Patient Assessment in Pharmacy by Richard Herrier

Patient Assessment in Pharmacy

byRichard Herrier, Dave Apgar, Robert Boyce

Paperback | December 23, 2014

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Learn the art and science of patient assessment to succeed in real-world pharmacy practice

The goal of Patient Assessment in Pharmacy is to impart the assessment and practice skills necessary to provide optimal patient care when working in an ambulatory care environment.

This unique text explains how to integrate pathophysiology, medical history, physical findings, and laboratory test results to accurately assess and monitor patient problems. Patient Assessment in Pharmacy will help you make a more accurate diagnosis and enable you to better advise patients about appropriate use of products intended for self-care.

In order to be as clinically relevant as possible,Patient Assessment in Pharmacy focuses on the symptom complexes and diseases that pharmacists most frequently encounter in an ambulatory care setting.

About The Author

Rick Herrier, PharmD and David Apgar, PharmD (Tucson, AZ) are affiliated with the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy. Robert Boyce,RPh (Corvallis,OR) is Director of Pharmacy, Plageman Student Health Center, Oregon State University. Stephan Foster,PharmD (Memphis, TN) is affiliated with the Univ...

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Title:Patient Assessment in PharmacyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.2 × 4.9 × 0.5 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071751947

ISBN - 13:9780071751940

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Table of Contents

Principles of Patient Assessment· General Approach to the patient· History Taking· Physical Assessment· DocumentationCommunicating with Patient and medicalstaff·· Approach to differential diagnosisAssessment of Symptoms· Runny nose· Red eye· Sore throat· Ear pain· Cough· Difficulty breathing· Chest pain· Heartburn· Nausea· Diarrhea· Constipation· Sports injusries· Swollen painful joints· Headache· Dysuria· Vaginal discharge· Skin RashAssessment in the Diagnosis and Management ofChronic Diseases and Their Complications· Hypertension· Hyperlipidemia· Diabetes Mellitus· Hypothyroidism· Seizure Disorders· Congestive Heart Failure· Asthama/COPD· TIA/CVA· Osteoarthritis· Osteoporosis· Oral ContraceptionAssessment of Potential Drug Related Problems· Liver· Renal· Bleeding· Psychiatric Medications