ISBN-10:
1587160897
ISBN-13:
2901587160898
Pub. Date:
03/18/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Pharmacy: What It Is and how It Works / Edition 1

Pharmacy: What It Is and how It Works / Edition 1

by William N. Kelly

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Pharmacy: What It Is and how It Works / Edition 1

The pharmacy of today is vastly different from the neighborhood pharmacy of fifty years ago. No longer do pharmacists fill out a prescription as written without question. Pharmacists in some communities work with patients, the patient's doctors, and insurance companies to manage the patient's disease states. Increasingly, they are the point of contact for a patient who has various prescriptions from various doctors, for various illnesses. A doctor may not know all the medications his patient is using, but the pharmacist will.Written as a pharmacy primer, Pharmacy: What It is and How It Works provides an introduction to this field. Broad in scope and extensively referenced, it covers the history of pharmacy and details the different facets of the field. It presents chapters on pharmacy and pharmacists, drug development, the drug use process, drug pricing, pharmaceutical care, information technology, pharmacy automation, and career planning.The pharmaceutical profession is at a crossroads. The changing needs of doctors and patients combined with the changing needs of insurance companies has, in turn, changed what is expected of the pharmacist. The question remains: what is pharmacy's future? Will one organization speak for all facets of the profession? Will pharmacy become a true clinical profession? Pharmacy: What It is and How It Works will prepare you for the changes that are inevitable in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901587160898
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/18/2002
Series: Pharmacy Education Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


What is Pharmacy?
Pharmacy
What is a Profession?
A Brief History of Pharmacy
What is the Purpose of Pharmacy?
What Controls Pharmacy?
What Shapes Pharmacy?
The Value of Pharmacy
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
The Pharmacist
Who are Pharmacists?
What Pharmacists Know
Characteristics of Pharmacists
What Pharmacists Do
Titles and Career Paths
The Supply and Demand for Pharmacists
The Rewards of Being a Pharmacist
Lifelong Learning and Career Planning
Job Outlook
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
How Drugs are Discovered, Tested & Approved
A Brief History of Drug Discovery and Development
How New Drugs are Discovered
Drug Discovery
New Methods of Drug Design
The Drug Researcher
Drug Testing
Who Oversees Research on Investigational Drugs?
Drug Standards
How Drugs are Approved for Use
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
The Drug Use Process
Drug Distribution
Self-Care and the Role of Over-the-Counter Medication
Prescribing Drugs
Dispensing
Drug Distribution in Organized Health Care Settings
Medication Use
Quality Drug Therapy
How Drug Therapy is Monitored and Reviewed
Patient Outcomes
Medication Safety
Control of the Drug Use Process
Current Issues in Drug Use Control
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Pharmacy Technicians
The Pharmacy Technician
Employment
Why Pharmacy Technicians are Important
What Pharmacy Technicians Do
What Pharmacy Technicians Need to Know
How Pharmacy Supportive Personnel are Trained
Technician Certification and Competency
Pharmacy Technician Organizations
Supervision of Pharmacy Technicians
Being a Professional Pharmacy Technician
Earnings
Working Conditions
Satisfaction
Advancement and Expanded Roles
Job Outlook
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Pharmaceutical Care
A Brief History of Pharmacy Practice in the United States
From Clinical Pharmacy to Pharmaceutical Care
What is Pharmaceutical Care?
Pharmaceutical Care Versus Clinical Pharmacy
Learning About Pharmaceutical Care
Providing Pharmaceutical Care
Why Do Pharmaceutical Care?
When Will All Pharmacists Practice Pharmaceutical Care?
Implementing Pharmaceutical Care
Progress in Establishing Pharmaceutical Care
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Drug Pricing
Drug Prices in the United States
Drug Manufacturers
Buyers and Sellers of Prescription Drugs
Patients
The Economic Value of Pharmaceuticals
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Community Pharmacy
Types of Community Pharmacies
Patient Service and Satisfaction
Pharmaceutical Care
Dispensing Procedures to Improve Pharmaceutical Care
Avoiding Errors in the Dispensing Process
Community Pharmacy Services
Community Pharmacy Satisfaction
Positions for Pharmacists in Community Pharmacy
The Future of Community Pharmacy Practice
Implementing Change in Community Pharmacy Practice
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Hospital Pharmacy
Hospitals
The Patient
The Health Care Team
The Pharmacy Department
The Pharmacy Staff
The Future of Hospital Pharmacy
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Managed Care Pharmacy
What is Managed Care?
Health Maintenance Organizations
The Impact of Managed Care on Pharmacy
Quality Assessment and Assurance
Education of Providers and Members
Health Outcomes
Delivering Service and Care
Being a Pharmacist in Managed Care
Ethics
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Home Health Care
Background
Statistics
The Home Care Market
Providing Home Care
Home Health Care Pharmacy Services
The Pharmacist's Role in Home Health Care
Career Opportunities
Rewards and Satisfaction
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Long Term Care
The Aging Population
Long-Term Care Facilities
Consultant Pharmacy Practice
Growth in Long-Term Care
Growth in Consultant Pharmacy Practice
Rewards and Satisfaction
The Future of Consultant Pharmacy Practice
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Pharmacy Academia
A Brief History
Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Students
Supply of Pharmacists
Pharmacy Faculty
Faculty Responsibilities
Faculty Evaluation
Job Satisfaction
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Government Pharmacy
The U.S. Public Health Service
The Department of Defense
The Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Hospitals
The Drug Enforcement Administration
Working for State Government
Rewards and Satisfaction
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Pharmaceutical Industry
Pharmaceutical Companies
Pharmacists in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Satisfaction and Career Development
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Drug Information & Poison Control
Drug Information
Rewards and Satisfaction
Poison Information
Rewards
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Other Opportunities for Pharmacists
Association Management
Consulting
Information Technology
Medical Communications
Mail Order Pharmacy
Alternative Medicines
Nuclear Pharmacy
Pharmacy Benefit Management
Pharmacy Law
Pharmacy Management
Veterinary Pharmacy
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Pharmacy Organizations
A Brief History
The Role of Pharmacy Organizations
The Importance of Membership
Pharmacy Organizations
Should Pharmacy Organizations Change?
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Pharmacy Technology & Automation
Information Technology vs Automation
The Use of Information Technology and Automation
Information Technology
Automation
Automating the Pharmacy
Freeing Pharmacists for Pharmaceutical Care
Improving Information Technology and Automation
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Career Development
A Career
Career Planning
Find the First Job as a Pharmacist
Changing Jobs
The Letter of Application
The Interview
Changing Careers
For More Information
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises

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