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Overview

More than 150 cases help develop the skills you need to identify and resolve the most common drug therapy problems

The perfect study companion to DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach

More than 40 all-new cases!

Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach delivers 157 patient cases designed to teach you how to apply the principles of pharmacotherapy to real-world clinical practice. The case chapters in this book are organized into organ system sections that correspond to those of the DiPiro textbook. By reading the relevant chapters in Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach you will be able to familiarize yourself with the pathophysiology and pharmacology of each disease state included in this casebook.

Each case teaches you how to:

  • Identify real or potential drug therapy problems
  • Determine the desired therapeutic outcome
  • Evaluate therapeutic alternatives
  • Design an optimal individualized pharmacotherapeutic plan
  • Develop methods to evaluate the therapeutic outcome
  • Provide patient education
  • Communicate and implement the pharmacotherapeutic plan

Everything you need to develop expertise in pharmacotherapy decision making:

  • Realistic patient presentations include medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data, followed by a series of questions using a systematic, problem-solving approach
  • Compelling range of cases – from the uncomplicated (a single disease state) to the complex (multiple disease states and drug-related problems)
  • Diverse authorship from more than 190 clinicians from nearly 100 institutions Coverage that integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics
  • Appendices containing valuable information on pharmacy abbreviations, laboratory tests, mathematical conversion factors, anthropometrics, and complementary and alternative therapies
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This is the ninth edition of a collection of patient cases intended to complement Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9th edition, DiPiro et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2014), a required text in many pharmacy schools. The 157 patient vignettes cover a wide array of disease states, all of which are designed to encourage critical thinking and clinical application of scientific learning.
Purpose: The main purpose is to help students learn the process of problem solving, rather than simply find the answer to the problem. Because there is often more than one way to approach a drug-related problem, the focus should be on the critical thinking process and the reasoning involved in developing pharmaceutical plans. In order to benefit from this active learning style, students should review the accompanying chapter in the textbook, as well as any other reference sources if needed. The goal is for students to be able to analyze the available facts in a case and to determine if further information is necessary. Students can then identify drug-related assessments and evaluate an optimal solution to the problem. When students develop these skills, they are able to adapt to the continually evolving literature, guidelines, and knowledge that defines the practice of pharmacy. The casebook is successfully designed to achieve these objectives. In fact, several introductory chapters outline how to approach patient case learning, including how to create a complete patient care plan.
Audience: Pharmacy students and other healthcare professional students can learn from working through these cases. Practicing clinicians can also expand their pharmacotherapy skills by assessing these cases. In fact, some institutions are currently using this casebook for purposes of staff development. Many of the almost 200 case authors are clinical specialists and experts in their field.
Features: A wide variety of disease states and drug-related issues are addressed in the cases. Learning objectives open each patient case, which provide guidance for a step-wise analysis. Since the cases are outlined a standard pharmacy care SOAP note, the format is already familiar to students and healthcare practitioners. The cases are concise and certainly provide the most essential information needed to accurately assess drug-related problems. Perhaps the most helpful feature is the selection of directed follow-up questions designed to help students correctly identify the problems in the case, think about outcome goals, and evaluate potential therapeutic plans. Although a problem key is not provided for each case, there are sample answers for some cases, which help to define expectations and provide an example of how to correctly approach the cases. Supplementary figures and tables are included for certain cases and an appendix highlights common laboratory values and medical abbreviations. Perhaps it would be helpful to have the answers to the cases available online for students to reference for learning purposes once they have completed a case.
Assessment: The process of learning how to resolve drug therapy problems, rather than finding the correct answer, can be developed by practicing these cases. Rather than memorizing facts, students can understand how to constructively approach problems, which is essential for healthcare providers today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071830133
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/2/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 166,995
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS (Morgantown,WV), Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

Julia M. Koehler, PharmD, (Indianapolis, IN) Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Butler University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and Clinical Pharmacist in Family Medicine, Methodist Hospital and the Indiana University-Methodist Family Practice Center, Clarian Health Partners.

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