Pharmacy Student Survival Guide

ISBN-10: 0071603875
ISBN-13: 9780071603874
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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List price: $65.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Publication date: 5/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The only Pharmacy Clerkship Guide You'll Ever Need! ..Featuring a strong patient focus,McGraw-Hill's Pharmacy Clerkship Survival Guidedevelops your therapeutic problem-solving skills and sharpens your knowledge of the appropriate use of medications. You'll find a wealth of case presentations and problems, drug information, medical terminology, and diagnostic material. The second edition includes a chapter on the new IPPE standards and requirements, increased coverage of key global issues in pharmacy, and a greater focus on community, hospital, and managed care point-of-view.

Ruth E. Nemire, BSPh, PharmD (Madison, NJ) is the Founding Dean of the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Pharmacy at Becton College.

Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, is a Professor at Touro College in the College of Pharmacy, in Harlem, New York.Karen L. Kier, PhD, MSc, RPh, is a Professor at Ohio Northern University in the College of Pharmacy in Ada, Ohio.

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Systems and Expectations
First Practice Course Expectations
Introduction
Professional Attributes
Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter
The Practice Site
Practice Experience Courses
Introductory Practice Courses
Conclusion
Application Exercises
References
Ethics in Pharmacy Practice
Introduction
The Codes of Professional Ethics in Medicine and Pharmacy
Two Philosophical Theories are Often Referred to in Biomedical and Clinical Ethics: Utilitarianism and Deontology
History of (a) How Biomedical Ethics Evolved and the Fundamental Principles of Biomedical Ethics, (b) How Clinical Ethics Evolved, and (c) Clinical Applications of Those Principles (Clinical Ethics) with Case Examples
Codes of Conduct in the Professions and, Specifically, Clinical Ethics
Conclusion: The Doctor/Clinician-Patient Relationship is the Core of Clinical Ethics
Application Exercises
References
Answers to Application Exercises
Pharmacy as a Community-Based Profession
Introduction
Service-Learning
What Can You Learn From Service-Learning?
What Do You Need To Do to Learn From Service in the Community?
Who Benefits From Service-Learning and How?
Conclusion
Application Exercises
Reflective Exercises
References
Communication: An Overview
Introduction
Importance of Communication Skills
Model of Communication
Potential Barriers to Pharmacist's Communication
Oral Communication Skills
Nonverbal Communication Skills
Putting It All Together: Patient Interviewing
The What, Why, and How of Presentations
Getting Started
Writing in the Professions
Summary
Application Exercises
References
Role-Playing Scenarios
Scenario I
Scenario II
Scenario III
Scenario IV
Scenario V
Scenario VI
Scenario VII
Scenario VIII
Scenario IX
Scenario X
Scenario XI
Scenario XII
Scenario XIII
Scenario XIV
Scenario XV
Rounding, Documentation, and Patient Education
Introduction
Advanced Practice Experiences
Application Exercises
Acknowledgment
References
Monitoring Drug Therapy
Introduction
Steps for Monitoring Drug Therapy
Putting It All Together
Application Exercises
References
Regulatory Agencies with Pharmacy Oversight and Legal Requirements for Filling a Prescription
Introduction
Administrative Agencies
Drug Laws
The Prescription
Summary
Application Exercises
References
Bibliography
Patient Care Tool Box
A Brief Look at the Construction of Medical Terminology and Common Definitions of Words That are Part of the Pharmacy Vernacular
Introduction
What is in a Word?
Definitions of Common Terms Within the Pharmacy Vernacular
Application Exercises
References
Pharmacy Calculations
Introduction
The Prescription or Medication Order
Common Systems of Measurement and Conversion
Calculation of Doses
Ratio Strength and Percentage
Aliquots
Tonicity and Osmolarity
Reconstitution and Intravenous Admixtures
Summary
Application Exercises
References
Physical Assessment Skills
Introduction
Basic Physical Assessment Technique
Precautions
Getting Started
Putting It All Together
Application Exercises
References
Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data
Introduction
Clinical Pearls When Interpreting Laboratory Data
Urinalysis
Electrolytes and Blood Chemistry
Cardiac Tests
Lipoprotein Panel
Endocrine Tests: Thyroid Function
Endocrine Tests: Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine Tests: Adrenal Gland
Gastrointestinal Tests
Hematologic Tests
Coagulation Tests
Immunologic Tests
Infectious Disease Diagnostic Tests
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Application Exercises
References
Designing Patient Treatment Plans: Pharmacokinetic Foundations
Introduction
Dosage Regimen Design
Basic Calculations to Determine Individual Pharmacokinetic Variables
Application
Application Exercises
References
Topics in Pharmacy Practice
Drug Information and Drug Literature Evaluation
Introduction to Drug Information
Drug Information Skills
Standard References
Drug Literature Evaluation
Professional Writing
Summary
Application Exercises
References
Community/Ambulatory Care
Community and Ambulatory Care: An Overview
Community Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy Business Issues
Managing the Clinical Messages/DUR Messages/Computer Checks
Telepharmacy-Upcoming Changes in Medication Order Fulfillment Practice
Community Pharmacy Practice: Patient Care Issues
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy: Practice Issues
Experiential Education Courses: Managing Activities at the Site
Summary and Conclusion
References
Patient Cases
Community Pharmacy Cases
Ambulatory Care Cases
Institutional Pharmacy Practice
General Hospital Overview
Educational Experiences in an Institution
Conclusion
Application Exercises
References
Application Exercise Answers
Managed Care
Introduction
Business Services in Managed Care
Clinical Tools in Managed Care
Outcomes Research
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
For More Information
Application Exercises
References
Public Health
Introduction
Public Health Specialty Areas
Public Health Practice
Public Health Organizations and Institutions
Healthy People 2010 and 2020
Public Health Education in the Pharmacy Curriculum
Conclusion
References
Taking it to the Streets: Reducing Health Disparities Through Domestic and Global Outreach to the Underserved
Introduction
Organizations
Advocacy for the Profession
Advocacy for the Underserved Patient
Taking the Practice to the Streets, Hillsides, and Mountain Top Villages
Preparation for Outreach Trips
Getting There
Conclusion
Application Exercises
References
Index

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