This text offers a practical approach to patient assessment skills in pharmacy practice. The book covers basic anatomy and physiology, pathology, and system assessment through interview, communication, and some physical exams, to help pharmacists and pharmacy students correlate signs and symptoms of possible diseases.
Part 1 discusses global assessment issues and health-related problems that span many body systems. Part 2 covers head-to-toe assessment of body systems and assessment of special populations. Each chapter explores pharmacy practice applications, including ambulatory care and special community settings. Case studies in each chapter include interview questions, patient assessment algorithms, sample pharmaceutical care plans, and critical thinking questions.
A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and head-to-toe patient assessment video clips.