Community Pharmacy - E-Book

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Paul Rutter,David Newby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580792

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 1380

Now in a new edition – the leading Australian community pharmacy guide, covering common conditions seen by community pharmacists throughout Australia and New Zealand. Fully revised and now in its second edition, Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 2e is an essential pharmacy resource. Ideal for both pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists, Community Pharmacy provides a guide to differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by community pharmacists throughout Australia and New Zealand. Organised by body system, Community Pharmacy provides symptom-specific pharmaceutical questions and algorithms for the purposes of differential diagnosis. More than 12 new treatment medicines have been added to this new edition, along with eight new case studies. All conditions, products and recommendations have been revised to reflect current local drug scheduling and clinical practice, and the book’s evidence base has been updated in line with sources including the National Prescribing Service, Australian Prescriber, Australian Medicines Handbook, the Therapeutic Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia guidelines. Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 2nd edition incorporates evidence-based practice into every chapter, and addresses current issues like alternative treatments and complementary therapies, weight loss products and pre-quit nicotine use. This full-colour pharmacy text also offers students and instructors additional web-based resources through Elsevier’s Evolve online platform including additional images for dermatology and ophthalmology, additional case studies and an additional chapter on Evidence-Based Practice. This new edition also has the added benefit of providing online activities for practicing pharmacists undertaking essential Continuing Professional Development. These activities have been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan and have been accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. • covers the most common conditions seen in community pharmacies • evidence base for over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations for each condition • provides symptom-specific questions and algorithms for the purposes of differential diagnosis • discusses prevalence and epidemiology of each condition • practical prescribing summary tables • Hints and tips boxes covering product use advice • self-assessment – multiple choice questions, review questions and case studies • full-colour throughout, with colour photographs of important conditions • Helpful abbreviations • Glossary of terms • Useful websites • Online Evolve resources for students and instructors • Online activities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Care for the Third Millennium

Author: Lilian M Azzopardi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780789009005

Category: Medical

Page: 281

View: 2638

Make pharmacy as effective as possible in your community! In the current era of cost-containment, health care providers, insurance companies, and consumers demand scientifically tested, proven systems for monitoring the standards of services provided by community pharmacists. Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Care for the Third Millennium puts such a system in your hands. This system was adopted by the Swiss Pharmaceutical Society and can benefit communities around the world who are considering the implementation of a validation system to gauge and document the performance of their community pharmacists. Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy offers practical and realistic methods to determine the value of pharmacy services in a community setting, such as: grading the setting of the pharmacy evaluating the equipment and professional services available checking the timeliness of prescription delivery discussing the cautions and instructions given to patients with their prescriptions examining the way the pharmacy responds to patients’symptoms and also features: background information on pharmacy practice an introduction to the scope of pharmacy practice ways to develop and evaluate a quantitative system that demonstrates the impact of the community pharmacist's interventions in patient care This vital book will benefit pharmacists, health care professionals, health care providers, and educators and students in the field of pharmacy through its thorough examination of the development, evaluation, and application of quantitative measurement tools that monitor the standards of services provided by community pharmacists. Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Care for the Third Millennium gives you what you need to insure the effectiveness of pharmaceutical services in your area. With case studies and samples of surveys that weigh the effectiveness of community pharmacies, this essential guide will help you implement cost-effective operations and ensure that customers are getting the best possible services.
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Drug Misuse and Community Pharmacy

Author: Janie Sheridan,John Strang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415282895

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 5131

Drug misuse is a major challenge for health professionals in the 21st century, and community pharmacy holds a key place in the management of prescribed medication, the provision of health education and promotion messages to drug users. Two decades ago there would have been no need for a book to describe such the role of community pharmacy; however, since more people are injecting drugs now and HIV is on the rise, community pharmacists have found their services in higher demand. The quality practice of tomorrow hinges on trained and competent practitioners working in a variety of community pharmacy settings. Drug Misuse and Community Pharmacy explains the historical, research and practical aspects. Experts use a practical and evidence-based approach to educate students of pharmacy, pre-registration pharmacists, community pharmacists working with drug users and anyone involved in developing and managing primary healthcare for drug misusers.
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Patient Perspectives to Self Medication: Community Pharmacy

Author: Michael Debrincat

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954892278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 8875

This book tries to determine patients’ perspectives regarding OTC medication, analyses incidence of irresponsible medication, and shows reasons for predisposing factors as well. Three quarter of the participants in this study were knowledgeable about the potential for abuse of some OTC drugs and most named analgesics as the most liable for abuse. Almost one third of the participants came across cases of OTC abuse. Participants were positive towards the health care being provided by their local pharmacy. They felt that pharmacists play an important role in providing advice on OTC medicines use. The OTC drug abuse problem needs to be tackled urgently as shown by the number of participants witnessing such abuse. Patients with higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations were more likely to follow the directions on the packet. Patients with manual occupations were more likely to seek the advice of a pharmacist rather than a doctor if a given OTC product did not work within a recommended time period.
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Community Pharmacy

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: David Newby,Paul Rutter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578240

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 1562

Now available in an Australian Edition, this new textbook provides a comprehensive, clearly structured and well-illustrated guide to differential diagnosis of symptoms that are commonly seen by the community pharmacist. The regional nature of pharmacy practice means a locally-produced text is essential. Within this comprehensive guide the authors give an in-depth view of minor conditions commonly encountered in community pharmacies in Australia. Organised mainly by body system, each chapter begins with a system overview and a brief guide to history taking. Then each symptom or condition is examined according to background, prevalence, aetiology, differential diagnosis, clinical features, conditions to eliminate, and the evidence base for over-the-counter medication. The book also contains unique features such as algorithms to aid in diagnosis, summary tables on what questions should be asked and why, and lists of further reading and useful websites. Comprehensively covers the most common conditions seen in community pharmacies Gives the evidence base for over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations for each condition Provides symptom-specific questions to ask patients for the purposes of differential diagnosis and determining if referral is needed. Discusses prevalence and epidemiology of each condition Includes algorithms to assist practitioners with differential diagnosis Practical prescribing summary tables cover key issues to be aware of when recommending certain products Hints and tips boxes give practical advice on product use Self-assessment sections with MCQs, review questions and case studies test factual recall and applied knowledge Full-colour throughout, with colour photographs of important conditions All conditions, products and recommendations have been reviewed and rewritten as necessary to reflect local drug scheduling and clinical practice within the Australasian region. Issues and conditions of local interest have been added, including treatment of bites and stings, weight loss, and expanded information on sunburn. Sources of evidence have been updated to reflect the Australian evidence base from sources such as the National Prescribing Service, Australian Prescriber, Australian Medicines Handbook, the Therapeutic Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia guidelines. Local prevalence and epidemiological details have been included where possible.
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Community Pharmacy

Author: Dr.H.P. Tipnis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788188739738

Category:

Page: N.A

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Topics 1. Introduction 2. The Basics of Retailing 3. Seting up a Pharmacy 4. Some legal aspects related to Community Pharmacy 5. Drugs in Pharmacy 6. Communications 7. Patient Counselling 8. Drug Interactions 9. Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) 10. Drug Addiction and its Treatment 11. Household Poisoning: Due to Chemicals and Drugs 12. Pharmaceutical Care for the Elderly 13. New Products in the Pharmacy 14. New Partners in Community Pharmacy : HMO, PBM, TPA
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Thomson Delmar Learning's Pharmacy Practice for Technicians

Author: Jane M. Durgin,Zachary I. Hanan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401848576

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 2738

This valuable resource focuses on the competencies necessary to become a pharmacy technician in both institutional and community pharmacy practice. The framework of this easy-to-use book provides a stepwise approach for learning and understanding various components of the profession. This third edition of Delmar's Pharmacy Practice for Technicians emphasizes basic biopharmaceuticals, the administration of medications, and the use of drugs. Revisions include a new section on Clinical Aspects of Pharmacy Technology and five new chapters (Community Pharmacy Practice, Nonprescription Medication, Natural Products, Reimbursement for Pharmacy Services, and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board). Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.
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Community Pharmacy

Author: Paul Rutter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050180

Category: Medical

Page: 361

View: 9597

"Evolve learning resources for students and lecturers."
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Pharmacy

What It Is and How It Works, Second Edition

Author: William N. Kelly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849372469

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 4607

The health care and pharmacy environments have changed substantially since the first edition of this book. Developments include the new Medicare prescription benefit, a growing emphasis on medication safety, and the dynamic technology driving safety in organized health care settings. Exploring these recent modifications, Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works, Second Edition encompasses all aspects of pharmacy, from the various roles of pharmacists to particular health care-related events to career-planning information. The book first focuses on the core of pharmacy, providing an overview of the field and a chapter dedicated to pharmacists. After an examination of how drug products are developed, used, and priced, it discusses the important topics of pharmacy technicians, information technology, pharmacy automation, and pharmaceutical care. Subsequent chapters cover the various areas where pharmacists work, including in community, hospital, home health care, and government pharmacies. The book concludes with chapters on the pharmaceutical industry and career planning. Each chapter features learning objectives, summaries, discussion questions, exercises, Web sites of interest, and references. Pharmacies have evolved from the corner drugstores of old. To help navigate the modern field of pharmacy, this text provides a well-written, organized introduction for new pharmacy students, pharmacy technician trainees, and practitioners.
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Community Pharmacy ANZ

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Paul Professor Rutter,David Newby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729583457

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1388

Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 3e builds on its established reputation as a trusted guide to differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by Australian and New Zealand community pharmacists. The third edition has been carefully and thoroughly updated to reflect changes to over-the-counter drug scheduling and new over-the-counter drugs. In addition, the text highlights trends in pharmacy education and practice, with an emphasis on counselling, communication skills, evidence-based practice and customer requests specific to the Australian and New Zealand region. evolve Visit http://evolve.elsevier.com/AU/Newby/community/ for additional resources Lecturer resources Case studies Additional dermatology images Image collection Student resources Additional images for ophthalmology and dermatology Additional images of stings and bites Updated chapter 'Evidence-based pharmacy practice', which includes three new complex community pharmacy case studies Chapter on wound management, including images 'Practice points' - tips on how to counsel patients with respect to medications Wound management chapter on evolve Complex community pharmacy case studies Modified GRADE ratings incorporated throughout the chapters, which provide an assessment of the evidence supporting each therapeutic recommendation Expanded coverage of stings and bites
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Community Pharmacy

An International Comparison

Author: Hirosh Okada,Kazuhiko Kotani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781536101997

Category:

Page: 60

View: 6772

This book is for all pharmacists and students of pharmaceutical science around the world. Specifically, it is intended for those who wish to understand how roles of the community pharmacist are expanding year by year in developed countries. It is also for anyone (including physicians, public health practitioners, home care providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, students, and researchers in pharmacy, medicine, and public health) who would like to expand their understanding of community pharmacies and the roles they can play in improving community care. There are many examples, tips, and pieces of advice in this book that can be used or implemented immediately. The role of community pharmacies on community care has been increasing while considerations of their roles and activities are just beginning.
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Pharmaceutical Care

INSIGHTS from COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS

Author: William N. Tindall,Marsha K. Millonig

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420010298

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 9256

Pharmacy is the nation's third largest health profession, with nearly 200,000 licensed pharmacists in the United States and 125,000 practicing in community pharmacies. It is in community settings where pharmaceutical care will be judged, accepted, and ultimately paid for. Pharmaceutical Care: Insights from Community Pharmacists introduces the conceptual framework for pharmaceutical care. The authors show you how to apply economic, business, and societal models to better understand it, and they look at the trends in healthcare that drive it. Vignettes and interviews are the real strength of this book, bringing you the insights of selected pharmacists who were among the first to develop pharmaceutical care services. The pharmacists you meet in this book are committed to providing the best patient care possible and are willing to expend considerable personal time and energy to achieve this goal. Through their interviews, you will follow the pharmacists down their path of passionate commitment to helping patients. The authors also outline a seven-step process demonstrating how these professionals built innovative pharmacy practices in community settings. Pharmaceutical Care is a motivating resource for those wishing to better understand the new patient-centered roles being advocated by pharmacy leaders.
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Pharmacy Business Management

Author: Steven B. Kayne

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 9780853695639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 9306

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of business management. Written by experts in the field, this book provides theoretical and practical information, explaining the financial, legal, and marketing aspects.
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Images of the community pharmacist

some views expressed in the American pharmaceutical press, 1852-1952

Author: Michael Charles Shannon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 290

View: 5192

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Community Pharmacy

Strategic Change Management

Author: Alison Roberts,S. I. (Charlie) Benrimoj,Dexter C. Dunphy,Ian Palmer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780074717783

Category: Pharmaceutical services

Page: 269

View: 5824

Community Pharmacy: Strategic Change Management covers the essential trends and issues in successful pharmacy management, for today and the future. In alignment with industry-wide change, the pharmacist will need to re-orient their business from a product to a service orientation. This book will help community pharmacists and pharmacy owners adapt to an increasingly competitive and challenging retail environment by providing them with industry specific tools for change. Key features include: *authentic pharmacy case studies integrated for specific application to the business environment; *development by world leading authorities, utilising the latest research; *concepts such as pharmacist on the floor and patient focus are introduced in an accessible manner; *balanced coverage with theoretical insights and a practical focus. The book is highly suitable for pharmacy students, providing the knowledge and skills for best practice in community pharmacy. The Pharmacy Change Readiness Wheel is just one of the unique industry models developed for readers to help them understand, instigate and implement an effective change program.
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