Introduction to Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice

Introduction to Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice

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Written by leaders and experts in hospital and health-system practices and published by ASHP, the voice of the health-system pharmacy profession, Introduction to Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice is required reading for students and practitioners alike. It's a comprehensive manual for institutional pharmacy: legal and regulatory issues, medication safety, informatics, and more. Straightforward definitions and clear explanations provide a basic foundation for on-the-job training in hospitals and health-systems. It's the only introductory textbook available in institutional pharmacy practice. This practical guide offers a highly readable introduction to key areas of pharmacy practice, including:* Managing medication use* Managing medication distribution* Using technology in health systems* Budgeting & finance responsibilities* Administering and prepping sterile products* Managing people* Training options for careers Each chapter presents learning objectives and answers the "so what?" so common among student questions. Chapter reviews, discussion guidelines, key word definitions and interactive exercises augment the learning process. Written by hospital pharmacists for future hospital pharmacists, it's everything important you need to know from the name you trust.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • 1585282375
  • 9781585282371
  • 1,553,365

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Introduction to Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy PracticeThe Journal of Pharmacy Technology, MARCH/APRIL 2011 n VOLUME 27 n J PHARM TECHNOL 92 Therapeutic Area: Professional pharmacy practice.Format: Softcover textbook; additional instructor material is available online.Audience: This book is designed primarily for pharmacy students considering a career in ahealth-system practice; the authors also state that the book would be useful for students and practicing pharmacists in other settings who are interested in learning more about institutional practice or who are considering a change in practice setting. Unidentified audience members could also include the pharmacy technician practicing in the institutional setting as well as ancillary support practitioners (eg, educators, performance improvement facilitators) seeking an overview of key pharmacy practice areas. Purpose: The purpose of this book is to describe and explain the basics of institutional pharmacy practice. The authors state that this text presents "an overview of essential terms, concepts, and processes in health-system pharmacy in a concise, practical, and understandable way."Content: The contents of the book are divided into 8 parts for easy reference: Introduction, Managing Medication Use, Managing Medication Distribution, Using Technology, FinancialManagement, Sterile Product Preparation and Administration, Managing People, andCareers in Health-System Pharmacy Practice. The 19 chapters contained within the 8 sections are consistently organized with learning objectives, key terms and definitions, narrative content, keypoint sidebars, chapter review questions, chapter discussion questions, a suggested reading list, and a references list. Straightforward definitions and clear explanations provide a basic foundation for learning and application in practice settings. The first 3 sections (Introduction, Managing Medication Use, Managing Medication Distribution) offer a succinct history of institutional pharmacy in the US and an interesting retrospective on the impetus for change at key points in history. The section "UsingTechnology" offers a useful summary and overview of electronic data management, electronic medical records, and informatics. Included are definitions, concepts, and processes that are critical to health information system experts but not routinely part of the pharmacy practice curriculum; this section will be particularly valuable for the practicingpharmacist without formal informatics training. The sections on financial management and managing people, in conjunction with the technology section, would provide an excellent impromptu preparatory management course both for students and new managers.Usability: This book is up-to-date, easy to read, and user-friendly, with many useful graphics, illustrations, and references. The price is reasonable for both the student and the practicing pharmacist. Highlights: The stated learning objectives, keypoint sidebars, and chapter review questions emphasize key learning points and may be useful as a foundationfor demonstrating competence of both students and established practitioners. Limitations: Because this book is promoted as an introductory text for institutional and health-system pharmacy, there may be a tendency for seasoned practitioners to overlook it as an addition to their library. That would be an unfortunate oversight, as this volume presents something for everyone, be it historical oversight or succinct summary of necessary safety processes.Comparison with Other Related Books or Products: This book, loosely based on the more comprehensiveHandbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice,4th edition, focuses on the essentials in order to givea broad picture of the roles and responsibilities of ahealth-system pharmacist. This text has a more didacticand general educational feel, as well as providingmany practical applications and examples for the principles described. Reviewer's Summary: Introduction to Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Practice is a text that introduces students of all ages to professional pharmacy practice in the health-system organization. Overall, it is an excellent introductory text and useful reference to be included in any practitioner's library. Conflict of interest: Author reported nonePatricia L Forrester BSPharm PharmD, Pharmacy Management Consultant, Fenton, MI --Patricia L Forrester BSPharm PharmD"The Journal of Pharmacy Technology" (04/15/2011)show more

About David A. Holdford

Dr David A. Holdford is Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Pharmacy at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia, USA. He completed his Doctoral Degree at the University of South Carolina where he specialized in pharmaceutical marketing and Pharmacoeconomics. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1995, Dr. Holdford completed his BS in Pharmacy at University of Illinois in Chicago and an MS in Pharmacy Administration at Ohio State. He worked as a pharmacist and manager at hospitals in Chicago and Columbia, South Carolina. At VCU, Dr. Holdford conducts research, teaches, and consults in the areas of pharmaceutical marketing, health outcomes research, and Pharmacoeconomics. He is also the author of the published textbook Marketing for Pharmacists (2007) and co-edited/authored the book Leadership and Advocacy for Pharmacy (2007). He has authored over 50 papers and book chapters in health care and business publications. Dr. Brown was born in Jackson, MS in 1940, completed High School at Forest Hill, his BS in Pharmacy in 1963 and MS in Hospital Pharmacy in 1971 at the University of Mississippi and Doctor of Pharmacy in 1974 at the University of Tennessee. His employment includes several years in community practice, two years with Eli Lilly and Company in sales, four years in the US Army Medical Service Corps including duty as a Company Commander, 3d Infantry Division Medical Supply Officer and two years as Director of Pharmacy at the US Army Hospital, Vicenza, Italy. He joined the faculty at Ole Miss in 1970 became full Professor in 1985 and served as Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration for seven years (1986-1992). Dr. Brown has published numerous professional articles, four editions of the Handbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice as Editor or Co-Editor with Dr. Mickey Smith, is a member of numerous professional, honorary and leadership organizations, and has received several awards including being named a Fellow in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Brown retired from full-time teaching in 1999 but has continued to teach part-time. He and his wife, Bonnie, reside in Oxford, MS and have two sons (a pharmacist and a physician) and three grandchildren.show more

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