Synopses & Reviews
COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REVIEW FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, 2E is the essential book for readers who are preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician National Certification Exam. Essential material summaries provide a concentrated review of the topics covered on the National Certification Exam. Chapters are completely reorganized for improved mastery of information, with each chapter ending with a multiple-choice quiz to reinforce the review material. Chapters are structured to help you assess your knowledge of the topic areas covered on the exam. Eight comprehensive self-examinations, each with 120 questions, are written in the certification exam style to provide a realistic test-taking experience. Answers for all of the quizzes and tests are included at the back of the book to facilitate self-directed study. To provide even more practice, COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REVIEW FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, 2E includes a CD-ROM with an additional 600 multiple-choice questions, along with the option to create an unlimited number of comprehensive exams.
About the Author
Jahangir Moini is currently a professor, and was a director for fifteen years, of allied health programs at Everest University in Melbourne, Florida where he established the Medical Assisting program in 1990 and the associate degree program for pharmacy technicians in 2000. He also established several other new allied health programs for Everest University. Dr. Moini was the Director of the associate degree program for five years. He is actively involved in teaching and helping students to prepare for service in various health professions, including the roles of pharmacy technicians, medical assistants, and nurses. He worked with the Brevard County Health Department as an epidemiologist and health educator consultant for eighteen years, offering continuing education courses and keeping nurses up-to-date on the latest developments related to pharmacology, medications errors, immunizations, and other important topics. Since 1990, Dr. Moini has been the author of many internationally published allied health books. He has a medical degree, a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CphT).
Table of Contents
Section I: INTRODUCTION. The Foundation of Pharmaceutical Care. Pharmacy Law and Ethics For Technicians. Pharmaceutical Terminology and Abbreviations. Section II: THE SCIENCE OF PHARMACOLOGY. Medication and Dosage Forms. Administration of Medication. SECTION III: HOSPITAL AND RETAIL PHARMACY. The Policy and Procedure Manual. Hospital Pharmacy. Community (Retail) Pharmacy. Advanced Pharmacy. The Role and Duties of Technicians at Retail Pharmacies. The Role and Duties of Pharmacy Technicians in Hospitals. Management of Pharmacy Operations. Financial Management and Health Insurance. Safety in the Workplace. Computer Applications in Drug-Use Control. Communications. SECTION IV: DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS. Biopharmaceutics. Factors Affecting Drug Activity. Antibiotics. Anti-virals and Anti-fungals. Anti-neoplastic Drugs. Allergy and Respiratory Drugs. Central Nervous System Drugs. Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs. Digestive System Drugs. Hormones of the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. Anti-coagulants. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants and Non-Narcotic Analgesics. Immunological Agents. Poisons and Antidotes. Nutrition. Special Considerations for the Pediatric and Neonatal Patient. Drug Therapy for Aging Patients. SECTION V: PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS. Basic Mathematics. Measurement Systems. Calculation of Dosages.