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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.

Book, 640 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08939-5


  • 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


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