition to end-of-chapter practice questions, two cumulative tests at the end of the book provide practice for taking the full-length exam. If additional math practice is what you need, you?ll find 14 chapters that focus specifically on math and include additional math questions. This new edition includes greatly expanded information on pharmacology, pharmaceutical agents, the effect of drugs on specific body systems and conditions, and drug interactions.
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Patricia K. Anthony is a Research Associate at the University of Arizona. She was formerly an Instructor and Program Coordinator in the Department of Pharmacy and Pima Medical Institute in Tucson Campus. She has a Doctorate in Pharmacology, MS in Pharmacology, MS in Biology, BS in Biology, and BS in Pharmaceutical Science.

About the PCTB Examination
Assisting the Pharmacist in Serving Patients
Filling the Medication Order
Receiving the Medication Order
The Retail Medication Order
The Written Prescription Order
Adding Information to the Prescription Form
Authentication and Clarification of the Prescription Order
Accepting Refill Requests
Refill Authorizations
Prescriptions for Schedule II (Controlled Substance) Drugs
Receiving Prescriptions by Electronic Means
The Institutional Pharmacy
Comparison of Medication Orders in Retail and Institutional Settings
Chapter Review Questions
Processing the Medication Order
The Dosage Form
Administering the Drug--The Route of Administration
Interpreting the Prescription Order
Dispensing the Correct Medication
Automated Unit Dose Delivery Systems
Comparison of Drug Dispensing in Retail and Institutional Settings
Chapter Review Questions
Preparation and Utilization of the Patient Profile
The Patient Profile
Comparison of Patient Profiles in Institutional and Retail Settings
Chapter Review Questions
Handling Medications
Obtaining the Correct Medication from Inventory
Choosing the Proper Container for Dispensing
Properly Labeling the Container
Intravenous Admixtures and Injections
Chapter Review Questions
Proper Storage and Delivery of Drug Products
Proper Storage of Drug Products
Dosage Forms and Drug Stability
Determining the Proper Storage Conditions for a Drug
Importance of Proper Packaging and Use
Importance of Cleanliness and Sanitation During Storage
Preparation of Unit Doses
Chapter Review Questions
Receiving Payment for Goods and Services
Receipt of Payment for Pharmacy Services
Calculation of the Price of the Medication
Profit and Markup
Chapter Review Questions
Pharmaceutical Calculations
Fractions, Decimals, and Algebra Review
Using Fractions
Use of Algebra in Pharmaceutical Calculations
Rounding Numbers
Using Roman Numerals
Chapter Review Questions
Systems of Measurement
Common Systems of Measurement
International Units and Milliequivalents
Converting between Systems of Measurement
Chapter Review Questions
Using Percentages and Ratios
Percentage: A Unit of Measure Expressed in Parts per 100
Using Drug Concentrations Expressed as a Ratio
Chapter Review Questions
Measuring Equipment
Types of Measurement
Measuring Solids
Chapter Review Questions
Conversion of Solid Dosage Forms
Dosage Conversion--Solid Dosage Forms
Converting between Measurement Systems
Chapter Review Questions
Conversion of Liquid Dosage Forms
Converting between Liquid and Solid Dosage Forms
Chapter Review Questions
Pediatric Dosages
Computation of Doses on the Basis of Body Weight or Surface Area
Computation of Dose by Body Surface Area (BSA)
Safe Dosages
Chapter Review Questions
Parenteral Dosages
Parenteral Dosage Forms
Calculation of Parenteral Doses
Proper Dilution of Drugs for Injection
Chapter Review Questions
Intravenous Calculations
Preparing Intravenous Medication for Administration
Chapter Review Questions
Intravenous Admixtures
Infusing Medications Over Time--The IV Drip and Admixture
Chapter Review Questions
Calculation of Dose per Time
Calculation of Drug Dose as a Function of Time
Chapter Review Questions
Compounding Drugs by Procedure
Reducing and Enlarging Formulas
Making Preparations by Percentage
Making Solutions by Percentage
Chapter Review Questions
Commercial Calculations
Cost and Markup
Chapter Review Questions
Math Test with Solutions
Introduction to Pharmacology
Form vs. Use--Recognizing Various Forms of a Generic Drug
Proprietary Drug Nomenclature
Understanding the Pharmacology of Chemotherapeutic Agents
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics--What Happens to the Drug after it is Administered?
Drug Clearance and Drug Elimination
The Adverse Effect Profile
Drug-Drug Interactions
Drug-Drug Interactions--Competition for Drug Clearance
Additive, Synergistic, and Antagonistic Effects
Blood Laboratory Values
Chapter Review Questions
Central Nervous System Agents
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin Receptor Agonists (SRAs)
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Tetracyclic Antidepressants
Heterocyclic Antidepressants
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Unclassified Antidepressants
Sedative Hypnotics
Drugs Used for Anxiety
Drugs Used in the Therapy of Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Drugs Used in the Therapy of Seizures
Drugs Used in the Therapy of Alzheimer's Disease
Drugs Used in the Therapy of Schizophrenia (Antipsychotics)
Chapter Review Questions
Pain Management Agents: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Narcotics
Drugs Used in the Therapy of Pain and Inflammation
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Nonsteroidal Pain Relievers
Narcotic Analgesics
Chapter Review Questions
Cardiovascular System Agents
Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
Drugs Used to Decrease Fluid Volume (Diuretics)
Drugs Used to Reduce Blood Cholesterol
Drugs That Affect the Blood and Blood Clotting
Chapter Review Questions
Pulmonary Agents
Chapter Review Questions
Antibiotics and Anti-infectives
Antibiotics and Anti-infectives
Cephalosporin Antibiotics
Drugs That Are Effective against Virus and Fungi
Antiretroviral Drugs (Used in the Therapy of AIDS)
Chapter Review Questions
Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents
Choice of Therapy
Major Chemotherapeutic Drugs, by Class
Antimetabolite Antineoplastic Drugs
Pyrimidine Antagonists
Drugs Used in Combination with Cancer Chemotherapy
Drugs Used in the Therapy of Emesis
Chapter Review Questions
Gastrointestinal System Agents
Histamine (H2) Receptor Antagonists
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Chapter Review Questions
Endocrine System and Reproductive System Agents
The Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus
Therapy of Type I Diabetes
Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System
Chapter Review Questions
Water Soluble Vitamins
Chapter Review Questions
Pharmacology Review
Pharmacy Law
State and Federal Regulations
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
The Controlled Substances Act
The Federal Hazardous Substances Act
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Chapter Review Questions
State and Federal Regulatory Agencies
Federal Regulatory Agencies
Regulation at the Institutional Level
Chapter Review Questions
Law and Ethics in the Practice of Pharmacy
Receiving Prescriptions
Verifying the Prescription
Prescriptions Generated by Electronic Means
Drug Refills
Controlled Substance Registration
Handling Controlled Substances
Liability and Ethics
Chapter Review Questions
Maintaining Medication and Inventory Control Systems
Stocking the Pharmacy
The Drug Formulary
Ordering and Receipt of Drug Products and Devices
Ordering Controlled Substances (Schedule Drugs)
Chapter Review Questions
Maintenance of Pharmaceutical Products
Maintenance of Drug Products in Inventory
Proper Storage Conditions and Expiration Dates
Handling Expired Medications and Drug Recalls
Classification of Drug Recalls
Drug Recapture and Disposal
Chapter Review Questions
Administration and Management of Pharmacy Practice
Using Computers in the Pharmacy
The Components of a Computer
Use of Computers in Pharmacy Practice
Chapter Review Questions
Communications within the Pharmacy
Role of the Pharmacist in Communication
Chapter Review Questions
Top 200 Frequently Prescribed Drugs and Their Uses
Commonly Used Medical Abbreviations
Pretest with Answers
Sample Examination and Answer Sheet; Answers for Scoring
Solutions to Questions for Review
Suggested Reading
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