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Pharmacy Practice. Edition No. 6

  • ID: 4720990
  • Book
  • 502 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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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.

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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

- Consent

- History Taking/ Gathering Information

- Concordance

- 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

- Veterinary pharmacy

Section 3: The Medicine Formulation

- Dispensing techniques (compounding and good practice)

- Oral unit dosage forms

- Packaging

- Solutions

- Suspensions

- Emulsions

- External preparations

- Suppositories and pessaries

- Powders and granules

Section 4: The Specialized Pharmacy Product

- Production of sterile products

- Parenteral products

- Opthalmic products

- Inhaled products

- Parenteral nutrition and dialysis

- Radiopharmacy

- Specialized services

- Appliances

Section 5: The Pharmacy Safety Process

- Clinical governance

- Risk management

- Standard operating procedures

- Audit

- 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

- Public health

- Structure and organization of pharmacy

- Intra- and inter-professional working

Section 7: The patient, their medicine and beyond

- The prescription

- 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
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Watson, Jennie Boots Teacher Practitioner, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Cogan, Louise Siobhan Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.
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