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"I feel the way it was written, the style, and the question reviews at the end of the chapter would help the students better prepare for taking their certification exam." "I will definitely recommend this book to my students for additional study material and to my fellow instructors here and at our other schools in the hope that we will soon acquire this textbook.""Having reviewed the table of contents and a number of chapters, I am very impressed with the completeness of this text. I have a habit of looking for things that are missing or should be changed and wasn't able to find anything in this review. All material appeared to be up-to-date and covered in a depth compatible with reviewing for the certification review."George W. Strothmann, CPhT, Sanford Brown Institute, Fort Lauderdale FL

"I would say about 95% of the hot topics are covered.., it is an excellent source for a review. It provides just the right amount of detail for a short term review of each section or topic."Ashanti C. La Roche', CPhT, A.S., Delgado Community College Pharmacy Technician Program New Orleans, Louisiana --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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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Great Study Material Dec 7 2011
By Monica - Published on
Format: Paperback
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.
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Great Purchase Sept. 1 2011
By kam15 - Published on
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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!
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
PASSED using this book June 12 2012
By aminnaa - Published on
Format: Paperback
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a fantastic book for pharmacy technicians March 29 2015
By NJane - Published on
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This is a fantastic book for pharmacy technicians; however, if you're just looking to pass the exam, I would highly suggest supplemental reading related to state, federal, and institutional laws that apply to pharmacy.
A large portion of Zentz's Exam Review covers practically all the math and pharmacology you will ever need as a technician. Zentz also provides readers with an accurate role of a technician in the workplace. I strongly recommend all pharmacy technicians read this text to prepare themselves for the field. As far as the test goes, if you're confident in your math skill and your ability to memorize drugs on your own, I would suggest picking out a summarized exam review.
Side note: The Review is over +400 pages of pharmacy related text.