If I were to compile a pharmaceutical-calculations training manual to assist new pharmacy technicians, I think it would be easier for a technician to use if the information was compiled in the form of a flip chart. Each page would refer to a specific topi

CHECKPOINT (Mathematical Functions) 1. Solve the equation for x to determine how many mL of 3% solution you need. 2100 = 3 3x100=300, 2xx=300, x=150 2. Convert 3% to a decimal. .03 3. Convert 2% to a fraction. 2100 = 1 50 4. Percents are often used to sho

Coding Steps
Step 1 Determine the Reason for the Encounter
Code the primary diagnosis first, followed by current coexisting conditions. Code to the highest level of certainty. Code to the highest level of specificity.
Step 2 Locate the Term in the Alphab

Converting Dosages to Doses Test your knowledge problems 2, 3, & 4 on p. 76 in text 2.) Dilantin 100mg/0.5ml, 25 x 2 = 100 x X, X = 25 x 2 50 1 = = 0.5ml = 100 100 2
3.) ciprofloxacin 250mg/2 tablets,
250 500 = , 1 x 500 = 500, 250 x X = 500, X = 2 1 x
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Dosages and Flow Rates and Pediatric Drug Administration Stop and Review, p. 137: Problems 1a-1j 1. Calculate the amount of dextrose and/or sodium chloride in each of the following IV solutions. a. 250 mL NS sodium chloride _2.25_g 250mL 100mL = 2.5 900mg

1 Summarizing the Medigap program Medigap is private insurance that qualified members may purchase to help fill in the unpaid gaps of their Medicare coverage, (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Covered gaps under Medigap are: annual deductibles, coinsurances, and any n

1 Verifying and Filling a Prescription The Pharmacy technicians job in verifying and filling a prescription is very important. When presented with a prescription the technician must visually scan the prescription for verification of the patients name, the