Community Pharmacy Australia and New Zealand edition - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780729540797, 9780729580793

Community Pharmacy Australia and New Zealand edition

2nd Edition

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Authors: David Newby Paul Rutter
eBook ISBN: 9780729580793
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 20th October 2011
Page Count: 360

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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.

Key Features

• 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)

Table of Contents



How to use this book


1 Respiratory system

2 Ophthalmology

3 Otic conditions

4 Central nervous system

5 Women’s health

6 Gastroenterology

7 Dermatology

8 Musculoskeletal conditions

9 Paediatrics

10 Specific product requests


Glossary of terms

Useful websites



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About the Author

David Newby

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Australia

Paul Rutter

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK