Informed by the experiences and expertise of seasoned pharmacists and GPs, this reference guide provides pharmacists working in the community with the treatment information they need when they need it. Each chapter incorporates a decision-making framework which distills the information necessary for treatment along with suggestions on “when to refer” set off in summary boxes. Throughout elucidating case studies are provided in which pharmacists and doctors describe, in their own words, listening to and treating patients suffering with a range of common problems, from migraine to eczema to IBS.
The indispensable guide to assessing and managing common symptoms seen in the pharmacy
- Includes information about medicines recently reclassified for OTC supply such as those for malaria prophylaxis and psoriasis
- Now includes more highlights of “Red Flag” signs and symptoms
- Covers respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin, ear and eye, cardiovascular, and pain conditions
- Offers specific recommendations for women’s, men’s and children’s health problems
- Provides decision making support for cases involving ethical dilemmas
- Features a visual display of guidelines
- Emphasizes the evidence base for OTC medicines
About the Author
Alison Blenkinsopp, OBE, BPharm, FFRPS, PhD is Professor of the Practice of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy of the University of Bradford, Bradford, UK.
Martin Duerden, BMedSci, MB BS, DRCOG, DipTher, DPH, FRCGP is a General Practitioner and Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation of Bangor University, Bangor, UK.
John Blenkinsopp, MB, ChB, BPharm, MRPharmS is Chief Medical Officer, Avipero Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company based in Edinburgh, UK.