Medication Workbook for Pharmacy Technicians: A Pharmacology Primer

By Mary F. Powers  •  
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Print ISBN  9780895828835
• eBook ISBN  9781617310904
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Officially endorsed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), this practical workbook provides a basic introduction to pharmacology and reinforces the use of medications for prospective technicians to work in a pharmacy and to help prepare them for the pharmacy technician national certification exams.

The Medication Workbook for Pharmacy Technicians: A Pharmacology Primer can be used as a stand-alone learning tool, but it is also designed to complement the other titles in the APhA Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series: The Pharmacy Technician, Fourth Edition, ISBN 978-0-89582-828-6, and The Pharmacy Technician Workbook and Certification Review, Fourth Edition, ISBN 978-0-89582-829-3.

Developed for pharmacy technician training programs, it is also useful for pharmacy technicians working in the field, as well as students in other health care professions who are studying pharmacology for the first time.

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What's New in this Edition
Table of Contents
Instructor Resources
  • Coverage of information from the Candidate Guide for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT)
  • Full-color pharmaceutical labels and sample prescriptions for students review
  • Multiple choice questions offer good practice for these national exams
  • "Technician Tips" sidebars provide helpful, practical information for real life in the pharmacy
  • Concise overview of pharmacology basics, the medication use process, and legal issues in the pharmacy
  • Critical thinking questions stimulate active learning for the student and foster a deeper understanding of concepts
  • Helpful appendices for top Brand, generic, hospital, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) error-prone abbreviations, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications

​Instructor Ancillaries include: Login to view Instrucor Resources

  • Sample course outlines for 6 week, 10 week, and 15 week courses
  • PowerPoint Presentation files containing information from the introduction of each chapter as well as 10 sample multiple choice quiz questions
  • Sample prescriptions (as PowerPoint slides), which may be used for quizzes or teaching tools for prescription interpretation
  • A comprehensive exam (90-item) at the end of the instructor's manual
What's New in this Edition

Bundle together The Pharmacy Technician, Fourth Edition with The Pharmacy Technician Workbook & Certification Review, Fourth Edition and the Medication Workbook for Pharmacy Technicians: A Pharmacology Primer for an exceptional price and learning tool for your students.

Table of contents
1. Introduction to Common Medications
2. Prescriptions, Medication Orders, and Legal Considerations
3. Basic Pharmacology and Dosage Forms
4. Anti-infective and Other Immunologic Medications
5. Cardiovascular Medications
6. Diabetes and Thyroid Medications
7. Muscular and Skeletal Medications
8. Nervous System Medications
9. Respiratory Medications
10. Gastrointestinal Medications
11. Urinary and Reproductive Medications
12. Eye, Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat Medications
13. Dermatologic Medications
14. Hematology and Oncology Medications
15. Other Commonly Used Medications
•Top 200 Brand Medications by Total Prescriptions
•Top 200 Generic Medications by Total Prescriptions
•Top 100 Over-the-Counter and Health and Beauty Care Products
•Top 100 Hospital Medications by Total Prescriptions
•Common Medications Requiring Refrigeration
•Common Herbal Supplements
•ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations Glossary
Instructor Resources

Online instructor resources include sample course outlines, Power Point presentations, and a 90 question exam with answer key.