Basic & Applied Pharmacokinetics Self Assessment

Basic & Applied Pharmacokinetics Self Assessment

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Mastery of pharmacokinetics is more important than ever. To exercise the best possible judgment in patient care, medication plans should be selected for the maximum efficacy and safety for each individual patient. Be confident in your approach with ASHP's Basic Applied Pharmacokinetics Self Assessment, a new resource from John E. Murphy, author of ASHP's Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Fifth Edition, which offers questions and exercises with answers and detailed solutions to help gauge your understanding. Whether you are a student, a new pharmacist, or a long-time practitioner, it is essential that you not only acquire and maintain your therapeutic knowledge, but also stay on top of new developments in pharmacokinetics. This is a valuable review book designed to test skills for using equations and the application of pharmacokinetic parameters. It is the perfect book to review content you have learned and practiced, in addition to learning new areas not previously covered in your training. As an added feature, the YouTube channel, Basic Applied Pharmacokinetics Self Assessment Videos, is available as a complementary companion to the book, which includes a library of videos created by John Murphy to help you through the major pain points and help further support your self assessment.show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 7.62mm | 385.55g
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • 1585284386
  • 9781585284382
  • 2,425,585

About John E. Murphy

John E. Murphy, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, is Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs at the College of Pharmacy, and Professor of Clinical, Family, and Community Medicine at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA. Dr. Murphy previously served as Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the College of Pharmacy from 1991 to 2006. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Otago School of Pharmacy in Dunedin, New Zealand. John received his bachelor of science in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy degrees from the University of Florida, where he was a recipient of the Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus Award in 1998. John spent 12 years on the faculty at Mercer University in Atlanta, where he also served as Director of Pharmacokinetic Services at a 500-bed medical center. Long active in pharmacy organizations, Dr. Murphy was President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in 2008-2009 and President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1997 - 1998. Dr. Murphy has published over 200 papers and book chapters, more than 100 abstracts, five editions of the textbook Clinical Pharmacokinetics, ACCP's Resident Survival Guide, and is co-editor of the upcoming eighth edition of ACCP's Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program. John was co-director of the University of Arizona's NIH K30 Clinical Research Training Program (AzCRTP) from 2000 - 2005 and an investigator for over 10 years in their Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics grant. His research interests include preventing drug - drug interactions, pharmacy education, and clinical pharmacokinetics. Among various professional and teaching awards received over the years, John was honored with the Harvey A. K. Whitney Lecture award from ASHP in 2014, the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 2012, and the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice from the ASHP Foundation in 2003.show more

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Basic & Applied Pharmacokinetics Self AssessmentBy John E. MurphyThe Pharmaceutical Journal, 1 November 2014, Vol 293, No 7834, [REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION] Laurence A. Goldberg This book has been written to test practitioners skills in using pharmacokinetic equations and the application of pharmacokinetic concepts. It is not meant to be the final word on how patients should be dosed or monitored. The chapters are designed to pose questions and include calculations, with the answers given at the end of the chapter. Readers who get incorrect answers can refer to the detailed solutions to the problems that are provided in the second part of the book. Although some of the problems are based on actual patients treated over the years, some are purely hypothetical and the approaches taken may not be common or routine but are provided as examples to illustrate points. At the beginning of most of the self-assessment chapters, population pharmacokinetic values and dosing approaches are described. This is not meant to suggest that better approaches or different parameters might not be found in the literature. The book opens with a section describing pharmacokinetic symbols and pharmacokinetic terminology followed by a range of basic pharmacokinetic equations. The chapter on general pharmacokinetic applications offers some basic calculations on determining the half-life of a drug, the elimination rate constant, the dosage interval, the volume of distribution, the clearance, estimating steady state concentrations, determining loading and maintenance doses, and considerations for dosage adjustment. Later chapters provide problems on medication dosing in overweight and obese patients, estimating creatinine clearance and drug dosing in renal insufficiency. The remaining chapters are drug specific, covering the range of drugs that often require pharmacokinetic interventions and dose adjustments: aminoglycosides, carbamazepine, digoxin, heparins, lithium, phenobarbital, phenytoin/fosphenytion, valproic acid, vancomycin and warfarin. As an added feature, the YouTube channel Basic & applied pharmacokinetics self-assessment videos is available as a complementary companion to the book. It includes a library of videos created by the author to help readers through the major pain threshold of getting to grips with pharmacokinetics and provides further support to the self-assessment process. This is a useful book designed to test the skills of practitioners in the use of pharmacokinetic equations and the application of pharmacokinetic concepts. It offers good revision of what has been learnt and what is being practiced. It removes the fear of what appear, at first sight, to be complex equations.--Laurence A. Goldberg"The Pharmaceutical Journal" (04/11/2014)"show more

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