Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians

1st Edition

A Worktext


  • Robert Fulcher
  • Eugenia Fulcher
    • Print ISBN 9780721606422

    Key Features

    • Each chapter begins with definitions of key words and a comprehensive list of objectives to help readers accomplish learning goals.
    • Chapter-by-chapter pretests allow readers to assess their current knowledge of specific topics.
    • More than 1,300 practice problems throughout the book provide a wealth of practice with calculations, conversions, and measurements.
    • Step-by-step examples and problems accompanied by actual full-color drug labels give readers real-world experience with the labeling they will see in pharmacy practice.
    • Body system icons appear next to medication names to help readers begin to associate different drugs with their respective disorders and body systems.
    • Learning Tips boxes offer helpful strategies for learning and remembering information.
    • Points to Remember boxes and review sections summarize key chapter concepts to help readers focus on vital information.
    • Chapter-by-chapter posttests allow readers to assess how well they have learned the material.
    • Review of Rules sections summarize the rules and methods for performing equations from each chapter.
    • A comprehensive posttest includes 50 questions that assess reader comprehension of all the material from the book.
    • Other helpful study tools include an answer key for odd-numbered questions, a business math appendix, and a comprehensive glossary.

    Table of Contents

    Section I Introduction and Basic Math Skills

    1. Assessment of Mathematical Skills Needed in Health Occupations
    2. Review of Basic Mathematical Skills

    Section II Measurements Used in Health Care and Conversions between Measurement Systems

    3. Conversion of Clinical Measurements of Numbers, Time and Temperature
    4. Comparisons of Measurement Systems
    5. Conversions between Measurement Systems

    Section III Medication and Prescription Orders and Their Calculations

    6. Interpretation of Medication Labels and Orders
    7. Calculation of Solid Oral Doses and Dosages
    8. Calculate Doses of Liquid Oral and Parenteral Medications
    9. Reconstitution of Powders or Crystals into Liquid Medications

    Section IV Special Medication Calculations

    10. Calculation of Medications for Special Populations Based on Body Weight and Patient Age
    11. Calculation of Medications Measured in Units, Milliequivalents and Percents of Concentration
    12. Calculation of Medications for Intravenous Uses
    13. Calculation of Mixtures from Stock Medications
    14. Interpreting Physician’s Orders for Dosages


    Comprehensive Posttest

    Business Math for Pharmacy Technicians

    Answer Key (For Odd-Numbered Problems Only)



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