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Covering everything you need to study for and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and ExCPT exams, Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, 3rd Edition makes exam preparation easy. Review the content you'll see on the exam with handy outlines, test-taking tips and strategies, and electronic flash cards. Written by noted pharmacy technician educator James J. Mizner, this complete review tests your knowledge and simulates the actual PTCB exam with 17 different, 100-question practice exams in the book and online. This edition is modeled after the updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint.A total of 1,700 review questions are included in 17 practice exams in the book and online.100-question format of each practice exam simulates the PTCB and ExCPT exams, with multiple-choice questions and the same balance of content, for a realistic test taking experience.700 electronic flash cards help you learn and remember facts by covering the top 200 most prescribed pharmaceuticals, top 50 herbals, abbreviations, and sound-alike drugs.Review content reflects the new percentages covered on the PTCB exam.A convenient outline format helps you to quickly review important information you'll see on the exam.Tips and suggestions prepare you for test-taking success by providing an insider’s perspective on what to expect and how to prepare for your exam when you have limited time. Seven practice exams in the book feature the same format and content emphasis as the national exam. Ten practice exams on the Evolve companion website in both timed and untimed modes help you identify any areas of weakness, and include instant feedback and remediation. UPDATED content includes current drug information and pharmacy practice procedures based on the new Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint.NEW! Chapter objectives provide a clear breakdown of content and goals for review.
Medicinal chemistry is a complex topic. Written in an easy to follow and conversational style, Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry focuses on the fundamental concepts that govern the discipline of medicinal chemistry as well as how and why these concepts are essential to therapeutic decisions. The book emphasizes functional group analysis and the basics of drug structure evaluation.

In a systematic fashion, learn how to identify and evaluate the functional groups that comprise the structure of a drug molecule and their influences on solubility, absorption, acid/base character, binding interactions, and stereochemical orientation. Relevant Phase I and Phase II metabolic transformations are also discussed for each functional group.

Key features include:
• Discussions on the roles and characteristics of organic functional groups, including the identification of acidic and basic functional groups.
• How to solve problems involving pH, pKa, and ionization; salts and solubility; drug binding interactions; stereochemistry; and drug metabolism.
• Numerous examples and expanded discussions for complex concepts.
• Therapeutic examples that link the importance of medicinal chemistry to pharmacy and healthcare practice.
• An overview of structure activity relationships (SARs) and concepts that govern drug design.
• Review questions and practice problems at the end of each chapter that allow readers to test their understanding, with the answers provided in an appendix.

Whether you are just starting your education toward a career in a healthcare field or need to brush up on your organic chemistry concepts, this book is here to help you navigate medicinal chemistry.

About the Authors

Marc W. Harrold, BS, Pharm, PhD, is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Mylan School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Professor Harrold is the 2011 winner of the Omicron Delta Kappa "Teacher of the Year" award at Duquesne University. He is also the two-time winner of the "TOPS"  (Teacher of the Pharmacy School) award at the Mylan School of Pharmacy.

Robin M. Zavod, PhD, is Associate Professor for Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, where she was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Faculty of the Year award. Professor Zavod also serves on the adjunct faculty for Elmhurst College and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Concise Review for the PTCB Exam is a comprehensive approach to preparing for the pharmacy technician certification exam. It does not try to cover every aspect about the field of pharmacy. Rather, it targets the information that is relevant to the certification exam. The text includes drug information, test-taking strategies, examples and practice questions that will prepare a student to pass the test the first time. . Instruction in all test areas: math, law, hospital, drug information. . Contains strategies you MUST know to ace the exam. . Over 750 practice questions that will familiarize you with the PTCB format and help you master the techniques taught. . Detailed answer explanations that will help you avoid making the same mistake twice. . Pharmacy calculations are completely worked out so that all math problems on the exam can be easily understood and solved. . Gives unique ways to learn many of the drugs that will be on the exam. . Includes three practice PTCB tests. All of these questions are similar to those that you will see on the actual PTCB exam. . Covers pharmacy law and hospital information in a way that will make it easy to recall the information. .Contains a list of the top 200 drugs with brand, generic, indication and class. About the Authors Brian Tuschl, Pharm. D., is the president of Tech Prep Solutions. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Houston and was presented with the Roche Preceptor of the Year Award in 2006. Dr. Tuschl currently serves as a member of the advisory boards of two local technical schools with pharmacy technician programs and also practices retail pharmacy in Houston, Texas. Christopher Ardoin, BSPharm, is the co-founder of Tech Prep Solutions. He is a preceptor with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. He is a licensed pharmacist in both Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Ardoin has over ten years of pharmacy experience in areas including hospital, compounding, and retail pharmacy.
Completely revised and rebuilt to correspond to the latest Pharmacy Technician industry standards, Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition includes all the information on pharmacy practice, anatomy and physiology, math calculation, and pharmacology you need to prepare for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician. This approachable text includes new chapters on Medication Safety and Error Prevention and Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient, along with new information on the latest pharmacy laws, HIPAA, USP 797, and much more. With its clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools, you will be able to develop a better understanding of the complex pharmaceutical content you need to pass the PTCB examination and succeed on the job.Comprehensive coverage of the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs provides comprehensive coverage of pharmacy practice, A&P, and pharmacology to prepare you for the PTCE and your future jobs. Technician Scenarios and Technician Scenario Check-up boxes highlight real-world examples.Comprehensive drug tables with pill images and label photos make learning drug information easier.Tech Notes and Tech Alerts offer practical references related to the chapter subject matter.Mini drug monographs provide the drug information you need for the drugs covered in the text.A&P content is included in the Body Systems section to help you build a foundation for how drugs work in the human body.Technician’s Corner boxes include critical thinking exercises applicable to the chapter content.Pharmacist’s Perspective boxes provide insights from the eye of the pharmacist.
The NAPLEX Practice Question Workbook provides over 1,000 comprehensive practice questions to prepare for the demanding North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). Master exam topics with intensive practice in the areas you'll find on the test. All questions are test-level difficulty and focused solely on helping you pass. Whether you're challenging the exam for the first time or trying again after an unsuccessful attempt, you will learn the critical skills needed to master the exam.

This innovative workbook includes:
• Full-length 250 question practice exam, including multiple-response, constructed-response, and ordered-response questions
• Over 100 pharmaceutical calculation questions including ratios and conversions, alligation, total parenteral nutrition, and measurements for accurate drug doses
• Over 100 sterile & non-sterile compounding questions
• Detailed solutions to all practice questions to help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and identify areas in need of further study

Included are practice exams for the following topics:
• Cardiovascular Disorders
• Infectious Diseases
• Immunologic
• Hematologic & Oncologic Disorders
• Neurologic & Psychiatric Disorders
• Endocrine Disorders
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Respiratory Disorders
• Renal & Urologic Disorders
• Bone & Joint Disorders
• Ophthalmic, Otic & Dermatologic Disorders
• Women's Health
• Nutrition Support & Critical Care
• Over-the-Counter Medications & Dietary Supplements
The intention of this crossword puzzle book is to prepare any student to pass the National Certified Pharmacy Board exam. A Pharmacy Technician career is very demanding and rewarding. To become a National Certified Pharmacy Technician, one must be prepared to only have to take once because the cost of the exam is expensive and will continue to rise. All students must review for this board exam. There are several different study techniques that can be employed, including flash cards, practice tests, and games, such as crossword puzzles. It is important to select the right method to study for the board exam. Whichever methods students select have an impact on the outcome of the exam. These crosswords puzzles can help students to memorize and/or recognize the answer since the board exam is mainly multiple choices. This crossword puzzle book contain more than 100 pages. The National Board Exam consists of many different types of exams. It can be one of the following: 1) 80% math and 20% drugs; 2) 80% retail and 20% hospital; 3) 70%hospital and 30% math; 4) 75% retail and 25% math; and 5) 90% top commonly used drugs and 10% math. This National Board Exam is not easy to pass unless students have mastered their drug knowledge as well as other subjects. In order to pass the Board Exam on the first try, one would benefit from using crosswords or word search methodology to study and attend the preparation classes. This book consists mainly of brand and generic names of the top 300 drugs with their drug classification. Students who use crosswords puzzles retain their memorization much better of the drug names and will have a higher chance of passing the exam. It is not easy to shuffle these 300 drugs, brand name and generic name, to a person's brain. Studies have shown that our brain can only absorb less than forty percent each day. Studying is a very time consuming process. It takes time for the brain to digest and store and convert into long term memory. Crossword puzzles and word search is by far the most effective style of learning for most students. It can help students build confidence when time to take the exam. The National Certified Board of Pharmacy exam contains mainly multiple-choice questions. There are a few questions on the exam that are for pre-trial purposes and will not scored. Each question provides four choices with only one correct or best answer. Students will not know which questions are scored and which are not. It is best to attempt to answer every single questions. Selecting the best answer reflects the outcome of students' memorization or recognize the right answer. Students who use this textbook and attend the preparation classes will have a greater chance of passing the Board Exam. Passing the exam depends on the students' time spent in studying and memorize all these top 300 drugs.
Since its original appearance in 1977, Advanced Organic Chemistry has maintained its place as the premier textbook in the field, offering broad coverage of the structure, reactivity and synthesis of organic compounds. As in the earlier editions, the text contains extensive references to both the primary and review literature and provides examples of data and reactions that illustrate and document the generalizations. While the text assumes completion of an introductory course in organic chemistry, it reviews the fundamental concepts for each topic that is discussed.

The two-part fifth edition has been substantially revised and reorganized for greater clarity. Among the changes: Updated material reflecting advances in the field since 2001’s Fourth Edition, especially in computational chemistry; A companion Web site provides digital models for study of structure, reaction and selectivity; Solutions to the exercises provided to instructors online.

The material in Part A is organized on the basis of fundamental structural topics such as structure, stereochemistry, conformation and aromaticity and basic mechanistic types, including nucleophilic substitution, addition reactions, carbonyl chemistry, aromatic substitution and free radical reactions. Together with Part B: Reaction and Synthesis, the two volumes are intended to provide the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate student in chemistry with a sufficient foundation to comprehend and use the research literature in organic chemistry.

REA's PTCE (Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam) Flashcard Book
Updated Second Edition

500 Questions & Answers You Need to Know

This latest addition to our Health Sciences series of flashcards is designed to help PTCE candidates check their test-readiness before taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Unlike most flashcards that come in a box, our cards are bound in an easy-to-use, organized book that makes it convenient to study anywhere.

Written by a seasoned pharmacy technician instructor and based on the most recent exam, our study supplement covers everything you need to know for the PTCE: assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medication and inventory control systems, and participating in the management of pharmacy practice.

The flashcards are broken down by PTCE test topics and include multiple-choice questions with detailed answer explanations. The questions are similar to what you may encounter on the PTCE. The 500 flashcards are divided as follows:

* 200 flashcards focused on the top 200 brand/generic drug names including their respective drug classes, indications, side effects, and special considerations

* 50 flashcards focused on pharmaceutical terms and abbreviations

* 250 flashcards focused on PTCE review material:

- 165 flashcards on Assisting the Pharmacist in Serving Patients

- 55 flashcards on Maintaining Medication and Inventory Control Systems

- 30 flashcards on Participating in the Administration and Management of Pharmacy Practice

After studying with the book, go online and review what you have learned at REA's Study Center. Our customizable e-flashcards and 3 practice quizzes give you the freedom to create your own PTCE study plan and study anywhere, anytime. You can also create your own unique flashcards for any sections of the test that give you difficulty.

This flashcard book and the online tools that come with it, will help you personalize your PTCE prep by testing your understanding, pinpointing your weaknesses, and delivering flashcard study materials unique to you.

If you're a pharmacy tech student and want extra practice and review before the exam, REA's PTCE Flashcard Book is the right Rx for your study needs.
In the tough competition for residency positions, how can you stand out?Get the Residency: ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation can help. You’ll get tips, a long-term plan, and answers to your questions, including:
When do I start planning my residency strategy—and how How can I set up a timeline and task list to keep myself on target for success? How can I ace the interview process? What should I have in my portfolio? What happens if I don’t make the match?Plus, get late breaking information you can’t get in any other book on the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and the Post-Match Dynamic List.The authors of Get the Residency put together a course at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy that has helped their students achieve an 83 percent residency acceptance rate, against the national average of 60 percent in the most recent match.

Now, Joshua Caballero, PharmD, BCPP; Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD; and Sandra Benavides, PharmD, along with faculty and clinicians across the country, share their effective techniques with you. They offer candid advice, guidance, and warnings that will be directly applicable to your hunt for a post graduate residency or fellowship and will stay with you as your career grows. You can begin using this as a guide as early as your first year, or as soon as you are ready to begin the residency application process.

Let their experience and understanding of the process guide you through each step toward your professional future.

 

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics has helped thousands of students and practitioners through five editions by simplifying a complex subject. The authors have thoroughly reviewed, revised, and redesigned the text to enhance the reader's grasp of the material. This 6th Edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers.

Inside you will find:

Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester.Practice quizzes in 11 chapters to chart progress.Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases.More information on hemodialysisMore on pharmacogeneticsMore on plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculationsA phenytoin “cheat sheet” to help you through the calculations mazeNew vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimationsMore on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methodsMore theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides.- See more at: http://store.ashp.org/Store/ProductListing/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=153117615#sthash.58RrToYW.dpu

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics has helped thousands of students and practitioners through five editions by simplifying a complex subject. The authors have thoroughly reviewed, revised, and redesigned the text to enhance the reader's grasp of the material. This 6th Edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers.

Inside you will find:

Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester.Practice quizzes in 11 chapters to chart progress.Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases.More information on hemodialysisMore on pharmacogeneticsMore on plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculationsA phenytoin “cheat sheet” to help you through the calculations mazeNew vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimationsMore on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methodsMore theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides.- See more at: http://store.ashp.org/Store/ProductListing/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=153117615#sthash.58RrToYW.dpuf

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics has helped thousands of students and practitioners through five editions by simplifying a complex subject. The authors have thoroughly reviewed, revised, and redesigned the text to enhance the reader's grasp of the material. This 6th Edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers.

Inside you will find:

Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester.Practice quizzes in 11 chapters to chart progress.Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases.More information on hemodialysisMore on pharmacogeneticsMore on plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculationsA phenytoin “cheat sheet” to help you through the calculations mazeNew vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimationsMore on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methodsMore theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides.- See more at: http://store.ashp.org/Store/ProductListing/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=153117615#sthash.58RrToYW.dpufConcepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics has helped thousands of students and practitioners through five editions by simplifying a complex subject. The authors have thoroughly reviewed, revised, and redesigned the text to enhance the reader's grasp of the material. This 6th Edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers.

Inside you will find:

    Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester.
    Practice quizzes in 11 chapters to chart progress.
    Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases.
    More information on hemodialysis
    More on pharmacogenetics
    More on plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculations
    A phenytoin “cheat sheet” to help you through the calculations maze
    New vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimations
    More on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methods
    More theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides.

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics has helped thousands of students and practitioners through five editions by simplifying a complex subject. The authors have thoroughly reviewed, revised, and redesigned the text to enhance the reader's grasp of the material. This 6th Edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers.

Inside you will find:

Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester.Practice quizzes in 11 chapters to chart progress.Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases.More information on hemodialysisMore on pharmacogeneticsMore on plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculationsA phenytoin “cheat sheet” to help you through the calculations mazeNew vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimationsMore on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methodsMore theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides.- See more at: http://store.ashp.org/Store/ProductListing/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=153117615#sthash.58RrToYW.dpuf

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics has helped thousands of students and practitioners through five editions by simplifying a complex subject. The authors have thoroughly reviewed, revised, and redesigned the text to enhance the reader's grasp of the material. This 6th Edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers.

Inside you will find:

Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester.Practice quizzes in 11 chapters to chart progress.Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases.More information on hemodialysisMore on pharmacogeneticsMore on plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculationsA phenytoin “cheat sheet” to help you through the calculations mazeNew vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimationsMore on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methodsMore theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides.- See more at: http://store.ashp.org/Store/ProductListing/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=153117615#sthash.58RrToYW.dpuf
The trusted training resource for pharmacy technicians at all levels.

The role of pharmacy technicians is rapidly expanding, and demand for well-trained technicians has never been higher! Technicians are assuming more responsibilities and are taking on greater leadership roles. Quality training material is increasingly important for new technicians entering the field, and current technicians looking to advance.

Look no further than the new 4th edition of the best-selling Manual for Pharmacy Technicians to master the practical skills and gain the foundational knowledge all technicians need to be successful.

NEW chapters cover the latest essentials:

Specialty Pharmacy Practice Communication and Teamwork Billing and Reimbursement Durable and Nondurable Medical Equipment, Devices, and Supplies

NEW features include:

Full color design, photos and illustrations enhance learning Rx for Success boxes share tips to help techs excel on the job Technology Topics highlight the latest in automation & technical areas Safety First features provide critical advice for enhancing safety & reducing errors Bolded key terms defined in chapter-level glossaries Streamlined contents divide book into 4 simple parts: introduction to pharmacy practice, foundation knowledge and skills, practice basics, and business applications Expanded self-assessment questions and calculations content

Alone or with the new edition of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Review and Practice Exam, the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, 4th Edition offers pharmacy technicians the most relevant, authoritative, easy-to-use guide in the field.

Want more exercises and practice? Look for the NEW Workbook for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians.

If you work as a health professional, this is the drug handbook you need! Mosby's Drug Reference for Health Professions, 5th Edition makes it easy to look up the drugs your patients and clients are taking and understand how those drugs may affect treatment. Over 900 concise drug monographs are organized alphabetically by generic name for quick access to the most important information on administering drugs and keeping your patients safe. This edition includes coverage of 49 new drugs plus an enhanced companion website which not only has new features on EMS drugs and the top 200 drugs, but is packed with practical resources for everyday use. No health professional should be without this portable drug guide! www.mosbydrugref.com companion website includes additional coverage of topics such as drugs of abuse, a full-color pill atlas, herbal remedy monographs, medication math exercises, audio pronunciations of generic drug names, and an audio glossary of terms and definitions, plus new coverage including EMS Drugs, the Top 200 drugs, and Vaccination/Immunization schedules. Alphabetical organization of drugs by generic name — and a two-color design — save time in finding need-to-know details for day-to-day practice.Precautions and Considerations sections include key information written specifically for health professions practitioners.Drug storage information identifies those drugs in which extra care is needed to maintain potency.Lifespan content provides the answers you need when working with elderly, pediatric, and adult populations.Useful appendices make it easy to look up topics including normal laboratory values and FDA pregnancy categories. Icons call attention to special drug information including high alert warnings and IV compatibilities/incompatibilities. NEW! 49 new drugs are added — for a total of over 900 drug monographs — supplying you with the most current and inclusive drug information. UPDATED drug list adds newly approved drugs and deletes drugs that have been recalled or discontinued to ensure that drug information is clinically accurate, relevant, and current.
An investigation into crime and corruption that offers “a journey into the underbelly of the pharmaceutical industry” (Buzz Bissinger).
 
Stolen, tainted, and compromised counterfeit medicine has increasingly made its way into a poorly regulated distribution system—reaching vulnerable and unsuspecting patients who stake their lives on it. The heart of the problem lies in South Florida—and Dangerous Doses exposes it through a “ragtag group of seasoned investigators who seem as if they were cast right out of an episode of The Wire” (U.S. News & World Report).
 
In Katherine Eban’s hard-hitting examination of America’s secret ring of drug counterfeiters, these tireless investigators follow the trail of medication, stolen in a seemingly minor break-in, as it funnels into a sprawling national network of drug polluters. Their pursuit stretches from a strip joint in South Miami to the halls of Congress, as they battle entrenched political interests and uncover an increasing threat to America’s health.
 
Eban’s revelatory and damning crusade “combines investigative diligence, a natural storyteller’s gift for narrative, and a consumer advocate’s practical prescriptions for what to do about the counterfeit drugs that may have contaminated the supply at your local drug store. The result: A rare literary event—muckraking with a human face” (Victor Navasky, former publisher of The Nation).
 
“An exposé that wades into more rank Florida unseemliness than a Carl Hiaasen novel, and easily boasts three times the number of sleazebag villains.” —Salon.com
 
“A riveting tale . . . part detective story, part pharmacological primer.” —The New York Sun
By 2050, the world’s 65 and older population will double, and the 85 and older population will grow fivefold. As the number of older patients surges, so too will the medication management challenges pharmacists and other health care providers face in this population. For the Geriatric population, complex cases are often the norm. Providing safe and effective care can mean considering assessments of function and cognition, contacting multiple prescribers, and understanding a patient’s history, beliefs, and caregiving situation before making therapeutic decisions.
Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition gives practitioners the information they need to improve outcomes and personalize care for elderly patients. New to this edition are new chapters on “Palliative and Hospice Care”  and “Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship”. Additional enhancements in this edition include added links to new guidelines, assessment tools, and videos. Additional cases and a study guide will match the content map for certified geriatric pharmacists examination.
Useful features throughout the book guide practitioners in navigating the maze of information required when caring for the older patient. These include:
Summarized treatment guidelinesReviews of the evidence baseSpecial focus on recommendations for the frail elderlyFull case studies in each chapterClinical PearlsKey Points and Key Terms (with definitions) in each chapterThe demands of an aging population mean that a greater understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy I now essential for all health care providers. Fundamentals of geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition  ensures had the information to allow providers to respond appropriately
 Are you a pharmacy technician, or pharmacy technician student, who wants to learn a few simple methods of solving pharmacy calculations without a bunch of formulas?

Would you like to raise your hand in Pharmacy Calculations Class, after the instructor explains a complicated formula, and ask to approach the white board to show the class a much simpler method?

Do you want to go out on your externship and teach practicing pharmacy technicians how to preform pharmacy calculations?

Do you want to walk into your Pharmacy Calculations Class on the first day knowing that you can ace all the tests before the course begins?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.

The book’s first chapter covers the following auxiliary subjects, which are important to a well-rounded knowledge of pharmacy calculations.

·         Rounding Numbers

·         Roman Numerals

·         The Metric System

·         Scientific Notation

·         Significant Figures

·         Percent Error

·         The Apothecary/Avoirdupois/Household Systems

The second chapter will teach you that all the following types of calculations can be performed with one simple method. If you can convert 5 g to mg using this method, you can solve the most complicated IV flow rate problem.

·         Unit Conversions

·         Dosage Calculations

·         IV Flow Rate Calculations

·         Percent Calculations

·         Percent Strength Calculations

·         Ratio Strength Calculations

·         Quantity to Dispense Calculations

·         Milliequivalent Calculations

The third chapter covers concentrations and dilutions. While there is not one method of solving all these problems, you will quickly see that they all have common components. Topics covered are:

·         Preparing a Solution Using Two Different Strength Solutions

·         Preparing a Solution from a Stock Solution and a Diluent

·         Calculating the Percent Strength of a Mixture

·         Powder Volume Calculations

·         Serial Dilution

The book includes plenty of exercises to hone your skills along with a self-assessment exercise.

Finally, the book ends with a couple of “Pharmacy Calculation Puzzles”. These puzzles are for those students who want to say to themselves, “If I can solve these, I can solve any possible problem I will encounter.”

 

 

 

Pharmacognosy (the science of biogenic or nature-derived pharmaceuticals and poisons) has been an established basic pharmaceutical science taught in institutions of pharmacy education for over two centuries. Over the past 20 years though it has become increasingly important given the explosion of new drugs, phytomedicines (plant medicines), nutraceuticals and dietary supplements – all of which need to be fully understood, tested and regulated.

From a review of the previous edition:

‘Drawing on their wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, the authors, who are without doubt among the finest minds in pharmacognosy today, provide useful and fascinating insights into the history, botany, chemistry, phytotherapy and importance of medicinal plants in some of today’s healthcare systems. This is a landmark textbook, which carefully brings together relevant data from numerous sources and provides, in an authoritative and exhaustive manner, cutting-edge information that is relevant to pharmacists, pharmacognocists, complementary practitioners, doctors and nurses alike.’ The Pharmaceutical Journal

‘This is an excellent text book which provides fascinating insights into the world of pharmacognosy and the authors masterfully integrated elements of orthodox pharmacognosy and phytotherapy. Both the science student and the non-scientific person interested in phytotherapy will greatly benefit from reading this publication. It is comprehensive, easy to follow and after having read this book, one is so much more aware of the uniqueness of phytomedicines. A must read for any healthcare practitioner.’

Covers the history, biology and chemistry of plant-based medicines

Covers pharmaceutical and neutraceuticals derived from plants

Covers the role of medicinal plants in worldwide healthcare systems

Examines the therapeutics and evidence of plant-based medicines by body system

Sections on regulatory information expanded

New evidence updates throughout

New material covering non-medical supplements

Therapeutics updated throughout

Now on StudentConsult

Long acting injections and implants improve therapy, enhance patient compliance, improve dosing convenience, and are the most appropriate formulation choice for drugs that undergo extensive first pass metabolism or that exhibit poor oral bioavailability. An intriguing variety of technologies have been developed to provide long acting injections and implants. Many considerations need to go into the design of these systems in order to translate a concept from the lab bench to actual therapy for a patient. This book surveys and summarizes the field.

Topics covered in Long Acting Injections and Implants include the historical development of the field, drugs, diseases and clinical applications for long acting injections and implants, anatomy and physiology for these systems, specific injectable technologies (including lipophilic solutions, aqueous suspensions, microspheres, liposomes, in situ forming depots and self-assembling lipid formulations), specific implantable technologies (including osmotic implants, drug eluting stents and microfabricated systems), peptide, protein and vaccine delivery, sterilization, drug release testing and regulatory aspects of long acting injections and implants.

This volume provides essential information for experienced development professionals but was also written to be useful for scientists just beginning work in the field and for others who need an understanding of long acting injections and implants. This book will also be ideal as a graduate textbook.

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