Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 9 Edition

Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 9 Edition

by Terry Schwinghammer

ISBN-10: 0071830138
ISBN-13: 9780071830133
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
Edition: 9 - 2014

Book Description

More than 150 cases help develop the skills you need to identify and resolve the most common drug therapy problems

The perfect study companion to DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach More than 40 all-new cases!

Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach delivers 157 patient cases designed to teach you how to apply the principles of pharmacotherapy to real-world clinical practice. The case chapters in this book are organized into organ system sections that correspond to those of the DiPiro textbook. By reading the relevant chapters in Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach you will be able to familiarize yourself with the pathophysiology and pharmacology of each disease state included in this casebook.

Each case teaches you how to:

  • Identify real or potential drug therapy problems
  • Determine the desired therapeutic outcome
  • Evaluate therapeutic alternatives
  • Design an optimal individualized pharmacotherapeutic plan
  • Develop methods to evaluate the therapeutic outcome
  • Provide patient education
  • Communicate and implement the pharmacotherapeutic plan

Everything you need to develop expertise in pharmacotherapy decision making:

  • Realistic patient presentations include medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data, followed by a series of questions using a systematic, problem-solving approach
  • Compelling range of cases – from the uncomplicated (a single disease state) to the complex (multiple disease states and drug-related problems)
  • Diverse authorship from more than 190 clinicians from nearly 100 institutions Coverage that integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics
  • Appendices containing valuable information on pharmacy abbreviations, laboratory tests, mathematical conversion factors, anthropometrics, and complementary and alternative therapies