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Pharmaceutical Practice

This comprehensive book covers a wide range of subjects relevant to pharmacy practice, including communication skills, managing a business, quality assurance, dispensing, calculations, packaging, storage and labeling of medicines, sterilization, prescriptions, hospital-based services, techniques and treatments, adverse drug reactions, pharmacoeconomics, and medicines management. Features useful appendices on medical abbreviations, pharmaceutical Latin terms, weights and measures, and presentation skills.

Audience
Pharmacy students and practising pharmacists

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Published: July 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4187-7

Contents

  • Section 1: Pharmacy in Society

    Chapter titles: Development and role of pharmacy in society: models of pharmacy practice within healthcare systems; Sociological aspects of patients and illness; Sociological aspects of treatment with drugs; Public health; Essential medicines.

    Section 2: Development and maintenance of quality pharmaceutical practice

    Chapter titles: Governance – an overview; Risk management; Fitness to practice and CPD; Audit; Ethics; Communication skills; Relationship with other members of the healthcare team; Record keeping.

    Section 3: Access to medicines a) prescribing

    Chapter titles: Introduction; The prescribing process and evidence-based medicine; Formularies; Pharmacoeconomics and drug evaluation; Complementary medicine; Routes of administration; Responding to symptoms; Information retrieval.

    Section 4: Access to medicines b) dispensing

    Chapter titles: Checking the prescription; Dispensing techniques (compounding and good practice); Pharmaceutical calculations; Packaging; Labelling; Sterile production areas and sterility testing; Solutions; Suspensions; Emulsions; External preparations; Suppositories and pessaries; Powders and granules; Oral unit dosage forms; Inhaled route; Parenteral products; Eye products; Specialised services; TPN and Dialysis; Radiopharmacy; Storage of medicines and waste disposal; Communication skills (advice giving).

    Section 5: Pharmaceutical practice and the individual medicine–using patient

    Chapter titles: Collection and delivery services; Concordane; Monitoring the patient; Services for vulnerable patients; Services for drug misusers.

    Appendices

    1. Medical abbreviations; 2. Latin terms and abbreviations; 3. Systems of weights and measures; 4. Presentation skills; 5. References.

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