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Foundation in Pharmacy Practice is an essential introductory text for first year students. Providing an overview of the principal pharmacy practice topics in a practical and succinct manner, it serves as a starting point for further study. Major areas covered include: an introduction to medicines management, essential communication skills, prescription types, legal requirements, interpretation and understanding, packaging and labelling of medicines, compliance, adherence and concordance, sale and supply of medicines. Foundation in Pharmacy Practice is an essential teaching and learning resource for pharmacy students and their teachers. Facilitated by regular signposting and referencing to specific texts, it includes a useful and easily navigated glossary of reference terms.

About the Author:
Ben J Whalley is Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK

About the Author:
Kate E Fletcher is Teacher Practitioner in Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK and Lead Pharmacist Specialist Surgery, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK

About the Author:
Sam E Weston is Teacher Practitioner, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK

About the Author:
Rachel L Howard is Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK

About the Author:
Clare F Rawlinson is Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK

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Reviewer: Richard P Berardi, RPh, BSc, MHA (Temple University Hospital)
Description: This is an essential reference for pharmacy practice, providing sufficient detail to enable readers to gain a strong foundation in pharmacy.
Purpose: The purpose is to outline in detail the many roles of the practicing pharmacist. The book describes the many opportunities available and provides insights into practice.
Audience: It could serve as a textbook for a class on the foundation of pharmacy practice, or as a reference for practitioners wishing to supplement their knowledge. All five authors are knowledgeable in the field.
Features: All areas of pharmacy practice are covered, including major employment areas, applicable laws, and practice standards by discipline. This is a solid, all around guide to pharmacy practice. The tables, figures, and illustrations are especially helpful in providing additional detail.
Assessment: This book is detailed enough to provide readers with a strong background in pharmacy practice and to serve as a useful reference for seasoned professionals. It is comprehensive guide to practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853697473
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
About the authors     x
Acknowledgements     xii
What is Pharmacy Practice?   Ben J Whalley     1
Structure and function of the NHS in England   Rachel L Howard     9
An overview of community pharmacy - the role of the community pharmacist: past, present and future   Sam E Weston     23
An overview of hospital pharmacy   Kate E Fletcher     33
An overview of industrial sector pharmacy   Clare F Rawlinson     43
Introduction to medicines management   Rachel L Howard     55
Structure and function of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain   Kate E Fletcher     71
Essential communication skills for pharmacists   Kate E Fletcher     77
Prescriptions - types and legal requirements   Sam E Weston     85
Understanding and interpreting prescriptions   Sam E Weston     97
Packaging of medicines   Sam E Weston     109
Labelling of medicines   Sam E Weston     117
Extemporaneous dispensing: a beginner's guide   Sam E Weston   Kate E Fletcher     125
Compliance, adherence and concordance   Rachel L Howard     135
Sale and supply of medicines: risk and advice provision   Rachel L Howard     151
Major routes of drug administration   Kate E Fletcher     169
Glossary of terms commonly used in Pharmacy Practice     181
Index     201
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