- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 78
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Pharmaceutical Profiles for Patients: Purpose & Components
Course SummaryRefer to this study guide to reinforce your knowledge of medication dosing, compounding, drug interactions and other pharmacy-related topics. This course is designed to cover all of the material you would be tested on when sitting for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX).
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About This Course
From dispensing to pharmacist documentation, this course offers lessons addressing various aspects of a pharmacist's duties and responsibilities. You will review methods for working with patients, developing treatment plans, understanding drug interactions and preparing medications.
In addition, you will gain a deeper understanding of the pharmacy process, from dispensing to creating labels and more. Once you complete this course, you should have an increased awareness and knowledge of the following:
- Pharmaceutical patient profiles
- Assessing and creating drug treatment plans
- Prescription drugs, OTC drugs and supplements
- Drug interactions, allergies and contraindications
- Medication dosage calculations and formulas
- Compounding processes
- Drug dispensing protocols
- Pharmacy quality control and safety
- Pharmacist-patient communications
About the Exam
The NAPLEX is a national exam designed to measure one's knowledge when seeking pharmacist licensure. It is a computer-based exam consisting of 250 multiple-choice questions, of which 200 are used to determine one's test score. Area 1 of the exam covers safe and effective pharmacotherapy and health outcomes, and it accounts for 67% of the test; Area 2 addresses compounding, dispensing and medication administration; it accounts for the remaining 33% of the exam. Test takers have six hours to complete the exam. A scaled score of 75 must be attained to pass the test.
NAPLEX Preparation & Registration
This comprehensive study guide is a quick and flexible way in which you can review topics you must know when taking the NAPLEX. Video and text lessons cover information pertaining to medication usage and dosage; appropriate drug use; drug therapy; medication safety; drug interactions; compounding properties and processes; packaging and labeling medications; and drug storage and dispensing regulations. You will also find lessons that address patient health history, screening, profile information, pharmacy customer service, patient communications, and safety practice and measure in the pharmaceutical field. Short lessons take 5-10 minutes to review and lesson transcripts are printable, so you can create handy study tools. Self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams help to determine whether you are fully prepared to sit for the NAPLEX.
You must be a registered member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and meet all eligibility requirements before registering for the NAPLEX. You can register for this exam online by accessing your e-Profile with NABP and completing the registration form. You must also pay exam fees with a credit or debit card during the registration process. Once your registration form and eligibility have been reviewed and confirmed, you will receive an 'Authorization to Test' email from Pearson VUE, which administers the exam. You can then schedule a testing date and location through the Pearson VUE website or by contacting them by phone. Two forms of ID must be presented at the testing site on the day of your exam.
NAPLEX is a trademark of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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