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All registered nurses must have a thorough understanding and a strong knowledge of pharmacology, medicines administration, and the ability to recognise and react to the effects of medicines. Fundamentals of Pharmacology helps nursing and healthcare students develop the skills and confidence required to apply the fundamental principles of pharmacology and to offer safe, competent and compassionate care. Concentrating on the medicines that students are most likely to encounter in real-world practice, this textbook provides concise coverage of pharmacology, essential medicines management principles, legal and ethical issues, drug formulations, analgesics, immunisations, and much more. Clinically focused chapters feature defined learning outcomes, multiple-choice questions, practical examples, and full-colour illustrations to aid readers' comprehension of the complexities of pharmacology and care provision. The book utilises a straightforward, student-friendly approach to present 'must-have' information, with contributions from experienced clinicians and academics. Describes how to use pharmaceutical and prescribing reference guides Stresses the role and importance of compassionate care throughout Contains a full range of pedagogical tools which enhance learning and recall Aligns with current NMC Standards and Proficiencies for Registered Nurses and Nursing Associates Supplemented and supported by a wealth of online extras and resources Fundamentals of Pharmacology is essential reading for all nursing students, trainee nursing associates, post-registration nurses taking 'nurse prescribing' or 'non-medical prescribing' modules, and newly qualified nurses and nursing associates looking to better understand pharmacology.
A must-have companion for medical students and junior doctors for almost four decades, Lecture Notes: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics provides concise yet thorough coverage of the principles of clinical pharmacology, the major characteristics of therapeutics, and the practical aspects of prescribing drugs to alleviate symptoms and to treat disease. Whether you are preparing for examinations or prescribing to patients, the tenth edition offers readers current and authoritative insight into the essential practical and clinical knowledge. Logically organised chapters allow for rapid location of key information, while examples of commonly encountered scenarios illustrate how and when to use drugs in clinical situations. Throughout the text, practice questions, prescribing guidelines, and self-assessment tests clarify and reinforce the principles that inform appropriate clinical decision-making. Presents an up-to-date review of drug use across all major clinical disciplines Offers a timely overview of clinical drug trials and development Provides new clinical scenarios to relate chapter content to real-life application Contains colour-coded "Key Points" and "Prescribing Points" to highlight important information Includes chapter introductions and summaries, and numerous figures, tables, and colour illustrations Lecture Notes Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tenth Edition, is an essential resource for medical students, junior doctors, and other prescribers looking for an up-to-date reference on pharmacological principles, prescribing, and therapeutics.
An A-Z practical guide on the pharmacology and toxicology of pregnancy and nursing
"Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: The Evidence-Based, A-to-Z Clinician's Pocket Guide" gives you comprehensive, authoritative coverage on the effects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as herbals, chemicals, and radiologicals, on the mother, fetus, and nursing child. Organized A-Z for ease of use, this hands-on resource also includes evidence-based recommendations from the renowned Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Safe and effective prescribing is one of the pillars of medical practice but is much more complicated than it seems. Many new prescribers find prescribing extremely challenging, and a plethora of independent, multidisciplinary prescribers are also seeking guidance. However, pharmacology textbooks are rarely practical. They warn to 'take care when prescribing erythromycin to a patient on warfarin, as the INR may rise'. But what should the prescriber actually do? Surviving Prescribing fulfils an important need by offering practical advice for real-world prescribing problems. The book complements existing educational resources but adds a new perspective. Written by experienced contributors from a variety of professional backgrounds, the content speaks directly to the problems routinely seen in hospital prescribing. And all in one, pocket-sized volume. Whether revising for the national Prescribing Safety Assessment, preparing for starting on the wards, or looking for a quick reference guide, this book is an essential companion.
The definitive textbook on the chemical analysis of pharmaceutical drugs - fully revised and updated Introduction to Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry enables students to gain fundamental knowledge of the vital concepts, techniques and applications of the chemical analysis of pharmaceutical ingredients, final pharmaceutical products and drug substances in biological fluids. A unique emphasis on pharmaceutical laboratory practices, such as sample preparation and separation techniques, provides an efficient and practical educational framework for undergraduate studies in areas such as pharmaceutical sciences, analytical chemistry and forensic analysis. Suitable for foundational courses, this essential undergraduate text introduces the common analytical methods used in quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis of pharmaceuticals. This extensively revised second edition includes a new chapter on chemical analysis of biopharmaceuticals, which includes discussions on identification, purity testing and assay of peptide and protein-based formulations. Also new to this edition are improved colour illustrations and tables, a streamlined chapter structure and text revised for increased clarity and comprehension. Introduces the fundamental concepts of pharmaceutical analytical chemistry and statistics Presents a systematic investigation of pharmaceutical applications absent from other textbooks on the subject Examines various analytical techniques commonly used in pharmaceutical laboratories Provides practice problems, up-to-date practical examples and detailed illustrations Includes updated content aligned with the current European and United States Pharmacopeia regulations and guidelines Covering the analytical techniques and concepts necessary for pharmaceutical analytical chemistry, Introduction to Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry is ideally suited for students of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences as well as analytical chemists transitioning into the field of pharmaceutical analytical chemistry.
This revised and extended second edition focuses on current and emerging topics in drug development, their molecular mechanisms of action as well as regulatory issues. In addition, in-depth insights into clinical drug research and trial methodology are presented on the basis of concrete case studies. This updated book makes a valuable contribution to the field of Clinical Pharmacology and serves as a must-have guide for professors, researchers and advanced students from academia and pharmaceutical industry.
Fully updated to reflect NHS moves to encourage greater self-care and more use of over-the-counter remedies Informed by the experiences and expertise of seasoned pharmacists and GPs, this reference guide provides pharmacists working in the community with the treatment information they need when they need it. Each chapter incorporates a decision-making framework which distills the information necessary for treatment along with suggestions on "when to refer" set off in summary boxes. Elucidating case studies are provided throughout, in which pharmacists and doctors describe, in their own words, listening to and treating patients suffering with a range of common problems, from migraine to eczema to IBS. The indispensable guide to assessing and managing common symptoms seen in the pharmacy Includes information about medicines recently reclassified for OTC supply such as those for malaria prophylaxis and erectile dysfunction Now includes more highlights of "Red Flag" signs and symptoms Covers respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin, ear and eye, cardiovascular, and pain conditions Offers specific recommendations for women's, men's and children's health problems Provides decision making support for cases involving ethical dilemmas Features a visual display of relevant treatment guidelines Emphasizes the evidence base for OTC medicines With expert coverage of most common ailments which will be encountered by pharmacists on a daily basis, Symptoms in the Pharmacy, 8th Edition is a professional resource you'll want to keep close at hand for frequent consultation.
Your primary source for information on the legal issues of pharmaceutical practice, care, and activity Today's pharmacist is faced with legal, ethical, and moral concerns in making the transition from traditional pharmacy practice to an expanded role in clinical pharmacy and patient drug management services. Pharmacy Law Desk Reference is a primer on the legal aspects of pharmaceutical practice, providing background on foundational legal concepts, and guidance on the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and the Federal Trade Commission. This unique book examines the major topics that impact pharmaceutical care, including professional liability insurance; the need for supportive personnel in pharmacy practice; patent law, trademarks, and copyrights; law and ethics; business law; HIPAA privacy in the pharmacy; electronic prescribing; and medication error reporting. Handy tables, figures, and exhibits make complex information easy to access and understand. The better pharmacists understand the regulatory and legislative framework that shapes their practice, the better they will be able to carry out their responsibilities to patients. Pharmacy Law Desk Reference offers a broad scope on established legal subjects, the current direction of the profession, and important contemporary topics that affect the clinical role of the practicing pharmacist. Each chapter is authored by a nationally recognized authority on one or more aspect of pharmacy law and many of the contributors are active in the American Society of Pharmacy Law. Topics addressed in Pharmacy Law Desk Reference include: telepharmacy collaborative drug therapy management trade secrets and trade secret protection anti-competitive practices the threat of civil and criminal liability the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) FDA inspections consumer protection laws credentialing pharmacy compounding accreditation employment contracts Medicaid and Medicare controlled substance registration and prescription orders forged prescription orders and many more Pharmacy Law Desk Reference is a comprehensive resource on the professional, legal, and contemporary issues in pharmacy practice. It is a primary reference guidebook for pharmacy practitioners, leaders of state and national pharmacists associations, members of state boards of pharmacy, educators and students, and an essential addition to all pharmacy libraries.
Containing extensive artwork serving as demonstration, as well as a DVD with sound and video clips, this collection of essays on electroacoustic music explores the creative possibilities to be found in various forms of musical analysis. Taking pitch, duration, intensity, and timbre as the four basic elements of music, the authors discuss electroacoustic works and examine: * the applications of neumes * contemporary staff notation * sound orchestra and score files * time-domain representations * spectrograms. Taking into consideration both the positive aspects (preservation of the abstract) and negative aspects (creative limitation) of these analytical methods, the authors have created a useful resource for students of electroacoustic music.
Continually revised and updated for over 40 years, Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs is the gold standard for patient-centered drug therapeutics. With its acclaimed case-based approach, the Eleventh Edition promotes mastery and application of the fundamentals of drug therapeutics. Featuring contributions from more than 200 experienced clinicians, every chapter has been revised and updated to reflect our ever-changing knowledge of drugs and the application of this knowledge to the individualized therapy of patients. As you progress from the General Principles section to chapters on specific diseases, you will benefit from practical problem-solving techniques that help you devise effective evidence-based drug treatment plans. Given the evolving educational needs of students, this edition has been thoughtfully revised to align with the five Institute of Medicine (IOM) core competencies (patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics), as well as current pharmacy educational outcomes and the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) competency statements. These strategies ensure relevance to contemporary pharmacy and preparation for pharmacy practice. Features to help design safe, effective drug therapy and prepare students for evidence-based practice: Approximately 900 case studies challenge you to integrate and apply therapeutic principles in the context of specific clinical situations, cultivating the critical-thinking skills needed to optimize patient outcomes. Core Principles listed at the beginning of each chapter keep you focused on key content and direct you to specific case studies that enable you to explore critical concepts and gain further understanding of how they apply to evidence-based decision making. New chapters address important recent topics and developments. Drug interactions, pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, and interprofessional education and practice are included in General Principles; systemic lupus erythematosus in Immunologic Disorders; developmental disorders in Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Abuse; and prostate cancer in Hematology and Oncology. In addition, a chapter has been redesigned to focus on Care of the Critically Ill Adult, which now complements the chapter on Care of the Critically Ill Child.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is the focus of ongoing research. Consequently, treatment of cardiovascular disorders is among the most highly evidence-based area of medicine and pharmacy practice.
Covers chemistry, physics, engineering, and therapeutic aspects of packaging--universal to pharmaceutical, medical, and food applications This book covers the chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and therapeutic aspects of many different types of packaging materials, emphasizing throughout the applicability of various aspects of packaging science and technology. It also provides a simultaneous discussion of interrelated fields, and addresses the universal issues within these fields' application areas. Intended as a technical reference and as a study aid, it is relevant to anyone who studies or uses packaging or packaging materials. Packaging Technology and Engineering: Pharmaceutical, Medical and Food Applications begins with an overview of the history of the topic. It then offers chapters on the methods of obtaining raw materials, the chemistry of polymeric and non-polymeric packaging materials, physico-chemical quality parameters, and the manufacturing of packaging. Other topics look at: additives, use, suppliers, safety and environmental concerns, regulation, anti-fraud activities, new trends, and the future of packaging technology. The book also features numerous problems and worked solutions to aid student comprehension. Covers packaging and packaging materials, their properties and technologies Addresses the chemical engineering, physics, and chemistry of packaging materials, and the individual requirements for food, pharmaceutical, and medical device packaging Includes current issues such as environmental concerns and sustainability, recycling and after-use, anti-counterfeiting technology, and packaging regulations and guidelines Packaging Technology and Engineering: Pharmaceutical, Medical and Food Applications will appeal to all packaging technologists, scientists, and engineers in industry, and in regulatory agencies. It is also an excellent book for advanced students studying packaging courses, within pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical sciences, biomedical sciences, medical sciences, engineering, product design and technology, and food science/technology.
Whether you are studying for one of the national pharmacy technician certification exams for the first time or need practice for recertification, the new Pharmacy Technician Certification Review and Practice Exam is your reliable resource for exam prep. What's New in the Fourth Edition: Expanded content to reflect the revised Pharmacy Technicians Certification Exam (PTCE) Brand new and updated self-assessment questions and exercises Two new practice exams containing over 200 questions Pop quiz questions throughout New chapters on medication safety, inventory management, and billing and information systems Alone or with the new edition of the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, 5th Edition and the all-new Workbook for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, the Pharmacy Technician Review Guide and Practice Exam is your trusted resource to help you achieve certification!
The syringe driver is a simple and cost-effective method of delivering a continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI). A CSCI provides a safe and effective way of drug administration and can be used to maintain symptom control in patients who are no longer able to take oral medication. There have been several developments in this field since the third edition of this highly successful book. The text in this edition has been completely revised, incorporating new treatment options and an extensive list of new compatibility data. This book serves as a valuable reference source, providing comprehensive review of syringe driver use and administration of drugs by CSCI. The first chapter provides an overview of syringe drivers and CSCIs, including a useful array of frequently asked questions. The second chapter provides information about the chemistry of drug incompatibility and degradation. The third chapter comprises revised and referenced information relating to most drugs likely to be administered by CSCI using a syringe driver. The fourth chapter discusses the control of specific symptoms that are often encountered when CSCIs are required. The fifth and final chapter contains an extensive, referenced list of compatibility and stability data relating to drug combinations administered by CSCI.
From reviews of the previous edition: 'This new edition of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics was really very helpful when I was doing an MSc course in Advancing Pharmacy Practice and it was really very helpful in all the clinical diseases I have to read for my PBL. I also used it as one of my most reliable reference books for the in-course simulation ward rounds and other clinical case studies. It is a great book to have as a practising clinical or hospital pharmacist or even community pharmacist. It will also be of great use to anyone doing a course in pharmacotherapy. This book will always be of use to you throughout your studentship or when practising after graduation. It is also more portable than most other pharmacotherapy textbooks with the same amount of information.' Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling, multi-disciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists, clinicians and nurses to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of the pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. Each chapter is co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician, and each chapter begins with key points and ends with cases to test understanding. The sixth edition is now on StudentConsult for the first time, giving online access to the full text. Key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter Case-study boxes throughout the chapters Each chapter co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician In-depth treatment of therapeutics to support pharmaceutical prescribing Logical order and format: key points, epidemiology, aetiology, disease, clinical manifestations, investigations and treatment, drugs used in treatment. Dosage reference sources given where appropriate, along with useful websites and further reading for each chapter. New co-editor, Karen Hodson Over 10 new authors Now in 4-colour On StudentConsult for the first time New chapter on Dementia Many new and revised illustrations Chapters revised to include advances in therapeutics and changes to dose regimens and licensed indications Updated case studies
This book describes the processes that are involved in the development of new drugs. The authors discuss the history, role of natural products and concept of receptor interactions with regard to the initial stages of drug discovery. In a single, highly readable volume, it outlines the basics of pharmacological screening, drug target identification, and genetics involved in early drug discovery. The final chapters introduce readers to stem therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacovigilance, and toxicological testing. Given its scope, the book will enable research scholars, professionals and young scientists to understand the key fundamentals of drug discovery, including stereochemistry, pharmacokinetics, clinical trials, statistics and toxicology.
Martin's Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is considered the most comprehensive text available on the physical, chemical, and biological principles that underlie pharmacology. This 7th Edition puts a stronger focus on the most essential, practical knowledge, and is updated to reflect the broadening scope and diversity of the pharmaceutical sciences. Whether you're a student, teacher, researcher, or industrial pharmaceutical scientist, this respected textbook and reference will help you apply the elements of biology, physics, and chemistry in your work and study. Master the latest knowledge with brand-new chapters on Excipients and Compounding ; revised and expanded coverage of interpretive tools, ionic equilibria, biopharmaceutics, diffusion, drug release and dissolution, and drug delivery systems and drug product design; a renewed focus on physical chemistry; and much more. See how physical chemistry principles apply to practice through abundant examples. Focus on the most need-to-know information via Key Concept boxes.
In an increasingly competitive job market, it is more important than ever before to excel at your studies and demonstrate the key skills employers are looking for. Successful Learning in Pharmacy gives an easy-to-read and easy-to-digest guide to the essential skills you need to be an effective learner - setting you up for success in your studies, and beyond. The book is enriched throughout with relevant and useful examples to tailor it to your particular needs as a pharmacy student, with helpful advice and guidance from the authors - all experienced pharmacists and educators - to help you get the most out of your studies. With chapters covering all aspects of learning, from getting the most out of lectures to preparing for exams, and exploring the range of communication methods you will need to master, it is the perfect course companion on your path to becoming a successful pharmacist. Online Resource Centre: For registered adopters: Figures and tables from the book in electronic format For everyone: Examples of good and bad practice related to themes presented in the book
The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps practitioners to develop crucial knowledge and skills, including establishing accurate drug histories, planning appropriate therapies, writing safe and legal prescriptions, critically appraising the prescribing of others, patient support, accessing reliable information about medicines, and detecting adverse drug reactions. Prescribing at a Glance:: * Features detailed and high-quality colour illustrations throughout * Includes examples of common prescribing errors, practice prescriptions and calculations * Follows the structure of the WHO Good Prescribing Guide, and corresponds to the core curriculum of the British Pharmacological Society * Is the perfect guide to help you prepare for the Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) * Includes a companion website featuring interactive MCQs and cases, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribing From the series that brought you Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, and designed to help those in the later stages of their medical training become adept at the skills required for a vital yet often confusing subject Prescribing at a Glance will help you fill in any knowledge gaps with simple step-by-step instructions, and clear, easy-to-remember guidelines.
Use ASPEN's workbook to demonstrate proficiency in prescribing and writing parenteral nutrition (PN) orders. Written for clinicians of every experience level and even students, as this resource is ideal for classroom use.It includes realistic case studies highlighting common clinical presentations across the age spectrum and up-to-date guideline recommendations, including inforamtion from the 'A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines: Parenteral Nutrition Ordering, Order Review, Compounding, Labeling, and Dispensing. It features: Case studies highlighting common clinical presentations of infants, children and adult patients. An appendix of information covering PN order writing, with calculations, definitions, and more.
Reinforce your knowledge of the pharmacy technician role, and prepare for certification exams! Corresponding to the chapters in Pharmacy Practice for Today's Pharmacy Technician: Career Training for the Pharmacy Technician, by LiAnne Webster, this practical workbook offers a wide variety of review questions relating to essential pharmacy technician tasks and skills. Critical thinking exercises help you apply what you've learned to real-life situations in pharmacy practice. Fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple-choice questions test your understanding of chapter terminology and content, and help you prepare for exams. Critical Thinking exercises in each chapter use case studies to apply what you've learned to real-life situations. Internet research activities ask you to perform online research.
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