The book Drugs in Use is written by Linda J. Dodds. When I first conceived this book in the late 1980s, cutting-edge pharmacy practice was taking place primarily in hospitals, and “clinical pharmacist” was a somewhat elitist term applied to the small number of hospital pharmacists who contributed to direct patient care. patients on hospital wards, but were rarely involved in writing the prescription or independently adjusting drug dosage.
Twenty years later, most practicing pharmacists can fairly be described as “clinical” pharmacists. Pharmacists are independent prescribers in a wide range of clinical areas and work under the direction of the patient group to supply and administer medications without a prescription. In hospitals, consultant pharmacists have their own patient caseload and provide the highest levels of pharmaceutical care, as well as contribute to research and development in their chosen specialty, while in the community, pharmacists with a specialty are being commissioned to provide high-level services. level services that contribute to the comprehensive care of patients in their specialty area.
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About the Author
Linda Dodds is currently Acting as Joint Director of Clinical Pharmacy for the East and South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services. This specialist pharmacy services team supports pharmacists working across sectors across four Strategic Health Authorities covering approximately 40% of the UK population, with clinical pharmacy management responsible for driving innovation and development in clinical pharmacy services. Linda is also a teaching trainee at the Medway School of Pharmacy, where she has developed and taught postgraduate programs including an MSc in Medication Management and the Diploma in General Pharmaceutical Practice for hospital and community pharmacists.
Overview of Drugs in Use
This fourth revised edition of “Drugs in Use” presents a series of clinical case studies to illustrate how pharmacists can optimize drug therapy in response to the needs of individual patients. Patient information is interspersed with questions and answers suitable for individual study or group discussion, and a plan of pharmaceutical care is included in each chapter. The cases included address situations that are commonly encountered or associated with particular difficulties in individualizing treatment. Those in which important advances in therapeutics have recently taken place are also covered. All case studies from the previous edition have been updated and revised, and new chapters have been included on the following: eczema; psoriasis; Crohn’s disease; oncology; and substance abuse. Translating the knowledge gained during undergraduate and graduate pharmacy courses into the clinical skills required to optimize patient therapy can seem like a daunting task. This book was conceived as a method to help pharmacists and prescribers bridge the gap between the acquisition of theoretical knowledge about medicines and their practical application to individual patients. It will be an invaluable resource for pharmacy students, pre-registration pharmacists, and practicing pharmacists. It will also be a valuable resource for medical students and non-medical prescribers.
|Book Name||Drugs in Use|
|Author of Book||Linda J. Dodds|