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PharmPrep : NAPLEX(R) Review

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Using real patient cases accompanied by questions that address all NAPLEX(R) competency statements, the new fully updated PharmPrep: ASHP's NAPLEX(R) Review, 4th Edition, gives you the flexibility to review information by specific disease state and provides 78 sample cases, as well as calculations and law review sections.show more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 1,020.58g
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • 1585282553
  • 9781585282555
  • 1,871,536

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"PharmPrep: ASHP s NAPLEX Review, 4th Edition"" By Lea S Eiland PharmD BCPS and Diane B Ginsburg"Therapeutic Area: Pharmacotherapy of disease state management.Format: In addition to the study guide, "PharmPrep "is available as an interactive online product that allowsthe student to review sample questions, diseasestates, and actual patient cases. Personalized practiceexams, along with real-time grading and remediation recommendations, can be created to mimic the NorthAmerican Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) test environment or ones that utilize an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) format.Audience: The primary audience is pharmacy students preparing to take the NAPLEX computer adaptive test (CAT). Practicing pharmacists and other providers may also find the case-based format conducive for reviewing the contemporary pharmacotherapy of commonly encountered diseases.Purpose: This book provides a case-based review of common diseases and contemporary pharmacotherapeutic management strategies using a testing format similar to the NAPLEX CAT. These real-world scenarios are likely to be encountered in today s practice environments.Content: Patient cases are grouped under 22 major disease state sections. For example, the hypertension and stroke cases are listed under the Cardiac and Vascular Diseases section. The federal law review is written in descriptive form comprising 24 major headings, including common abbreviations, descriptions of various acts (including the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990), controlled substances laws, and privacy issues (eg, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Thirty multiple-choice questions follow the law review and their answers can be found in a separate section of the book. The compounding section of the book is divided into solid dosage forms, pharmaceutical liquids, topical delivery systems, suppositories, and parenteral delivery systems. A synopsis of concepts and practical information (including study questions) is presented in the basic pharmaceutical calculations section.Usability: The book is user friendly and all sections are easy to navigate, despite the lack of an appendix. The book is priced at an affordable $45 per copy. ASHP members (including student members) can receive a $5 price reduction.Highlights: The book comprises 77 revised and/or new cases (under 22 major headings) taken from actual patient scenarios penned by leading experts. Cases are written in a standardized, easy-to-read format (eg, chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical history) along with the diagnosis, medication record, pharmacist notes, and/or other pertinent patient information. Ten multiple-choice questions follow each case. In a separate section, the correct answers to the questions (linked to a specific competency statement) are explained, along with a brief discussion of why the distracter answers are incorrect.Limitations: A lack of reference citations makes it difficult to assess information currency. Whereas many common diseases are included as cases, there are some obvious oversights. For example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and thyroid disorders have been overlooked.Comparison with Previous Editions: Major revised sections include reviews of federal law, compounding, and pharmacy calculations. Minor sections include NAPLEX competency statements, medical abbreviations, and selected laboratory values. The Successful Test-Taking Strategies chapter also remains in this latest version of the book.Comparison with Other Related Books or Products: Many educational tools including hard copy/onlinebooks, live/online review courses and even smartphone applications are available to those preparing to take the NAPLEX examination. Singling out one product or service as the major competition to "PharmPrep"is impractical. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy markets an online product called Pre-NAPLEX. The cost to take this 70-minute, 50-question version of the examination is $50 per attempt(maximum of 2 attempts). Hence, individuals can now choose from a diverse product portfolio tailored totheir individual learning needs and financial limitations.Reviewer s Summary: "PharmPrep "provides an important resource for those preparing for the NAPLEX exam or wishing to refine their pharmacotherapeutic skills. Actual cases and their respective test items provide an opportunity to challenge one s clinical proficiencies concerning patient assessment and disease state management. Provision of disease states found on the exam along with a testing format similar to the exam are added benefits. Despite these positive attributes, shortcomings include a lack of reference citations and exclusion of some common diseases. However, given its overall functionality and modest yet competitive pricing, "PharmPrep "should be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of students and practitioners alike.Reviewer: Charles D Ponte BSc PharmD DPNAPFAPhA FASHP FCCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacyand Family Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health SciencesCenter, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, West VirginiaUniversity, Morgantown, WVConflict of interest: Author reported none--Charles D Ponte BSc PharmD DPNAP"The Annals of Pharmacotherapy" (12/01/2011)" "PharmPrep: ASHP's NAPLEX Review, 4th Edition"by Lea S. Eiland and Diane B. GinsbergMedInfoNow: Doody s Review Services. September 22, 2011 [REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]KimW. Benner, BS, PharmD(Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy) **Description**This is the fourth edition of a case-based approach to reviewing disease statesfor pharmacy students preparing for the licensure exam or practitioners lookingto increase their knowledge. **Purpose**The purpose is to prepare pharmacy students for the NAPLEX licensure exam, butthe book also can help practitioners review specific disease states or organsystems. The objective of preparing students for practical, real-lifescenarios, beginning with the licensure exam, to help them become successful, competent practitioners is important. **Audience**Beginning with the title, this book clearly and appropriately targets pharmacystudents. While some of the material will be elementary for seasonedpractitioners, it may be helpful for those who are far removed from thepractice/educational setting. Many of the authors and editors are seasonedpharmacy academicians. **Features**The book covers general practice content for every major disease state and organsystem as well as specialty scopes of practice. It also includes sections onpharmacy law, compounding, and calculations. The organization of the book intoalphabetized sections based on disease state enables readers to easily locateareas of interest or weakness. The cases are written in such a way that readerscan easily follow the progression of the disease and the patient's status. Onesection covers test-taking skills, again appropriately geared towardspreparation for the licensure exam. The book would be even better if it usedcharts/algorithms to summarize treatment options after each disease. The answersection displays the correct answer as well why the other choices areincorrect, but it would be easier to use if it was located after each caserather than in the back of the book. The abbreviations appendix also is helpful. **Assessment**This pharmacy review is appropriately written for the intended audience. Thisedition contains additional cases, updated law information, and relevant revisions. ----------------------------------------------------------- Weighted Numerical Score: 87 - 3 Stars--Kim W. Benner"MedInfoNow" (09/22/2011)" "PharmPrep: ASHP's NAPLEX Review, 4th Edition"by Lea S. Eiland and Diane B. GinsbergThe Pharmaceutical Journal 17th September 2011 Vol 287/7671 page 325 Pharmprep is regarded as a premier source for evaluating competence to enter the profession, for taking the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination and for continuing education for pharmacists who want to test their level of understanding of practice issues and current treatments of diseases.The authors have used real patient cases to emphasise that patients seen in practice rarely present in a textbook manner. The online edition and the book are organised by therapeutic areas and then tailored into more specific disease states. There are 126 different disease management areas, with approximately two cases per topic, making a total of 244 individual cases. The book includes 77 of these cases. Disease management areas include cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal hepatic and pancreatic, rheumatic, neurological, neoplastic, urological, geriatric and many others. New diseases states such as cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation, conjunctivitis and rosacea have been added to this edition.Each case is presented as a medical chart and includes 10 multiple choice questions.These questions and answers represent information that the practitioners have taken from their own clinical experiences. The authors have been careful to recommend therapies that reflect current standards and treatment guidelines, although there may be more than one correct way of treatment.Unfortunately, for UK readers, patients weights are calculated in pounds and heights in feet and inches. Electrolyte results are expressed as mEq/L. Apart from these minor irritations, the cases are well put together.The final chapters cover federal law, compounding, calculations and abbreviations. Some of the examples used are not relevant to the UK but others may be used by pharmacists for teaching purposes.Whether used in the book or online format, the cases on offer will help students and preregistration trainees with their preparations for examinations or practising pharmacists with their continuing professional development or teaching activities.Reviewer: Laurence A. GoldbergLaurence A. Goldberg is a pharmaceutical consultant in Bury, Lancashire--Laurence A. Goldberg"The Pharmaceutical Journal" (09/17/2011)" "PharmPrep: ASHP''s NAPLEX Review, 4th Edition"by Lea S. Eiland and Diane B. Ginsberg MedInfoNow: Doody's Review Services. September 22, 2011 [REVIEWER''S EXPERT OPINION]Kim W. Benner, BS, PharmD(Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy) **Description**This is the fourth edition of a case-based approach to reviewing disease statesfor pharmacy students preparing for the licensure exam or practitioners lookingto increase their knowledge. **Purpose**The purpose is to prepare pharmacy students for the NAPLEX licensure exam, butthe book also can help practitioners review specific disease states or organsystems. The objective of preparing students for practical, real-lifescenarios, beginning with the licensure exam, to help them become successful, competent practitioners is important. **Audience**Beginning with the title, this book clearly and appropriately targets pharmacystudents. While some of the mate "PharmPrep: ASHP''s NAPLEX Review, 4th Edition"by Lea S. Eiland and Diane B. Ginsberg The Pharmaceutical Journal 17th September 2011 Vol 287/7671 page 325 Pharmprep is regarded as a premier source for evaluating competence to enter the profession, for taking the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination and for continuing education for pharmacists who want to test their level of understanding of practice issues and current treatments of diseases.The authors have used real patient cases to emphasise that patients seen in practice rarely present in a textbook manner. The online edition and the book are organised by therapeutic areas and then tailored into more specific disease states. There are 126 different disease management areas, with approximately two cases per topic, making a total of 244 individual cases. The book includes 77 of these cases. Disease management areas include cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal hepatic and pancreatic, rheumatic, neurologicalshow more

About Lea S. Eiland

Lea S. Eiland, Pharm.D., BCPSLea S. Eiland, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. She received her Pharm.D. degree from The University of Texas and completed an ASHP-accredited pediatric specialty residency at Texas Tech University.Dr. Eiland has been an active member of ASHP, serving as a member, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Council on Education and Workforce Development; member of the Task Force on Pharmacy s Changing Demographics; student member of the Task Force for Organizational Structure; Pediatric/OB-GYN/Neonatal Network Facilitator; and alternate state and student delegate. She has published in AJHP and serves as a manuscript and poster reviewer. Eiland is a Past President of AlSHP and faculty advisor for Auburn student chapter. She has also received the AlSHP Outstanding Pharmacy Practitioner Award.Diane B. Ginsburg, M.S., FASHPDiane B. Ginsburg, M.S., FASHP, is Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She is Regional Director for the statewide internship program and responsible for student leadership and professional development activities. Her career includes practice in multi-hospital systems, rural institutions, ambulatory care, and academic pharmacy. Ginsburg earned her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and M.S. in hospital pharmacy from the University of Houston. She completed a two-year residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.ASHP service includes serving as President of ASHP (2010-2011), member of the Board of Directors, Chair, Council on Education Affairs, Co-Chair, Foundation Development Committee, and Texas delegate. In addition to "PharmPrep: ASHP s NAPLEX Review Fourth Edition," and "PharmPrep Online: ASHP s NAPLEX Review"she is Co-Editor of "ASHP s Preceptor Handbook for Pharmacists." She is a Past President of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP). Ginsburg has received several honors, including the TSHP Pharmacist of the Year."show more

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