Hospital Pharmacy Practice for Technicians is a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of hospital work, and provides a strong foundation for pharmacy students going out into the field. A review of roles and duties including IV preparation, central duties, and automated dispensing are explained. Specialty roles such as medication reconciliation and supervisory positions are also discussed. Common devices and equipment used are also described in detail.
Hospital Pharmacy Practice for Technicians features a robust professionalism component tailored to interactions in a hospital setting, with an emphasis on decorum, appearance, punctuality, and communication. Licensing requirements, continuing education, finding employment, networking, and interviewing are also covered to assist students in their career.
About the Author
Mark Brunton has served in the field for 10 years as a Health System Pharmacy Technician, and has instructed technician students for 8 years. Mr. Brunton has been a speaker at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting for 3 years, as well as serving as their Technician Education Committee Chair. He has also been a subject matter expert for the development of blended curriculum for Kaplan College’s pharmacy technician program.
Mr. Brunton has also served as the technician representative for the Nevada Society of Health System Pharmacists, and was awarded Technician of the Year for 2011 by NVSHP. Mr. Brunton was selected to be a panel member for the Department of Education’s National Assessment on Educational Progress conference for vocational training. He is currently a member of the Technician Advisory Committee to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.
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