editore: McGraw-Hill Professional
The expert guidance students and pharmacy technicians need to prepare safe and quality sterile products in any practice environment. Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians: Training and Review for Certification is an essential resource for students in pharmacy technician programs and for technicians requiring training for IV certification or employment. It is designed to teach student technicians important theory and concepts of sterile compounding and to keep seasoned practitioners current with the ever-changing regulatory standards, as well as the many new products and technologies designed to minimize contamination and improve quality. Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians: Training and Review for Certification is enhanced by easy-to-follow instructional charts and illustrations. Each chapter includes discussion questions, laboratory exercises, practice questions, and PTCB-style review questions. In addition, a sterile compounding final exam is included to provide a complete review of the text. Coverage includes: Introductory information (including non-sterile vs. sterile compounding, routes of administration, parenteral administration, compounding vs. manufacturing, and more) Equipment and supplies for sterile compounding Quality control and assurance Pharmacy calculations Aseptic technique Sterile product preparation TPN, chemotherapy, and technology in the pharmacy In addition, the book features valuable appendices such as: Common Abbreviations and Terminology, Validation Forms, Summary of Sterile Compounding Procedures, Additional Math Practice and Math Conversions.