Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion
Wright, Jane; Gray, Alistair; Goodey, Vincent
Jane Wright - Lead Pharmacist Lancashire Care NHS Foundation, Alistair Gray - Community Services Pharmacist and Vincent Goodey - Pharmacy Department
Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion is an A-Z pocket book containing concise and practical pharmaceutical information for clinical pharmacists. It provides the user with a range of tools, suggestions and advice to assist in the provision of pharmaceutical care.
Bringing together disparate information not easily found in other reference sources, this pocket book deals with obscure problems as well as routine queries arising from:
- Therapeutic drug monitoring
- Electrolyte disturbances
- Management of disease states
- Perioperative drug administration.
This is a useful, practical guide in a handy format. It will be an invaluable tool for practicing pharmacists and also a helpful study aid for pharmacy students.
Acetylcysteine for nebulisation
Adverse drug reactions
Apomorphine in Parkinson's disease
Asthma management principles
Benzodiazepines and hypnotics
Bisphosphonates and tumour-induced hypercalcaemia
Body surface area
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Corticosteroid oral/intravenous conversion
Cytotoxic chemotherapy waste management
Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome
Dobutamine dosing and administration
Dopamine dosing and administration
Doxycycline: counselling points
Enoxaparin: dosing in unstable angina
Enteral feeding systems and drug administration
Epilepsy: antiepileptic drugs
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Eye drops: use and care
Eye ointments: use and care
Folinate rescue regimen
Glucose testing: monitoring diabetes
Grapefruit juice-drug interactions
Human immunodeficiency virus drugs
Ideal body weight
Immunoglobulin for intravenous administration
Insulin, intravenous infusion: use of sliding scales
Liver function tests
Nausea and vomiting management
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Nicotine replacement therapy
'Nil by mouth'
Paraneoplastic fever and sweats
Prescription charge exemptions and pre-payment certificates
Regimen or regime?
Retinal/fundal ocular examination
Sclerosants for pleurodesis in the management of malignant pleural effusions
Sterile larvae and wound care
Streptokinase, unlicensed uses
Synacthen (tetracosactide) tests
Tinzaparin: dosing in DVT and prophylaxis of PE
Total parenteral nutrition
Vitamins and minerals
Yellow card scheme
01-Jul-07, Die Pharmazie
'A total of five appendices supplement the handbook with common medical abbreviations, laboratory reference values, imperial to metric conversion tables and useful web addresses...the Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion can be highly recommended not only for clinical pharmacists but also for health professionals in general.'
Hug (Freiburg). Die Pharmazie. Vol 62. July 2007
01-May-07, The Future Pharmacist
'It contains concise information drawn from many sources and is presented in an A-Z fashion that is easy to access and pleasant to read...it is a valuable resource for any clinical pharmacist and a handy reference guide for students...I found it helpful and easy to use and would recommend it to any pharmacy student'
Husam jafar, Future Pharmacist, Spring 2007
09-Jun-07, The Pharmaceutical Journal
'The information content is practical and covers a good range of standard clinical conditions...as a practical reference I like this book...I would recommend its use to all.'
Andrzej Kostrzewski, student. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 2007, 278 (7455), 685
ISBN 978 0 85369 955 2
Published Sep 2006
180 x 100mm (480pp)