Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 1455751782
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Medical

Completely revised and rebuilt to correspond to the latest Pharmacy Technician industry standards,Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition includes all the information on pharmacy practice, anatomy and physiology, math calculation, and pharmacology you need to prepare for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician. This approachable text includes new chapters on Medication Safety and Error Prevention andCommunication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient, along with new information on the latest pharmacy laws, HIPAA, USP 797, and much more. With its clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools, you will be able to develop a better understanding of the complex pharmaceutical content you need to pass the PTCB examination and succeed on the job. Comprehensive coverage of the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs provides comprehensive coverage of pharmacy practice, A&P, and pharmacology to prepare you for the PTCE and your future jobs. Technician Scenarios and Technician Scenario Check-up boxes highlight real-world examples. Comprehensive drug tables with pill images and label photos make learning drug information easier. Tech Notes and Tech Alerts offer practical references related to the chapter subject matter. Mini drug monographs provide the drug information you need for the drugs covered in the text. A&P content is included in the Body Systems section to help you build a foundation for how drugs work in the human body. Technician's Corner boxes include critical thinking exercises applicable to the chapter content. Pharmacist's Perspective boxes provide insights from the eye of the pharmacist. NEW! Update of pharmacy laws offers the latest issues and information found on the PTCB examination, including: HIPAA, the Medicare Modernization Act recent legal changes due to the selling of pseudoephedrine products the issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions NEW! Completely revised TOC includes chapters on community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, additional pharmacy practice settings, and individual chapters on the body systems. UNIQUE! New chapter on Medication Safety and Error Prevention to address the growing reports of technician-related medication errors. NEW! Chapter on Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient highlights the increased customer-facing role that pharmacy technicians are now expected to have. NEW! Revised chapter on Math Calculations provides simple rules and examples for practice. NEW! Discussion of USP 797 covers the latest guidelines on all prescription and OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the U.S. set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). NEW! Full-color photographs of hospital, retail, and home healthcare offers a visual of key areas and automation in the practice of pharmacy.

Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292252
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Medical

With chapter-by-chapter review and practice, this easy-to-use workbook and lab manual reinforces your understanding of key facts and concepts from Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Chapter-specific lab exercises and skill check-off sheets correspond to procedures in the textbook, and a wide variety of review questions (including fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice), exercises, and activities help you study more effectively and learn to apply your knowledge for success on the job. Practice with the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs prepares you for the PTCE and your future job. Critical thinking exercises help you apply what you’ve learned to real-life situations. Fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice questions reinforce chapter material. UNIQUE! Internet research activities prepare you for research tasks you will encounter on the job. Math calculation exercises help you master this difficult area of pharmacology. NEW! Chapter-specific lab exercises give you applicable laboratory experience and practice. NEW! Skill check-off sheets let you track your progress with textbook procedures.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323187886
Release Date: 2014-12-25
Genre: Medical

Completely revised and rebuilt to correspond to the latest Pharmacy Technician industry standards, Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition includes all the information on pharmacy practice, anatomy and physiology, math calculation, and pharmacology you need to prepare for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician. This approachable text includes new chapters on Medication Safety and Error Prevention and Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient, along with new information on the latest pharmacy laws, HIPAA, USP 797, and much more. With its clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools, you will be able to develop a better understanding of the complex pharmaceutical content you need to pass the PTCB examination and succeed on the job. Comprehensive coverage of the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs provides comprehensive coverage of pharmacy practice, A&P, and pharmacology to prepare you for the PTCE and your future jobs. Technician Scenarios and Technician Scenario Check-up boxes highlight real-world examples. Comprehensive drug tables with pill images and label photos make learning drug information easier. Tech Notes and Tech Alerts offer practical references related to the chapter subject matter. Mini drug monographs provide the drug information you need for the drugs covered in the text. A&P content is included in the Body Systems section to help you build a foundation for how drugs work in the human body. Technician’s Corner boxes include critical thinking exercises applicable to the chapter content. Pharmacist’s Perspective boxes provide insights from the eye of the pharmacist. NEW! Update of pharmacy laws offers the latest issues and information found on the PTCB examination, including: HIPAA, the Medicare Modernization Act recent legal changes due to the selling of pseudoephedrine products the issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions NEW! Completely revised TOC includes chapters on community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, additional pharmacy practice settings, and individual chapters on the body systems. UNIQUE! New chapter on Medication Safety and Error Prevention to address the growing reports of technician-related medication errors. NEW! Chapter on Communication and Role of the Technician with the Customer/Patient highlights the increased customer-facing role that pharmacy technicians are now expected to have. NEW! Revised chapter on Math Calculations provides simple rules and examples for practice. NEW! Discussion of USP 797 covers the latest guidelines on all prescription and OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the U.S. set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). NEW! Full-color photographs of hospital, retail, and home healthcare offers a visual of key areas and automation in the practice of pharmacy.

Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455751808
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Medical

With chapter-by-chapter review and practice, this easy-to-use workbook and lab manual reinforces your understanding of key facts and concepts from Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Chapter-specific lab exercises and skill check-off sheets correspond to procedures in the textbook, and a wide variety of review questions (including fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice), exercises, and activities help you study more effectively and learn to apply your knowledge for success on the job. Practice with the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs prepares you for the PTCE and your future job. Critical thinking exercises help you apply what you've learned to real-life situations. Fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice questions reinforce chapter material. UNIQUE! Internet research activities prepare you for research tasks you will encounter on the job. Math calculation exercises help you master this difficult area of pharmacology. NEW! Chapter-specific lab exercises give you applicable laboratory experience and practice. NEW! Skill check-off sheets let you track your progress with textbook procedures.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Teresa Hopper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292450
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: Medical

Take your first step toward a successful career as a pharmacy technician with Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive text makes essential skills and concepts approachable and easy to understand with clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools. Ensure success in class and in your future career with a fundamental understanding of basic sciences, the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, medication safety, drug classifications, and more! Complete coverage of community and institutional pharmacy practice settings helps you understand your valuable role as a pharmacy technician. A&P content helps you understand how drugs work in the human body. Comprehensive drug tables provide fast, easy access to essential pharmaceutical facts. Tech Notes and Tech Alerts highlight steps you can take to enhance efficiency and avoid common errors on the job. Pharmacist's Perspective boxes provide practical insight on common scenarios you'll encounter in practice. Technician's Corner boxes challenge you to apply your critical thinking skills to chapter content. Abbreviated drug monographs familiarize you with essential pharmaceutical data for common drugs: Generic/trade names Route of administration Common dosage Side effects Auxiliary label Medication Safety and Error Prevention chapter helps you confidently address growing concerns related to patient safety and prevent medication-related errors. Revised Math Calculations chapter incorporates helpful information to clarify complex pharmaceutical calculations. Updated content prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTC) exam and highlights current concerns you'll encounter in the workforce: HIPAA regulations The Medicare Modernization Act Legal parameters for the sale of pseudoephedrine products The issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions Pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) New full-color photographs familiarize you with current practice settings. Learning games and certification review quizzes on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you've learned.

Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby s Pharmacy Technician

Author: Teresa Hopper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292467
Release Date: 2014-04-11
Genre: Medical

With chapter-by-chapter review and practice, this easy-to-use workbook and lab manual helps you reinforce your understanding of key facts and concepts from Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. A wide variety of review questions, exercises, and activities help you study more effectively and learn to apply your knowledge for success on the job. Chapter-specific exercises (fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice) reinforce key textbook concepts and help you prepare for exams. Experiential lab activities provide hands-on practice. Case scenarios and critical thinking questions strengthen your decision-making skills. UNIQUE! Internet research assignments challenge you to locate additional information and draw clinically relevant conclusions. Math calculation exercises enhance your proficiency with challenging mathematic calculations critical to practice.

Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians E Book

Author: Robert M. Fulcher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292320
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Medical

Written for pharmacy technicians, and addressing the competencies developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition helps you learn to calculate drug dosages safely and accurately. A practical worktext format covers everything from basic math skills to reading and interpreting labels and physicians' orders, introducing key calculation and conversion concepts and then providing hundreds of problems so you can practice and master the material. Other vital topics include conversions between the various measurement systems, reconstituting liquid medications, and calculating medications based on a patient's age or body weight. Written by experienced pharmacist Robert Fulcher and educator Eugenia Fulcher, Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians helps you learn calculation skills and develop the competencies needed by pharmacy technicians. Learning objectives and definitions of key words begin each chapter. Pretests in each chapter allow readers to assess their current knowledge of specific topics. Step-by-step examples make it easy to learn and remember how to do equations and use formulas. Hundreds of practice problems provide practice with calculations, conversions, and measurements. Actual drug labels accompany examples and problems, for real-world experience with the information you will see in pharmacy practice. Business Math for Pharmacy Technicians chapter introduces the calculations needed in retail pharmacy settings. Body system icons appear next to medication names to help you associate different drugs with their respective disorders and body systems. Points to Remember boxes make it easy to learn and remember key information. Review of Rules sections in each chapter summarize the rules and methods for performing equations. Chapter reviews provide a quick summary of the key concepts in each chapter. Posttests in each chapter allow you to assess how well you have learned the material. A comprehensive posttest includes 50 questions that assess your knowledge of all major topics covered in the book. Helpful study tools also include an answer key for odd-numbered problems and a comprehensive glossary. Updated content meets ASHP requirements and features new topics such as powder volume and compounding problems, formulas for reducing and enlarging medications, and opportunities to write out prescription label directions. Tech Note boxes offer helpful advice on real-life situations you may encounter in the pharmacy. Tech Alert boxes warn against common pharmacy and medication errors that could impact patients' safety. Additional prescription and practice exercises give you valuable experience with translating physician directions into patient instructions.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician Pageburst on VitalSource Access Code

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 1455753750
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Medical

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Take your first step toward a successful career as a pharmacy technician withMosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive text makes essential skills and concepts approachable and easy to understand with clear writing, expert insight, and engaging study tools. Ensure success in class and in your future career with a fundamental understanding of basic sciences, the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, medication safety, drug classifications, and more! Complete coverage of community and institutional pharmacy practice settings helps you understand your valuable role as a pharmacy technician. A&P content helps you understand how drugs work in the human body. Comprehensive drug tables provide fast, easy access to essential pharmaceutical facts. Tech Notes and Tech Alerts highlight steps you can take to enhance efficiency and avoid common errors on the job. Pharmacist's Perspective boxes provide practical insight on common scenarios you'll encounter in practice. Technician's Corner boxes challenge you to apply your critical thinking skills to chapter content. Abbreviated drug monographs familiarize you with essential pharmaceutical data for common drugs: Generic/trade names Route of administration Common dosage Side effects Auxiliary label Medication Safety and Error Prevention chapter helps you confidently address growing concerns related to patient safety and prevent medication-related errors. Revised Math Calculations chapter incorporates helpful information to clarify complex pharmaceutical calculations. Updated content prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTC) exam and highlights current concerns you'll encounter in the workforce: HIPAA regulations The Medicare Modernization Act Legal parameters for the sale of pseudoephedrine products The issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions Pending legislation requirements for Medicaid prescriptions The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) New full-color photographs familiarize you with current practice settings. Learning games and certification review quizzes on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you've learned.

Pharmacy Practice Today for the Pharmacy Technician E Book

Author: LiAnne C. Webster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292856
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Medical

Covering everything from certification exam review to key skills, Pharmacy Practice for Today’s Pharmacy Technician: Career Training for the Pharmacy Technician covers all of the knowledge needed by pharmacy technicians to provide exemplary patient care and build a successful career. It describes the role of the pharmacy technician in different practice settings, including the key tasks and skills set required to work in a community pharmacy, institutional pharmacy, or home health and long-term care/hospice care, then adds a road map taking you through certification, the job search, interviewing, and continuing education. Written by pharmacy technician educator and expert LiAnne Webster, this comprehensive text prepares you to succeed in this rapidly growing field. In-depth coverage of medication safety and error prevention includes recent recommendations and actions taken by the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and The Joint Commission. Content on intercultural competence addresses the changing demographics in our society. A student journal on the Evolve companion website makes it easy to submit journal entries relating to your coursework and during externship rotations. Review questions and critical thinking exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Tech Notes provide practical, on-the-job hints. Tech Alerts focus on warnings to watch for and avoiding common errors.

Mosby s Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination E Book

Author: James J. Mizner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292641
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Medical

Covering everything you need to study for and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and ExCPT exams, Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, 3rd Edition makes exam preparation easy. Review the content you'll see on the exam with handy outlines, test-taking tips and strategies, and electronic flash cards. Written by noted pharmacy technician educator James J. Mizner, this complete review tests your knowledge and simulates the actual PTCB exam with 17 different, 100-question practice exams in the book and online. This edition is modeled after the updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint. A total of 1,700 review questions are included in 17 practice exams in the book and online. 100-question format of each practice exam simulates the PTCB and ExCPT exams, with multiple-choice questions and the same balance of content, for a realistic test taking experience. 700 electronic flash cards help you learn and remember facts by covering the top 200 most prescribed pharmaceuticals, top 50 herbals, abbreviations, and sound-alike drugs. Review content reflects the new percentages covered on the PTCB exam. A convenient outline format helps you to quickly review important information you'll see on the exam. Tips and suggestions prepare you for test-taking success by providing an insider’s perspective on what to expect and how to prepare for your exam when you have limited time. Seven practice exams in the book feature the same format and content emphasis as the national exam. Ten practice exams on the Evolve companion website in both timed and untimed modes help you identify any areas of weakness, and include instant feedback and remediation. UPDATED content includes current drug information and pharmacy practice procedures based on the new Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint. NEW! Chapter objectives provide a clear breakdown of content and goals for review.

PFLEGEN

Author: Elsevier GmbH
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9783437183645
Release Date: 2017-09-10
Genre: Medical

Die neue Lehrbuch-Reihe mit APP macht Schülern aller Pflege-Ausbildungsgänge das Lernen leicht! Eine neue Didaktik erklärt Ihnen den Lernstoff übersichtlich, kompakt und verständlich geschrieben. Alle drei Bände sind komplett aufeinander abgestimmt und folgen einer einheitlichen Nomenklatur, können aber auch einzeln eingesetzt werden. Transferaufgaben zum Selbsttest bereiten Sie ideal auf die Prüfung vor. Auch im klinischen Alltag gibt PFLEGEN Ihnen Sicherheit durch klare Handlungsanweisungen und viele exklusive Schritt-für-Schritt-Fotografien. PFLEGEN: So finden Sie sich gut zurecht Die drei aufeinander abgestimmten Lehrbücher beinhalten den gesamten Lernstoff für alle Ausbildungsgänge der Pflege. Ein modernes und übersichtliches Seitenkonzept gibt Ihnen Überblick und hilft auf Wichtiges zu fokussieren. Ein Farbleitsystem führt durch das Buch. Sie erhalten zu jedem Kapitel einen guten Einstieg, entweder durch relevante Anatomie-Bilder oder durch eine kurze Einführung ins Thema. PFLEGEN: So wissen Sie, was wichtig ist Überschaubare Infokästen und moderne Grafiken sind perfekte Merkhelfer für wichtige Fakten. So wissen Sie gleich, was von Bedeutung ist. Durch anschauliche Grafiken haben Sie Spaß beim Lernen und prägen sich den Stoff besonders gut ein. PFLEGEN: So wissen Sie, was zu tun ist Bei allen Bänden liegt der Fokus auf der Handlungskompetenz. Viele Abbildungen sowie Schritt-für-Schritt-Fotografien helfen beim Verstehen und zeigen Ihnen genau, was zu tun ist. Klare Handlungsanweisungen unterstützen bei der praktischen Umsetzung und geben Ihnen Sicherheit. Komplexe Informationen werden lernfreundlich aufbereitet (z.B. Tabellen) und geben Ihnen einen guten Überblick. PFLEGEN: So verstehen und wiederholen Sie den Lernstoff Überblicksgrafiken am Kapitelende fassen noch einmal das Wichtigste zusammen und bieten so eine gute Lernhilfe. Den Lernstoff können Sie so ganz einfach wiederholen und Ihr Wissen überprüfen: Prüfungsrelevante Transferaufgaben am Ende jedes Kapitels dienen zum Selbsttest und bereiten optimal auf die Prüfung vor. Inklusive der Elsevier PFLEGE-APP Für alle Pflegeschüler geeignet, stellt die APP einen direkten Zugang zu Elseviers erstklassigen Pflegeinhalten dar. Fachbegriffe, Definitionen, Abkürzungen, Krankheitsbilder sowie Pflegeplanungen stehen dem Nutzer off- und online zur Verfügung.

PFLEGEN

Author: Christine Keller
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9783437187735
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Medical

Die neue Lehrbuch-Reihe mit APP macht Schülern aller Pflege-Ausbildungsgänge das Lernen leicht! Eine neue Didaktik erklärt Ihnen den Lernstoff übersichtlich, kompakt und verständlich geschrieben. Alle drei Bände sind komplett aufeinander abgestimmt und folgen einer einheitlichen Nomenklatur, können aber auch einzeln eingesetzt werden. Transferaufgaben zum Selbsttest bereiten Sie ideal auf die Prüfung vor. Auch im klinischen Alltag gibt PFLEGEN Ihnen Sicherheit durch klare Handlungsanweisungen und viele exklusive Schritt-für-Schritt-Fotografien. PFLEGEN: So finden Sie sich gut zurecht Die drei aufeinander abgestimmten Lehrbücher beinhalten den gesamten Lernstoff für alle Ausbildungsgänge der Pflege. Ein modernes und übersichtliches Seitenkonzept gibt Ihnen Überblick und hilft auf Wichtiges zu fokussieren. Ein Farbleitsystem führt durch das Buch. Sie erhalten zu jedem Kapitel einen guten Einstieg, entweder durch relevante Anatomie-Bilder oder durch eine kurze Einführung ins Thema. PFLEGEN: So wissen Sie, was wichtig ist Überschaubare Infokästen und moderne Grafiken sind perfekte Merkhelfer für wichtige Fakten. So wissen Sie gleich, was von Bedeutung ist. Durch anschauliche Grafiken haben Sie Spaß beim Lernen und prägen sich den Stoff besonders gut ein. PFLEGEN: So wissen Sie, was zu tun ist Bei allen Bänden liegt der Fokus auf der Handlungskompetenz. Viele Abbildungen sowie Schritt-für-Schritt-Fotografien helfen beim Verstehen und zeigen Ihnen genau, was zu tun ist. Klare Handlungsanweisungen unterstützen bei der praktischen Umsetzung und geben Ihnen Sicherheit. Komplexe Informationen werden lernfreundlich aufbereitet (z.B. Tabellen) und geben Ihnen einen guten Überblick. PFLEGEN: So verstehen und wiederholen Sie den Lernstoff Überblicksgrafiken am Kapitelende fassen noch einmal das Wichtigste zusammen und bieten so eine gute Lernhilfe. Den Lernstoff können Sie so ganz einfach wiederholen und Ihr Wissen überprüfen: Prüfungsrelevante Transferaufgaben am Ende jedes Kapitels dienen zum Selbsttest und bereiten optimal auf die Prüfung vor. Inklusive der Elsevier PFLEGE-APP Für alle Pflegeschüler geeignet, stellt die APP einen direkten Zugang zu Elseviers erstklassigen Pflegeinhalten dar. Fachbegriffe, Definitionen, Abkürzungen, Krankheitsbilder sowie Pflegeplanungen stehen dem Nutzer off- und online zur Verfügung.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician Lab Manual Revised Reprint E Book

Author: Judith Neville
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292672
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive lab manual features more than 49 practical exercises that provide hands-on training for essential pharmacy technician skills. Realistic lab exercises include illustrations of prescription orders, and cover concepts such as hand hygiene, counting medication, prescription interpretation, data entry, pharmacy conversions, inventory management, and prior authorization. Perforated pages make it easy to turn in exercises for evaluation. Over forty lab exercises cover a wide range of skills needed for retail pharmacy, in-patient (hospital) pharmacy, home healthcare pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, and mail order pharmacy. Illustrations of prescription orders provide a practical, real-world learning experience. Perforated pages allow students to turn in completed lab exercises for evaluation. Includes helpful references to Elsevier pharmacy technician products (i.e., Hopper), but can also be used as a standalone workbook.

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.