Clinical Skills for Pharmacists

Author: Karen J. Tietze
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 0323024734
Release Date: 2004
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. A full-color design and an increase to 150 photos and drawings better illustrates concepts, techniques, and equipment. Updated Taking Medication Histories chapter includes added coverage of the data to obtain while taking a medication history, as well as additional sections on obtaining medication names, on-demand medication information, and the pharmacist's role in immunization. Updated and expanded Physical Assessment Skills chapter includes detailed descriptions of commonly used equipment and vital signs, with more pharmacist-specific examples, so you can feel more confident in handling real-life situations. Updated Researching and Providing Drug Information chapter reflects current technology and information sources, and includes review questions on drug information. A new biomarker section in the Review of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests chapter aids in treatment planning, explaining the different types of biomarkers and how they are used. Skills checklists cover how to perform clinical skills, such as developing a monitoring plan. Application activities at the end of each chapter include more case studies to help you apply concepts and solve problems. A Chapter Acronym Index conveniently located on the front and back inside covers offers easy lookup for many commonly used acronyms and their definitions. Video clips on the companion Evolve website show a pharmacist performing various clinical skills, including history taking and physical assessment. Animations on Evolve show key disease states and highlight other relevant concepts, and an audio glossary includes pronunciations of 241 terms.

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists

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. A full-color design and an increase to 150 photos and drawings better illustrates concepts, techniques, and equipment. Updated Taking Medication Histories chapter includes added coverage of the data to obtain while taking a medication history, as well as additional sections on obtaining medication names, on-demand medication information, and the pharmacist's role in immunization. Updated and expanded Physical Assessment Skills chapter includes detailed descriptions of commonly used equipment and vital signs, with more pharmacist-specific examples, so you can feel more confident in handling real-life situations. Updated Researching and Providing Drug Information chapter reflects current technology and information sources, and includes review questions on drug information. A new biomarker section in the Review of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests chapter aids in treatment planning, explaining the different types of biomarkers and how they are used. Skills checklists cover how to perform clinical skills, such as developing a monitoring plan. Application activities at the end of each chapter include more case studies to help you apply concepts and solve problems. A Chapter Acronym Index conveniently located on the front and back inside covers offers easy lookup for many commonly used acronyms and their definitions. Video clips on the companion Evolve website show a pharmacist performing various clinical skills, including history taking and physical assessment. Animations on Evolve show key disease states and highlight other relevant concepts, and an audio glossary includes pronunciations of 241 terms.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice

Author: Rhonda M. Jones
Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 1451191650
Release Date: 2015-06-20
Genre: Medical

The only patient assessment text written specifically for pharmacy students, this practical book relates patient assessment and clinical skills to pharmacy practice. To help readers correlate signs and symptoms of possible diseases, the book includes vital information on basic anatomy and physiology, pathology, and system assessment through interview, communication, and physical exams. This updated and expanded Third Edition is now a one-stop shop for assessment and clinical skills development. In addition, Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice, 3e features 23 patient assessment video clips posted online at thePoint. Unlike other videos that depict assessments in a doctor,,s office, these videos depict assessments in real world pharmacist practice settings. Features: New coverage of clinical skills makes the text a one-stop shop for assessment and clinical skill development. Updated content reflects current clinical practice guidelines, clinical skills, treatment recommendations, drug-induced symptoms, etc. Revised patient cases in each chapter illustrate the latest best practices in patient assessment. New application activities, laboratory activities, and/or active learning suggestions are now included in each chapter. Case studies in each chapter include interview questions, patient assessment algorithms, sample pharmaceutical care plans, and critical thinking and self-assessment questions. Coverage of global issues related to assessment and health-related problems that span many body systems (for example, pain and nutrition) help readers broaden their understanding. Detailed information is provided on assessment of body systems/regions (head to toe), assessment of special populations, and assessment in community and ambulatory care settings. Body system chapters follow a consistent organization to facilitate understanding: key terms, A&P overview, pathology overview, system assessment, applications to patient systems, one or more case studies with sample pharmaceutical care plans, patient decision trees (algorithms), and self-assessment questions. Full-color photographs and illustrations enhance understanding of different assessment techniques. Special boxes highlight signs and symptoms of diseases, causes of diseases, and drug-induced symptoms of diseases. Application activities, laboratory activities, and/or active learning suggestions in every chapter give readers hands-on practice. Tables summarize important information. Online patient assessment video clips use a "head to toe" approach and demonstrate a range of pharmacist-patient encounters.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Author: Philip Wiffen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191054709
Release Date: 2017-06-15
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.

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.

MCQs in Clinical Pharmacy

Author: Lilian M. Azzopardi
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
ISBN: 0853696667
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

An invaluable revision aid for those preparing for multiple choice questions in clinical pharmacy. Questions in this textbook are practice-oriented and are intended to assess students' knowledge of clinical issues, evaluative and analytical skills, and ability to apply their knowledge in clinical practice. Topics covered include: * Therapeutics and rational drug use * Aetiology of disease states * Presentation of conditions * Investigations and diagnostic testing * Drug therapy including adverse drug reactions * Drug interactions * Contra-indications The questions are presented as four practice tests, each consisting of 80 MCQs presented in a variety of formats. MCQs in Clinical Pharmacy is an indispensable aid for anyone preparing to sit a multiple choice question examination in pharmacy and for those carrying out a self-evaluation exercise for continuing professional development.

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

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.

Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Handbook

Author: Sarah A. Tracy
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 9781585281602
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

As pharmacy practice continues to evolve with a greater focus on medication therapy management (MTM), collaborative drug therapy management is becoming increasingly important and widespread. Designed as a starting point for establishing collaborative practice, Collaborative Drug Therapy Management is intended for any pharmacist or administrator seeking to initiate, improve or expand CDTM services in their organization.This handbook begins by addressing the core elements necessary for establishing a CDTM program. It includes in-depth example guidelines created and used in daily practice by a team of outstanding clinical pharmacy specialists at Harborview Medical Center. Case studies illustrate how to use these guidelines in practice. Chapters on credentialing and measuring outcomes provide the basis for improving and maintaining the quality of your practice.

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.