Section 1: The Patient
Socio-behavioural aspects of health and illness
Socio-behavioural aspects of treatment with medicines
Communication skills for pharmacists and their team
History Taking/ Gathering Information
Advice giving and the pharmacist as a health trainer
Section 2: The Medicine
Control of medicines
The prescribing process and evidence-based medicine
Drug evaluation and pharmacoeconomics
Formularies in pharmacy practice
Complementary and alternative medicines
Using calculations in pharmacy practice
Section 3: The Medicine Formulation
Dispensing techniques (compounding and good practice)
Oral unit dosage forms
Suppositories and pessaries
Powders and granules
Section 4: The Specialized Pharmacy Product
Production of sterile products
Parenteral nutrition and dialysis
Section 5: The Pharmacy Safety Process
Standard operating procedures
Information retrieval in pharmacy practice
Control of health professionals and their staff
Continuing professional development and revalidation
Section 6: The role of pharmacy in healthcare
The role of pharmacy in healthcare
Ethics - the theory
Ethics in practice and ethical dilemmas
Structure and organization of pharmacy
Intra- and inter-professional working
Section 7: The patient, their medicine and beyond
Patient charges of medicines and their impact on access
Routes of administration and dosage forms
Labelling of dispensed medicines
Monitoring the patient
The role of the pharmacist in medicines optimisation
Public health and pharmacy interventions
Substance use and misuse
The sixth edition of PharmacyPractice brings the contents completely up to date, reflecting emerging new roles for pharmacists both within the traditional employment areas of hospital and community pharmacy, as well as other developing roles supporting the public health agenda, governance, risk management, prescribing and pharmaco-economics.
- Each chapter begins with Study Points and ends with Key Points to reinforce learning.
- Appendices include medical abbreviations, Latin terms and abbreviations, systems of weights and measurements and presentation skills.
- Some chapters also carry self-assessment questions for more complex areas of pharmaceutical practice.
New to this Edition
- New editor on the team, Louise Cogan.
- Many new contributors, comprising practising pharmacists, teachers of pharmacy, and pharmacists with joint appointments between hospital/community pharmacy and universities.
- Now with companion e-book included on StudentConsult
- New chapters on
- History Taking/ Gathering Information
- Advice giving and the pharmacist as a Health Trainer
- Using calculations in pharmacy practice
- Continuing professional development and revalidation
- Intra and inter professional working, The role of the pharmacist in medicines optimization
Edited by Jennie Watson, BSc, PG ClinDip, PGCert (LTHE), FFRPS, MRPharmS, FHEA, Boots Teacher Practitioner, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK and Louise Siobhan Cogan, BSc, PG Dip, PGCert (LTHE), PG Cert (Research and Evaluation) MRPharmS, FHEA, Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
From customer reviews of the previous edition:
'A great book. Everything is well organised and easy to understand. Covers all topics an undergraduate pharmacy student would need . useful for a practising pharmacist too.'
'This is an excellent introduction to pharmacy practice. It is an excellent read. Very well worth buying if you are a pharmacist or chemist.'
'I'm a final year medical student and found this great for all those learning outcomes that are really difficult to find. Things like details on the yellow card scheme and MHRA that I'd previously spent hours searching for - a concise, clear explanation of can be found here. There are also useful things like consent, capacity, health-behaviour models, prescription writing, controlled drugs and homeopathy information . mops up the learning outcomes that most other books don't cover. I've used it most for the practise drugs calculations as we have formatives on these and end of year OSCEs too!'