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.

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: Colleen Doherty Lauster
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449652727
Release Date: 2013-03-22
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.

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E Book

Author: Cate Whittlesea
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702070105
Release Date: 2018-07-31
Genre: Medical

‘This new edition of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics was really very helpful when I was doing an MSc course in Advancing Pharmacy Practice and it was really very helpful in all the clinical diseases I have to read for my PBL. I also used it as one of my most reliable reference books for the in-course simulation ward rounds and other clinical case studies. It is a great book to have as a practising clinical or hospital pharmacist or even community pharmacist. It will also be of great use to anyone doing a course in pharmacotherapy. This book will always be of use to you throughout your studentship or when practising after graduation. It is also more portable than most other pharmacotherapy textbooks with the same amount of information.’ Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling, multi-disciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists, clinicians and nurses to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of the pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. Each chapter is co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician, and each chapter begins with key points and ends with cases to test understanding. The sixth edition is now on StudentConsult for the first time, giving online access to the full text. Key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter Case-study boxes throughout the chapters Each chapter co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician In-depth treatment of therapeutics to support pharmaceutical prescribing Logical order and format: key points, epidemiology, aetiology, disease, clinical manifestations, investigations and treatment, drugs used in treatment. Dosage reference sources given where appropriate, along with useful websites and further reading for each chapter. New co-editor, Karen Hodson Over 10 new authors Now in 4-colour On StudentConsult for the first time New chapter on Dementia Many new and revised illustrations Chapters revised to include advances in therapeutics and changes to dose regimens and licensed indications Updated case studies

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Letters to a Young Pharmacist

Author: Susan A. Cantrell
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 9781585284016
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Medical

Most of us have received very little, if any, formal training on how to manage our lives and careers. In Letters to a Young Pharmacist: Sage Advice on Life & Career from Extraordinary Pharmacists, find expert advice and guidance for the choices and challenges you will face. Written by 35 leading pharmacists, these very personal letters offer sound advice and insight for seizing or creating opportunities, balancing career and family, avoiding mistakes, and overcoming setbacks. Gain from the wisdom and practical advice offered in these letters on such topics as: Finding the right job or residency Developing productive partnerships The importance of networking Thinking creatively to design new therapies Working well in the culture of your organization Understanding your strengths and weaknesses … and much more. Learn from people who have faced many of the same career and life experiences that lie ahead of you. More than a book, Letters to a Young Pharmacist is a companion guide for your life’s work— and a must-have for every new pharmacist.

Theory and Practice of Physical Pharmacy E Book

Author: Gaurav Jain
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9788131232651
Release Date: 2013-01-10
Genre: Medical

A core subject in pharmaceutics, physical pharmacy is taught in the initial semesters of B. Pharm. The methodical knowledge of the subject is required, and is essential, to understand the principles pertaining to design and development of drug and drug products. Theory and Practice of Physical Pharmacy is unique as it fulfils the twin requirements of physical pharmacy students: the authentic text on theoretical concepts and its application including illustrative exercises in the form of practicals. Covers all the topics included in various existing syllabi of physical pharmacy Provides an integrated understanding of theory and practical applications associated with physicochemical concepts Explore the latest developments in the field of pharmaceutics Reviews the relevance of physicochemical principles in the design of dosage form Ensures proper recapitulation through sufficient end-of-chapter questions Provides valuable learning tool in the form of multiple choice questions Multiple choice questions section especially useful for GPAT aspirants

The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care

Author: Filipa Alves da Costa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331992575X
Release Date: 2018-09-13
Genre: Medical

Through the contributions of global experts, this book meets the growing need to understand the implementation and development of pharmaceutical care. Pharmaceutical Care Implementation details the clinical pharmacist's role in providing care to different kind of patients using clinical strategies that improve humanistic, economic and clinical outcomes. Written with a focus for students and pharmacists, this book offers multiple scenarios that serve to improve technical skills. These examples show step-by-step implementation processes from pharmacists who have worked for many years in these fields: drug-related problems, pharmaceutical care in different settings (community, hospital, home care), research outcomes, communication skills, indicators, advertising, remuneration of practice, standards, guidelines, protocols and teaching approaches for universities. Readers will use this book to:- Improve their skills to prevent, detect and solve drug-related problems - Understand the characteristics of care for patients in different settings- Consolidate knowledge from different global research outcomes- Develop and improve communication skills to establish relationships with patients and healthcare professionals.- Learn to use indicators, standards,guidelines,and protocols to guide and evaluate pharmaceutical care performance- Use different tools to advertise pharmaceutical care services- Document pharmaceutical care practices and create evidence for remuneration