Terry L. Schwinghammer, Jill S. Borchert, Julia M. Koehler, Douglas Slain, Sharon K. Park
The Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach is a comprehensive resource designed to enhance your problem-solving and decision-making skills in the field of pharmacotherapy. Packed with 157 patient cases, this book provides a practical and patient-centered approach to help you tackle the most common drug therapy challenges encountered in daily practice.
The case-based format of the book makes it particularly suitable for students in PharmD, Nurse Practitioner, and other allied health courses. Each case presents a realistic patient scenario, including medical history, physical examination findings, and relevant laboratory data. Following a systematic, problem-solving approach, a series of questions guide you through the case, enabling you to identify actual or potential drug therapy problems, determine therapeutic outcomes, evaluate alternative treatment options, design an individualized pharmacotherapeutic plan, assess the effectiveness of the therapy, and provide patient education.
The book's organization into system sections aligns with the companion textbook, providing a cohesive learning experience. It covers a wide range of cases, including those involving single disease states, multiple disease states, and drug-related problems, allowing you to develop expertise in pharmacotherapy decision-making across various clinical scenarios.
Written by experts in the field, this authoritative guide integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. In addition, the book includes helpful appendices containing sample answers to several cases, as well as valuable information on medical abbreviations, laboratory tests, mathematical conversion factors, and anthropometrics.
Whether you are a student or a healthcare professional, the Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate complex drug therapy challenges. By engaging with the diverse patient cases and applying a systematic approach to problem-solving, you will develop the expertise needed to excel in patient communication, care plan development, and documenting interventions in the context of pharmacotherapy