Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Practice,
Edition 6
Edited by Jennie Watson, BSc, PG ClinDip, PGCert (LTHE), FFRPS, MRPharmS, FHEA and Louise Siobhan Cogan, BSc, PG Dip, PGCert (LTHE), PG Cert (Research and Evaluation) MRPharmS, FHEA

Publication Date : 30 May 2019

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Description

The sixth edition of PharmacyPractice brings the contents completely up to date, reflecting emerging new roles for pharmacists both within the traditional employment areas of hospital and community pharmacy, as well as other developing roles supporting the public health agenda, governance, risk management, prescribing and pharmaco-economics.

Key Features

  • Each chapter begins with Study Points and ends with Key Points to reinforce learning.
  • Appendices include medical abbreviations, Latin terms and abbreviations, systems of weights and measurements and presentation skills.
  • Some chapters also carry self-assessment questions for more complex areas of pharmaceutical practice.

New Features

New editor on the team, Louise Cogan.

Many new contributors, comprising practising pharmacists, teachers of pharmacy, and pharmacists with joint appointments between hospital/community pharmacy and universities.

Now with companion e-book included on StudentConsult

New chapters on

  • Consent
  • History Taking/ Gathering Information
  • Advice giving and the pharmacist as a Health Trainer
  • Using calculations in pharmacy practice
  • Continuing professional development and revalidation
  • Intra and inter professional working, The role of the pharmacist in medicines optimization
About the author
Edited by Jennie Watson, BSc, PG ClinDip, PGCert (LTHE), FFRPS, MRPharmS, FHEA, Boots Teacher Practitioner, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK and Louise Siobhan Cogan, BSc, PG Dip, PGCert (LTHE), PG Cert (Research and Evaluation) MRPharmS, FHEA, Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Table of Contents

Section 1: The Patient

  1. Socio-behavioural aspects of health and illness
  2. Socio-behavioural aspects of treatment with medicines
  3. Communication skills for pharmacists and their team
  4. Consent
  5. History Taking/ Gathering Information
  6. Concordance
  7. Advice giving and the pharmacist as a health trainer
  8. Section 2: The Medicine

  9. Control of medicines
  10. The prescribing process and evidence-based medicine
  11. Drug evaluation and pharmacoeconomics
  12. Formularies in pharmacy practice
  13. Complementary and alternative medicines
  14. Using calculations in pharmacy practice
  15. Veterinary pharmacy
  16. Section 3: The Medicine Formulation

  17. Dispensing techniques (compounding and good practice)
  18. Oral unit dosage forms
  19. Packaging
  20. Solutions
  21. Suspensions
  22. Emulsions
  23. External preparations
  24. Suppositories and pessaries
  25. Powders and granules
  26. Section 4: The Specialized Pharmacy Product

  27. Production of sterile products
  28. Parenteral products
  29. Opthalmic products
  30. Inhaled products
  31. Parenteral nutrition and dialysis
  32. Radiopharmacy
  33. Specialized services
  34. Appliances
  35. Section 5: The Pharmacy Safety Process

  36. Clinical governance
  37. Risk management
  38. Standard operating procedures
  39. Audit
  40. Information retrieval in pharmacy practice
  41. Control of health professionals and their staff
  42. Continuing professional development and revalidation
  43. Section 6: The role of pharmacy in healthcare

  44. The role of pharmacy in healthcare
  45. Ethics – the theory
  46. Ethics in practice and ethical dilemmas
  47. Public health
  48. Structure and organization of pharmacy
  49. Intra- and inter-professional working
  50. Section 7: The patient, their medicine and beyond

  51. The prescription
  52. Patient charges of medicines and their impact on access
  53. Routes of administration and dosage forms
  54. Labelling of dispensed medicines
  55. Monitoring the patient
  56. The role of the pharmacist in medicines optimisation
  57. Public health and pharmacy interventions
  58. Substance use and misuse
Book Reviews

From customer reviews of the previous edition:

‘A great book. Everything is well organised and easy to understand. Covers all topics an undergraduate pharmacy student would need … useful for a practising pharmacist too.’

‘This is an excellent introduction to pharmacy practice. It is an excellent read. Very well worth buying if you are a pharmacist or chemist.’

‘I'm a final year medical student and found this great for all those learning outcomes that are really difficult to find. Things like details on the yellow card scheme and MHRA that I'd previously spent hours searching for - a concise, clear explanation of can be found here. There are also useful things like consent, capacity, health-behaviour models, prescription writing, controlled drugs and homeopathy information … mops up the learning outcomes that most other books don't cover… I've used it most for the practise drugs calculations as we have formatives on these and end of year OSCEs too!’

Book details
ISBN: 9780702074301
Page Count: 486
Illustrations: Approx 70 illustrations (in full colour)
Retail Price: €76.99