Community Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

5th Edition - May 27, 2020

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  • Author: Paul Rutter
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702080210

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Description

Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition of the best-selling title in community pharmacy continues to provide an essential reference for all non-medical prescribers but especially for undergraduate and pre-registration pharmacy trainees.

Key Features

Features:

  • Extended information on conditions to eliminate
  • New products covered
  • Clearly structured by basic anatomy, history-taking and body system
  • Fully illustrated throughout
  • Boxes throughout: trigger points indicative of referral; hints and tips
  • Tables throughout: differential diagnosis (key questions for each condition); evidence-based OTC medication; practical prescribing; product selection
  • Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter, with answer explanations
  • Expanded case studies at the end of each chapter

 

An enhanced ebook, with BONUS materials including:

 ● more self-assessment questions

● additional written case studies

● videos on physical examination

● a chapter covering evidence-based medicine

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Useful websites (addresses correct as of April 2020)
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • So what is self-care?
  • What is self-medication?
  • How to use the book
  • Key features of each chapter
  • Evidence-based OTC medication and practical prescribing and product selection
  • Hints and tips boxes
  • Further reading and websites
  • Electronic resources
  • Chapter 1: Making a diagnosis
  • Community pharmacy performance when dealing with patients’ signs and symptoms
  • Current pharmacy training in making a diagnosis
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Summary
  • Consultation and communication skills
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2: Respiratory system
  • Background
  • General overview of the anatomy of the respiratory tract
  • History taking and physical examination
  • Cough
  • The common cold
  • Sore throats
  • Rhinitis
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case study
  • Chapter 3: Ophthalmology
  • Background
  • General overview of eye anatomy
  • History taking and the eye examination
  • The eye examination
  • Red eye
  • Eyelid disorders
  • Dry eye disease (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 4: Ear conditions
  • Background
  • General overview of ear anatomy
  • History taking and physical examination
  • Earwax (cerumen) impaction
  • Otitis externa
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 5: Central nervous system
  • Background
  • General overview of central nervous system anatomy
  • History taking
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 6: Women’s health
  • Background
  • General overview of the female reproductive and urological anatomy
  • History taking
  • Cystitis
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Primary dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 7: Gastroenterology
  • Background
  • General overview of the anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract
  • History taking and physical examination
  • Conditions affecting the oral cavity
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Oral thrush
  • Gingivitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Abdominal pain
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 8: Dermatology
  • Background
  • General overview of skin anatomy
  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Hyperproliferative disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Dandruff (pityriasis capitis)
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Fungal skin infections
  • Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis)
  • Hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)
  • Warts and verrucas
  • Corns (helomas) and calluses
  • Scabies
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Cold sores (herpes simplex labialis)
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Sun exposure and melanoma risk
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 9: Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Background
  • General overview of musculoskeletal anatomy
  • History taking
  • Acute low back pain
  • Activity- and sports-related soft tissue injuries
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 10: Paediatrics
  • Background
  • History taking
  • Head lice
  • Threadworm
  • Colic
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Fever
  • Infectious childhood conditions
  • Nappy (diaper) rash
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Chapter 11: Specific product requests
  • Background
  • Motion sickness
  • Emergency hormonal contraception
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Bites and stings
  • Weight loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Future deregulations
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Answers
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Answers
  • Case studies
  • Evidence-based pharmacy practice
  • What is evidence-based practice?
  • Myths about evidence-based practice
  • What is good evidence?
  • Locating the evidence
  • Evaluating the quality of the evidence
  • Interpreting the evidence
  • Developing an evidence-based personal formulary
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary of terms
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: May 27, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702080210

About the Author

Paul Rutter

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK

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