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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.