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Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians

Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians

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Chapter 4Chapter 4 Conversions and CalculationsConversions and CalculationsUsed by PharmacyUsed by PharmacyTechniciansTechnicians
 
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IntroductionIntroduction
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The ability to manipulate conversions is aThe ability to manipulate conversions is arequired competency of pharmacyrequired competency of pharmacytechnicianstechnicians
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It is a foundation for filling orders andIt is a foundation for filling orders andcalculating dosages in the pharmacycalculating dosages in the pharmacy
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All transcribing calculations need to beAll transcribing calculations need to bechecked by a pharmacistchecked by a pharmacist
 
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IntroductionIntroduction
(Continued)(Continued)
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Pharmacy measurements come fromPharmacy measurements come fromdifferent regions of the worlddifferent regions of the world
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The four most common types of The four most common types of calculation systems are:calculation systems are:
Metric systemMetric system
Household measurementsHousehold measurements
Apothecary systemApothecary system
Avoirdupois systemAvoirdupois system

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