Community Pharmacy

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013 - Medical - 361 pages
  • Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition of the best-selling title in community pharmacy continues to provide an essential reference for undergraduate and pre-registration pharmacy trainees.

    Features:

    • New sections on menstrual bleeding and weight loss.
    • Clearly structured by basic anatomy, history-taking and body system.
    • Fully illustrated throughout.
    • Boxes throughout: trigger points indicative of referral; hints and tips.
    • Tables throughout: differential diagnosis (key questions for each condition); evidence-based OTC medication; practical prescribing; product selection.
    • Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
    • Expanded case studies at the end of each chapter


  • Covers all the most common conditions and gives evidence to back up over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations.
  • Puts the presenting symptoms into the primary-care context.
  • Suggests which questions to ask to narrow down the possible diagnoses.
  • Gives schematic summaries of how to arrive at a diagnosis.
  • Evidence-based boxes as a guide for OTC medication.
  • Practical prescribing summary tables.
  • Hints and tips boxes for product use.
  • Self-assessment sections.
  • Case studies at the end of chapters.
  • Colour images of important conditions.
  • Chapter on specific product requests.
  • Useful websites.


Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition of the best-selling title in community pharmacy continues to provide an essential reference for undergraduate and pre-registration pharmacy trainees.

Features:

  • New sections on menstrual bleeding and weight loss.
  • Clearly structured by basic anatomy, history-taking and body system.
  • Fully illustrated throughout.
  • Boxes throughout: trigger points indicative of referral; hints and tips.
  • Tables throughout: differential diagnosis (key questions for each condition); evidence-based OTC medication; practical prescribing; product selection.
  • Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Expanded case studies at the end of each chapter
 

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Contents

1 Respiratory system
1
2 Ophthalmology
43
3 Ear conditions
67
4 Central nervous system
79
5 Womens health
107
6 Gastroenterology
133
7 Dermatology
195
8 Musculoskeletal conditions
259
9 Paediatrics
283
10 Specific product requests
313
Abbreviations
339
Glossary of terms
341
Index
343
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