Symptoms in the Pharmacy

A Guide to the Management of Common Illness

Author: Alison Blenkinsopp,Paul Paxton,John Blenkinsopp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405153016

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 6111

Symptoms in the Pharmacy presents a guide to the management of common symptoms seen in the pharmacy, with advice from an author team that includes both pharmacists and GPs. With the continued emphasis on the pharmacist's role as a 'first port of call' in response to symptoms, the need for effective communication and interpersonal skills remains paramount. This book provides the pharmacist with the appropriate techniques for gathering information to meet the needs of patient safety in a way that is acceptable to the public. Case studies and comments from the pharmacist's and doctor's perspective are included throughout. This is now the fifth edition of Symptoms in the Pharmacy. The text has been fully revised to reflect the latest 'prescription only medicine' to 'pharmacy medicine' switches. Changes in medicine use, cautions and contraindications where recent evidence has shown new safety concerns are also covered. Similarly, where new evidence has shown treatments to be less effective and thus superseded, they have been removed. Reviewer: A reader from Bradford UK This book is an excellent guide for either trainee or newly qualified pharmacists. It covers most ailments which may be encountered on a daily basis in the community pharmacy and describes features of more serious underlying disease to aid diagnosis or referral. It is well presented and clearly laid out with separate chapters for each ailment. At the end of each chapter are example case studies giving in summary both the view of a pharmacist and medical doctor for each condition. My only criticism is that there are no illustrations or diagrams which I feel would have been helpful when describing clinical features of some conditions. Nonetheless there are clear descriptions of each ailment, highlighting symptoms, possible causes and most appropriate treatments. Importantly it gives clear guidelines on when to refer presenting ailments to a doctor. It is comparable in style to the title Minor Illness or Major Disease, however this title is illustrated with photographs of illness to aid recognition. A useful guide for all student pharmacists, preregistration pharmacists and possibly newly qualified pharmacists.

Symptoms in the Pharmacy

A Guide to the Management of Common Illness

Author: Alison Blenkinsopp,Paul Paxton,John Blenkinsopp

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405180795

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 9297

A practical and evidence-based guide for student, pre-registration and qualified pharmacists Symptoms in the Pharmacy is an indispensable guide to the management of common symptoms seen in the pharmacy. With advice from an author team that includes both pharmacists and GPs, the book covers ailments which will be encountered in the pharmacy on a daily basis. Now in its sixth edition Symptoms in the Pharmacy has been fully revised to reflect the latest evidence and availability of new medicines. There are new sections and case studies for 'POM' to 'P' switches including chloramphenicol, sumatriptan, diclofenac, naproxen and amorolfine. This edition features colour photographs of skin conditions for the first time enabling the differentiation and diagnosis of common complaints. The public health and illness prevention content have been expanded to support this increasingly important aspect of the pharmacist’s work. The book is designed for quick and easy reference with separate chapters for each ailment. Each chapter incorporates a decision making framework in which the information necessary for treatment and suggestions on ‘when to refer’ is distilled into helpful summary boxes. At the end of each chapter there are example case studies providing the view of pharmacists, doctors and patients for most conditions covered. These easy-to-follow- chapters can be read cover to cover or turned to for quick reference. This useful guide should be kept close at hand for frequent consultation.

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9789241546706

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 2256

This pocket book contains up-to-date clinical guidelines, based on available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. It is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centres where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.

Cannabis Pharmacy

The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana -- Revised and Updated

Author: Michael Backes

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 031655572X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 9417

In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to treat an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up-to-date with the latest information on the body's encannabinoid system, which is now understood to control emotion, appetite, and memory, delivery and dosing of cannabis, including e-cigarette designs, additional varietals, and a new system for classification, as well as 21 additional ailments and conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. There are currently more than 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 29 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal.

Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Author: The Mayo Clinic

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 0848746961

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 9483

The best weapon against any condition is knowledge. Learn from the experts in Mayo Clinic's complete guide to identifying, treating, and preventing a broad range of common medical issues.

Inside you'll find:
  • Easy-to-understand explanations of more than 100 health conditions
  • Comprehensive lists of frequent signs and symptoms
  • Professional insight on tests and procedures used to make a diagnosis
  • Essential advice on treatments, including commonly used medications
  • Up-to-date prevention guidelines for illnesses that may affect your quality of life


Featuring clear illustrations and accessible writing, Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide is a must-have health resource for every home.

Your Child's Health

The Parents' Guide to Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior, and School Problems

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553353396

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 672

View: 6242

Provides information on medicines, rashes, illnesses, and behavior problems common to infants and children

Family Guide to Homeopathy

Symptoms and Natural Solutions

Author: Andrew Lockie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671767712

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 7228

A comprehensive and authoritative guide for people seeking alternate health remedies that are natural, accessible and effective

Patient Assessment in Pharmacy

Author: Richard Herrier,Dave Apgar,Robert Boyce,Stephan Foster

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071821163

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 4978

Learn the art and science of patient assessment to succeed in real-world pharmacy practice The goal of Patient Assessment in Pharmacy is to impart the assessment and practice skills necessary to provide optimal patient care when working in an ambulatory care environment. This unique text explains how to integrate pathophysiology, medical history, physical findings, and laboratory test results to accurately assess and monitor patient problems. Patient Assessment in Pharmacy will help you make a more accurate diagnosis and enable you to better advise patients about appropriate use of products intended for self-care. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, Patient Assessment in Pharmacy focuses on the symptom complexes and diseases that pharmacists most frequently encounter in an ambulatory care setting.

Community Pharmacy

Author: Paul Rutter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050180

Category: Medical

Page: 361

View: 2502

"Evolve learning resources for students and lecturers."

Your Child's Health

The Parents' One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesse s, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development

Author: Barton D. Schmitt

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307829995

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 720

View: 7127

Emergencies: --when to call your child's physician immediately -what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and injuries Common Illnesses: -when it's safe to treat your child at home -step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments Behavior Problems: -proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze -no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusal Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence: -essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education -ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Guidelines for Investigation and Control

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 1279

"These guidelines have been written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who may undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks."--P. 4 of cover.

Selling Sickness

How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies are Turning Us All Into Patients

Author: Ray Moynihan,Alan Cassels

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926706684

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 6409

In this hard-hitting indictment of the pharmaceutical industry, Ray Moynihan and Allan Cassels show how drug companies are systematically using their dominating influence in the world of medical science, drug companies are working to widen the very boundaries that define illness. Mild problems are redefined as serious illness, and common complaints are labeled as medical conditions requiring drug treatments. Runny noses are now allergic rhinitis, PMS has become a psychiatric disorder, and hyperactive children have ADD. Selling Sickness reveals how expanding the boundaries of illness and lowering the threshold for treatments is creating millions of new patients and billions in new profits, in turn threatening to bankrupt national healthcare systems all over the world. This Canadian edition includes an introduction placing the issue in a Canadian context and describing why Canadians should be concerned about the problem.

The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing

Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma Baker, PhD Frcp

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0702074411

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9438

Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice. The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

Practical Pharmaceutical Calculations, Second Edition

Author: Michael Bonner,David Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315346869

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 3207

Understanding practical pharmaceutical calculations is essential for healthcare professionals. Even simple errors in calculation can have serious - and possibly fatal - consequences. Fully revised and updated, with entirely new chapters and a focus on basic arithmetic, this best-selling practical guide begins by explaining simple units of measurements and expressions of concentration, followed by demonstrations of how straight-forward calculations can be used to estimate individual patient dosages. At the end of each chapter there are self assessment calculations, with fully worked answers - ideal for revision and self-assessment. With the book and free downloads you can always have the guide on hand when you need it most.

Community Pharmacy - E-Book

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Paul Rutter,David Newby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580792

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 5434

Now in a new edition – the leading Australian community pharmacy guide, covering common conditions seen by community pharmacists throughout Australia and New Zealand. Fully revised and now in its second edition, Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 2e is an essential pharmacy resource. Ideal for both pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists, Community Pharmacy provides a guide to differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by community pharmacists throughout Australia and New Zealand. Organised by body system, Community Pharmacy provides symptom-specific pharmaceutical questions and algorithms for the purposes of differential diagnosis. More than 12 new treatment medicines have been added to this new edition, along with eight new case studies. All conditions, products and recommendations have been revised to reflect current local drug scheduling and clinical practice, and the book’s evidence base has been updated in line with sources including the National Prescribing Service, Australian Prescriber, Australian Medicines Handbook, the Therapeutic Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia guidelines. Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 2nd edition incorporates evidence-based practice into every chapter, and addresses current issues like alternative treatments and complementary therapies, weight loss products and pre-quit nicotine use. This full-colour pharmacy text also offers students and instructors additional web-based resources through Elsevier’s Evolve online platform including additional images for dermatology and ophthalmology, additional case studies and an additional chapter on Evidence-Based Practice. This new edition also has the added benefit of providing online activities for practicing pharmacists undertaking essential Continuing Professional Development. These activities have been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan and have been accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. • covers the most common conditions seen in community pharmacies • evidence base for over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations for each condition • provides symptom-specific questions and algorithms for the purposes of differential diagnosis • discusses prevalence and epidemiology of each condition • practical prescribing summary tables • Hints and tips boxes covering product use advice • self-assessment – multiple choice questions, review questions and case studies • full-colour throughout, with colour photographs of important conditions • Helpful abbreviations • Glossary of terms • Useful websites • Online Evolve resources for students and instructors • Online activities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Heart 411

The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need

Author: Marc Gillinov, M.D.,Steven Nissen, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307719928

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 560

View: 9051

The definitive guide to heart health from two of America's most respected doctors at Cleveland Clinic, the #1 hospital for heart health in America. Are you one of the eighty-two million Americans currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease—or one of the millions more who think they are healthy but are at risk? Whether your goal is to get the best treatment or stay out of the cardiologist’s office, your heart's health depends upon accurate information and correct answers to key questions. In Heart 411, two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle the questions their patients have raised over their decades of practice: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children? Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. Diet!

A Comprehensive Look at Contributing Factors and Natural Treatments for Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity

Author: Rachel Bell,Howard Peiper

Publisher: Square One Pub

ISBN: 9781884820298

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 81

View: 9939

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS AND NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR A.D.D.