Clinical Skills for Pharmacists E Book

Author: Karen J. Tietze
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323082228
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Genre: Medical

Covering the skills needed for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach, 3rd Edition describes fundamental skills such as communication, physical assessment, and laboratory and diagnostic information, as well as patient case presentation, therapeutic planning, and monitoring of drug intake. Numerous case examples show how skills are applied in clinical situations. Now in full color, this edition adds more illustrations and new coverage on taking a medication history, physical assessment, biomarkers, and drug information. Expert author Karen J. Tietze provides unique, pharmacy-specific coverage that helps you prepare for the NAPLEX and feel confident during patient encounters. Coverage of clinical skills prepares you to be more involved with patients and for greater physical assessment and counselling responsibilities, with discussions of communication, taking a medical history, physical assessment, reviewing lab and diagnostic tests, and monitoring drug therapies. A logical organization promotes skill building, with the development of each new skill building upon prior skills. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight important topics. Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter help in measuring your comprehension of learning objectives. Professional codes of ethics are described in the Ethics in Pharmacy and Health Care chapter, including confidentiality, HIPAA, research ethics, ethics and the promotion of drugs, and the use of advance directives in end-of-life decisions. Numerous tables summarize key and routinely needed information. Downloadable, customizable forms on the companion Evolve website make it easier to perform tasks such as monitoring drug intake and for power of attorney.

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists

Author: Karen J. Tietze
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0323077382
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Medical

Providing the skills necessary for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, this practical text covers skills including communication, physical assessment, history taking, patient case presentation, understanding of lab and diagnostic tests, therapeutic planning and monitoring, obtaining drug information, and pharmacy ethics. Case examples throughout the text show how skills are applied in clinical situations, and every chapter concludes with self-assessment questions. Chapters are also sequenced in a skill-building approach, so the development of each skill depends on the integration and application of previous skills. Chapters are organized in a practical, skill-building approach. Case examples provide an understanding of how the material may be applied. Self-assessment questions are included for each chapter. Learning objectives help readers focus on important concepts. Quick reference guides help readers locate key pieces of information. Complete coverage of patient-centered clinical pharmacy skills helps readers understand and clearly define the skills needed in the pharmacy setting. New visuals/figures give the book a fresh new look. The text has been updated to reflect current pharmacy practice, health care, and technology. Updated information reflects current drug examples throughout book. Content is included on the changes in education and certification requirements, updated board certification information, and information on certificate programs. Discussions of the professional codes of ethics have been updated to reflect the new ANA code, 2001 AMA Principles of Medical Ethics, the new pharmaceutical manufacturer's guidelines, and updated informed consent. Coverage of the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) has been added to the physical assessment chapter. An expanded discussion of electronic drug information resources and a new section on how to critique electronic drug information resources have been added.

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E Book

Author: Roger Walker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702048487
Release Date: 2011-10-24
Genre: Medical

Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling, multidisciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists and clinicians to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. New to this edition: Stronger emphasis on understanding both the prescribing process and the clinical pharmacy process. All chapters completely revised and updated. Thirty-eight leading new authors. Features: Key points boxes at the beginning of every chapter Case study tests at the end of every chapter Chapters co-authored by pharmacists and clinicians Organised by body system Consistent, clearly signposted chapter layout ‘...a unique and valuable support for all those involved or interested in drug therapy. This is a textbook that no university or pharmacy department, particularly those with employees studying at any level, and no pharmacist trying to develop their knowledge base should be without." Dr Chris Green and John Sexton, The Pharmaceutical Journal Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling, multidisciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists and clinicians to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. New to this edition: Stronger emphasis on understanding both the prescribing process and the clinical pharmacy process. All chapters completely revised and updated. Thirty-eight leading new authors. Features: Key points boxes at the beginning of every chapter Case study tests at the end of every chapter Chapters co-authored by pharmacists and clinicians Organised by body system Consistent, clearly signposted chapter layout ‘...a unique and valuable support for all those involved or interested in drug therapy. This is a textbook that no university or pharmacy department, particularly those with employees studying at any level, and no pharmacist trying to develop their knowledge base should be without." Dr Chris Green and John Sexton, The Pharmaceutical Journal Stronger emphasis on understanding both the prescribing process and the clinical pharmacy process. All chapters completely revised and updated. Thirty-eight leading new authors.

A Practical Guide to Pharmaceutical Care

Author: John P. Rovers
Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn
ISBN: 1582121044
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Medical

This primer teaches student pharmacists the basic skills needed to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in all practice settings and shows the application of these skills through case studies in community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care settings, and ambulatory care settings. The book includes a practical, how-to approach to learning clinical skills; self-assessment questions in each chapter, with answers provided; and case studies from four different pharmacy practice settings.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Author: Philip Wiffen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198735823
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Medical

Complementing the guidelines in the British National Formulary, the third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy remains the indispensable guide to clinical pharmacy, providing all the information needed for practising and student pharmacists. It presents handy practical guidance in a quick-reference, bullet-point format to give the reader the knowledge and confidence needed to provide a clinical pharmacy service. Including key information on controlled drugs, adverse drug reactions, interactions, communication skills, and confidentiality, this extensively revised addition to the bestselling Oxford Handbook series is the fundamental pharmacy reference tool. It features chapters on adherence, anaphylaxis, clinical trials, herbal medicines, palliative care, patient management, pharmaceutical calculations, research, policy, and therapy related issues. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy includes brand new topics, including content on health coaching, residency and on-call, HIV and TB and mental health.

Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice

Author: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Ambulatory Care Beaumont Hospital Colleen Doherty Lauster
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449645113
Release Date: 2013-03-27
Genre: Medical

Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice enables students and new pharmacists to master the skills associated with clinical care in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. In accessible steps, this valuable resource provides the tools for gaining medication histories from patients and counseling them on the most effective and safe manner to take medications. Each chapter explores the background and practice of a critical skill, tools that aid in its development and mastery, and tips for success. Students and pharmacists will come away with the knowledge to identify drug-related problems and formulate plans for solutions to these problems. Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice prepares future pharmacists to communicate effectively in verbal and written formats with health professionals and special patient populations as they prepare and present SOAP notes, patient cases, and discharge counseling.

A Text Book of Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Author: G. Parthasarathi
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 8125026312
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Clinical pharmacology

The Majority Of Clinical Pharmacy Textbooks Focus On Disease States And Applied Therapeutics. This Book Is Different. It Aims To Provide Readers With A Comprehensive Description Of The Concepts And Skills That Are The Foundation For Current Clinical Pharmacy Practice. It Seeks To Answer The Question How Do Clinical Pharmacists Practice? Rathar Than What Do Clinical Pharmacists Need To Know About Drugs And Therapeutics? The Book Is Divided Into Three Sections, And Each Chapter Is Self-Contained And Can Be Read Independently. Section I Provides An Overview Of The Current Status Of Clinical Pharmacy Practice In India And Other Countries. Section Ii Includes Chapters On The Key Concepts, Skills And Competencies Required For Effective Clinical Practice. Section Iii Covers Topics Of Interest To Graduate And Postgraduate Students, And More Experienced Clinical Pharmacists And Researchers.This Book Will Be Useful For All Students Of Pharmacy And Pharmacists Working In Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Drug Or Medical Information, Clinical Research, Government And Nongovernment Organisations, Teaching And Research.

Patient Centered Care for Pharmacists

Author: Kimberly A. Galt
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 9781585283538
Release Date: 2012-02-20
Genre: Medical

Patient-centered care is at the heart of today’s pharmacy practice, and ASHP’s Patient-Centered Care for Pharmacists gets to the heart of the subject. Formerly Developing Clinical Practice Skills for Pharmacists, this revised resource has been redeveloped to compliment the changing emphasis in pharmacy practice to patient-centered care and the contemporary context of healthcare delivery. To understand and treat the whole person and learn to use a realistic approach to time and resources, students must connect their drug science knowledge to actual practice. Useful in multiple courses in multiple levels, Patient-Centered Care for Pharmacists is a valuable resource that gives students and teachers alike more for their money. In P1, P2, and P3 courses in areas from clinical skills to communications, students can follow realistic case studies through typical processes to witness patient centered care in action. Strong, well-developed case studies provide insight into today’s vital topics:· Cultural differences among patients· Documentation and health records· Patient care plan development· Effective patient communication· And much more.

The Pharmacist s Guide to Evidence Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making

Author: Patrick J. Bryant
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 1585282707
Release Date: 2008-08-31
Genre: Medical

While most practicing pharmacists are familiar with the term and the general concept of evidence-based medicine, few are adequately trained in the clinical application of these skills. Developed to give clinical pharmacists an edge, this book provides a practical approach for applying sound EBM principles to your clinical decision making process. Decision making based on personal experience alone, without knowledge from well-designed, controlled, randomized trials with adequate sample size, often overestimates the efficacy and underestimates the safety risks associated with drugs. This book provides a roadmap that is instructional and, most importantly, practical for the pharmacist so these new skills can be applied immediately in practice. Based on a five-step process perfected over ten years at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Pharmacy, this exciting new approach will: · Reduce complexity · Shorten time for decision making support · Maintain rigor · Categorize quality of the evidence in a simple, straightforward, and logical manner · Provide a process designed specifically for pharmacists making drug therapy decisions Use of examples, tables, diagrams, and key points highlighted throughout the book and summarized at the end of each chapter provide the pharmacist with skills they can implement the next day to begin applying EBM principles to their practice.

Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice

Author: Robert S. Beardsley
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781608316021
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Medical

Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice helps pharmacy and pharmacy technician students learn the principles, skills, and practices that are the foundation for clear communication and the essential development of trust with future patients. This text's logical organization guides students from theory and basic principles to practical skills development to the application of those skills in everyday encounters. Sample dialogues show students how to effectively communicate, and practical exercises fine tune their communication skills in dealing with a variety of sensitive situations that arise in pharmacy practice.

Encyclopedia of E Health and Telemedicine

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466699793
Release Date: 2016-05-04
Genre: Medical

Patients and medical professionals alike are slowly growing into the digital advances that are revolutionizing the ways that medical records are maintained in addition to the delivery of healthcare services. As technology continues to advance, so do the applications of technological innovation within the healthcare sector. The Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine is an authoritative reference source featuring emerging technological developments and solutions within the field of medicine. Emphasizing critical research-based articles on digital trends, including big data, mobile applications, electronic records management, and data privacy, and how these trends are being applied within the healthcare sector, this encyclopedia is a critical addition to academic and medical libraries and meets the research needs of healthcare professionals, researchers, and medical students.

Pharmacy OSCEs and Competency based Assessments

Author: Sharon Haughey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702066986
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Medical

Patient safety is now a very strong focus of pharmacy degrees. Competency-based evaluations of pharmacy students using simulated assessments including Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and Criterion Referenced Assessments (CRAs) are increasingly commonplace. These are designed to simulate aspects of real-life pharmacy practice in order to train students to integrate their knowledge of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, therapeutics, legislation, clinical skills, numeracy, communication and empathy, and to test a student’s ability to provide safe and effective patient care. This book provides a unique resource to support students and trainers in developing and practising these essential skills. It is designed as a useful resource for undergraduate students, clinical tutors and those involved in teaching students on pharmacy degree courses. Format OSCE outline Format (written/interactive) Level of difficulty Time limit Props supplied (e.g. BNF) Competencies tested Station task Model Answers and sample marking schemes Tips Short chapter introductions about how to tackle the type of problems encountered in the chapter. Station examples to test your ability to integrate knowledge and skills. Stations written in detail so that you can practise and then check or score performance against model answers. Examples of competency-based assessments designed to assess the level of integration between science and practice.

Drugs in Use

Author: Linda J. Dodds
Publisher:
ISBN: 0853697914
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

This revised fourth edition of Drugs in Use presents a series of clinical case studies to illustrate how pharmacists can optimise drug therapy in response to the needs of individual patients. Patient information is interspersed with questions and answers suitable for self-study or group discussion and a pharmaceutical care plan is included within each chapter. The cases included address situations which are commonly encountered or associated with particular difficulties in treatment individualisation. Those in which major advances in therapeutics have recently occurred are also covered. All case studies from the previous edition have been updated and revised, and new chapters have been included on the following: eczema; psoriasis; Crohn's disease; oncology; substance misuse.

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

Author: Mary Lee
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 9781585283453
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Medical

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, Fifth Edition, is the classic and most popular pharmacy laboratory text because it is the only reference on this subject written by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Students find this guide a clear and useful introduction to the fundamentals of interpreting laboratory test results. The book enhances the skills pharmacists need by providing essential information on common laboratory tests used to screen for or diagnose diseases and monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment and disease severity. Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, bibliographies, and charts that summarize the causes of high and low test results. New for this edition: Updated and expanded Quick View tables in each chapter now match those in the popular quick-reference, Interpreting Laboratory Data: A Point-of-Care Guide New glossary of acronyms is right up front for a streamlined reference Normal value ranges of all tests have been standardized by an expert pathologist New and updated cases in each chapter apply your Basic Skills in clinical situations Reorganized to highlight the application of concepts by body system, and in special populations Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data offers features that will help pharmacy students not only understand and engage with the material but also will streamline the transition from classroom to practice setting. After studying with this trusted text, students and pharmacists will more effectively monitor patient therapy, evaluate test results, and improve outcomes through optimal and focused pharmacotherapy.

Patient Centered Care for Pharmacists

Author: Kimberly A. Galt
Publisher: Amer Soc of Health System
ISBN: 1585282529
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

Patient-centered care is at the heart of today's pharmacy practice, ... and this revised resource has been redeveloped to compliment the changing emphasis in pharmacy practice to patient-centered care and the contemporary context of healthcare delivery. To understand and treat the whole person and learn to use a realistic approach to time and resources, students must connect their drug science knowledge to actual practice. ... Strong, well-developed case studies provide insight into today's vital topics: cultural differences among patients; documentation and health records; patient care plan development, and effective patient communication.--Publisher.