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Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, Sixth Edition, with Course Navigator

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Print Edition
Pharmacy Practice for Technicians - Sixth Edition - Text and eBook (1-year access) and COURSE NAVIGATOR (codes via ground delivery)
ISBN: 978-0-76387-729-3
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Pharmacy Practice for Technicians - Sixth Edition - eBook (1-year access) and COURSE NAVIGATOR (codes via email)
ISBN: 978-0-76387-725-5
eBook Edition
Pharmacy Practice for Technicians - Sixth Edition - eBook (1-year access) and COURSE NAVIGATOR (codes via ground delivery)
ISBN: 978-0-76387-726-2

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Pages: 780 | Copyright: 2017

Author(s): Don A. Ballington and Robert J. Anderson


Students receive comprehensive content on pharmacy technician practice along with coverage of business operations in a community pharmacy, professionalism and ethics in the workplace, and pharmacy careers. They will gain insight on healthcare reform, pharmacology, e-prescribing, informatics, pharmacy automation systems, medication safety initiatives, innovative drug delivery systems, and medication therapy management services.

New to the sixth edition:

  • New emphasis on career opportunities and technicians’ significant role on healthcare teams.
  • Two new chapters! Introduction to Pharmacology and Healthcare and Drug.
  • Correlation with new accreditation standards and USP Chapters <795>, <797>, and <800> (on hazardous compounding).
  • Integration with the Course Navigator learning management system provides online practice and study aids, including multiple-choice quizzes, calculation and certification-exam practice problems, flash cards and games for studying key terms, drug names and indications, and essential concepts.

Learn more about the Course Navigator!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Unit 1. Principles of Pharmacy Practice
1. The Profession of Pharmacy
2. Pharmacy Law, Regulations, and Standards
3. Drug and Supplement Development

Unit 2. Introduction to Pharmacy Skills
4. Introducing Pharmacology
5. Routes of Drug Administration and Dosage Formulations
6. Pharmacy Measurements and Calculations

Unit 3. Community Pharmacy Practice
7. Community Pharmacy Dispensing
8. Healthcare and Prescription Drug Insurance
9. The Business of Community Pharmacy
10. Extemporaneous, Nonsterile Compounding

Unit 4. Institutional Pharmacy Practice
11. Hospital Pharmacy Dispensing
12. Infection Control, Aseptic Technique, and Cleanroom Facilities
13. Sterile and Hazardous Compounding

Unit 5. Professionalism in the Pharmacy
14. Medication Safety
15. Professional Performance, Communication, and Ethics
16. Your Future in Pharmacy

Common Pharmacy Abbreviations and Acronyms