Standards of Practice for the Pharmacy Technician discusses standards of practice, scope of practice, and projections for the future practice of an emerging professional in the modern world of pharmacy. The reader will follow the developmental stages of the pharmacist from an unregulated dispenser of herbal remedies to an educated licensed professional, and the development of the technician from a pill counter to an educated technician with the ability to assist the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care to patients. The ultimate goal is to instill in the student a feeling of competence, an ability to utilize critical thinking skills for problem solving, and an innate comprehension of the concepts of professionalism and professional judgment.
A bound-in CD-ROM and companion website include a quiz bank, video clips, pharmacy technician dispensing lab simulations, clinical simulations, and blank forms. Additional ancillaries are available for instructors.
Unit I: EVOLUTION OF THE PHARMACY Chapter 1: Pharmacy History Chapter 2: Pharmacy of Today and Tomorrow Chapter 3: Professional Roles in the Pharmacy Unit II: PHARMACY LAW, ETHICS, AND CONFIDENTIALITY Chapter 4: Pharmacy Law Chapter 5: Differentiating Law and Ethics Chapter 6: Confidentiality and HIPAA Unit III: TECHNICIAN'S ROLE IN ASSURING PATIENT RIGHTS Chapter 7: The Right Medication to the Right Patient at the Right Time: Communicating Clearly Chapter 8: The Right Dosage Form and the Right Route of Administration: Working With Accuracy Chapter 9: At the Right Price: Handling Payment Chapter 10: Medication Error Prevention Unit IV: MECHANICS OF MEDICATION DISPENSING AND INVENTORY CONTROL Chapter 11: Over the Counter Medications and Herbal Products Chapter 12: Outpatient Prescriptions Chapter 13: Inpatient Hospital and Homecare Prescriptions Chapter 14: Inventory Control Unit V: EXTEMPORANEOUS COMPOUNDING Chapter 15: Compounding Equipment and Use Chapter 16: Solutions, Syrups, and Suspensions Chapter 17: Dry Powders, Capsules, and Lozenges Chapter 18: Ointments, Creams, Lip Balms, and Suppositories Unit VI: COMPOUNDED STERILE PRODUCTS Chapter 19: Introduction to Microbiology and Aseptic Technique Chapter 20: Chapter 797 Guidelines for Compounded Sterile Products Chapter 21: Large and Small Volume Parenterals Chapter 22: Total Parenteral Nutrition Chapter 23: Compounding Sterile Chemotherapeutic Products Unit VII: PROFESSIONALISM AND CAREER EXPLORATION Chapter 24: Professional Organizations and Education Chapter 25: Expanding Horizons for Technicians Appendix A: Calculation Formulas and Tables Appendix B: Abbreviation Watch List Appendix C: High-Alert Medications Glossary Index