This module provides the students with an understanding of the procedures, skills, and techniques used in the preparation of sterile products for both hospital and home health care pharmacies. Students learn the calculations involved in the preparation of intravenous solutions. Students apply hands-on procedures in the preparation of sterile products using aseptic technique. Students learn how to prepare large volume solutions, intravenous piggybacks, and total parenteral nutrition. Selected drugs are introduced. Students learn trade and generic names, drug classifications, indications, dosages, routes of administration, and side effects. Basic computer operations, keyboarding, and essential employment skills are addressed in the daily computer lab. Hands-on pharmacy procedures used in various settings are practiced daily in the pharmacy lab.
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