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Pharmacy Technician Lab Manual and Workbook, The for The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices

By Mike Johnston, Michelle Goeking, Michael Hayter

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Oct 22, 2008

Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents

Workbook/Lab Manual to Accompany

The Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practice

 

Preface

Chapter 1         History of Pharmacy    

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 1-1: History of Medicine Timeline

Activity 1-2: The Continuing Evolution of Pharmacy Practice

Lab 1-1: Exploring the History of Pharmacy

Lab 1-2: Pharmacy Pioneers

 

Chapter 2. The Professional Pharmacy Technician        

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 2-1: Case Study: Who Is Responsible?

Activity 2-2: Case Study: Appropriate Behavior

Lab 2-1: Becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician

 

Chapter 3: Communication & Customer Care  

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 3-1: Case Study: Overcoming Communication Barriers

Activity 3-2: Case Study: Patient Care

Lab 3-1: Leaving and Receiving Voicemail Messages

Lab 3-2: Practicing Effective Communication and Customer Care

 

Chapter 4: Pharmacy Law & Ethics     

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 4-1: Case Study: Legal Matters & Patient Confidentiality

Activity 4-2: Case Study: Medication Errors & Liability

Activity 4-3: Case Study: Ethical Considerations

Lab 4-1: Creating a Pharmacy Law Timeline

Lab 4-2: Interpreting a Drug Monograph

 

Chapter 5: Terminology & Abbreviations         

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 5-1: Case Study: Lost in Translation

Activity 5-2: Practice with Abbreviations

Activity 5-3: Defining Medical Terms

Lab 5-1: Translating a Medical Record

 

Chapter 6: Community Pharmacy         

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 6-1: Prescription Translation Worksheet

Activity 6-2: Role Play: Retail Pharmacy Scenarios

Activity 6-3: Case Study: Privacy/HIPAA

Activity 6-4: Case Study: Biases

Activity 6-5: Case Study: Patient Requests Recommendations

Lab 6-1:  Checking a Prescription for Completeness

Lab 6-2: Counting Pills in a Community Pharmacy

Lab 6-3: Processing a New Patient

Lab 6-4: Processing a New Prescription

Lab 6-5: Processing a Refill Request

 

Chapter 7: Health-System Pharmacy    

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 7-1: Role Play: Health-System Pharmacy Scenarios

Activity 7-2: Medication Order Translation Worksheet

Activity 7-3: Case Study: Healthcare professional demands medication

Activity 7-4: Case Study: Unit dosing

Activity 7-5: Case Study: Outside request for dosing information on patient

Lab 7-1 Locating Basic Lab Values

Lab 7-2: Filling a Medication Order

Lab 7-3: Processing a Medication Order

 

Chapter 8: Technology in the Pharmacy

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 8-1: Case Study: Barcoding

Activity 8-2: Case Study: New software, not so new help

Activity 8-3: Case Study: New equipment considerations

Activity 8-4: Case Study: Online Billing

Activity 8-5: Exploring Technology in the Institutional Pharmacy

Activity 8-6: Identifying the Parts of a Computer

 

Chapter 9: Inventory Management & Insurance Billing

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 9-1: Case Study: DEA forms, shipment do not match

Activity 9-2: Case Study: Out of stock item

Activity 9-3: Case Study: Delayed Patient Refill date

Activity 9-4: Drug Formularies

Lab 9-1: Maintaining a Manual Inventory Using Par-Levels

Lab 9-2: Insurance Billing Scenarios

Lab 9-3: Expired Drugs / Recalls

 

Chapter 10: Compounding       

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 10-1: Case Study: Compounded laser gel

Activity 10-2: Activity 10-2: Case Study: Veterinary

Activity 10-3: Case Study: Child proof containers

Lab 10-1:  Measuring Liquids Accurately

Lab 10-2: Using the Prescription Balance

Lab 10-3: Compounding Exercise — Capsules

Advanced Labs

            5% API Cream

20mg API Suppositories*

12.5 mg API Gelatin Troches*

0.5% API Solution *

0.5% API Suspension *

 

Chapter 11: Sterile Products    

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 11-1: USP 797 and training personnel

Activity 11-2: Case Study: IV pump machine & shortcuts

Activity 11-3: Case Study: IV education and skills

Activity 11-4: Case Study:  Identifying Errors in Aseptic Technique

Activity 11-5: Hazardous Drugs

Lab 11-1: Proper Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Gowning

Lab 11-2: The Horizontal Laminar Airflow Hood

Lab 11-3:  The Vertical Laminar Airflow Hood

Lab 11-4: Withdrawing Medication from a Vial or Glass Ampule

Lab 11-5: Reconstituting Sterile Dry Powder Medications

Lab 11-6: Transferring Liquid into an IV Bag

Advanced Labs

LAB: enalapril

LAB: Protonix®

LAB: labetalol

LAB: Intropin®

LAB: Efudex® (hazardous)

LAB: TPN #1

 

Chapter 12: Basic Math Skills  

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 12-1: Case Study: How much?

Activity 12-2: Case Study: A tapering dose

Activity 12-3: Case Study: Cream compound

Activity 12-4: Math Definitions

 

Chapter 13: Measurement Systems      

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 13-1: Case Study: Kgs

Activity 13-2: Case Study: Mls

Activity 13-3: Case Study: Drug storage

Lab 13-1: Measuring Liquids Using Different Measurement Systems and Units

 

Chapter 14: Dosage Calculations

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 14-1: Case Study: Pediatric dosing

Activity 14-2: Case Study: Tablets

Activity 14-3: Case Study: Cream

           

Chapter 15: Concentrations & Dilutions           

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 15-1: Case Study: Dosing

Activity 15-2: Case Study: Reconstitution

Activity 15-3: Case Study: Concentration

Lab 15-1: Concentrations in the kitchen

 

Chapter 16: Alligations 

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 16-1: Case Study: Cream

Activity 16-2: Case Study: Gelcaps

Activity 16-3: Case Study: Bulk

Lab 16-1: Alligation in the Kitchen

 

Chapter 17: Parenteral Calculations      

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 17-1: Case Study: IV Lipids

Activity 17-2: Case Study: Iron dextran

Activity 17-3: Case Study: IV solution (TPN)

Activity 17-4:  The Delicate Art of TPN Compounding

Lab 17-1: Calculating a TPN

 

Chapter 18: Introduction to Pharmacology       

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 18-1: Case Study: Pain & Therapy

Activity 18-2: Case Study: The Elderly & Medicine

Activity 18-3: Case Study: Long Acting Option

Activity 18-4: Case Study: Dosage Forms

Lab 18-1:  Identifying Chemical, Generic, and Brand Name Drugs

Lab 18-2:  Reporting Medication Errors and Adverse Reactions

 

Chapter 19: The Body and Drugs         

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 19-1:  Common Drug Interactions

Activity 19-2: Case Study: Identifying Drug Interactions

Activity 19-3: Case Study: Calcium Bioavailability

Activity 19-4: Case Study: Fastest response

Activity 19-5: Case Study: Time for some help

Activity 19-6: Web Research Activity: Understanding Addiction

Lab 19-1: Web Research Activity: Agonists versus Antagonists

Lab 19-2: Fat Soluble and Water Soluble Drugs

 

Chapter 20: Drug Classifications          

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 20-1: Case Study: Inhalers

Activity 20-2: New Drug Approval

Activity 20-3: Multiple sedatives

Activity 20-4:  Matching the Disease State/Symptom to the Drug Classification

Lab 20-1: Memorizing the Top 200 Drugs

Lab 20-2: Understanding Pregnancy Categories

Lab 20-3: Recognizing Controlled Drugs

 

Chapter 21: The Skin   

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 21-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 21-2: Case Study: Morgellons

Activity 21-3: Case Study: A Skin Infection

Activity 21-4: Case Study: A Skin Condition

Activity 21-5: What is Chemical Photosensitivity?

 

Chapter 22: Eyes & Ears         

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 22-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 22-2: Case Study: An Unusual Prescription

Activity 22-3: Case Study: An Eye Condition

Activity 22-4: Case Study: An Ear Condition

Activity 22-5: Case Study: Eye Trouble

 

Chapter 23: The Gastrointestinal System          

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 23-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 23-2: Case Study: Heartburn

Activity 23-3: Case Study: Bowel Trouble

Activity 23-4: Case Study: A Liquid Diet

 

Chapter 24: The Musculoskeletal System

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 24-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 24-2: Case Study: Arthritis & Inflammation

Activity 24-3: Case Study: Long Hours

Activity 24-4: Case Study: Posture Changes

Activity 24-5: Web Research: What Is Fibromyalgia?

 

Chapter 25: The Respiratory System    

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 25-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 25-2: Case Study: A Mysterious Chest Pain

Activity 25-3: Case Study: A New Baby

Activity 25-4: Case Study: Multi-ingredient products

Lab 25-1: Proper Usage and Maintenance of a Nebulizer Machine

 

Chapter 26: The Cardio, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems        

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 26-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 26-2: Case Study: Leg Pain

Activity 26-3: Case Study: A Medical Emergency

Activity 26-4: Case Study: A Bad Headache

Activity 26-5: Analyzing Cholesterol Screening Test Results

 

Chapter 27: The Immune System         

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 27-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity: 27-2: Case Study: A Severe Cold

Activity: 27-3: Case Study: TB

Activity: 27-4: Case Study: Birthday Party Emergency

Activity 27-5: Web Research Activity:  Understanding the Herpes Virus

Lab 27-1: Web Research Activity:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine

 

Chapter 28: The Renal System

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 28-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 28-2: Case Study: UTI

Activity 28-3: Case Study: Dialysis

Activity 28-4: Case Study: Incontinence

 

Chapter 29: The Endocrine System      

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 29-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 29-2: Case Study: Anabolic steroid use

Activity 29-3: Case Study: HRT for men

Activity 29-4: Case Study: Insulin

Lab 29-1: Using a Blood Glucose Meter

Lab 29-2: Simulated Insulin Injection

 

Chapter 30: The Reproductive System 

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 30-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 30-2: Case Study: Gonorrhea

Activity 30-3: Case Study: Erectile Dysfunction

Activity 30-4: Case Study: Oxytocin

 

Chapter 31: The Nervous System        

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 31-1: Anatomy Worksheet

Activity 31-2: Case Study: A Change in a Friend

Activity 31-3: Case Study: The Blue Dog

Activity 31-4: Case Study: Pain Relief for Cancer

Lab 31-1: Web Research Activity:  Alternative Therapies for Sleep and Mood Disorders

 

Chapter 32: Pediatric & Neonatal Patients

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 32-1: Case Study: Tummy Troubles

Activity 32-2: Case Study: A Visit to the ER

Activity 32-3: Case Study: A Bad Cough

Activity 32-4: Case Study: Accidental Heparin Overdose in Infants

Lab 32-1: Pediatric Cough/Cold Medications and the FDA

Lab 32-2: Pediatric Dosing

 

Chapter 33: Geriatric Patients  

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 33-1: Case Study: Organization

Activity 33-2: Case Study: Three age-related issues

Activity 33-3: Case Study: Limited mobility

Activity 33-4: Case Study: Walk-in Clinic

Activity 33-5: Geriatric Dosing Exercise

Activity 33-6: Web Research Activity: Medication Noncompliance in the Elderly

 

Chapter 34: Biopharmaceuticals           

Review Questions

Pharmacy Calculation Problems

PCTB Exam Practice Questions

Activity 34-1: Case Study: Darboepetin alfa

Activity 34-2: Case Study: Avonex

Activity 34-3: Case Study: Etanercept

Activity 34-4: Web Research Activity: FDA and Biopharmaceuticals

Lab 34-1: Biopharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, and stem cell research

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