Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach

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This book shows how to develop expertise in Pharmacotherapy decision making. It includes 153 realistic patient cases. "Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, Sixth Edition" is ideal for fostering problem-solving skills. The "Pharmacotherapy Casebook" features 153 patient cases that help students identify and resolve drug therapy problems. This new edition is the perfect classroom companion to the new sixth edition of "Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach".The new features in this edition include: disorders - influenza prevention and treatment, infections in immunocompromised patients, and chemical exposure and emergency preparedness; an appendix which contains useful information on pharmacy and mathematical conversion factors and anthropometrics; 5 introductory chapters: how to use the casebook, active learning strategies, patient communication, written documentation, and care planning; and, 153 revised and updated patient cases involving disease states likely to be encountered by drug therapy decision makers.Realistic patient presentations include medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data followed by a series of questions using a systematic, problem-solving approach. Cases range from uncomplicated (a single disease state) to complex (multiple disease states and drug therapy problems) to accommodate different experience levels of students. Cases are provided by 183 clinicians from 82 different schools of pharmacy, health-care systems, and other institutions in the United States and Canada. Casebook sections are categorized by body organ system to coordinate with the Pharmacotherapy textbook. It develops skills in problem analysis and decision making. It integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics. It demonstrates the relevance and importance of a sound scientific foundation for pharmacy practice.

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Developing Expertise in Pharmacotherapy Decision Making Starts with The Most Trusted Source!

153 Realistic Patient Cases

PHARMACOTHERAPY CASEBOOK: A Patient-Focused Approach Sixth Edition

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS

Ideal for fostering problem-solving skills, the Pharmacotherapy Casebook features 153 patient cases that help students identify and resolve drug therapy problems. This new edition is the perfect classroom companion to the new sixth edition of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach.

KEY FEATURES:

• NEW disorders in this edition — influenza prevention and treatment, infections in immunocompromised patients, and chemical exposure and emergency preparedness

• NEW appendix contains useful information on pharmacy and mathematical conversion factors and anthropometrics

• 5 introductory chapters: How to use the casebook, active learning strategies, patient communication, written documentation, and care planning

• 153 revised and updated patient cases involving disease states likely to be encountered by drug therapy decision makers

• Realistic patient presentations include medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data followed by a series of questions using a systematic, problem-solving approach

• Cases range from uncomplicated (a single disease state) to complex (multiple disease states and drug therapy problems) to accommodate different experience levels of students

• Cases provided by 183 clinicians from 82 different schools of pharmacy, health-care systems, and other institutions in the United States and Canada

• Casebook sections categorized by body organ system to coordinate with the Pharmacotherapy textbook

• Develops skills in problem analysis and decision making

• Integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics

• Demonstrates the relevance and importance of a sound scientific foundation for pharmacy practice

About the Author:

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS is Professor in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and practices as a clinical specialist in ambulatory care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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