Mosby's Pharmacy Technician - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323734073

Mosby's Pharmacy Technician

6th Edition

Principles and Practice

Authors: Elsevier Inc Karen Davis Anthony Guerra
Paperback ISBN: 9780323734073
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd June 2021
Page Count: 752

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Get everything you need to prepare for a successful career as a pharmacy technician in one easy-to-read textbook! Useful from day one through graduation, Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition includes comprehensive information on pharmacy practice, anatomy and physiology, math calculation, and pharmacology. Built from the ground up to map directly to American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation competencies and to the accepted certification exams, this approachable text covers everything from processing and handling of medications and medication orders to patient safety, quality assurance, and regulation and compliance. It also features a rich art program with equipment close-ups, clinical procedures and processes, and body system illustrations that bring the content to life and visually reinforce your understanding of key concepts. With its clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools, this text will help you develop a solid foundation in the pharmacy content you need to pass the board examination and launch a successful and rewarding career.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of pharmacy practice, A&P, and pharmacology supports classroom success and board exam preparation.
  • Step-by-step, illustrated procedures provide rationales for key skills and competencies.
  • Study practice includes review questions at the end of each chapter, an exam-review appendix with sample questions, and online review questions.
  • Scenario boxes help you develop real-world problem-solving skills.
  • Mini drug monographs provide drug information summaries and photos for commonly prescribed medications.
  • Tech Notes and Tech Alerts offer practical tips for on-the-job accuracy and efficiency.

Table of Contents

Unit One – Pharmacy Practice

1 History of Medicine and Pharmacy

2 Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies

3 Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians

4 Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient

5 Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration

6 Conversions and Calculations

7 Drug Information References

8 Community Pharmacy Practice

9 Institutional Pharmacy Practice

10 Additional Pharmacy Practice Settings and Advanced Roles for Technicians

11 Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding

12 Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding

13 Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management

14 Medication Safety and Error Prevention

15 Pharmacy Operations Management

Unit Two – Pharmacology and Medications

16 Drug Classifications and Foundations

17 Therapeutic Agents for the Gastrointestinal System

18 Therapeutic Agents for the Musculoskeletal System

19 Therapeutic Agents for the Nervous System

20 Therapeutic Agents for the Immune System

21 Therapeutic Agents for the Cardiovascular System 

22 Therapeutic Agents for the Respiratory System

23 Therapeutic Agents for the Endocrine System

24 Therapeutic Agents for the Renal System

25 Therapeutic Agents for the Reproductive System

26 Therapeutic Agents for Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

27 Therapeutic Agents for the Dermatologic System

28 Therapeutic Agents for the Hematologic System

29 Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications

30 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Appendix A: Top 200 Prescription Drugs

Appendix B: Top 30 Herbal Remedies




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About the Authors

Karen Davis

Affiliations and Expertise

Accreditation Alliance Consulting Services Pharmacy Technician Program Instructor Society for the Education of Pharmacy Technicians (SEPhT) Lyons, Georgia

Anthony Guerra

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Instructor, Pharmacy Technician Program, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa