A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

Now in its Third Edition, this succinct, easy-to-use, current, and very functional handbook goes through the steps of receiving the prescription, preparing it, and completing the compound. The book provides a source for contemporary practice previously found spread out over journal articles, legal documents, standards of practice, specialty books, and textbooks.

Highlights of this edition include a more comprehensive section on sterile dosage forms and their preparation; expanded discussion of medication errors; processing tools for improving compounded preparations and reducing errors; a new chapter on systems of measurement and basic pharmaceutical calculations; and a new section on veterinary pharmacy practice. Patient cases with the sample compounded prescription orders and parenteral preparation medication orders show typical situations and problem-solving to meet special therapy and patient needs.

A back-of-book CD-ROM includes study guides, interactive self-assessment, and multimedia demonstrations of compounding procedures for key chapters. A companion website offers the CD content as well as full text online and an image bank.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Charles Ruchalski, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This is a valuable overview of all aspects of the practice of pharmacy. Updated from 2004, it contains the most recent legal and practical guidelines readers need to successfully master the field of pharmacy.
Purpose: The third edition continues with the goal of providing updated standards and guidelines in the practice of pharmacy. This book does a masterful job of keeping readers current and up to date in this rapidly growing and changing field.
Audience: This is a useful resource for pharmacy faculty and students. It also serves as a valuable go-to update for practicing pharmacists.
Features: This complete and comprehensive overview of all aspects of the practice of pharmacy provides a clear, concise vision of the elements needed to safely and effectively practice in all areas of the field. It covers everything from the basics of what a prescription is to pharmaceutical calculations, compounding, laws and regulations, and aseptic techniques. It uses excellent examples of pharmacy prescription orders and new color graphics. The third edition expands on the increased awareness of the culture of medication safety issues and clarifies the current USP 797 standards of practice.
Assessment: Every pharmacy student will benefit from the practical information contained in this book. It is useful throughout the pharmacy curriculum and extends beyond to practicing pharmacists who need a concise update. This book is a needed update from the second edition, considering the rapidly changing practice standards and guidelines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781783965
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 760
  • Sales rank: 125,906
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: PROCESSING THE PRESCRIPTION

  • CHAPTER 1: Prescription and Medication Drug Orders
  • CHAPTER 2: Labeling Prescriptions and Medications
  • CHAPTER 3: Controlled Substances
  • CHAPTER 4: Expiration and Beyond-Use Dating
  • CHAPTER 5: Drug Utilization Review and Medication-Use Evaluation
  • CHAPTER 6: Patient Counseling

PART 2: CALCULATIONS

  • CHAPTER 7: Systems of Measurement and Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • CHAPTER 8: Quantity and Concentration Expressions and Calculations
  • CHAPTER 9: Evaluating Dosage Regimens
  • CHAPTER 10: Aliquot Calculations
  • CHAPTER 11: Isotonicity Calculations

PART 3: COMPOUNDING DRUG PREPARATIONS

  • CHAPTER 12: General Guidelines for Preparing Compounded Drug Preparations
  • CHAPTER 13: Selection, Storage, and Handling of Compounding Equipment and Ingredients
  • CHAPTER 14: Selection and Use of Weighing and Measuring Equipment

PART 4: PHARMACEUTICAL EXCIPIENTS

  • CHAPTER 15: Pharmaceutical Solvents and Solubilizing Agents
  • CHAPTER 16: Antimicrobial Preservatives
  • CHAPTER 17: Antioxidants
  • CHAPTER 18: Buffers and pH Adjusting Agents
  • CHAPTER 19: Viscosity-Inducing Agents
  • CHAPTER 20: Surfactants and Emulsifying Agents
  • CHAPTER 21: Colors, Flavors, Sweeteners, and Scents
  • CHAPTER 22: Vehicles for Liquid Preparations
  • CHAPTER 23: Ointment Bases
  • CHAPTER 24: Suppository Bases

PART 5: NONSTERILE DOSAGE FORMS AND THEIR PREPARATION

  • CHAPTER 25: Powders
  • CHAPTER 26: Capsules, Lozenges, and Other Solid Oral Dosage Forms
  • CHAPTER 27: Solutions
  • CHAPTER 28: Suspensions
  • CHAPTER 29: Liquid Emulsions
  • CHAPTER 30: Semisolids: Ointments, Creams, Gels, Pastes, and Collodions
  • CHAPTER 31: Suppositories

PART 6: STERILE DOSAGE FORMS AND THEIR PREPARATION

  • CHAPTER 32: General Principles of Sterile Dosage Form Preparation
  • CHAPTER 33: Ophthalmic, Nasal, Inhalation, and Irrigation Solutions
  • CHAPTER 34: Parenteral Preparations
  • CHAPTER 35: Total Parenteral Nutrition

PART 7: VETERINARY PHARMACY

  • CHAPTER 36: Veterinary Pharmacy Practice

PART 8: COMPATIBILITY AND STABILITY

  • CHAPTER 37: Compatibility and Stability of Drug Products and Preparations

APPENDICES

  • APPENDIX A: Abbreviations Commonly Used in Prescriptions and Medication Orders
  • APPENDIX B: Nomograms for Determination of Body Surface Area from Height and Weight
  • APPENDIX C: National Center for Health Statistics Growth Charts
  • APPENDIX D: Isotonicity Values

INDEX

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