- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: ASHP; 1 edition (July 20, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1585282375
- ISBN-13: 978-1585282371
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
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Format: Softcover textbook; additional instructor material is available online.
Audience: This book is designed primarily for pharmacy students considering a career in a
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to describe and explain the basics of institutional pharmacy practice. The authors state that this text presents “an overview of essential terms, concepts, and processes in health-system pharmacy in a concise, practical, and understandable way.”
Content: The contents of the book are divided into 8 parts for easy reference: Introduction, Managing Medication Use, Managing Medication Distribution,Using Technology, Financial
The first 3 sections (Introduction, Managing Medication Use, Managing Medication Distribution) offer a succinct history of institutional pharmacy in the US and an interesting retrospective on the impetus for change at key points in history. The section “Using
Usability: This book is up-to-date, easy to read, and user-friendly, with many useful graphics, illustrations, and references. The price is reasonable for both the student and the practicing pharmacist.
Highlights: The stated learning objectives, keypoint sidebars, and chapter review questions emphasize key learning points and may be useful as a foundation
Limitations: Because this book is promoted as an introductory text for institutional and health-system pharmacy, there may be a tendency for seasoned practitioners to overlook it as an addition to their library. That would be an unfortunate oversight, as this volume presents something for everyone, be it historical oversight or succinct summary of necessary safety processes.
Comparison with Other Related Books or Products: This book, loosely based on the more comprehensiveHandbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice,4th edition, focuses on the essentials in order to givea broad picture of the roles and responsibilities of ahealth-system pharmacist. This text has a more didacticand general educational feel, as well as providing
Reviewer’s Summary: Introduction to Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Practice is a text that introduces students of all ages to professional pharmacy practice in the health-system organization. Overall, it is an excellent introductory text and useful reference to be included in any practitioner’s library.
Conflict of interest: Author reported none
About the Author
Dr. Brown was born in Jackson, MS in 1940, completed High School at Forest Hill, his BS in Pharmacy in 1963 and MS in Hospital Pharmacy in 1971 at the University of Mississippi and Doctor of Pharmacy in 1974 at the University of Tennessee. His employment includes several years in community practice, two years with Eli Lilly and Company in sales, four years in the US Army Medical Service Corps including duty as a Company Commander, 3d Infantry Division Medical Supply Officer and two years as Director of Pharmacy at the US Army Hospital, Vicenza, Italy. He joined the faculty at Ole Miss in 1970 became full Professor in 1985 and served as Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration for seven years (1986-1992). Dr. Brown has published numerous professional articles, four editions of the Handbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice as Editor or Co-Editor with Dr. Mickey Smith, is a member of numerous professional, honorary and leadership organizations, and has received several awards including being named a Fellow in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Brown retired from full-time teaching in 1999 but has continued to teach part-time. He and his wife, Bonnie, reside in Oxford, MS and have two sons (a pharmacist and a physician) and three grandchildren.
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