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Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review [With CDROM]

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Preface IX. About the PCTB Examination XII. Section I: ASSISTING THE PHARMACIST IN SERVING PATIENTS. Part A: FILLING THE MEDICATION ORDER. 1. Receiving the Medication Order. 2. Processing the Medication Order. 3. Preparation and Utilization of the Patient Profile. 4. Handling Medications. 5. Proper Storage and Delivery of Drug Products. 6. Receiving Payment for Goods and Services. Part B: PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS. 7. Fractions,Decimals,and Algebra Review. 8. Systems of Measurement. 9. Using Percentages and Ratios. 10. Measuring Equipment. 11. Conversion of Solid Dosage Forms. 12. Conversion of Liquid Dosage Forms. 13. Pediatric Dosages. 14. Parenteral Dosages. 15. Intravenous Calculations. 16. Intravenous Admixtures. 17. Calculation of Dose per Time. 18. Compounding. 19. Commercial Calculations. 20. Math Test with Solutions. Part C: PHARMACOLOGY. 21. Introduction to Pharmacology. 22. Central Nervous System Agents. 23. Pain Management Agents: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Narcotics. 24. Cardiovascular System Agents. 25. Pulmonary Agents. 26. Antibiotics and Anti-infectives. 27. Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents. 28. Gastrointestinal System Agents. 29. Endocrine System and Reproductive System Agents. 30. Vitamins. 31. Pharmacology Review. Part D: PHARMACY LAW. 32. State and Federal Regulations. 33. State and Federal Regulatory Agencies. 34. Law and Ethics in the Practice of Pharmacy. Section II: MAINTAINING MEDICATION AND INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS. 35. Stocking the Pharmacy. 36. Maintenance of Pharmaceutical Products. Section III: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE. 37. Using Computers in the Pharmacy. 38. Communications within the Pharmacy. Appendix A: Top 200 Frequently Prescribed Drugs and Their Uses. Appendix B: Commonly Used Medical Abbreviations. Appendix C: Pretest with Answers. Appendix D: Sample Examination and Answer Sheet; Answers for Scoring, Appendix E: Solutions to Questions for Review. Glossary. Suggested Reading. Index.

About the Author

Lorraine C. Zentz has been a pharmacy technician since 1981. She lives in the small mountain town of Mesa, Colorado, and has worked in all pharmacy arenas (retail, home health, hospital, oncology, and training/education) during her pharmacy career. Lorraine received her Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry, and her Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction (the design and implementation of educational materials). She also completed her doctorate studies in adult education. She has held the position of Colorado State Coordinator for NPTA and Chairman of the Colorado Pharmacist Society Technician Academy and has been certified since 1985. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award" and also named "Technician of the Year" for the state of Colorado. Lorraine conducts continuing education programs for technicians throughout Colorado and nationally at the annual NPTA convention."


"I would say about 95% of the hot topics are covered.., it is an excellent source for a review. It provides just the right amount of detail for a short term review of each section or topic."Ashanti C. La Roche', CPhT, A.S., Delgado Community College Pharmacy Technician Program New Orleans, Louisiana "I feel the way it was written, the style, and the question reviews at the end of the chapter would help the students better prepare for taking their certification exam." "I will definitely recommend this book to my students for additional study material and to my fellow instructors here and at our other schools in the hope that we will soon acquire this textbook.""Having reviewed the table of contents and a number of chapters, I am very impressed with the completeness of this text. I have a habit of looking for things that are missing or should be changed and wasn't able to find anything in this review. All material appeared to be up-to-date and covered in a depth compatible with reviewing for the certification review."George W. Strothmann, CPhT, Sanford Brown Institute, Fort Lauderdale FL

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