Certification Exam textbook and eBook

About the Courseware

Copyright: 2021 | Pages: 256

Authors: Sarah M. Lawrence, PharmD, MA, BCGP, and Cheryl Aiken, PharmD

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.

Certification Exam Review for Pharmacy Technicians is integrated in Cirrus, a cloud-based learning environment designed to elevate student success and improve instructor efficiency.

Introduction: Preparing for a High-Stakes Exam

  1. Medications (PTCE and ExCPT)
  2. Federal Requirements (PTCE and ExCPT)
  3. Patient Safety and Quality Assurance (PTCE and ExCPT)
  4. Order Entry and Processing (PTCE and ExCPT)
  5. Pharmacy Calculations (PTCE and ExCPT)
  6. Non-sterile Compounding (PTCE and ExCPT)
  7. Sterile Compounding (ExCPT)
  8. Inventory Management (ExCPT)
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Key Features and Benefits

Key Features

  • Alignment with PTCE Content Outline (2020) and ExCPT Content Outline (2016)
  • Online exam generator that creates unlimited, timed, practice exams that simulate the test-taking experience for PTCE, ExCPT, or both
  • Up-to-date guidelines for nonsterile compounding (USP Chapter <795>), sterile compounding (USP Chapter <797>), and hazardous compounding (USP Chapter <800>)
  • Expanded medication section and updated pharmacy law section to reflect revised exam emphasis; new and updated tables
  • Cirrus access to self-assessment opportunities, Watch and Learn Lessons, quizzes, exams, and comprehensive instructor resources
  • Full length chapter on pharmacy calculations
  • Access to to the PTCE Exam Review from PharmCon freeCE to help learners practice and prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
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Cirrus™ 2.0 for Certification Exam Review, Fifth Edition

Certification Exam Review, Fifth Edition, powered by the Cirrus platform, integrates seamlessly with Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, and Moodle.

To strengthen student understanding, Cirrus provides interactive, independent learning experiences, including:

  • self-assessment opportunities
  • quizzes and exams

New Watch and Learn Lessons include video and text to help students comprehend concepts or develop skills. Course content is delivered in a series of scheduled assignments that report to a grade book, thus tracking student progress and achievement.

Access to PTCE Exam Review from PharmCon freeCE

Included with all of Paradigm’s Pharmacy Technician titles, this tool generates personalized study plans based on each student’s individual strengths and knowledge gaps. The PTCE Exam Review from PharmCon freeCE helps students identify the fastest path to a passing score and even indicates when they are ready to pass—taking the guesswork out of PTCE study.

PTCE Exam Review from PharmCon freeCE features:

  •  Optimized PTCE-aligned content
  •  Award-winning adaptive learning technology
  •  ReadySCORE proprietary exam readiness indicator
  •  700+ multiple-choice questions
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Instructor Resources in Cirrus

Instructor Resources in Cirrus

Utilize our free instructor resources that include:

  • course-planning guidelines
  • syllabus models
  • answer keys
  • and more!
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See What Educators Are Saying About This Edition

“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.

The textbook was designed with the new PTCE blueprint and the PharmCon free access allows the student to take mock questions from the PTCE blueprint and provides the student with explanations for all questions. It also provides a ReadySCORE™ at the completion of the module that gives them a percentage of likely success on the PTCE. It proved to be a valuable tool along with the other Paradigm textbooks for the students to be 100 percent successful in passing.”

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