Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services by Ashley W. Ells
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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED PHARMACY SERVICES IN COMMUNITY AND CLINIC SETTINGS

Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services teaches pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists how to provide advanced levels of pharmacy services in community and clinic settings designed to help patients achieve specific health goals and treat common disease states. This unique text provides practical--rather than merely ideological--ways for pharmacists to utilize their extensive clinical knowledge and fill a major gap in American health care. It discusses barriers, necessary skills, required knowledge, and issues related to preparation, interventions, patient outcomes, economic aspects, and marketing considerations for therapeutic areas commonly addressed in the outpatient setting.

The beginning of the book delves into the general management skills necessary to provide and implement advanced patient care services, including documentation, patient interviewing, and medication therapy management. Important chapters discuss disease states that would most likely be amenable to development of pharmacy services, including:

Asthma Smoking Cessation Diabetes Hypertension Osteoporosis Obesity

Also covered are immunizations, anticoagulation, and cardiometabolic services. The disease state chapters include learning aids such as summary points, first-hand accounts from experienced pharmacists who have implemented pharmacy services for that particular condition, a simulated patient case, and multiple-choice questions.

 

About Ashley W. Ells

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Ashley Ellis completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi followed by a Community Pharmacy Residency at Leesburg Pharmacy and Shenandoah University. Since completing her residency she has focused her clinical practice in providing innovative community pharmacy services including Medication Therapy Management for patients in the underserved Mississippi Delta as part of the Delta Pharmacy Patient Care Management Project. She also currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi and is the Coordinator of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program in Oxford, Mississippi. Justin Sherman graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1999 and completed a residency in Primary Care at Methodist Healthcare Hospital of Memphis. For nine years he taught at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) College of Pharmacy. His specialty is ambulatory care. Justin is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Justin will serve as facilitator and case author for Problem Based Learning for pharmacy students in their third professional year. He has been slated to author cases for atrial fibrillation, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and acute myocardial infarction/ ischemic heart disease. During his ten year at ULM, he was the Curriculum Committee Chair and Director of a PGY1 Residency Program. At the University of Mississippi, he is developing diabetes care services at the UMMC Lakeland Family Medical Clinic and currently serves as Coordinator of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by McGraw-Hill Professional. 349 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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