Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs
American Pharmaceutical Association, 2000 - Drugs, Nonprescription - 1088 pages
Consumers today are increasingly more likely to treat their illnesses with OTC drug products without seeking advice from a physician. And advice about OTC medication is frequently sought from a pharmacist prior to a doctor's visit. APhA's Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, 12th Edition, is the essential resource to enhance your ability to provide consumers with OTC product and related information.Now in one easy-to-use volume, pharmacy students, practitioners, and other health professionals will find the most comprehensive discussion of nonprescriptiontreatment ever presented. Completely updated, the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, 12th Edition, focuses on an integrated therapeutic approach toproviding pharmaceutical care to self-treating patients by emphasizing the following processes: Patient Assessment - discusses customized patient interview questions and physical assessment techniques. Patient interview is presented in a question-and-answer format to provide a more effective approach to patient triage; Triage - focuses on the decision-making process that indicates either medical referral or self-treatment; Self-Care Options - includes OTC products, preventive and nondrug measures, and alternative remedies such as herbal products and other dietary supplements, as well as homeopathic products; Product Evaluation and Comparison - compares the safety and efficacy of products and uses patient factors and preferences in selecting the appropriate product; Patient Counseling - emphasizes the objectives of the treatment, the information patients should know about their disorder, and the appropriate use of OTC medications or other remedies; and Evaluation of Patient Outcomes - includes information on assessing the patient's progress in meeting therapeutic goals, as well as the monitoring parameters used to measure the progress.
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Patient Assessment and Consultation
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