Introduction to Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice

Introduction to Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice

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Introduction to Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice by David A. Holdford

Written by leaders and experts in hospital and health-system practices and published by ASHP, the voice of the health-system pharmacy profession, Introduction to Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice is required reading for students and practitioners alike. It’s a comprehensive manual for institutional pharmacy: legal and regulatory issues, medication safety, informatics, and more. Straightforward definitions and clear explanations provide a basic foundation for on-the-job training in hospitals and health-systems.  It’s the only introductory textbook available in institutional pharmacy practice.This practical guide offers a highly readable introduction to key areas of pharmacy practice, including:

  • Managing medication use
  • Managing medication distribution
  • Using technology in health systems
  • Budgeting & finance responsibilities
  • Administering and prepping sterile products
  • Managing people
  • Training options for careers
 Each chapter presents learning objectives and answers the “so what?” so common among student questions. Chapter reviews, discussion guidelines, key word definitions and interactive exercises augment the learning process.Written by hospital pharmacists for future hospital pharmacists, it’s everything important you need to know from the name you trust.For additional product resources about this publication, visit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585282920
Publisher: ASHP
Publication date: 07/20/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface v

Contributors xi

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 What is Institutional Pharmacy Practice? Kasey K. Thompson Douglas J. Scheckelhoff 1

Chapter 2 Overview of the History of Hospital Pharmacy in the United States William A. Zellmer 17

Chapter 3 Key Legal and Regulatory Issues in Health-System Pharmacy Practice John P. Uselton Lee B. Murdaugh Patricia C. Kienle David A. Holdford 39

Part II Managing Medication Use

Chapter 4 Medication Management Kathy A. Chase 59

Chapter 5 Clinical Pharmacy John E. Murphy 81

Chapter 6 Medication Safety David A. Holdford 99

Part III Managing Medication Distribution

Chapter 7 Medication Distribution Systems Stephen F. Eckel Fred M. Eckel 123

Chapter 8 Controlled Substances Management George J. Dydek David J. Tomich 143

Part IV Using Technology

Chapter 9 Electronic Data Management: Electronic Health Record Systems and Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems David A. Holdford Stephen K. Huffines S. Trent Rosenbloom 159

Chapter 10 Informatics James G. Stevenson Scott R. McCreadie Bruce W. Chaffee 179

Chapter 11 Automation in Practice Brad Ludwig Jack Temple 203

Part V Financial Management

Chapter 12 Purchasing and Inventory Control Jerrod Milton 229

Chapter 13 The Basics of Financial Management and Cost Control Andrew L. Wilson 253

Part VI Sterile Product Preparation and Administration

Chapter 14 Sterile Preparations and Admixture Programs Philip J. Schneider E. Clyde Buchanan 277

Chapter 15 Parenteral Therapy E. Clyde Buchanan 299

Part VII Managing People

Chapter 16 Leadership and Management David A. Holdford 321

Chapter 17 Recruiting, Selecting, and Managing Pharmacy Personnel David A. Holdford 345

Part VIII Careers in Health-System Pharmacy Practice

Chapter 18 Training for Careers in Hospitals and Health Systems Thomas P. Reinders David A. Holdford 367

Chapter 19 Residency Training Jill S. Burkiewicz Carrie A. Sincak 383

Index 399

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