Communication is a vital part of any patient-provider relationship. Not unlike doctors and nurses, pharmacists also need to be able to effectively communicate with their patients. Patient Communication for Pharmacy: A Case-Study Approach on Theory and Practice is a practical guide that develops readers’ understanding of the unique communication dynamics between pharmacists and patients and assists them in strengthening the communication skills necessary for providing optimal patient outcomes.
In today's health care environment, more and more is being asked of the pharmacy technician. As such, standards and qualifications for entry-level practice have come into question. In an effort to reach a consensus on these standards, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) brought together professionals and educators for the Pharmacy Technician Stakeholder Consensus Conference in February. Recognizing the need for consistent, quality standards of practice, these leaders came together to make their recommendations to PTCB.
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The recently published Professional Skills for the Pharmacy Technician by Stephanie C. Peshek just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody's Review Service. Jennifer L. Colon, PharmD, MS, MBA, from Temple University School of Pharmacy, writing for Doody's Review Service, calls it,
“…the most valuable reference and educational tool available for pharmacy technicians. [It] stands out [because it acknowledges] advancing technology and…the need to integrate pharmacy technicians as valued members of the healthcare team.”
Pharmaceutical Calculations by Payal Agarwal received an excellent review from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Neela A. Bhajandas, PharmD, is “A needed, easy-to-understand resource for pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy residents, as well as pharmacists who need a refresher when doing pharmaceutical calculations in different clinical situations or involving special populations. It can also be used by students pursuing their master's or PhD in pharmaceutics. The contributing authors are well-qualified specialists in their respective fields."
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Concepts in Sterile Preparations and Aseptic Technique examines the current standards and best practices for sterile compounding, and the fundamentals of aseptic technique in an accessible manner to pharmacy and pharmacy technician students as well as to professionals.
According to a new review by the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), Pharmaceutical Marketing by Brent L. Rollins and Matthew Perri "has made a remarkable step toward the understanding of pharmaceutical marketing and its practical applications in the industry."
In a recent review, Doody's Review Service deemed Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice by Colleen Doherty Lauster and Sneha Baxi Srivastava "a truly novel book on the practical concepts of pharmacy practice." According to reviewer Michael C. Barros, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, from Temple University School of Pharmacy, the text "is a well-developed and well-organized book [that] serves a previously unmet need in pharmacy education."
The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists just published a recent 4 star review from Doody's Review Service for Pharmacy Management, Leadership, Marketing, and Finance, Second Edition by Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FASHP, Allison M. Vaillancourt, PhD, SPHR, and Marv Shepherd, PhD, MS, RPh.