Endorsed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), The Pharmacy Technician, 7e, is a valuable tool for pharmacy technician students. This applied, accessible book is a practical text for understanding the principles, career concepts, and pharmacy skills needed to be a successful pharmacy technician. It offers clear, concise information to help students learn the material and pass the national certification exams: the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), and the Exam for Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). This book was designed to be accompanied by The Pharmacy Technician, Workbook & Certification Review, 7e, to help prepare for the certification exams.
This textbook aligns with the Fifth Edition of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Model Curriculum for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs and the 2020 content outline for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE).
The Seventh Edition maintains the features and comprehensive coverage of the previous edition, but it has been carefully updated throughout to reflect current standards and practice for professional pharmacy technicians, specifically including alignment with:
Changes to the text include:
Throughout, the Seventh Edition of The Pharmacy Technician has been modified to present information in a more current and more effective way so that pharmacy technicians develop professional competence and practice.
Perspective Press is the developer of The Pharmacy Technician, the best-selling text for pharmacy technician training that is endorsed by the American Pharmacists Association. The Pharmacy Technician employs a visual two-page spread approach that integrates text and graphics and presents topics in content-specific learning landscapes.
Dennis Hogan founded Perspective Press in 1993 with the goal of publishing visually-oriented texts that were easier and more effective learning tools. Prior to that, Dennis spent more than fifteen years in various publishing roles at Prentice-Hall. He also spent nearly two decades developing and managing National Geographic Learning, a leading English language learning publisher. He believes that textbooks can be powerful learning tools if they reflect life authentically and visually.