Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Paperback | December 1, 2009

EditorMichelle McCarthy, Denise R. Kockler

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The overall goal of clinical pharmacy is to promote the correct and appropriate use of prescription and non-prescription medicinal products and devises and to minimize adverse effects. The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy provides an accessible and easily navigable quick-referenceguide for practicing and student pharmacists. It is not just another drug book, but a complete, portable coverage of the pharmacy profession, from high-value scientific and clinical information, such as adverse drug reactions, interactions, and pharmaceutical calculations to professional issues suchas ethics, practice management, evidence-based medicine, and research. It covers the main body systems and provides a wealth of practical information required by pharmacists on a day-to-day basis, including many topics not traditionally found in handbooks.

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The overall goal of clinical pharmacy is to promote the correct and appropriate use of prescription and non-prescription medicinal products and devises and to minimize adverse effects. The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy provides an accessible and easily navigable quick-referenceguide for practicing and student pharmacist...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:804 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.04 inPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195375106

ISBN - 13:9780195375107

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Table of Contents

1. AdherenceIntroductionAdherence measuresStrategies to improve adherenceAdherence counseling2. Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug InteractionsIntroductionClassification of ADRs?Adverse reactions: drug or disease??Helping patients understand the risk of ADRs?Reporting ADRsDrug interactions?Managing drug interactions3. AnaphylaxisSigns and symptomsTreatment of anaphylaxisPrevention of anaphylaxis4. Clinical Pharmacy SkillsClinical pharmacy definitionPrescription screening and monitoringPharmacist documentation in patient medical records?(PMR)Understanding medical recordsMedication reviewMedication reconciliationIntervention monitoringObtaining patient medication historiesMedication-use evaluation (MUE)Medication errorsFinancial reports and budget statementsHospital budget statementsPatient assistance programsDrug/ medication information services5. Tips for Professional ConductCommunication skillsOral presentation skillsWritten communication skillsAssertivenessLeading meetingsPrioritizingProject planningTime managementEthical dilemmasWorking with medical staffPatient etiquetteWorking with distressed patientsWorking with dying patients6. Pharmacy AutomationPharmacy AutomationComputerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE) andClinical Decision Support (CDS)Automated Storage and Distribution SystemsBar-coded Medication AdministrationComputerized Infusion Pumps ("Smart Pumps")7. Clinical TrialsPhases of Clinical TrialsLicensingFood and Drug AdministrationASHP Guidelines on Clinical Drug ResearchInstitutional Review Boards (IRBs)Pharmacists advising IRBsGene Therapy8. Evidence-based MedicineEvidence-based medicine (EBM) and clinical pharmacyStatistical versus clinical significanceOdds ratios and relative riskTypes of dataDescriptive statisticsMean difference and the standardized mean differenceL'Abbe plotsAssessing the quality of randomized studiesCritical appraisal of systematic reviewsCritical assessment of papersUseful references for pharmacistsThe number needed to treat (NNT)/ number needed to harm (NNH)Confidence intervalsValidity9. Herbal MedicationsOverview of herbal medicationsLegislation of herbal medicationsHerbal medications of current interestSafety and adverse effectsDrug interactionsSpecial considerations10. Patient Management IssuesIntroduction to liver diseaseDrug use in liver diseaseDrug dosing in liver diseaseHepatorenal syndrome (HRS)Drugs in renal impairmentDrugs in pregnancyDrugs in breastfeedingMedicines for children: introductionMedicines for children: pharmacodynamics and pharmacokineticsMedicines for children: licensingMedicines for children: calculating children's dosesMedicines for children: adherenceMedicines for elderly people: introductionMedicines for elderly people: pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamicsMedicines for elderly: medication reviewDrug use in glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiencyDrug use in celiac diseaseDrug use in acute porphyriaDrug/food allergiesDrug therapy for enteral feeding tubesPatients with altered gastrointestinal tracts/bariatric surgeryPharmacogenomicsTransdermal drug therapyContrast mediaPrinciples of extravasation11. Pharmaceutical CalculationsConcentrationsMoles and millimolesMilliequivalents and milliosomolesPractical issues involving pharmaceutical calculationsPharmaceutical calculations involving infusion rates12. Pharmaceutical and Patient-Centered CareThe concepts of patient-centered and pharmaceutical careCore elements of pharmaceutical careMedication problem checklistPharmaceutical care economicsStandards for researchFuture practice goalsPharmacy WorkforceMedication Therapy Management13. Medication ManagementMedication managementEvaluating new drugsHow to write a drug protocolThe US Drug Approval ProcessPharmacy and Therapeutics committeesClinical Pathways and Collaborative practice agreementsElectronic prescribingIncident reportingPharmaceutical representativesConfidentialityConflicts of InterestStandards of business conduct for clinical pharmacistsDisposal of medicines14. ResearchAudit and researchWriting a research proposalReference management softwarePreparation of materials for publication15. Therapy-Related IssuesAllergy/ImmunologyCardiologyCritical CareElectrolyte DisordersEndocrinologyGastroenterologyInfectious DiseasesNeurologyOncologyPainPsychiatryPulmonarySolid Organ TransplantToxicology16. AppendixPathology Ranges and InterpretationNormal RangesPediatric Normal Laboratory ValuesDrug Interference with Laboratory TestsTherapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) in AdultsUseful WebsitesLevels of Evidence-based Medicine