Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach / Edition 2

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach / Edition 2

by Karen J. Tietze, Tietze
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323024734

ISBN-13: 9780323024730

Pub. Date: 09/04/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach is the only text that defines and covers all the basic clinical skills students and practicing pharmacists must acquire and develop to practice in today's patient-centered settings. Covers communication, physical assessment, laboratory and diagnostic tests, patient case presentation, therapeutic planning and

Overview

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach is the only text that defines and covers all the basic clinical skills students and practicing pharmacists must acquire and develop to practice in today's patient-centered settings. Covers communication, physical assessment, laboratory and diagnostic tests, patient case presentation, therapeutic planning and monitoring, drug information skills, ethics, and more! Organized to support progressive skill building, this book will help you develop more advanced patient care skills as you work through the text and integrate each skill you learn. Case examples throughout show you how to apply skills, and you can test your understanding with self-assessment questions at the end of every chapter. You'll also find handy quick-reference guides for frequently used information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323024730
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/04/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction: The Practice of Clinical Pharmacy1
Patient-Focused Pharmacy Practice1
The Clinical Environment5
The Health Care Delivery System14
Chapter 2Communication Skills for the Pharmacist18
Verbal Communication Skills19
Written Communication Skills21
Integration23
Additional Communication Skills34
Chapter 3Taking Medication Histories40
Preparation for the Interview41
Observation of the Patient and the Patient's Environment41
Data to Be Obtained44
The Difficult Interview50
Questioning Techniques51
Documenting the Medication History52
Chapter 4Physical Assessment Skills58
The Process62
Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, and Auscultation Techniques62
Equipment63
Skin64
Head and Neck68
Chest and Lungs75
Cardiovascular System79
Breasts and Axillae85
Abdomen86
Genitourinary System90
Musculoskeletal System91
Neurologic System92
Chapter 5Review of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests102
Background102
General Organ System Monitoring103
Cardiovascular System106
Endocrine System111
Gastrointestinal System115
Hematologic System119
Immunologic System125
Infectious Disease128
Neurologic System130
Nutritional Assessment130
Renal System132
Respiratory System137
Serous Body Fluids139
Chapter 6The Patient Case Presentation143
Components143
Chapter 7Therapeutics Planning154
Problem Identification154
Problem Prioritization158
Selection of Specific Therapeutic Regimens159
SOAPing Format160
Chapter 8Monitoring Drug Therapies170
Process171
Application and Integration175
Chapter 9Researching and Providing Drug Information186
Process186
Drug Information Centers198
Chapter 10Ethics in Pharmacy and Health Care202
Professional Codes of Ethics203
Ethical Issues207
Appendix224
Index227

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