Community Pharmacy in Canada: Fundamentals for Technicians and Assistants

By: Connie Beck

Community Pharmacy in Canada: Fundamentals for Technicians and Assistants
ISBN: 9781989941270 | © 2023
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Community Pharmacy in Canada: Fundamentals for Technicians and Assistants is an engaging introduction to the scope of practice, professional responsibilities, and applicable legislation and regulations for pharmacy technicians and assistants. With a clear, instructional approach on topics such as terminology, dosage forms and routes of administration, and medication safety, students will gain the practical tools to process and prepare prescriptions, make calculations, and manage inventory—all essential components of community pharmacy practice.

Key Features

•             Check Your Understanding boxes contain scenarios or questions to reinforce learning.

•             Pharmacy in Action boxes provide an opportunity for readers to apply what they have learned to real-life pharmacy scenarios.

•             Best Practice Tip boxes contain practical suggestions for pharmacy technicians and assistants to apply their learning in a

               meaningful way.              

•             Knowledge Check questions at the end of the chapters allow readers to test their grasp of the content and revisit sections to

               reinforce understanding.                                         

Chapter 1: Pharmacy in Canada

Chapter 2: National Regulation

Chapter 3: Pharmaceutical Nomenclature and Terminology

Chapter 4: Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration

Chapter 5: Prescriptions

Chapter 6: Pharmaceutical Calculations

Chapter 7: Prescription Processing

Chapter 8: Prescription Preparation

Chapter 9: Inventory Management

Chapter 10: Professional Responsibilities

Chapter 11: Communication in Pharmacy Practice

Chapter 12: Cultural Competency

Chapter 13: Medication Safety and Error Prevention

Chapter 14: Infection Control

Connie Beck, M.P.Ed, B.Sc., R.Ph.T. is the coordinator and professor of the Pharmacy Technician Program at Lambton College in Sarnia, ON.  She has worked in pharmacy for 24 years and in several post-secondary institutions over the past 17 years including Sheridan College and Niagara College. Connie has a wide range of experience in pharmacy including community pharmacy, non-sterile compounding, and long-term care pharmacy and has served on the Ontario Pharmacists Association Board of Directors and has sat on various other boards, committees, and working groups related to pharmacy practice in Ontario and Canada.

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