By: Connie Beck
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.
• 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
• Knowledge Check questions at the end of the chapters allow readers to test their grasp of the content and revisit sections to
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
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