Pharmaceutical Practice - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780443069062, 9780702041877

Pharmaceutical Practice

4th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780702041877
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 7th July 2009
Page Count: 652

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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.

Key Features

  • This is a core text for pharmacy practice and dispensing modules of the pharmacy curriculum
  • Covers key exam material for essential review and test preparation
  • Features a user-friendly design with clear headings, chapter summaries, helpful boxes, and key points

Table of 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.


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


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