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Pharmaceutical Practice By R.M.E. Richards, OBE

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This textbook covers the dispensing of medicines and the role of the pharmacist in providing care to the patient. This edition has been updated, with a new section on pharmacy in society, covering the social and psychological aspects of pharmacy and communication skills.

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Pharmaceutical Practice by R.M.E. Richards, OBE

This is a new edition of the standard recommended text for pre-registration pharmacists. It has been totally rewritten and updated and covers the dispensing of medicines and the relationship with the patient. Chapters include: dispensing techniques; calculations; packaging; storage; the prescription; roles of administration and dosage forms; and for this edition more on counselling, health promotion and health education. Features: * NEW CHAPTERS ON: * Health promotion and health education * Formularies * Drug supply and distribution * Pharmacoeconomics * Clinical pharmacy in hospital and community * Residential homes * Current problems, eg. needle exchange, hospital at home * Professional audit * Much more concerned with the role of the pharmacist in providing care to the patient with a new section on pharmacy in society, covering: * Social and psyschological aspects of pharmacy * Communication skills for the pharmacist * Meeting the needs of the patients * Fully revised and updated classic textbook * New and more attractive page design with chapter summary boxes * More coverage of the pharmacist in society

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Table of Contents

Part I: Pharmacy in Society. Social and Psychological Aspects of Pharmacy. Communication Skills for the Pharmacist. Meeting the Needs of Patients. Part II: Dispensing. Dispensing Techniques (Compounding and Good Practice). Calculations. Containers and Closures. Storage and Stability. Labelling. The Prescription. Routes of Administration/Dosage Forms. Solutions. Suspensions. Emulsions. External Preparations. Suppositories, Pessaries. Powders and Granules. Oral Unit Dosage. Aerosols and Other Dosage Forms. Other Products (Wound Mgmt, Hosiery, Stoma, Continence). Medical Gases. Part III: Sterile Products. Principles of Sterilisation (Heat and Non-Heat) . Aseptic Technique. Clean Rooms. Parenteral Products. IV, Civas, Cytotoxic Agents, Radiopharmacy. Tpn. Ophthalmic Products (Include Contact Lens Products). Principles of QA. Sterility Testing. Part IV: From Theory to Pharmaceutical Care. Health Promotion and Health Education. Responding to Symptoms. Formularies. Drug Information. Drug Supply and Distribution. Pharmacoeconomics. Patient Medication Records and Documentation. Adverse Drug Reactions. Clinical Pharmacy in Hospital and Community (Including Monitoring the Prescription). Compliance and Counselling. Residential Homes. Current Problems and Practice Research (E.G. Needle Exchange, Methadone, Hospital at Home, Seamless Care, Pharmacist in General Practice). Professional Audit. Appendixes: Current UK Pharmaceutical Legislation. NHS Dispensing. Pharmacy in Europe. Medical Abbreviations. Latin Terms and Abbreviations. Systems of Weights and Measures. Homoeopathic Dispensing. Sources of Information.

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Pharmaceutical Practice by R.M.E. Richards, OBE
R.M.E. Richards, OBE
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