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Non-Sterile for Pharm Techs-Text and Certification Review
Non-Sterile for Pharm Techs-Text and Certification Review

Non-Sterile for Pharm Techs-Text and Certification Review, 1st Edition

ISBN10: 007182989X | ISBN13: 9780071829892
By Denise Propes and Etta Johnson
© 2015

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LEARN HOW TO PREPARE QUALITY COMPOUNDED PHARMACEUTICALS IN ANY PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT

Non-Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians is written to provide pharmacy technicians with a solid foundational knowledge of non-sterile compounding and to prepare them for the Pharmacy Technician Board Certification examination. It explains in detail the tools, equipment, and documents necessary to ensure the accurate preparation of compounded pharmaceuticals.

You will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures for preparing liquid, solid, and semi-solid compounded dosage forms. Each chapter includes Pharmacy Technician Board Certification-style questions, calculation exercises designed to reinforce key concepts, and discussion topics to promote creative thinking.

Non-Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians covers all the concepts and processes necessary to prepare the student, novice, or seasoned pharmacy technician with the tools to enter this growing pharmacy sector, or enhance their skills in order to be successful in any non-sterile compounding practice environment.

Chapter 1- Introduction
Definition of compounding
A. Differences between sterile and non-sterile compounding
A. examples of sterile products
B. examples of non-sterile products
B. Differences between manufacturing and compounding
C. Why we compound
D. USP 795
E. Compounding resources
F. Key Terms and definitions
Chapter 2- Compounding equipment/dosage formulations
A. Formulations
A. Topical formulations
a. Compounding equipment
b. Compounding techniques
B. Oral formulations
a. Compounding equipment
b. Compounding techniques
C. Rectal formulations
a. Compounding equipment
b. Compounding techniques
B. Basic Calculation refresher ( ratio-proportion)
C. General Compounding Process
Chapter 3- Topical Preparations
1.Ointments/emulsions/pastes/Creams/gels/powders/otics/ patches (explain each)
A. Recipes
B. Compounding log sheets and records
C. Expiration and storage
D. Dispensing labels
E. Calculation exercises
F. Hands on and chapter review exercises
G. PTCB exam review
Chapter 4- Oral preparations
1.Capsules/tablets/powders/lozenges/troches/sticks/ solutions/emulsions/suspensions (explain each)
A. Reconstitution
B. Flavorings for oral liquids
a. Flavoring techniques
b. Coloring
C. Pediatric dosing from adult formulations
A. Recipes
B. Compounding log sheets and records
C. Expiration and storage
D. Dispensing labels
D. Capsules/Tablets/powders /gummys/chewables
A. Sizes and properties
B. Measuring
a. Weighing
b. Inert additives
c. Over encapsulation
C. Quality assurance (+ or – 10%)
D. Comounding log sheets and records
E. Expiration and storage
F. Dispensing labels
E. Enterals/NG tube feeding
F. Calculations exercises
G. Hands on and chapter review exercises
H. PTCB exam review
Chapter 5- Rectal Preparations
A. Suppositories
B. Enemas
a. Sizes and properties
b. Inert ingredients
C. Quality assurance
D. Compounding log sheets and records
E. Expiration and storage
F. Calculations exercises
G. Hands on and chapter review exercises
H. PTCB exam review
Chapter 6- Veterinary Compounding
Chapter 7- Repackaging

About the Author

Denise Propes

Etta Johnson

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