Steps In Passing The 2020 PTCB Exam

Do you want to pass the PTCB exam in 2020 at your first try? Passing the PTCB exam is harder than a lot of people think it is. It’s not your everyday quiz/test you just take in school and especially now with the ongoing pandemic it makes the exam seem harder than it seems. But guess what?! The exam is much easier than you think. Follow these steps to help you achieve that goal!

Solid Study Materials

Pay close attention closely, the first thing I want to give to you is this. You would need to get set and solid study materials and stick with it. One of the biggest things that I see students doing is they don’t get any correct study materials. They get materials from over here and over there and they try to piece it all together and then still end up being confused. So you need to get you some study materials that are efficient, updated, and correct. Get one or two things maximum and stick to it and focus. Please, I’m begging you to do this so that you won’t be all over the place. Trust me doing this method will help you be less confused when studying for the PTCB exam. 

Understand Pharmacy Math

The second thing you’ll need to do is to make sure that you understand Pharmacy Math, okay. 

Now, this is extremely key to passing the PTCB exam because if you don’t know math, you can just forget about it. I’ve seen so many students ask questions like “Do I need to do math indefinitely?”. Now in no way am I saying that you have to be a calculus major or a mathematician, but you will need to know basic algebra to do pharmacy math. Take time and understand Pharmacy Math, see it as a challenge to overcome!

Don’t Overthink and Overanalyze

Lastly, I want you to make sure that you don’t overthink and overanalyze the process. So many students overthink the process while they’re studying and when you do that, you can think yourself into a rut, okay. Study the portions that you are weak at and practice those. Don’t study the subjects that you already know as that will not help you learn anything new. Study the areas that you’re weak in and practice until you master it. By doing this your weak areas will no longer be a struggle.

15-minute break

Here’s a bonus tip! When you’re studying and realize you’re struggling on one specific topic just relax and take a 15-minute break. When studying for long periods our brain can get overloaded with information which then can cause us to get a headache. By taking a break every few minutes it will allow your brain to soak in all the information gathered. It will also help you stay awake and focus much longer than studying without any breaks. 

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How To Overcome Pharmacy Math

Today, I’m going to talk to you about Pharmacy Math, and how to overcome your fear of it, how to get good at it, and what you will need to do to improve on it. I believe we can all agree that Pharmacy Math is a scary topic to cover. But trust me when I say that Pharmacy Math is not something you should be terrified to overcome. Before I tell you my tips on how to get better in pharmacy math let me tell you of a real case scenario. I always prefer to use the experience of real case scenarios when it comes to explaining topics; especially pharmacy math, but anything that I bring to you guys.  

Real Case Story

Alright, let me tell you about a student we had and her name was Danielle. Now Danielle was pretty bad at math. We had to work through some things and Danielle will tell you herself, she was terrible at math. I mean, it was almost to the point I was kind of worried about if we could help her at all because to learn Pharmacy Math, you need to at least know the basic algebra concepts. But we were able to work with Danielle. We taught her for two to three weeks strong just on pharmacy math. We worked with her on her weak areas, coached her, tutored her, and got her getting used to working those problems. We gave her some key concepts that she can use every single time she does a problem. After all of that guess what?! In just three weeks Danielle got good at Pharmacy math and went on to pass the PTCB exam. I mean literally, the Pharmacy Math was the only thing holding her back from passing the exam. 

Now, are you curious why I told you about Danielle’s case? The reason is that Danielle wasn’t the best at math and you may be feeling the same way. I want you to know Danielle was not only the best at math, she was probably one of the worst. So if you feel like you are struggling with Pharmacy Math and are losing hope. This story is to help inspire you that you can get better!

Study A Lot And Practice More

Let me give you two key things that you need to do and be mindful of so that you can get the same results that Danielle got. The first thing that you need to do is this; you need to study a lot and practice even more. When it comes to Pharmacy Math, you should be practicing a lot. While it’s good to study you do not want to memorize every single formula. Practice math problems to help you understand how to do Pharmacy math and I’m telling you, that’s going to make a difference in your performance on the PTCB exam concerning math.

Learn With People

Lastly, get with someone that can show you the shortcuts, while learning information for the PTCB exam. You will need someone that can show you through the shortcuts and not make you take all these long roundabout ways to work Pharmacy Math Problems. Each person, each instructor, and each school will teach you different methods for learning Pharmacy Math. For us, as a company with my instructors, we prefer the method of learning concepts and not formulas at all. So whoever you go to be tutored by, they’re going to have their methods. By all means, if it’s helping you pass the exam, stand by it and do it but at least get with someone that can shop you the way to passing and learning Pharmacy Math.

Please do not learn or study on your own. I see so many students, they struggle before they come to us. They struggle so hard because they tried to do it on their own and they’re like “Oh my god, I failed the exam”. Granted there are those students that do it on their own, not to negate that. But for you, I know you’re super serious about passing this exam on the first attempt, and if this is your second attempt then definitely do not do it by yourself. 

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Topics on the 2020 PTCB Exam

Hey! Do you know what’s on the PTCB exam this year? Like, seriously, you’re doing all that studying, and do you know? Are you sure? Let’s see then! 

 Pharmacy Math

I’m just going to cut straight to the chase. The first thing that you need to look out for on this year’s PTCB exam is Pharmacy Math. I’m sure you’ve probably heard this over and over and over and over again. You need and I mean need to understand Pharmacy Math. For the basics, you would need to know algebra. Another part you will need to know is terminology. If you got those two down then you’ll do great in Pharmacy Math. 

Top 200 Drugs

The second thing you need to know for the PTCB exam this year is the top 200 drugs. Now, contrary to popular belief, don’t just know the brand and generic only. But let me say this, you also don’t need to study so hard that you’re trying to become a pharmacist if you’re just trying to pass the PTCB exam. Just learn the basic brand, generic, group classification, and pharmacology. You would need to understand those topics but in no way do you need to memorize every single fact in those topics. Do not overwhelm yourself and please do not cram your head with the top 200 drugs. 

 Pharmacy Functionality

Lastly, for the PTCB 2020 exam, you will need to know pharmacy functionality. Now, what does that include? This topic is all things regarding safety in pharmacy. These are things like procedures and law in pharmacy. The rules of the operation of pharmacy encompass. So you need to know everything dealing with that as it pertains to your scope of work. 

So again, you do not need to know all these topics in-depth as a pharmacist, but you do need to know enough within your scope to practice to pass the PTCB exam. That is the basic overview of what you will need to know for the PTCB 2020 exam. Remember that cramming does no one any good. Take your time to understand all the topics and make sure that you can go into the exam with confidence Goodluck and I wish you the best in your studies!

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How To Get Better in Pharmacy Math

Are you having a difficult time learning Pharmacy Math? Is it the subject you’re struggling with the most? Fear not as we have amazing tips to help you get better and improve your skills. Pharmacy Math can be a scary thing to learn as there are a lot of variables that need to be taken into account to get the right answer. One wrong number placement and everything goes wrong. So here are 4 tips that will surely guarantee to help you overcome Pharmacy math.

Mastering Word Problems

The first thing you would need to master is word problems. Alright now, I’m not just saying this just because. Ask anyone that has taken it and failed or passed the exam. They’ll tell you the same thing as I am telling you now. Yes, there will be problems on there that just won’t be two plus two equals four. It sadly won’t be that easy. You’re going to face problems that will get your brain turning in different directions to figure out the right way. 

Don’t Use Pharmacy Math Formulas

The second tip you would need to know to improve on pharmacy math is not to use formulas. Yes, you heard me right, “Don’t Use Formulas”. You may be curious as to why I am suggesting you don’t use formulas and here’s why. Contrary to popular belief, formulas are not always the easiest method. You’re trying to cram and memorize those formulas, and I’m telling you, it’ll probably just give you a headache at the end of the day. We’ve heard many horror stories about students who were sitting at the computer, taking the exam, trying to remember that one formula, and just forgot and for that reason, they got discouraged and failed the exam. Please, do not let that be you, okay? There are other ways to master pharmacy math without using formulas. 

Understand Math, Don’t Memorize

Now if you choose formulas, of course, that’s your choice. But our solution to not using formulas is to use concepts. You will need to understand not just basic algebra but also terminology, weights, and temperatures. Those topics are just the general topics you would need to understand to master Pharmacy Math. Let me emphasize that I said to “understand” these topics and not to memorize them. If you have a clear understanding of these topics for Pharmacy Math will be easy for you. Take this as a challenge and don’t run from it!

I hope that was more than to at least get you started with Pharmacy Math. If you do need more specific and in-depth help with overcoming Pharmacy Math then go ahead and join our Master Class! We’ll give you more information and help you with specific instructions on how to overcome and pass Pharmacy Math. 

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“How to Study and Pass the PTCB Exam?” | Pharmacy Technician Study Guide

Most students and instructors are stressing out because of exam changes, and future industry changes that are coming.

If I could share one thing with students and instructors this year in one word it would be: FOCUS!

At the end of the day our goal is to help students get certified this year with as less hassle as possible anything else outside of that…. Doesn’t exist.

You’re going to get a straight up answer here, no fluff, no gimmicks! To all my uncertified pharmacy techs, be encouraged, LET’S GOOOO! Check out the video below to get an overview on how to properly study for the PTCB Exam and pass it.

Do You Need to Pass the PTCB Exam? 

If you’re looking to pass the PTCB & ExCPT exam, I have a free class that reveals The EXACT Process Students Use To Pass the PTCB Exam in 3 Months or Less Without Failing. Click here to check it out.

If you’re ready to work with me so I can help you pass the exam, go here.

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“What Should I Look For To Learn Information Systems in Pharmacy?” | Pharmacy Technician Study Guide

Pharmacy Technician Study Guide | The #AskPTLShow

Are you looking for a pharmacy technician study guide? You can get a good start here…

I’ve had so many students ask me about Information Systems….. Eeeeek!

Information systems is one of the more “vague” topics but it’s not really as tough as you think….

Here are some key points you can get started with Information Systems:

  • Computer Applications for Use When Dispensing Prescriptions
  • Electronic Medical Record
  • Patient Behavior
  • Other Patient Information
  • FDA MedWatch Program
  • Medication Dispensing Devices
  • Documentation Management
  • Databases
  • Pharmacoinformatics
  • Computer Applications
  • User Access
  • Interface
  • Reports (usage reports, inventory reports, override reports, and diversion reports)
  • Standards for Electronic Health Records

What is your #1 goal right now? 

If you’re looking to pass the PTCB & ExCPT exam, I have a free class that reveals The EXACT Process Students Use To Pass the PTCB Exam in 3 Months or Less Without Failing. Click here to check it out.

If you’re ready to work with me so I can help you pass the exam, go here.

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