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How in the world can you remember all of those terms used in pharmacy? Well, these free flashcards for the PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam are certainly a starting point. We review some of the most important vocabulary for each area the test covers so you’ll know those vital terms. Use them with our study guides and practice questions for really solid test prep.

Table of Contents

Sections of the PTCB Exam

Federal Requirements

The main emphasis in questions relating to federal requirements concerns laws and regulations that are in place to regulate pharmacies. You’ll need to be well-versed in the many terms and acronyms used in these laws. Practice your skill in this area by using these Federal Requirements flashcards before you tackle the questions on the PTCB Exam.

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The topics of these questions come from the area of pharmacology, with some knowledge of compounding and inventory management thrown in. Basically, you need to know all the details about all kinds of medications, compounding procedures and guidelines, and standard inventory management practices. Within these areas of study, there are many terms and names that can be confusing, So use these Medications flashcards to bolster your knowledge and be more prepared for the medications questions on the PTCB Exam.

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Order Entry and Processing

From dosage calculations to labeling, a pharmacy technician needs to be skilled in all areas of prescription ordering and filling. These questions also touch on aspects of inventory management and compounding medications. Use these Order Entry and Processing flashcards to assess what you know, and what you need to review, about filling prescriptions before taking the PTCB Exam.

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Patient Safety and Quality Assurance

This section covers a lot of necessary ground with regard to important pharmacy practices. You’ll need to know the terms and procedures regarding safety in the packaging, preparation, and dispensing of medication as well as how to provide excellent and consistent product quality. Using these Patient Safety and Quality Assurance flashcards will help you solidify your knowledge in these important areas before you take the PTCB Exam.

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Top 200 Drugs

From understanding therapeutic classifications to distinguishing between generic and brand names, a pharmacy technician must be well-versed with frequently prescribed drugs to ensure accurate dispensing and patient safety. Our Top 200 Drugs flashcards delve into some of the most popular medications you’ll encounter in your practice, offering you a quick and easy review. Use these flashcards to gauge your familiarity with each drug and pinpoint areas that may need a bit more attention before you sit for the PTCB Exam.

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