Learn the art and science of patient assessment to succeed in real-world pharmacy
The goal of Patient Assessment in Pharmacy is to impart the assessment and practice skills necessary to provide optimal patient care when working in an ambulatory care environment.
This unique text explains how to integrate pathophysiology, medical history, physical findings, and laboratory test results to accurately assess and monitor patient problems. Patient Assessment in Pharmacy will help you make a more accurate diagnosis and enable you to better advise patients about appropriate use of products intended for self-care.
In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, Patient Assessment in Pharmacy focuses on the symptom complexes and diseases that pharmacists most frequently encounter in an ambulatory care setting.
Principles of Patient Assessment • General Approach to the patient • History Taking • Physical Assessment • Documentation Communicating with Patient and medical staff • • Approach to differential diagnosis Assessment of Symptoms • Runny nose • Red eye • Sore throat • Ear pain • Cough • Difficulty breathing • Chest pain • Heartburn • Nausea • Diarrhea • Constipation • Sports injusries • Swollen painful joints • Headache • Dysuria • Vaginal discharge • Skin Rash Assessment in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Diseases and Their Complications • Hypertension • Hyperlipidemia • Diabetes Mellitus • Hypothyroidism • Seizure Disorders • Congestive Heart Failure • Asthama/COPD • TIA/CVA • Osteoarthritis • Osteoporosis • Oral Contraception Assessment of Potential Drug Related Problems • Liver • Renal • Bleeding • Psychiatric Medications