Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, Fifth Edition, is the classic and most popular pharmacy laboratory text because it is the only reference on this subject written by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Students find this guide a clear and useful introduction to the fundamentals of interpreting laboratory test results. The book enhances the skills pharmacists need by providing essential information on common laboratory tests used to screen for or diagnose diseases and monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment and disease severity. Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, bibliographies, and charts that summarize the causes of high and low test results. New for this edition: Updated and expanded Quick View tables in each chapter now match those in the popular quick-reference, Interpreting Laboratory Data: A Point-of-Care Guide New glossary of acronyms is right up front for a streamlined reference Normal value ranges of all tests have been standardized by an expert pathologist New and updated cases in each chapter apply your Basic Skills in clinical situations Reorganized to highlight the application of concepts by body system, and in special populations Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data offers features that will help pharmacy students not only understand and engage with the material but also will streamline the transition from classroom to practice setting. After studying with this trusted text, students and pharmacists will more effectively monitor patient therapy, evaluate test results, and improve outcomes through optimal and focused pharmacotherapy.
Provides information about common laboratory tests used to screen or diagnose diseases, monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment, or assess disease severity. Each laboratory test is described in terms of its uses, how to interpret the results, causes for abnormal lab test results, and more.
Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data continues to be the most popular teaching text on laboratory data for pharmacy students as well as the go-to reference for pharmacists in therapeutic practice. Now in its sixth edition, Basic Skills has been expanded and updated to cover new drugs, research, and therapeutic approaches.Edited by Mary Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, the sixth edition is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to all aspects of lab work that apply to clinical practice. Written by 40 established clinicians and pharmacy faculty members and reviewed by additional experts, it is designed to make all information clear and quickly accessible. Minicases provide clinical scenarios for using tests and managing patients, and quickview charts throughout offer clear interpretations of lab results.New to this edition:A new chapter on point-of-care testingNew materials on male infertility workupsData on pharmacogenomics testing for neuropsychiatric drugsAt least one new case and new learning points for almost all chaptersNew discussions in many chapters, including for C-reactive protein, antiglycan antibody and lactoferrin, antithroglobulin antibody, and cryoglobulin, and more.23 chapters are now divided into three sections: Basic Concepts and Test Interpretations, System Disorders and Diagnostic Tests, and Tests for Special Populations.Complex but critical skills are required for clinical pharmacists to effectively use lab data in screening for or diagnosing diseases and in monitoring the safety and effectiveness of treatment. As the only book of its kind specifically written for pharmacists by pharmacists, Basic Skills makes palce it easier to make accurate and critical decisions based on laboratory data.Preface The last four editions of Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data have been made possible by the dedicated chapter authors, reviewers, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists publication division. It has been my honor to serve as the editor and to work with this team. For this sixth edition, approximately 90% of the lead authors have served in this capacity for the earlier editions of Basic Skills. However, Paul O. Gubbins, PharmD and Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D. joined as the lead authors of a new chapter on Point-of-Care Testing, and Nicholas Moore, MS, MLS (ASCP) updated the chapter on Laboratory Assays and Technology. All of the lead authors are established clinicians and/or experienced faculty at colleges of pharmacy; none are residents or pharmacy students. We think that this enhances the quality of the chapter content. A whole new group of reviewers have joined this project; many of them are board-certified or established experts in their field. Their knowledge in their specialty areas of practice and their scrutiny of the chapter content has helped ensure that each chapter is up-to-date and that the content is relevant to clinical practice. As you use this book, you will find that the sixth edition includes updated chapter content with references; almost all of the chapters have at least one new case (and sometimes more) and at least one new learning point. The glossary in the back of the book and the list of abbreviations in the front are expanded to enhance the convenience of using this book for the readers. A sampling of some significant and notable new content include the following:Hematology—Blood Coagulation Tests: expanded sections on laboratory tests to monitor direct thrombin inhibitors, direct oral anticoagulants, and low molecular weight heparin.Hematology—Red and White Blood Cell Tests: discussion of cell types, associated cluster of differentiation epitopes or targets, and FDA-approved targeted therapies.Infectious Diseases
- Based on the best-selling book, Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, 4th Edition, by Mary Lee - The Quick View charts from Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data have been updated and revised to create a quick reference for the Point-of-Care series. - It provides concise information about pertinent laboratory values and their corresponding assays. - There are 100 new charts, 157 in total.
The Majority Of Clinical Pharmacy Textbooks Focus On Disease States And Applied Therapeutics. This Book Is Different. It Aims To Provide Readers With A Comprehensive Description Of The Concepts And Skills That Are The Foundation For Current Clinical Pharmacy Practice. It Seeks To Answer The Question How Do Clinical Pharmacists Practice? Rathar Than What Do Clinical Pharmacists Need To Know About Drugs And Therapeutics? The Book Is Divided Into Three Sections, And Each Chapter Is Self-Contained And Can Be Read Independently. Section I Provides An Overview Of The Current Status Of Clinical Pharmacy Practice In India And Other Countries. Section Ii Includes Chapters On The Key Concepts, Skills And Competencies Required For Effective Clinical Practice. Section Iii Covers Topics Of Interest To Graduate And Postgraduate Students, And More Experienced Clinical Pharmacists And Researchers.This Book Will Be Useful For All Students Of Pharmacy And Pharmacists Working In Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Drug Or Medical Information, Clinical Research, Government And Nongovernment Organisations, Teaching And Research.
The book every pharmacy student must own! Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is a one-of-a-kind roadmap for excelling in pharmacy practice courses. A combination calculations, kinetics, drug information, medical terminology, and laboratory data book all in one, the Guide helps you organize case information, improve problem-solving skills, learn terminology, and impress faculty during rounds. Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is presented in three sections that span the entire pharmacy curriculum: Systems and Expectations covering ethics, communication, monitoring drug therapy, and regulatory agencies Patient Care Tool Box covering medical terminology, pharmacokinetics, laboratory data, and physical assessment Topics in Pharmacy Practice covering Drug Information and Drug Literature Evaluation, Community/Ambulatory Care, Institutional Pharmacy Practice, Public Health, Reducing Health Disparities Through Domestic and Global Outreach to the Undeserved Valuable for both introductory and advanced practice course, Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is a book you will turn to throughout your entire pharmacy education.
BUILD SKILLS WITH PATIENT-CENTERED PRACTICE. PHARMACY CLERKSHIP MANUAL: * Provides loads of case studies and case-study problems to help you build and apply your knowledge * Provides important chapters on Managed Care and the Community Clerkship * Offers practical on-the-job basics as well as professional skill-building exercises * Hones your knowledge of drug and therapeutic terminology * Provides patient-focused practice in pharmacokinetics, drug monitoring, physical assessment, and calculations * Helps you get comfortable with patient communications with a special chapter * Guides you through both initial and advanced clerkships * Simplifies law and liability issues
A handbook that you will refer to throughout your entire pharmacy education! Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is a one-of-a-kind roadmap for excelling in pharmacy practice courses. A unique combination calculations, kinetics, drug information, medical terminology, and laboratory data book all in one, the Guide helps you organize case information, improve problem-solving skills, learn terminology, and impress faculty during rounds. Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is presented in three sections that span the entire pharmacy curriculum: Systems and Expectations covering etiquette, ethics, communication, monitoring patients, and the function of a medical team Patient Care Tool Box covering medical terminology, pharmacokinetics, laboratory data, and physical assessment Topics in Pharmacy Practice addressing the practice of community and institutional pharmacy, the pharmacists as drug information specialist, managed care, public health, and global pharmacy Valuable for both introductory and advanced practice courses, Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is the one book every pharmacy student must own.