Now in its fourth edition, this best selling book is fully updated to address the ever increasing demands on healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care A multitude of factors impinge on healthcare delivery today, including an ageing population, sophisticated medicines, high patient expectation and changing health service infrastructure Time demands on primary care doctors have caused other models of service delivery to be adopted across the world, leading to ongoing changes in the traditional boundaries of care between doctors, nurses, and pharmacists Certain medical tasks are now being performed by nurses and pharmacists, for example prescribing Healthcare policies to encourage patients to manage their own health have led to medicines becoming available over the counter, allowing community pharmacists to manage and treat a wide range of conditions Further deregulation of medicines to treat acute illness from different therapeutic areas seems likely Government policy now encourages chronic disease management as a self care activity, and could well be the largest area for future growth of reclassification of medicines Pharmacists, now than ever before, need to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms, and use an evidence based approach to treatmentCommunity Pharmacy is intended for all non medical prescribers but especially for pharmacists, from undergraduate students to experienced practitionersKey features Guidance for arriving at a differential diagnosis Practical prescribing tips Trigger points for referral boxes Other hints and tips boxes Specific questions to ask boxes Case studies Self assessment questions Consistent approach gives Anatomy overview History taking and physical examination Prevalence and epidemiology Aetiology Arriving at a differential diagnosis Clinical features Conditions to eliminate Likely causes Unlikely causes Very unlikely causes Evidence base for OTC medicine Practical prescribing and product selection More on the examination of eyes, ears and mouth New sections on future proofing vaccinations etc New material covering inter professional education for clinical skills Now with a free accompanying e book on StudentConsult which also gives additional material on evidence based medicinevideos on physical examinationadditional written case studies multiple choice questions

8 thoughts on “Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, 4e

  1. Customer Customer says:

    Everyone who works in a community pharmacy setting could benefit from having this book in their lives

  2. Customer Customer says:

    A must have for the book essentials for pre registration pharmacists, MPharm students and pharmacists Has clear pictures to help recognise illnesses patients may represent with in the community, with referral criteria set out clearly and differential diagnoses , as well as information about treatment options Another beauty is that it summarises treatment options for each diagnosis, whether it can be used in children etc, likely side effects, notable drug interactions, which patient groups it is cautioned in and whether suitable in pregnancy breastfeeding Excellent summaries, referenced and also includes brand names of products to recommend

  3. Sara Sara says:

    I bought it for prereg revision but never used it

  4. M Datoo M Datoo says:

    Essential for any student on the MPharm programme and pre reg pharmacists Covers most conditions commonly encountered in community pharmacy and also differential diagnosis, which i thought was a plus.

  5. Customer Customer says:

    Great book for studying things for pharmacist in community pharmacy Pictures for skin diseases are very useful as well It is a must for pre reg students or even pharmacy students as OTC modules are covered in the MPharm course too.

  6. maryam maryam says:

    Good quality and definitely helpful for third year pharmacy students helps with exam revison as at the end of every section there are activities to complete The book came in good condition fully wrapped

  7. Customer Customer says:

    Lots of photos, nice colours to emphasise different topics, easy written and user friendly book.

  8. Rajendiran Duraisamy Rajendiran Duraisamy says:

    Great book for my work