Best Practices for Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy
ASHP position statements and more than 70 guidance documents of varying scope provide ongoing advice to managers and practitioners to help improve the medication-use process, patient care and safety, and patient outcomes and quality of life. New material in this edition covers pharmacy planning for implementation of computerized provider-order-entry systems in hospitals and health systems, emergency medicine pharmacist services, and leadership as a professional obligation.
- Paperback | 663 pages
- 210.82 x 274.32 x 38.1mm | 1,474.17g
- 29 Dec 2011
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- Bethesda, United States
- 2011-2012 ed.
- Figures; Tables, black and white
"Best Practices for Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy""2011-2012""American Society of Health-System Pharmacists" "MedInfoNow: Doody's Review Services """ **Reviewer**Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD(Temple University School of Pharmacy) **Description**This is the latest edition of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists'(ASHP) reference of guidelines and policies designed to help hospital pharmacies implement the safest and most effective pharmacy practices. **Purpose**ASHP is a recognized authority in the field of hospital pharmacy practice and the book offers a compilation of recommended strategies to optimize patient care as well to promote the clinical role of hospital pharmacists in the interdisciplinary healthcare team. A variety of guideline statements appear in this book, addressing both operational and clinical pharmacy functions. As hospital pharmacy has transitioned from a solely dispensing functionality to a more clinical and all-encompassing role, these guidelines are timely in helping institutions make this transition seamless, effective, and safe. **Audience**The book can be helpful for new pharmacists, clinicians, or students learning about the role of formulary management, creating a drug monograph, or developing a medication use evaluation. Seasoned hospital administrators also will find this helpful, since it contains the most current standards for implementing best practices in hospital pharmacies. Finally, clinical pharmacists can use the therapeutic position statements on antimicrobial stewardship and other disease state management recommendations to optimize patient outcomes in their practice. Thus, this is a useful addition to the library of a variety of hospital pharmacy professionals. **Features**As new research, practical experience, and technological advances emerge in the setting of hospital pharmacy, guidelines must be created and updated to meet the evolving role of h