Resource library

The Resource library and links contain recommended print materials and links to relevant websites. Past CAPhO Conference and ISOPP 2014 presentations that highlight research findings and best practice are available to members only. If you are a member, log in to watch and listen to the presentations, which are preserved using a combination of PowerPoint and audio.

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Books and Publications

ASHP Council on Professional Affairs, Approved 2006 - Includes information from NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings" re

10th Ed., 2014. Vincent T. Devita, Ed - Comprehensive, in-depth coverage of almost every aspect of cancer.

By Finley, 2007, 3rd Edition - A self-study text introducing the basic concepts of oncology and cancer chemotherapeutic therapies

January 14, 2011 - Full Study Report and Recommendations - Incidents with IV ambulatory chemotherapy, including the death of a patient due to a fluorouracil over‐infusion have highlighted the safet

January 14, 2011, Version 1.0 - This document reflects the findings related to the design and implementation of preprinted orders learned throughout the research study, Improving the Safety of Ambu

By CSHP, 45-minute video - This video is for pharmacy staff who prepare oncology products. The drugs used to fight cancer are toxic products called antineoplastics.

CAPhO Report, October 17, 2002, Submitted by Lynne Nakashima - Joint meeting of the Systemic Advisory Committee and the Inter-Provincial Drug Strategies and Guidelines Working Group

February 19-20, 2007, Submitted by Lynne Nakashima - Human resources continues to be a significant issue for all areas of the health care system.

Public Policy Forum - December 2010 - Due to the importance of the subject matter and the importance of convening a variety of stakeholders, the Public Policy Forum has, for the second time, hosted

November 2009 - On September 15th, 2009, stakeholders from across the country gathered at Optimizing Access to Cancer Drugs for Canadians, a day-long symposium in Ottawa, to begin building consensu

May 14, 2003, Submitted by Lynne Nakashima - The Human Resources Action Group (HRAG) is one of the five priority action groups of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (CSCC) and consists of rep

Submitted by Gabriel Gazzé, 2006 - CAPhO Response: We have read with interest your ASCO-ESMO Consensus Statement on Quality Cancer Care published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology 24 (21) July 20

CAPhO Report, September 2002, Submitted by Lynne Nakashima - The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (CSCC) hosted a national workshop on clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for cancer care on Sep

USP General Chapter <797> provides standards for compounding sterile preparations to promote patient safety and prevent harm. 

Pharmacy Technician and Assistant

By Reifman, Certification Review - Exam review for those preparing for the PTCB's National Certification Exam.

By Daniels and Smith, Thomson Delmar Learning - The original is now a classic.

By Hopkins, American Pharmacists Association, 4th Edition - APhA’s Complete Math Review for the Pharmacy Technician is a friendly, self-instructional approach to lifelong understanding of pharmacy

By Posey, American Pharmacists Association - An overview of practice-based issues and concepts for new community and health-system pharmacy technicians as well as students entering technician educa

By ASHP, Buchanan and Schneider - This training and competency verification program presents the most up-to-date information on current preparation standards, safety, and science issues, as set for

By Johnston, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011 - Part of the Prentice Hall Pharmacy Technician Series, Compounding is a comprehensive book exploring the art and science of extemporaneous compounding.

By Bachenheimer, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 4th Edition - This comprehensive manual serves as an excellent reference for pharmacy technicians in any practice setting.

By Sweetman, The Pharmaceutical Press - Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference is a reference book published by Pharmaceutical Press listing some 6,000 drugs and medicines used throughout the worl

By Lacher, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008 - Intended for use in an introductory pharmacy technician calculations course, this unique book addresses not only calculations that technicians wil

By Ballington and Green, EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 4th edition - Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians Fourth Edition offers a thorough approach to understanding pharmacy calculations.

By Ballington and Anderson, EMC/Paradigm Publishing - Readers gain the necessary knowledge skills and confidence to provide safe and effective care for the patients they will serve in their future

By Weitzel, Hopkins, American Pharmacists Association - Pharmacy Technician Certification Quick-Study Guide, 4th edition, has been completely revised, reorganized, and updated to reflect the revise

By Lacher, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2010 - This book helps prepare pharmacy technicians for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.

By Troy, Beringer, The Pharmaceutical Press, 2006 - For over 100 years, Remington has been the definitive textbook and reference on the science and practice of pharmacy.

By Loyd V. Allen, American Pharmacists Association, 5th Edition - Compounding has always been part of pharmacy practice.

by Perspective Press, 6th Edition - A valuable tool for pharmacy technician students.

By Johnston, Gricar, 2010, 2nd Edition - Part of the Pharmacy Technician Series, Sterile Products is a comprehensive book covering the complex practice of sterile product preparation and correct as

By Johnston, 2nd Edition, 2013 - The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices, 2e, addresses today’s comprehensive educational needs for one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States:

By McHugh, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2013 - This companion workbook contains additional exercises & assessment activities for every chapter of the "Manual for Pharmacy""Tec