Maths and Calculations

For Pharmacy Technicians and Nurses

Author: Mousa Adel Qarawi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497428461

Category: Medical

Page: 94

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This text contains three units covering maths, concentration and dosage calculations.Unit one covers math skills which are essential in order to understand the mathematical basis for performing the most demanding calculations. The most complicated pharmaceutical calculations you are likely to come across require understanding fractions, equivalent fractions the addition and subtraction of fractions in addition to applying algebra in order to find unknown in a simple algebraic relationship.Unit two describes the basic units of the metric system. The base units of the metric system are described in addition to multiples and fractions of these units. A few units of measure other than the metric system units of measure are still used, they are described here and their metric equivalents are explained.Methods used to express medicine concentrations are described here in addition to ratio strength, parts and units.This unit also describes how to select the most appropriate weighing or measuring equipment and explains how to determine the errors involved.Unit three looks at various types of dosage forms, abbreviations used in writing prescriptions such as abbreviations to indicate time and frequency of medicine administration in addition to abbreviations which indicate site of administration of a medicine. The calculations of standard solid dosages is looked at, followed by calculation of liquid dosages, patient specific and non patient specific dosage forms and finally the calculations relevant to intravenous infusion which are mainly carried out in primary care environment. Calculation of equivalent therapeutic doses and calculations required in reconstitution of powdered formulations.
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Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians

Author: Indra K. Reddy,Mansoor A. Khan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135198862X

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Accurately calculating medication dosages is a critical element in pharmaceutical care that directly affects optimal patient outcomes. Unfortunately, medication dosage errors happen in pharmacies, in hospitals, or even at home or in homecare settings everyday. In extreme cases, even minor dosage errors can have dire consequences. Careful calculations are essential to providing optimal medical and pharmaceutical care. Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians fills the need for a basic reference that students and professionals can use to help them understand and perform accurate calculations. Organized in a natural progression from the basic to the complex, the book includes: Roman and Arabic Numerals Fractions and decimals Ratios, proportions, and percentages Systems of measurement including household conversions Interpretation of medication orders Isotonicity, pH, buffers, and reconstitutions Intravenous flow rates Insulin and Heparin products Pediatric dosage Business math Packed with numerous solved examples and practice problems, the book presents the math in a step-by-step style that allows readers to quickly grasp concepts. The authors explain the fundamentals simply and clearly and include ample practice problems that help readers become proficient. The focus on critical thinking, real-life problem scenarios, and the self-test format make Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians an indispensable learning tool.
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Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians - E-Book

A Worktext

Author: Robert M. Fulcher,Eugenia M. Fulcher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292321

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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Written for pharmacy technicians, and addressing the competencies developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition helps you learn to calculate drug dosages safely and accurately. A practical worktext format covers everything from basic math skills to reading and interpreting labels and physicians' orders, introducing key calculation and conversion concepts and then providing hundreds of problems so you can practice and master the material. Other vital topics include conversions between the various measurement systems, reconstituting liquid medications, and calculating medications based on a patient's age or body weight. Written by experienced pharmacist Robert Fulcher and educator Eugenia Fulcher, Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians helps you learn calculation skills and develop the competencies needed by pharmacy technicians. Learning objectives and definitions of key words begin each chapter. Pretests in each chapter allow readers to assess their current knowledge of specific topics. Step-by-step examples make it easy to learn and remember how to do equations and use formulas. Hundreds of practice problems provide practice with calculations, conversions, and measurements. Actual drug labels accompany examples and problems, for real-world experience with the information you will see in pharmacy practice. Business Math for Pharmacy Technicians chapter introduces the calculations needed in retail pharmacy settings. Body system icons appear next to medication names to help you associate different drugs with their respective disorders and body systems. Points to Remember boxes make it easy to learn and remember key information. Review of Rules sections in each chapter summarize the rules and methods for performing equations. Chapter reviews provide a quick summary of the key concepts in each chapter. Posttests in each chapter allow you to assess how well you have learned the material. A comprehensive posttest includes 50 questions that assess your knowledge of all major topics covered in the book. Helpful study tools also include an answer key for odd-numbered problems and a comprehensive glossary. Updated content meets ASHP requirements and features new topics such as powder volume and compounding problems, formulas for reducing and enlarging medications, and opportunities to write out prescription label directions. Tech Note boxes offer helpful advice on real-life situations you may encounter in the pharmacy. Tech Alert boxes warn against common pharmacy and medication errors that could impact patients' safety. Additional prescription and practice exercises give you valuable experience with translating physician directions into patient instructions.
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Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

Author: Jahangir Moini

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133131344

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Math is a critical element of pharmaceutical care and a sound knowledge of math concepts is key to succeeding as a pharmacy technician. The second edition of PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS: A WORKTEXT provides an effective, hands-on guide to essential math skills, from simple addition and subtraction to formulas used in dosage calculations and basic business math. This highly practical reference helps students develop strong math skills to perform accurate calculations with confidence and prevent medication errors. In addition to informative content, the text includes abundant examples of medication labels, medical forms, and other images to help students apply professional skills in real-life situations. Now thoroughly updated, this edition is more useful than ever, providing an invaluable resource for students and professional pharmacy technicians alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Pharmacy Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians

Solving Pharmacy Calculation Problems Without All the Silly Formulas

Author: Bradley J. Wojcik, PharmD

Publisher: Bradley J. Wojcik, Pharm D

ISBN: 1948477025

Category: Medical

Page: 105

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Are you a pharmacy technician, or pharmacy technician student, who wants to learn a few simple methods of solving pharmacy calculations without a bunch of formulas? Would you like to raise your hand in Pharmacy Calculations Class, after the instructor explains a complicated formula, and ask to approach the white board to show the class a much simpler method? Do you want to go out on your externship and teach practicing pharmacy technicians how to preform pharmacy calculations? Do you want to walk into your Pharmacy Calculations Class on the first day knowing that you can ace all the tests before the course begins? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. The book’s first chapter covers the following auxiliary subjects, which are important to a well-rounded knowledge of pharmacy calculations. · Rounding Numbers · Roman Numerals · The Metric System · Scientific Notation · Significant Figures · Percent Error · The Apothecary/Avoirdupois/Household Systems The second chapter will teach you that all the following types of calculations can be performed with one simple method. If you can convert 5 g to mg using this method, you can solve the most complicated IV flow rate problem. · Unit Conversions · Dosage Calculations · IV Flow Rate Calculations · Percent Calculations · Percent Strength Calculations · Ratio Strength Calculations · Quantity to Dispense Calculations · Milliequivalent Calculations The third chapter covers concentrations and dilutions. While there is not one method of solving all these problems, you will quickly see that they all have common components. Topics covered are: · Preparing a Solution Using Two Different Strength Solutions · Preparing a Solution from a Stock Solution and a Diluent · Calculating the Percent Strength of a Mixture · Powder Volume Calculations · Serial Dilution The book includes plenty of exercises to hone your skills along with a self-assessment exercise. Finally, the book ends with a couple of “Pharmacy Calculation Puzzles”. These puzzles are for those students who want to say to themselves, “If I can solve these, I can solve any possible problem I will encounter.”
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Math for Pharmacy Technicians

Author: Lorraine Zentz

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763759619

Category: Mathematics

Page: 142

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Math for Pharmacy Technicians is an introductory text covering the key math skills needed for Pharmacy Technicians. This text is an essential resource for both Pharmacy Technician students and practicing Pharmacy Technicians. Presented in a simple and clear manner, students will find numerous solved problems and a step-by-step format that allows for quick comprehension. Key features include practice problems with answers, written procedures, boxes with tips, exercises, and chapter quizzes to reinforce student learning. Instructor Resources: PowerPoints and Pre and Post Test Answers Student Resources: Companion Website
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Math and Dosage Calculations for Medical Careers

Author: Kathryn A. Booth,James Earl Whaley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780073018959

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 528

View: 9491

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"Math and Dosage Calculations for Medical Careers teaches the skills and techniques medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, pharmacy technicians, and paramedics need to calculate the amount of medication they should administer to patients. Students learn to calculate dosages based on ratio proportions, fraction proportions, the formula method, and dimensional analysis.
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Saunders Math Skills for Health Professionals - E-Book

Author: Rebecca Hickey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323277195

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Plenty of examples, practice problems, and learning tools provide the perfect math review for health professionals! With just the right level of content and highly illustrated example problems, this user-friendly worktext helps you learn and understand fundamental math principles and understand how they apply to patient care. UNIQUE! Full-color format highlights key information on setting up problems, understanding parts of equations, moving decimal points, and more. Spiral bound format with plenty of white space allows you to use the text as a workbook in which you can write your answers and work out problems. Consistent chapter formats make it easy to retain information and identify important content. Chapter objectives emphasize what you should learn from each chapter and how your knowledge applies to patient care. Key terms defined at the beginning of each chapter help you understand new vocabulary in the text. Chapter overviews introduce you to the topics discussed in the chapter. Example problems demonstrate and label each step to getting a solution and show you how to solve similar problems. Practice the Skill problems incorporated within the chapter for in-class discussion allow you to practice what you’ve learned before receiving homework assignments. Math in the Real World boxes include word problems that apply your knowledge to everyday life as well as common healthcare situations. Strategy boxes demonstrate the steps to solving topic problems and provide a helpful example for solving more problems. Human Error boxes include hints on common errors and show you how to double-check your answers. Math Etiquette boxes help you solve problems by presenting proper math rules. Chapter quizzes allow you to assess your learning and identify areas for further study.
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Complete Math Review for the Pharmacy Technician

Author: William Alexander Hopkins,William A. Hopkins, Jr.

Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn

ISBN: 9781582121345

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 4193

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Filled with real-world practice problems this book is a unique training resource, whether it is for the classroom, the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination, or the pharmacy practice setting. Key Features: Thoroughly covers every topic related to pharmacy calculations that a pharmacy technician needs to know.
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Pharmacy Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians

Solving Pharmacy Calculation Problems Without All the Silly Formulas

Author: Bradley J. Wojcik, PharmD

Publisher: Bradley J. Wojcik, Pharm D

ISBN: 1948477009

Category:

Page: 105

View: 5773

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Are you a pharmacy technician, or pharmacy technician student, who wants to learn a few simple methods of solving pharmacy calculations without a bunch of formulas? Would you like to raise your hand in Pharmacy Calculations Class, after the instructor explains a complicated formula, and ask to approach the white board to show the class a much simpler method? Do you want to go out on your externship and teach practicing pharmacy technicians how to preform pharmacy calculations? Do you want to walk into your Pharmacy Calculations Class on the first day knowing that you can ace all the tests before the course begins? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. The book’s first chapter covers the following auxiliary subjects, which are important to a well-rounded knowledge of pharmacy calculations. · Rounding Numbers · Roman Numerals · The Metric System · Scientific Notation · Significant Figures · Percent Error · The Apothecary/Avoirdupois/Household Systems The second chapter will teach you that all the following types of calculations can be performed with one simple method. If you can convert 5 g to mg using this method, you can solve the most complicated IV flow rate problem. · Unit Conversions · Dosage Calculations · IV Flow Rate Calculations · Percent Calculations · Percent Strength Calculations · Ratio Strength Calculations · Quantity to Dispense Calculations · Milliequivalent Calculations The third chapter covers concentrations and dilutions. While there is not one method of solving all these problems, you will quickly see that they all have common components. Topics covered are: · Preparing a Solution Using Two Different Strength Solutions · Preparing a Solution from a Stock Solution and a Diluent · Calculating the Percent Strength of a Mixture · Powder Volume Calculations · Serial Dilution The book includes plenty of exercises to hone your skills along with a self-assessment exercise. Finally, the book ends with a couple of “Pharmacy Calculation Puzzles”. These puzzles are for those students who want to say to themselves, “If I can solve these, I can solve any possible problem I will encounter.”
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