Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians

by Indra K. Reddy & Mansoor A. Khan
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Pharmacy Education Series

Publication Date: September 06, 2017

ISBN: 9781351988629

Binding: Kobo eBook

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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.