This is a comprehensive study/revision guide which summarises the basic principles in pharmacy practice. It comprises 70 concise chapters covering clinical pharmacy in both community and hospital settings, as well as the practice of pharmacy in other areas. This text is an essential resource for pharmacy students studying for exams, providing clear, bulleted information for quick reference and short questions at the end of each chapter to aid exam preparation. Essential information is covered in the following five sections of the book: introduction to pharmacy; clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapeutics; responding to symptoms in community pharmacy; pharmacy information and research; and, pharmacy systems. This book follows and complements three other titles which were also edited by Professor Azzopardi: "Further MCQs in Pharmacy Practice" (2006), "MCQs in Clinical Pharmacy" (2007) and "MCQs in Pharmacy Practice, 2nd Edition" (September 2009). "Lecture Notes in Pharmacy Practice" will help to prepare students for what they will experience when they start practising in real-life healthcare settings.
It will also apply to practitioners in their day-to-day work, aiding pharmacists in their efforts to stay abreast and maintain competency.
1. Historical Perspectives: 2. Pharmacy Practice and the Healthcare System: 3. Medicine Presentation and Administration: 4. Medicine Safety: 5. Community Pharmacy Practice: 6. Dispensing Prescriptions: 7. Health Promotion: 8. Communication Skills and Patient Counselling: 9. Compliance, Adherence and Concordance: 10. Mathematical Principles of Drug Therapy: 11. Point-of-Care Testing: 12. Pharmaceutical Care Plans: 13. Medicine Action: 14. Clinical Pharmacokinetics: 15. Constipation and Diarrhoea: 16. Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease and Peptic Ulcer Disease: 17. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Other Chronic Bowel Disorders: 18. Emesis: 19. Cardiovascular Disorders: 20. Hypertension: 21. Ischaemic Heart Disease: 22. Congestive Heart Failure: 23. Hyperlipidaemia: 24. Thrombosis: 25. Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and Allergic Rhinitis: 26. Schizophrenia: 27. Mood Disorders: 28. Anxiety Disorders: 29. Sleep Disorders: 30. Eating Disorders: 31. Pain Management and Fever: 32. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: 33. Parkinson's Disease: 34. Anti-infective Agents: 35. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: 36. Viral Hepatitis: 37. Thyroid Disorders: 38. Diabetes Mellitus: 39. Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy: 40. Menstrual Cycle Disorders and Contraception: 41. Genito-urinary Disorders: 42. Cancer and Palliative Care: 43. Anaemia and Drug-induced Blood Dyscrasias: 44. Rheumatoid Arthritis: 45. Osteoarthritis and Gout: 46. Bone Disorders: 47. Skin Disorders: 48. Wound Management: 49. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients: 50. Drug Therapy in Paediatric Patients: 51.Drugs Used in Pregnancy and During Lactation: 52. Critical Care Therapeutics: 53. Recent Advances in Pharmacotherapy: 54. Colds and Influenza: 55. Eye: 56. Oral and Dental: 57. Foot: 58. Ear: 59. Musculoskeletal: 60. Abdominal Pain, Perianal and Perivulval Pruritus: 61. Travel Medicine: 62. Pharmacy Literature and Medicine Information: 63.Medical Writing: 64. Research Methodology: 65. Primary Care Health Services: 66. Community Pharmacy Management: 67. Hospital Pharmacy Services: 68. Formulary Systems: 69. Medicines Regulatory Affairs: 70. Quality Standards in Community Pharmacy Practice
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