FASTtrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy
Alan Nathan - Freelance pharmacy writer and consultant, London, UK
Are your exams coming up? Are you drowning in textbooks and lecture notes and wondering where to begin? Take the FASTtrack route to successful study for your examinations.
FASTtrack is a new series of indispensable revision/study guides created especially for pharmacy students.
Each book focuses on what pharmacy students really need to know in order to pass exams, providing concise, bulleted information, key points, tips and an all-important self-assessment section which includes MCQs, case studies, sample essay questions and worked examples.
The FASTtrack series provides the ultimate lecture notes and is a must-have for all pharmacy students wanting to study and test themselves for forthcoming exams.
Addressing all common ailments, organised by system in alphabetical order, FASTtrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy provides all the essential information needed for managing symptoms presented in the pharmacy. This new edition has been revised and updated and includes new self-assessment questions and a new chapter on menstrual disorders.
FASTtrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy is also available as an ebook.
Visit the FASTtrack website for extra MCQs, sample online content and much more.
2. Cardiovascular Conditions
Central Nervous System
3. Motion Sickness
Eye and Ear
5. Ear Problems
6. Eye Conditions
7. Athlete's Foot
8. Foot (podiatric) Problems
9. Fungal Nail Infection
10. Veruccas and Warts
13. Haemorrrhoids (piles)
14. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
16. Mouth Ulcers
17. Head Lice
20. Musculoskeletal Conditions
21. Common Cold and Influenza
24. Nicotine Replacement Therapy
26. Cold Sores
28. Fungal Skin Conditions
29. Scalp Conditions
31. Menstrual Disorders - Dysmenorrhoea and Menorrhagia
32. Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC)
33. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
34. Vaginal Thrush
From the reviews of the previous edition:
'These easy to read books are intended to complement textboks and reference books to assist students to prepare for examinations. This book could be used as a template for teaching pharmacists how to appropriately treat those conditions or refer to a physician for further care.'
CoraLynn Becker Trewet, PharmD University of Iowa, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education; 72 (3) Article 63. 2008
'Not only would this book be a valuable aide memoire to the pharmacy student, it would also be suitable as a quick reference guide to practitioners in the field. This book would be a great addition to the library of an undergraduate pharmacist and would complement the textbooks on clinical pharmacy and pharmacology without trying to replace them.'
Dr Laura Sahm, Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy, UCC. Irish Pharmacy Journal, February 2008
'I would recommend the majority of the content to any New Zealand pharmacy undergraduate, intern, pharmacy assistant or community pharmacist wanting a concise reference of the causes and treatments of most of the symptoms they are likely to face in their day-to-day practice.'
Jenny McElroy. New Zealand Pharmacy, March 2008
'Aimed at pre-registration trainees, this comprehensive book gives a fantastic overview of the symptoms that could be presented to a pharmacist on a daily basis. It is set out in a very structured manner that makes it both easy to read and effortless to commit its contents to memory. It is also jargon free with good explanations of terms that could be difficult to understand. I would highly recommend this book as a valuable resource for both undergraduate students and practicing pharmacists.'
Julie Atkinson, Student, Keele University. Chemist and Druggist. Published online 12 March 2008
'The information is presented in bulleted format, making the information easy to find and understand. It provides an easy, organized way to help the audience for this exam...the book is easy to read and to the point.'
Mirza E Perez, PharmD, Temple University School of Pharmacy. Doody Enterprises, Inc. January 2008