PTCE Review

(PTCE.AO1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-498-8
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About This Course

The PTCE Review course covers a broad spectrum of topics relevant to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE). The course aims to prepare students for the examination by providing detailed coverage of the following subject areas: Medications, Federal Requirements, Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, Order Entry and Processing, Pharmacy Law, Pharmacy Calculations, Sterile Products Compounding and Non sterile, Pharmacy System and Computer Applications, Inventory Management and Ordering, Insurance and Billing, Pharmacy Operations and Customer Service.

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5+ Lessons | 360+ Exercises | 200+ Quizzes |


4+ Full Length Tests | 360+ Practice Test Questions


Introduction: Pharmacy Technicians and the PTCE

  • The Pharmacy Technician
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • PTCE Overview
  • Preparing for the PTCE


  • Generic Names, Brand Names, and Classifications of Medications
  • Top 200 Drug Generic and Brand Names and Drug Class
  • Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
  • Routes of Administration
  • Cardiovascular System and Drugs
  • Gastrointestinal System and Drugs
  • Respiratory System and Drugs
  • Endocrine System and Drugs
  • The Nervous System and Drugs
  • The Urinary System and Drugs
  • The Immune System and Drugs
  • The Musculoskeletal System and Drugs
  • Special Senses and Drugs
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Drug Interactions
  • Therapeutic Equivalence
  • Narrow Therapeutic Index (NTI)
  • Drug Stability
  • Storage of Medications
  • Incompatibility

Federal Requirements

  • Controlled Substances
  • Restricted Drug Programs
  • FDA Recalls
  • Hazardous Drugs

Patient Safety and Quality Assurance

  • ISMP Safe Medication Practices
  • Error Prevention Strategies
  • Medication Error Reporting
  • Pharmacist Intervention
  • Quality Control

Order Entry and Processing

  • Pharmacy Calculations
  • Nonsterile Compounding Processes
  • Equipment and Supplies for Drug Administration
  • Lot Numbers, Expiration Dates, and National Drug Code (NDC) Numbers
  • Procedures for Identifying and Returning Medications and Supplies

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