Written and peer reviewed by experts in practice and academia, the 20th edition of the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care is an authoritative resource for students and for health care providers who counsel and care for patients undertaking self-treatment—nonprescription drugs, nutritional supplements, medical foods, nondrug and preventive measures, and complementary therapies. Its goal is to develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to assess a patient’s health status and current practice of self-treatment, to determine whether self-care is necessary or appropriate, and, if appropriate, to recommend safe and effective self-care measures.
The purpose of this book is (1) to provide a basic foundation of knowledge that will enable pharmacists to sharpen their skills in compounding pharmacy, (2) to serve as an educational tool for those pharmacists who did not receive instruction in compounding in colleges or schools of pharmacy, and (3) to become a textbook for current pharmacy students taking courses in pharmaceutical compounding.
Day-to-day clinical practice in the health and care professions is filled with challenging situations rooted in interpersonal psychology. Beyond their technical and profession-specific knowledge and skills, clinical practitioners must have extraordinary communication and observation skills to manage the complexities of their daily work. This can be particularly challenging for individuals educated within one profession when they are working within interprofessional teams where collaboration, consensus, and cooperative decision making are expected. Communication in Interprofessional Care: Theory and Applications approaches this important topic with a new perspective, supporting learners and teachers through practical application of psychological and communication theory.
Today, you will use a peak flow meter and complete an asthma action plan. Be prepared to apply your knowledge of asthma and medications used to treat asthma. All materials and handouts will be provided in class. This activity is expected to take 30 minutes.
Compounded prescriptions are sometimes ordered by a common descriptive name that does not specify the ingredients, such as an order for “Magic Mouthwash.” When a prescription for this compounded product is presented, the pharmacist first needs to determine whether the physician and/or patient has previously used a specific formulation. If not, the pharmacist determines what properties the physician and/or patient desires in the formulation, researches available options, and decides on a mutually acceptable compounding formula.
This activity provides you the opportunity to assess whether a patient is at risk for undernutrition, calculate the nutritional needs of a patient, and solve specialized nutrition patient cases. Faculty members/instructors are utilizing the flipped classroom approach, asking students to complete the readings and the worksheet prior to coming to class. During class the slide set interactively assesses your understanding of the materials while providing additional information on the topics addressed and providing the answers to the worksheet.
A 27-year-old female had surgery to remove a small tumor from her pituitary gland. Following the surgery, she experienced the abrupt onset of extreme thirst, polydipsia, and polyuria. Fluid intake and urine output were both approximately 9 L/day. Urine produced by the patient was very dilute (urine osmolarity <100 mOsm/L). The absence of glucose and erythrocytes in the urine was confirmed by urinalysis. Fasting blood glucose was in the normal range (95 mg/dL). Several hours of water deprivation failed to cause any change in either urine production or urine concentration.