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Health Science, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Pharmacy, 2009

1.) Trace the development of pharmaceuticals.

•  Demonstrating the use of pharmaceutical resources
Examples: Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR), hospital formulary

2.) Compare roles of the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician in various settings, including the hospital and retail pharmacy.

3.) Describe ethical characteristics required in the pharmacy workplace.

Examples: maintaining a positive attitude, adhering to dress code, displaying professionalism in public relations

4.) Explain state laws and regulations pertaining to a career in pharmacy.

Examples: delegating responsibilities by pharmacist to pharmacy technician, maintaining the confidentiality of pharmacy clients

•  Identifying functions of pharmacy regulatory agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA)
5.) Translate medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations from prescriptions to laymen's terms.

6.) Use technology to facilitate transactions in a pharmacy.

Examples: computer, fax machine, cash register

7.) Use mathematics concepts in pharmaceutical settings.

Examples: calculating decimals, fractions, proportions, intravenous (IV) flow, and dosages; converting units between systems of measurement

8.) Demonstrate the procedure for filling prescriptions in a simulated pharmacy setting, including accepting medication orders, preparing prescription orders, labeling information, and dispensing drugs.

9.) Identify classifications of selected drugs.

Examples: analgesic, antibiotic, antiemetic

10.) Explain routes used for the administration of medicine during a simulated medical case study.

Examples: intramuscular, sublingual, intravenous

11.) Differentiate among drug interactions, drug reactions, and side effects.

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