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The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices Paperback – Aug 20 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (Aug. 20 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132283093
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132283090
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.7 x 27.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practiceaddresses today's comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States — the pharmacy technician. With many State Boards of Pharmacy either considering, or having already enacted, mandatory registration, certification and/or formal education, the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date pharmacy technician book likeThe Pharmacy Technician: Fundamentals of Practicehas never been greater. This book covers
an introduction to pharmacy practice, how to properly perform pharmacy and dosage calculations, pharmacology- including anatomy and physiology,  and an overview of special considerations in pharmacy practice.Pharmacy Technician or someone studying to become a pharmacy technician.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9d9e33a8) out of 5 stars 19 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9ee3fc) out of 5 stars very helpful Sept. 20 2009
By M. JOHNSON - Published on
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This book is our primary textbook in my class this semester and it has everything I need. I got this book thru amazon for a fraction of what my college bookstore was selling it for.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9ee648) out of 5 stars Can sound degrading to students and needs some serious revisions Feb. 18 2012
By DragonFaery - Published on
Format: Paperback
I teach at a technical college and have been a pharmacy technician for over 10 years. We are now using this book in our curriculum and it has to be the most incomplete training book I have ever read through. Even if you were to ignore all the missing information, such as how to properly translate a prescription (just gives a list of sig codes), the editing process of this book seems to have been skipped. Throughout the book there are misspelled medications, incorrect grammar and punctuation, incorrect answers to problems (mainly the math problems), and at one point in chapter 19 a paragraph just stops (no period and they didn't even finish the sentence).

Another thing that really gets me about this book is that I have had more than one student comment on how condescending the author seems to be towards the reader. I want my students to have equal parts respect and enthusiasm towards the pharmacy technician profession and this book really seems crush their enthusiasm by the way in which it is worded.

Also, be cautious the workbook and certification review book that go along with this book (sold separately) do not follow the same techniques and principles in the core book so that also can become very confusing for technician students and teachers.

Personally, I would recommend using almost any other book on the market if you are looking for a good core book. After reviews from the teachers at my school we will now be switching our core books.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9ee888) out of 5 stars Bad information Oct. 13 2011
By Figetiegurl - Published on
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This book's content at first glance was comprehensive. However, after really getting deeper into what everything meant, things started to get criss-crossed. Not all of information that this pharm tech book gives is correct. I bought it along with a short term Pharmacy Technician Exam preparation coarse at one of my local colleges, but in my opinion, it might not have been the best choice. Although, of it's total 788 pages, it is very thorough. Other books that I have, or have borrowed, rage from 202, to 333. Another review that I read states that the pages are too thin, highlighters soak through; I probably would not have included this statement in my review if I had not read it already, but I agree.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9eeb04) out of 5 stars Fantastic Book Dec 23 2008
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This is a fabulous book loaded with information. In the short time I have had it, I have learned so much. I think I should be ready to take my test in the next month or two.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9ee99c) out of 5 stars A home library must-have Sept. 30 2010
By Jo - Published on
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I enjoyed this book, explains Pharmaceuitical environment smoothly; reading some chapter i just got carried away - explaining body systems were the ones i found most interesting.
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