PARENTERAL ROUTES-PHARM 209 STUDY GUIDE.docx

A mostly in compounding math and dosage calculation

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A. Mostly in compounding math and dosage calculation questions. Because the United States has never followed through on switching to the Metric System, that accounts for quite a bit of it. However, even learning the multiples within the metric system is necessary. And, because the U.S. is such a large consumer of prepackaged goods, even other countries must be aware of the conversions.
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PARENTERAL ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION 8 Specific Directions SIG PRN C CF UD SS AA QS DC Rx Directions As Needed With With Food As Directed Half Of Each Qty. Sufficient Discontinue Measurements GTT DR mL TSP TBL OZ L Drop Dram Milliliter Teaspoon Tablespoon Ounce Litre
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PARENTERAL ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION 9 Gal Mcg Gr mG GM KG LB Gallon Microgram Grain Milligram Gram Kilogram Pound Type UNG SOLN CRM AMP PR PV Ointment Solution Cream Ampule Rectally Vaginally Location / Route OU OD OS Both Eyes Right Eye Left Eye
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PARENTERAL ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION 10 AU AD AS PO IV IM INJ SQ SL SUPP TAB CAP UD SUSP NG Both Ears Right Ear Left Ear Per Oral Intravenously Intramuscular Injection Subcutaneous Sub-lingual Suppository Tablet Capsule Unit Dose Suspension Naso-gastric Frequency STAT BID TID Immediately 2X /Day 3X /Day
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PARENTERAL ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION 11 QID QD QH Q _ H QAM QPM X _ D HS PRN PC AC SD 4X /Day Every Day Every Hour Every _ Hrs Every A.M. Every P.M. For _ Days At Bedtime As Needed After Meal Before Meal Single Dose Q. WHY MEMORIZE THESE PRESCRIPTION ABBREVIATIONS? A. Knowing them will help keep patients (and your job) safer! When a medical doctor writes a prescription order, they use sig codes / prescription abbreviations to let the pharmacy know the quantity, frequency and route of administration for medications. As a pharmacy technician student studying for the PTCB or ExCPT exam, it's highly recommended to memorize all of the abbreviations your training program covers. After you pass the pharmacy tech test and start your career, knowing all of these sig codes will be a vital part of your competency. Q. Is this list all of the abbreviations used in medicine? A. Not exactly. This is a custom list that's been customized for pharmacy tech students studying for the PTCB exam. It was carefully decided upon with regards to not overload students with info not needed for the PTCB. If you're in a program, you may get a bigger list and want to adhere to it.
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PARENTERAL ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION 12 **This list of pharmacy abbreviations is not a complete list, but designed to cover the most common. As with the rest of this site, this list is more of a quick reference of the prescription abbreviations and acronyms most likely to be found when studying for the PTCB or ExCPT exams TOP 200 DRUG SUFFIX LIST PREFIX / SUFFIX ..................... USE / CLASS _____-Pril ................... ACE Inhibitor _____-olol .................. Beta Blocker ___-sartan .................. A2RB ___-statin .................. Cholesterol Pred-___ ................... Steroid ___-asone ................... Steroid ___-olone .................... Steroid __-thiazide ................... Diuretic ___-gliptin .................... Anti-Diabetic ___-zepam .................. Benzo ___-zolam ................... Benzo
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PARENTERAL ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION 13 __-zodone ................... Anti-Depressant __-nazole ..................... Anti-Fungal Ceph- ___ .................... Anti-Biotic ____-cillin ..................... Anti-Biotic __-cycline ..................... Anti-Biotic
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  • Spring '18
  • Eliza Law
  • Pharmacology, Route of administration, amoxicillin

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