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Paradigm provides a full suite of products, competency mapping guides, and resources
that meet ASHP/ACPE standards and equip students to pass certification exams.

PTCE Exam Review from PharmCon freeCE

Paradigm's exclusive partnership with PharmCon freeCE has expanded to offer access to the PTCE Exam Review with ALL Paradigm Pharmacy Technician courseware. Pairing this award-winning, adaptive learning tool with industry-leading courseware ensures students are set up for certification - and longterm success.

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Career Readiness & Externships physical book and eBook

Career Readiness & Externships: Soft Skills for Pharmacy Technicians

Paradigm's new courseware, Career Readiness & Externships: Soft Skills for Pharmacy Technicians, introduces and reinforces the professional habits and soft skills required to bridge the gap between formal education and employment. This courseware provides a unique pharmacy technician perspective on traditional soft skills and career preparation activities.

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Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, Seventh Edition

Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, Seventh Edition

Suitable for a stand-alone pharmacy lab course or for the lab portion of a pharmacy practice course, Pharmacy Labs for Technicians teaches students detailed lab procedures and skills using hands-on practice. Students learn both administrative and clinical procedures such as filling prescriptions, compounding medications, and preparing compounded sterile preparations.

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Pharmacology for Technicians, Seventh Edition

As the most in-depth pharmacology courseware designed specifically for pharmacy technicians, this program provides students with the key concepts and pharmacology information required to succeed in the pharmacy. Students will develop an understanding of drug classes and the mechanisms of action for many drugs. They will also gain insight into why certain drugs are prescribed for particular disease states and obtain instruction for making informed, intelligent decisions when dispensing drugs.

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Pharmacy Labs for Technicians, Fourth Edition

Pharmacy Labs for Technicians, Fourth Edition

This courseware provides students with comprehensive instruction on pharmacy technician practice along with coverage of business operations in a community pharmacy, infection control in the hospital, professionalism and ethics in the workplace, and advanced pharmacy technician careers.

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Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, Seventh Edition

Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, Seventh Edition

With Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, students learn the essential mathematics concepts and skills pharmacy technicians use on the job. Clear, complete examples and practice problems provide students with the required skills for calculating and preparing drug doses in both community and institutional pharmacy settings. Students are guided, step-by- step, through several calculation methods, including basic formula, ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, and alligation.

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Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique - Second Edition

Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique

In this second edition, all sterile compounding procedures align with revised USP <797> (USP-NF 2023, Issue 1) and USP <800> (USP43-NF38). Introducing the history, concepts, procedures, and revised USP <797>, this courseware leads students through a step-by-step exploratory or procedural lab that provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of these major concepts. 

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Certification Exam Review, Fifth Edition

Certification Exam Review, Fifth Edition

This courseware reviews content covered in the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). Students learn study and test-preparation strategies and tips for passing one of these high-stakes exams.

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Pharmacy Technician Essentials

Pharmacy Technician Essentials

Mapped to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam, Paradigm’s new Pharmacy Technician Essentials program includes a comprehensive textbook, 20 pharmacy lab simulations, and several student resources. Aspiring pharmacy technicians will quickly build the skills base for exceptional, safe service to patients and the knowledge to continue advancing their career through certification.

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Pocket Drug Guide

Package Your Pharmacy Technician Courseware with Paradigm's Pocket Drug Guide

Available as a pocket-sized booklet, this study tool provides students with quick and convenient access to drug names and includes more than 1,000 generic names and 1,200 equivalent brand names.

The drugs listed in this guide correspond to those discussed and tabulated in Pharmacology for Technicians, Seventh Edition.

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Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Health Professionals, Second Edition

Being prepared to respond to natural disasters, terrorist events, and contagious diseases has become an important competency for pharmacy technicians. Yet most instructors wonder: What do my students need to know?

This textbook features a special eChapter for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and distills the essential, cutting-edge information about how communities and health care facilities prepare and manage the response processes, meeting federal guidelines.

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What Language Does Your Patient Hurt In?

With this supplemental textbook, you can help your pharmacy technician students better understand how to provide culturally competent patient care. They will learn about the different communication styles of prevalent ethnic groups and how each culture commonly relays and receives information.

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What They're Saying

All 10 of my students recently passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam at Oconee Fall Line Technical College. We use the Paradigm series of textbooks in our program for pharmacy technicians. Certification Exam Review for Pharmacy Technicians, Fifth Edition—which includes free access to the [PTCE Exam Review from PharmCon freeCE]—proved to be very successful.

Jack Shepherd, Pharmacy Technology Program Director
Oconee Fall Line Technical College