Intended for use in an introductory pharmacy technician calculations course, this unique book addresses not only calculations that technicians will encounter in retail, but also those necessary for compounding, IV, industry and areas where a pharmacy technician might be called upon more frequently because of the shortage of pharmacy professionals. This text utilizes a casual, reader-friendly writing style and an easy-to-understand ratio-proportion method of problem solving. The latest addition to the new LWW Pharmacy Technician Education Series, this comprehensive text allows student to quickly master calculations form the most basic to the most complex.
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Calculations Chapter 2: Systems of Measure Chapter 3: Interpretation of the Prescription or Medication Order Chapter 4: Equipment Used in Measurement Chapter 5: Drug Labels Chapter 6: Calculations of Oral Doses Chapter 7: Calculations for Pediatric Doses Chapter 8: Reducing and Enlarging Formulas Chapter 9: Percentage, Ratio Strength, and Other Expressions of Concentration Chapter 10: Dilution and Concentration Chapter 11: Some Calculations Involving "Units," "??g/mg," and Other Measures of Potency Chapter 12: Reconstituted Solutions Chapter 13: Intravenous Rate of Flow Calculations Chapter 14: Contemporary Compounding Appendix A: Review Set Solutions Appendix B: Critical Thinking Solutions Glossary