A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice (3rd Revised edition)

A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice (3rd Revised edition)

By: Judith E. Thompson (author), Lawrence W. Davidow (author)Paperback

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Now in its Third Edition, this succinct, easy-to-use, current, and very functional handbook goes through the steps of receiving the prescription, preparing it, and completing the compound. The book provides a source for contemporary practice previously found spread out over journal articles, legal documents, standards of practice, specialty books, and textbooks. Highlights of this edition include a more comprehensive section on sterile dosage forms and their preparation; expanded discussion of medication errors; processing tools for improving compounded preparations and reducing errors; a new chapter on systems of measurement and basic pharmaceutical calculations; and a new section on veterinary pharmacy practice. Patient cases with the sample compounded prescription orders and parenteral preparation medication orders show typical situations and problem-solving to meet special therapy and patient needs. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes study guides, interactive self-assessment, and multimedia demonstrations of compounding procedures for key chapters. A companion website offers the CD content as well as full text online and an image bank.

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PART 1: PROCESSING THE PRESCRIPTION * CHAPTER 1: Prescription and Medication Drug Orders * CHAPTER 2: Labeling Prescriptions and Medications * CHAPTER 3: Controlled Substances * CHAPTER 4: Expiration and Beyond-Use Dating * CHAPTER 5: Drug Utilization Review and Medication-Use Evaluation * CHAPTER 6: Patient Counseling PART 2: CALCULATIONS * CHAPTER 7: Systems of Measurement and Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations * CHAPTER 8: Quantity and Concentration Expressions and Calculations * CHAPTER 9: Evaluating Dosage Regimens * CHAPTER 10: Aliquot Calculations * CHAPTER 11: Isotonicity Calculations PART 3: COMPOUNDING DRUG PREPARATIONS * CHAPTER 12: General Guidelines for Preparing Compounded Drug Preparations * CHAPTER 13: Selection, Storage, and Handling of Compounding Equipment and Ingredients * CHAPTER 14: Selection and Use of Weighing and Measuring Equipment PART 4: PHARMACEUTICAL EXCIPIENTS * CHAPTER 15: Pharmaceutical Solvents and Solubilizing Agents * CHAPTER 16: Antimicrobial Preservatives * CHAPTER 17: Antioxidants * CHAPTER 18: Buffers and pH Adjusting Agents * CHAPTER 19: Viscosity-Inducing Agents * CHAPTER 20: Surfactants and Emulsifying Agents * CHAPTER 21: Colors, Flavors, Sweeteners, and Scents * CHAPTER 22: Vehicles for Liquid Preparations * CHAPTER 23: Ointment Bases * CHAPTER 24: Suppository Bases PART 5: NONSTERILE DOSAGE FORMS AND THEIR PREPARATION * CHAPTER 25: Powders * CHAPTER 26: Capsules, Lozenges, and Other Solid Oral Dosage Forms * CHAPTER 27: Solutions * CHAPTER 28: Suspensions * CHAPTER 29: Liquid Emulsions * CHAPTER 30: Semisolids: Ointments, Creams, Gels, Pastes, and Collodions * CHAPTER 31: Suppositories PART 6: STERILE DOSAGE FORMS AND THEIR PREPARATION * CHAPTER 32: General Principles of Sterile Dosage Form Preparation * CHAPTER 33: Ophthalmic, Nasal, Inhalation, and Irrigation Solutions * CHAPTER 34: Parenteral Preparations * CHAPTER 35: Total Parenteral Nutrition PART 7: VETERINARY PHARMACY * CHAPTER 36: Veterinary Pharmacy Practice PART 8: COMPATIBILITY AND STABILITY * CHAPTER 37: Compatibility and Stability of Drug Products and Preparations APPENDICES * APPENDIX A: Abbreviations Commonly Used in Prescriptions and Medication Orders * APPENDIX B: Nomograms for Determination of Body Surface Area from Height and Weight * APPENDIX C: National Center for Health Statistics Growth Charts * APPENDIX D: Isotonicity Values INDEX

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780781783965
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 760
  • ID: 9780781783965
  • weight: 1475
  • ISBN10: 0781783968
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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