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Principles and Practice

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Take your first step toward a successful career as a pharmacy technician with Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive text makes essential skills and concepts approachable and easy to understand with clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools. Ensure success in class and in your future career with a fundamental understanding of basic sciences, the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, medication safety, drug classifications, and more!

Book, 816 Pages

Published: January 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3662-1


  • Section One: General Pharmacy

    1. History of Medicine and Pharmacy
    2. Laws and Ethics of Pharmacy
    3. Pharmacy Associations, certification, and Settings for Technicians/Competency, Communication, and Ethics
    4. Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians and Math Review
    5. Dosage Forms, Abbreviations, and Routes of Administration
    6. Referencing
    7. Prescription Processing
    8. Over the Counter Medication and Skin Anatomy
    9. Complementary Alternative Medications
    10. Hospital Pharmacy
    11. Repackaging and Compounding
    12. Aseptic Technique
    13. Pharmacy Stock and Billing
    14. Medication Safety and Error Prevention
    15. Section Two: Body Systems

    16. Endocrine System
    17. Nervous System
    18. Psychopharmacology
    19. Respiratory System
    20. Visual and Auditory Systems
    21. Gastrointestinal System
    22. Urinary System
    23. Cardiovascular System
    24. Reproductive System
    25. Section Three: Classifications of Drugs

    26. Anti-infectives
    27. Anti-inflammatories and Antihistamines
    28. Vitamins and Minerals
    29. Vaccines
    30. Oncology Agents
    31. Section Four: Basic Science for the Pharmacy Technician

    32. Microbiology
    33. Chemistry
    34. Section Five: Starting Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician

    35. Review for Pharmacy Technician Certification


        A.  Abbreviations

        B.  200 Top Selling Trade Names for Drugs

        C.  Top Herbal Remedies

        D.  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act if 1996 (HIPPA)

        E.  Proper Hand Care for Medical Asepsis in Pharmacy

        Answer Key to Odd-Numbered Review Exercises


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