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Pharmaceutical Calculations for the Pharmacy Technician

9780781763103
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9780781763103
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January 21, 2007
2007-01-21
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  • Description
    Intended for use in an introductory pharmacy technician calculations course, this unique book addresses not only calculations that technicians will encounter in retail, but also those necessary for compounding, IV, industry and areas where a pharmacy technician might be called upon more frequently because of the shortage of pharmacy professionals. This text utilizes a casual, reader-friendly writing style and an easy-to-understand ratio-proportion method of problem solving. The latest addition to the new LWW Pharmacy Technician Education Series, this comprehensive text allows student to quickly master calculations form the most basic to the most complex.
  • Specs
    ISBN/ISSN
    9780781763103
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Pages
    416
    Illustration
    112
    Table
    0
    Publication Date
    January 21, 2007
    Weight
    2.35
  • Barbara Lacher
  • Features
    --Student Resource CD-ROM and the online Student Resource Center with Quiz Bank and Dosage Calculator (from Buchholz, Henke's Med-Math: Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration, 5/E)
    --Full-color art program visually engages students and includes all new illustrations that were specifically developed for this text.
    --Thorough review of the fundamentals of calculations at the beginning of the textbook serves as a refresher for students who have not taken a mathematics course for some time.
    --Examples of concepts are clearly shown using the ratio-proportion method, which is easily understood by the average technician student. When appropriate, an alternative calculation using dimensional analysis appears, showing students an alternative way of solving the problem.
    --Important formulas stand out in colored, boldface type for easy reference.
    --Review sets follow small sections of information within each chapter, giving students the additional practice they need to master the concepts.
    --Practice problems at the end of every chapter reinforce concepts and encourage students to hone their skills through problem solving.
    --Feature boxes include:
    • Rules: highlight key rules that students need to remember in each chapter.
    • Critical Thinking: require students to apply their calculation skills to different scenarios in a variety of practice settings.

    --Glossary at the end of the book allows students to quickly access definitions of important terms.
  • Table of contents
    Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Calculations

    Chapter 2: Systems of Measure

    Chapter 3: Interpretation of the Prescription or Medication Order

    Chapter 4: Equipment Used in Measurement

    Chapter 5: Drug Labels

    Chapter 6: Calculations of Oral Doses

    Chapter 7: Calculations for Pediatric Doses

    Chapter 8: Reducing and Enlarging Formulas

    Chapter 9: Percentage, Ratio Strength, and Other Expressions of Concentration

    Chapter 10: Dilution and Concentration

    Chapter 11: Some Calculations Involving 'Units,' 'μg/mg,' and Other Measures of Potency

    Chapter 12: Reconstituted Solutions

    Chapter 13: Intravenous Rate of Flow Calculations

    Chapter 14: Contemporary Compounding

    Appendix A: Review Set Solutions

    Appendix B: Critical Thinking Solutions

    Glossary
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