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Pharmacy : What It Is and How It Works.

Author: William N Kelly
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Pharmacy Education Series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"Now fully updated for its fourth edition, Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works continues to provide a comprehensive review of all aspects of pharmacy, from the various roles, pathways and settings of pharmacists to information about how pharmacy works within the broader health care system. Beginning with a brief historical perspective on the field, the book discusses the many facets of the pharmacy profession. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William N Kelly
ISBN: 9781315116532 1315116537
OCLC Number: 1007495557
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF.
Contents: Chapter 1 What Is Pharmacy? Chapter 2 The Pharmacist Chapter 3 Pharmacists and the Health Care System Chapter 4 The Drug Use Process Chapter 5 Pharmacy Supportive Personnel Chapter 6 Pharmacy Informatics Chapter 7 Pharmaceutical Care Chapter 8 Ambulatory(Community)Pharmacy Chapter 9 Health System Pharmacy Chapter 10 Managed Care Pharmacy Chapter 11 Home Health and Hospice Care Pharmacy Chapter 12 Long-Term Care Pharmacy Chapter 13 Government Pharmacy Chapter 14 Drug Information and Poison Control Chapter 16 Pharmacy Organizations Chapter 17 How Drugs Are Discovered, Tested, and Approved Chapter 18 The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry Chapter 19 Other Opportunities for Pharmacists Chapter 20 Career Development
Series Title: Pharmacy Education Series

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"Now fully updated for its fourth edition, Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works continues to provide a comprehensive review of all aspects of pharmacy, from the various roles, pathways and settings of pharmacists to information about how pharmacy works within the broader health care system. Beginning with a brief historical perspective on the field, the book discusses the many facets of the pharmacy profession. It describes the role of pharmacists in different settings and provides information ranging from licensing requirements to working conditions, highlighting the critical role of pharmacists within the health care system. The author examines the drug use process with sections on distribution, prescribing, dispensing, and pricing. He also discusses the role of pharmacy support personnel. A chapter on informatics explores how pharmacy has evolved through information technology and automation. Additional chapters cover poison control, pharmaceutical care, pharmacy organizations, the drug approval process, and career development. Designed for classroom and professional use, the book contains numerous tools to facilitate comprehension, including:Learning objectives to help readers focus on the goals of each?chapterInformative tables and figures summarizing dataSummary paragraphs tying in salient pointsDiscussion questions and exercises to test assimilation"Challenges" which place the material in broader contextWebsites and references to encourage further studyThis valuable text provides a look into the profession that is both broad and deep, supplying a one-stop introduction to a promising career in pharmacy."--Provided by publisher.

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