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Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians. Edition: 4

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Master the math skills needed to calculate drug dosages safely and accurately! Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians, 4th Edition covers the competencies required by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Designed specifically for Pharmacy Technicians, the book includes a review of basic math, conversions between measurement systems, interpretation of drug labels and physicians' orders, and calculation of medications based on a patient's age, body weight, or body surface area. Two basic methods of calculating drug dosages are described: ratio/proportion and dimensional analysis. Simplifying calculation concepts, Elaine Beale's practical worktext breaks down calculations, provides examples, and contains hundreds of practice problems to help you develop calculation confidence and prepare for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician.

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Section I: Introduction and Basic Math Skills

1. Assessment of Mathematical Skills Needed in Health Occupations

2. Review of Basic Mathematical Skills

Section II: Measurements Used in Health Care and Conversions between Measurement Systems

3. Conversion of Clinical Measurements of Numbers, Time and Temperature

4. Comparisons of Measurement Systems

5. Conversions between Measurement Systems

Section III: Medication and Prescription Orders and Their Calculations

6. Interpretation of Medication Labels and Orders

7. Calculation of Solid Oral Doses and Dosages

8. Calculate Doses of Liquid Oral and Parenteral Medications

9. Reconstitution of Powders or Crystals into Liquid Medications

Section IV: Special Medication Calculations

10. Calculation of Medications for Special Populations Based on Body Weight and Patient Age

11. Calculation of Medications Measured in Units, Milliequivalents and Percents of Concentration

12. Calculation of Medications for Intravenous Uses

13. Calculation of Mixtures from Stock Medications

14. Interpreting Physician's Orders for Dosages

Section V: Business Math

15. Business Math for Pharmacy Technicians

Appendices Answer Key (every third problem only)

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    • SKU
      9780323760126
    • UPC/ISBN
      9780323760126
    • Stock Last Checked
      Feb 20, 2024
  • Manufacturer
    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Jun 14, 2022
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