FASTtrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy
Alan Nathan - Freelance pharmacy writer and consultant, London, UK
FASTtrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy focuses on what you really need to know in order to pass exams. Concise, bulleted information, key points, tips and an all-important self-assessment section which includes MCQs, case studies, sample essay questions and worked examples.
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.
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 provides the ultimate lecture notes and is a must-have for all pharmacy students wanting to study and test themselves for forthcoming exams.
FASTtrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy is also available as an ebook.
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
May 2013, Doody's Notes
"A good basic reference for practicing outpatient or ambulatory care pharmacists that addresses ailments that they may see as well as how to treat them...
...The book's organization and concise presentation make it a quick read and reference. It provides good explanations of treatment without scaring readers off with too much technical detail. Unique features that contribute to the value of the book include the case studies..., the specific criteria for when a patient should be referred to a practitioner, and the emergency care information where appropriate."
Anastasia Shields, BS, PharmD, Doody's Notes, May 2013
"It is a comprehensive textbook. Helpful to students to remember the concept in-relation to common clinical disease state conditions with well prepared short case studies followed by a few MCQs."
Dr Praveen Bhugra, University of Sunderland, June 2013
From the reviews of the previous edition:
'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