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Preface IX. About the PCTB Examination XII. Section I: ASSISTING THE PHARMACIST IN SERVING PATIENTS. Part A: FILLING THE MEDICATION ORDER. 1. Receiving the Medication Order. 2. Processing the Medication Order. 3. Preparation and Utilization of the Patient Profile. 4. Handling Medications. 5. Proper Storage and Delivery of Drug Products. 6. Receiving Payment for Goods and Services. Part B: PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS. 7. Fractions,Decimals,and Algebra Review. 8. Systems of Measurement. 9. Using Percentages and Ratios. 10. Measuring Equipment. 11. Conversion of Solid Dosage Forms. 12. Conversion of Liquid Dosage Forms. 13. Pediatric Dosages. 14. Parenteral Dosages. 15. Intravenous Calculations. 16. Intravenous Admixtures. 17. Calculation of Dose per Time. 18. Compounding. 19. Commercial Calculations. 20. Math Test with Solutions. Part C: PHARMACOLOGY. 21. Introduction to Pharmacology. 22. Central Nervous System Agents. 23. Pain Management Agents: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Narcotics. 24. Cardiovascular System Agents. 25. Pulmonary Agents. 26. Antibiotics and Anti-infectives. 27. Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents. 28. Gastrointestinal System Agents. 29. Endocrine System and Reproductive System Agents. 30. Vitamins. 31. Pharmacology Review. Part D: PHARMACY LAW. 32. State and Federal Regulations. 33. State and Federal Regulatory Agencies. 34. Law and Ethics in the Practice of Pharmacy. Section II: MAINTAINING MEDICATION AND INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS. 35. Stocking the Pharmacy. 36. Maintenance of Pharmaceutical Products. Section III: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE. 37. Using Computers in the Pharmacy. 38. Communications within the Pharmacy. Appendix A: Top 200 Frequently Prescribed Drugs and Their Uses. Appendix B: Commonly Used Medical Abbreviations. Appendix C: Pretest with Answers. Appendix D: Sample Examination and Answer Sheet; Answers for Scoring, Appendix E: Solutions to Questions for Review. Glossary. Suggested Reading. Index. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Lorraine C. Zentz has been a pharmacy technician since 1981. She lives in the small mountain town of Mesa, Colorado, and has worked in all pharmacy arenas (retail, home health, hospital, oncology, and training/education) during her pharmacy career. Lorraine received her Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry, and her Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction (the design and implementation of educational materials). She also completed her doctorate studies in adult education. She has held the position of Colorado State Coordinator for NPTA and Chairman of the Colorado Pharmacist Society Technician Academy and has been certified since 1985. In 2004, she was the recipient of the "Outstanding Leadership Award" and also named "Technician of the Year" for the state of Colorado. Lorraine conducts continuing education programs for technicians throughout Colorado and nationally at the annual NPTA convention.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Great Purchase Sept. 1 2011
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I bought this book for my daughter (who is a freshman in a pre-pharmacy program) to use as a review for the cert exam. She thought it thoroughly covered what was on the exam. The CD was a great testing tool and offered new questions each time. She passed with flying colors and only had a couple of weeks to study!
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Great Study Material Dec 7 2011
By Monica - Published on
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Used only this book to study for the PTCE and passed easily. I only studied for about 2 weeks (about 3-4 hours a day, 4-5 days per week) and was able to finish the test, review my answers, and leave the test with 20 minutes to spare. The end of chapter questions and study questions on the CD helped tremendously.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
PASSED using this book June 12 2012
By aminnaa - Published on
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I took the PTCB last weekend. Although I passed the test the first time,I think the book missing material. It does not cover anatomy and physiology, common diseases, safety and compounding. It does a REALLY good job of explain other concepts such as pharmacy laws, MATH ESPECIALLY , dosage forms etc.If you get this book I would recommend using this book along with Comprehensive Exam Review for the Pharmacy Technician (Edition 2) by Jahangir covers concepts that arent in this book. Its always good to get more than one review book for studying PTCB in general because not all books are created equal.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
missing key facts May 17 2013
By candy - Published on
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This book was helpful... a little wordy with unnecessary coverage of things not on the test. there were a few typos and there were topics missing such as pharmacy literature aka the red book, the orange book,etc.. Nothing at all and there are questions on the quiz pertaining to them. also the laws werent covered enough. even the 2005 psuedoephedrine law isnt mentioned and the book was supposedly updated on the quiz. Once again. a question on the test. all and all it helped me pass. but its 38 chapters so start about a month before your exam.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
converting into your desired units the way you like. I read the book from front to back ... March 10 2015
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I just got home from taking the PTCE and I passed! This book helps you out tremendously with the pharmacy math. However, I must note that you should learn how to utilize dimensional analysis i.e. converting into your desired units the way you like. I read the book from front to back and found that the most helpful for me on the exam was the math and Top 200 drugs. Final words on people out there who are prospective technicians, get yourself any PTCB resource out there, familiarize yourself with pharmacy language/law, learn the math and top 200 drugs/actions and if your anxious about exam formatting purchase the practice exam from PTCB for 29 bucks and you'll be golden!