Pharmacy Practice Today for the Pharmacy Technician

Career Training for the Pharmacy Technician

Covering everything from certification exam review to key skills, Pharmacy Practice for Today’s Pharmacy Technician: Career Training for the Pharmacy Technician covers all of the knowledge needed by pharmacy technicians to provide exemplary patient care and build a successful career. It describes the role of the pharmacy technician in different practice settings, including the key tasks and skills set required to work in a community pharmacy, institutional pharmacy, or home health and long-term care/hospice care, then adds a road map taking you through certification, the job search, interviewing, and continuing education. Written by pharmacy technician educator and expert LiAnne Webster, this comprehensive text prepares you to succeed in this rapidly growing field.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08939-5


Table of Contents

Unit I: An Introduction to Pharmacy Practice

  1. Historical Review of Pharmacy Practice
  2. Pharmacy Law and State Boards of Pharmacy: Examining Regulatory Standards that Govern Pharmacy Practice
  3. The Study of Bioethics in Pharmacy Technician Practice
  4. Pharmacy Professional Organizations
  5. Medical Terminology - Learning the Language of the Medication Order
  6. Unit II: Community Pharmacy Practice

  7. The Structure and Workflow Processes of the Community Pharmacy Practice
  8. Team Building and Professionalism in Pharmacy Practice
  9. Pharmacology - The Study of Drugs and Their Effects
  10. Introduction to Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms
  11. Pharmaceutical Calculations
  12. The Principles of Non-Sterile Pharmaceutical Compounding
  13. Pharmacy Billing and Claims Processing
  14. Cultural Competence: The Journey to Effective Communication in a culturally Diverse Society
  15. Infection Control
  16. Pharmacy Materials Management
  17. Medication Safety and Error Prevention
  18. Unit III: Institutional Pharmacy Practice

  19. The Structure & Organization of Institutional Pharmacy Practice
  20. Institutional Pharmacy Practice II: Drug Distribution Systems
  21. Aseptic Admixture & Compounding Sterile Preparations
  22. Green Pharmacy Practice
  23. Preparing for What Lies Ahead: The Technician Career Path Overview
  24. Identifying Quality Leadership and CQI Process Management in Pharmacy Practice
  25. Certification Review for Pharmacy Technicians