Sub-Genre: Allied Health Services
Format: Mixed media product
Publisher: EMC/Paradigm Publishing
Author: Cheryl Aiken & Robert J Anderson
Street Date: May 1, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-5509
This exceptional textbook provides students with the necessary knowledge skills and confidence to pass a national certification exam. This third edition is fully aligned with the new PCTB exam domains.
Students using the textbook and Study Partner CD will: Learn about pharmacy laws and regulationsStrengthen pharmacy calculation skills with a new practice testUnderstand sterile and nonsterile compounding regulations and proceduresReview and expand knowledge of the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticalsUnderstand infection control and requirements for handling disposal of pharmaceutical and hazardous wastesKnow up-to-date information on billing reimbursement and healthcare reformGain essential knowledge of professional standards electronic medical records e-prescribing new technologies and information managementLearn about pharmacy ordering and receiving management of outdated and recalled pharmaceuticals and quality-assurance procedures in pharmacy settingsReview medication errors and gain prevention strategiesEach textbook includes a Study Partner CD!
The Study Partner CD supports student learning with: A Pretest that assesses studentsa' strengths and identifies areas for further studyPractice Exams that feature more than 1000 exam-style questions enabling students to generate a nearly unlimited number of unique randomized 90-question exams in Practice and Reported modesFlashcards that help students memorize the top 200 generic and brand name drugsA link to the Internet Resource Center that provides in-depth reference information and additional resources
Practice TestsPractice tests provide students with an opportunity to gauge their knowledge identify areas for additional study and hone their test-taking skills.This edition includes: A 90-question pretest at the end of Chapter 1 that allows students to assess current knowledge and identify areas for additional studyNEW! A 50-question calculations test that includes problems on weights and measures dosage dilution alligation mark-up Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) verification and moreNEW! A 25-question pharmacology test that covers brand and generic drugs adverse reactions and drug interactions auxiliary labeling over-the-counter medications and dietary supplementsChapter FeaturesLearning Objectives establish clear goals for students as they begin their chapter study helping them focus on the information that is most critical to their success.Tables highlight important information related to the chapter topics and serve as a study aid.Figures provide students with additional detail and visual reinforcement of chapter topics.Skills Quiz questions at the end of every chapter focus student review on key concepts included in the exam.Thinking Beyond the Exam scenario-based questions challenge students to think critically about the role of the pharmacy technician in real-world environments.