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 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.

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.

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.

Skills for Pharmacists

Author: Greg Kyle
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729582285
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Medical

Skills for Pharmacists: a patient-focused approach explores current pharmacy practice and extends into skills for emerging practice areas. The fundamentals of patient-centred care are addressed including communication skills, ethics and evidence-based practice, as well as skills to enhance patient interactions including planning and monitoring drug therapies, physical assessment skills and reviewing laboratory and diagnostic tests. This first Australian edition of the successful US title Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: a patient-focused approach 3e by Karen Tietze builds on the strengths of the original edition while reflecting the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy students in Australia, as well as practising pharmacists. • Skills checklists • Chapter on Physical Assessment Skills • Case examples and case studies • Application activities to bridge theory and practice • Self-assessment questions • Acronym list for quick reference. Additional resources via Evolve: • Test bank (MCQs and True/False) • Multi-chapter case studies • Image Bank • Answers to self-assessment questions • Answers to end-of-chapter case studies.

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Author: Roger Walker
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 0702042935
Release Date: 2011-09
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Developing Clinical Practice Skills for Pharmacists

Author: Kimberly A. Galt
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 9781585280858
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Developing Clinical Practice Skills for Pharmacists helps student pharmacists gain the insight they need to cultivate informed, compassionate and effective patient care.

Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot E Book

Author: Warren Turner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702036330
Release Date: 2005-08-17
Genre: Medical

The eagerly awaited new edition of Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot has been revised and updated with the needs of a broad range of health professionals in mind. For anyone treating patients with foot disorders, Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot will provide invaluable support through three key areas: Section 1 is concerned with the general principles of managing foot disorders and the context in which treatment of the foot takes place. Included are chapters on treatment planning, evidence based practice, governance and audit, clinical protocols, clinical emergencies and health promotion. Section 2 examines the application of clinical therapeutics to foot disease and includes chapters on operative techniques, surgery and the foot, pharmacology, physical therapy, mechanical therapeutics, chairside devices, prescription devices and footwear therapy. Section 3 considers the particular needs of special groups and includes chapters on the adult foot, the child's foot, sports injuries and management of tissue viability. With its clarity of text and liberal use of case studies and illustrations, the latest edition of Clinical Skills will be required reading for practising and student podiatrists. It will also be a valuable reference and guide for all others involved in the provision of treatment of the foot. This book has been written as a companion volume to the editors' Assessment of the Lower Limb, also published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. Written by an experienced team of clinicians who also understand the needs of students as well as practitioners Logical and clear structure makes it easy to use for both clinicians and students Each chapter is self-contained and can be used for independent reading topics Case histories and clinical comment sections illustrate important clinical points Key points and summaries provides assistance for learning and review Features approximately 400 illustrations Half of the contributors are new - more experienced clinicians than those used for the previous edition New chapter by new author on Clinical Governance (replacing old chapter of Audit and Outcome Measurement) Major revision by new authors of chapter on Treatment Planning to reflect new developments and changes in pracice Completely rewritten chapter by new authors on Clinical protocols Major revision by new author of the chapter on Foot health education and promotion Major rewrite with new author of the chapter on Pharmacology which will have expanded sections on topical and injected steroids and prescription medicines. Major revision by new authors of the chapter on Physical therapy New section on chairside devices in the chapter on Mechanical therapeutics in the clinic (new authors involved) Chapter on Prescription orthoses now replaced with new chapter by new authors on Prescription devices.. Major rewrite by new author of the chapter on sports injuries New chapter on Managing tissue viability repaces the old chapter on the Management of foot ulcers and now incorporates the material previously covered in old appendices 1 and 2 on Management of exudation in ulcers and Footcare advice for people with diabetes.

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.