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Pharmacy Calculations, 4e

By: 
Mary Powers, Janet B. Wakelin
Copyright: 
©2013
Suggested Student Price: 
$53.97
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Pages: 
400
Product Code: 
0744
ISBN-13: 
9781617310744
Product Format: 
Loose-leaf

This full-color comprehensive workbook teaches and reinforces the calculation skills necessary for the pharmacy technician student to successfully pass the PTCE and ExCPT national examinations by providing the student with the educational tools needed to learn the types of calculations commonly encountered in community and institutional pharmacy. It is presented in a straightforward manner to minimize confusion for your students. A sample 40-question exam similar to the national exam enables students to test their knowledge.

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Features

  • Presented in a straightforward manner to minimize confusion for your students 
  • A sample 40-question exam similar to the national exam enables students to test their knowledge

Online instructor ancillaries include: Login to view Instructor Resources

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Lesson Plans
  • Test Bank

About the Author

Mary Powers

Mary F. Powers, Ph.D., R.Ph., is a professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Toledo, Ohio. She received her pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and doctor of phiolosophy in medical sciences degree from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. Powers has extensive experience in community pharmacy practice and has also served as the Pharmacy Technician Program coordinator at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio. She has been involved in teaching pharmacy technicians since 1998.

Janet B. Wakelin

Janet B. Wakelin, MRPharmS, is the retired director of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her pharmacy degree from Aston University, Birmingham, England. Wakelin has community and hospital experience as a registered pharmacist in England and as a certified technician in the United States. She served as treasurer for the Pharmacy Technician Educators Counciil (PTEC) from 1994-1998, and has been involved in teaching pharmacy technicians since 1991. She now lives with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina.

What's New in this Edition

New to this edition of Pharmacy Calculations, 4e

  • Aligns with the new blueprint for the PTCE examination
  • New illustrations and pharmaceutical labels 
  • Additional new real-world examples
  • New section on density and specific gravity

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Numeral Systems Used in Pharmacy

2. Numerators, Denominators, and Reciprocals of Fractions

3. Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms

4. Adding and Subtracting Fractions

5. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

6. Writing Fractions in Decimal Form

7. Rounding Decimals and Significant Figures

8. Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers

9. Multiplying and Dividing Decimal Numbers

10. Using Ratios and Proportions or Dimensional Analysis to Solve Pharmacy Calculations

11. Percents

12. Exponents and Scientific Notation

13. Interpreting Prescriptions and Converting Household and Metric Measurements

14. Converting Apothecary and Metric Measurements

15. Converting Between the Different Temperature Scales with Density and Specific Gravity

16. Calculations for Compounding

17. Calculations for Days Supply

18. Adjusting Refills for Short-filled

19. Calculations for Dispensing Fees, Co-pays, Difference Pricing

20. Calculations for Billing Compounds

21. Cash Register Calculations

22. Usual and Customary Prices

23. Discounts

24. Gross and Net Profits

25. Inventory Control

26. Daily Cash Report

27. Parenteral Doses Using Ratio and Proportion Calculations

28. Powdered Drug Preparations

29. Percentages

30. Ratio Solutions

31. Dosage Calculations Based on Body Weight

32. Dosage Calculations Based on Body Surface Area

33. Infusion Rates and Drip Rates

34. Dilutions

35. Alligations

36. Parenteral Nutrition Calculations

37. Dosage Calculations from Medication Labels

Appendix A: Practice Exam

Appendix B: Answers to Practice Problems

Index