The handbook includes information on controlled drugs, adverse drug reactions, interactions, communication skills, and confidentiality. It also features chapters on adherence, anaphylaxis, clinical trials, herbal medicines, patient management, pharmaceutical calculations, research, policy, and therapy related issues. Palliative care sections have been expanded to include symptom management and end-of-life pathways. Other new sections such as pharmacogenetics, thyroid disorders, and domiciliary oxygen therapy have been included. Complementing the current British National Formulary guidelines, the handbook gives prescribing points and linked concepts of relevance to clinical pharmacists. The content is evidence-based and contains a wealth of information from the authors' many years of clinical pharmacy experience.
-Provides practical, quick-reference information for daily use by pharmacists
-Complements the British National Formulary
-Contains vital guidelines on how to provide a clinical pharmacy service
-Includes key information on controlled drugs, adverse drug reactions, pharmacogenetics, symptom management and palliative care
New to this edition:
-Fully updated throughout, with current guidelines, references and further reading
-Includes a new chapter on pharmacogenetics
-Includes a new section on domiciliary oxygen therapy
-The expanded gastoinestinal chapter now features treatment of dyspepsia, gastric and duodenal ulcer, stoma care, and special consideration of drugs and stomas
-The expanded palliative care chapter now features symptom management, end of life pathways, syringe drivers, and compatibilities
Now fully updated for a second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy remains the indispensible guide to clinical pharmacy, providing all the information needed for practising and student pharmacists. Presenting handy practical guidance in a quick-reference, bullet-point format, it will supply the knowledge and confidence you need to provide a clinical pharmacy service.
Readership: Practising clinical pharmacists, pre-registration graduates, and pharmacy students. It will also serve as a useful reference for industrial pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and community pharmacists developing a clinical role.
Audience: This Oxford Handbook is intended for a UK audience as well as other areas which follow UK medical practice including Europe, Australia, the Middle East, India and East Asia.
Authors: Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling, and Nicola Stoner
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