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Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services: A step by step approach.
     

Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services: A step by step approach.

by Ashley W. Ells, Justin Sherman
 

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED PHARMACY SERVICES IN COMMUNITY AND CLINIC SETTINGS

Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services teaches pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists how to provide advanced levels of pharmacy services in community and clinic settings designed to help patients achieve specific health goals and treat common disease

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED PHARMACY SERVICES IN COMMUNITY AND CLINIC SETTINGS

Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services teaches pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists how to provide advanced levels of pharmacy services in community and clinic settings designed to help patients achieve specific health goals and treat common disease states. This unique text provides practical--rather than merely ideological--ways for pharmacists to utilize their extensive clinical knowledge and fill a major gap in American health care. It discusses barriers, necessary skills, required knowledge, and issues related to preparation, interventions, patient outcomes, economic aspects, and marketing considerations for therapeutic areas commonly addressed in the outpatient setting.

The beginning of the book delves into the general management skills necessary to provide and implement advanced patient care services, including documentation, patient interviewing, and medication therapy management. Important chapters discuss disease states that would most likely be amenable to development of pharmacy services, including:

  • Asthma
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity

Also covered are immunizations, anticoagulation, and cardiometabolic services. The disease state chapters include learning aids such as summary points, first-hand accounts from experienced pharmacists who have implemented pharmacy services for that particular condition, a simulated patient case, and multiple-choice questions.

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Reviewer: Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This book highlights opportunities for pharmacists to implement medication therapy management (MTM) services in the community or clinic setting. It reviews chronic disease states and offers examples of how pharmacists can get involved in the care of patients.
Purpose: It is intended to provide pharmacists with the necessary tools to start MTM services in their community. The authors have experience in developing these types of pharmacy services and they offer practical and clinical advice for implementing a successful practice. The authors do an excellent job of reviewing the history of MTM and highlighting examples of pharmacy involvement. However, the true success of these pharmacy services will only be realized when pharmacists are recognized as healthcare providers and are reimbursed for their time and expertise.
Audience: This book is perfect for pharmacists working in a community setting hoping to expand their role in disease state management. Pharmacy students and residents learning about MTM also can benefit, because the book is clearly outlined and contains practical information for starting these types of services. The authors have developed an extensive community outreach program through the University of Mississippi, servicing independent and chain community pharmacies, clinics, and employee health settings. The contributing authors also have worked in similar MTM services and provide real-world experience for developing a successful practice.
Features: The book is uniquely organized in a way that provides the practical, how-to information first, such as medication therapy management, documentation skills, and patient interview techniques. Chapters are then outlined by disease state, highlighting those ailments that are best suited for pharmacist involvement. The variety of disease states is comprehensive, including asthma, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, and osteoporosis. The comprehensive tables are among the best features. For instance, the chapter on immunization services includes tables on immunization laws by state and vaccine-specific recommendations. The practical information the book provides is also exceptional, such as suggestions for managing tobacco cravings and example questionnaires to assess readiness to quit smoking. The clinical pearls highlighted for each disease state are current and nicely organized. Patient cases help readers apply the information to a clinical scenario. The only caveat is that the book is sometimes idealistic, and it must be read in the context that these pharmacy services can be challenging to implement, since they are not fully embraced by healthcare practitioners and insurance providers at this time. However, this book provides excellent motivation for pharmacists to continue being involved in such patient care activities, since this is how our contributions will be slowly accepted over time.
Assessment: This is a worthwhile investment for pharmacists interested in starting MTM services in the community or clinic setting. It offers excellent examples of assessment surveys, patient information, and helpful strategies for success. Perhaps future editions could focus more on reimbursement and opportunities for pharmacists to advance legislation in support of MTM services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071815765
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
05/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
349
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

Ashley Ellis completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi followed by a Community Pharmacy Residency at Leesburg Pharmacy and Shenandoah University. Since completing her residency she has focused her clinical practice in providing innovative community pharmacy services including Medication Therapy Management for patients in the underserved Mississippi Delta as part of the Delta Pharmacy Patient Care Management Project. She also currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi and is the Coordinator of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program in Oxford, Mississippi.

Justin Sherman graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1999 and completed a residency in Primary Care at Methodist Healthcare Hospital of Memphis. For nine years he taught at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) College of Pharmacy. His specialty is ambulatory care. Justin is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Justin will serve as facilitator and case author for Problem Based Learning for pharmacy students in their third professional year. He has been slated to author cases for atrial fibrillation, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and acute myocardial infarction/ ischemic heart disease. During his ten year at ULM, he was the Curriculum Committee Chair and Director of a PGY1 Residency Program. At the University of Mississippi, he is developing diabetes care services at the UMMC Lakeland Family Medical Clinic and currently serves as Coordinator of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program.

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