Comprehensive Pharmacy Review
by Leon Shargel, Alan H. Mutnick, Paul F. Souney, Larry N. Swanson, Larry N. Swanson
Pages : 2115
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Edition: January 2009
Format : PDF
Size : 15.5 MB
Thoroughly revised to reflect the current progress of pharmacy education and practice, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling review guide is a must for candidates preparing for the NAPLEX® and for all pharmacy undergraduates, instructors, and professionals. More than 70 specialists provide detailed, up-to-date summaries of a wide range of key topics, including chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacy practice, and drug therapy.
Chapters are organized to parallel the pharmacy curriculum and written in easy-to-use outline format. Each chapter ends with questions that offer NAPLEX® candidates test practice. Appendices include prescription dispensing information, common prescription drugs, reference charts, and general pharmacy resources.
This book provides a good review of key concepts covered in pharmacy school curricula. The text contains detailed outlines of subject matter arranged in chapter format and organized into two main sections. The first 21 chapters provide review information from the basic pharmaceutical sciences, including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology. The second section illustrates how material is applied to pharmacy practice, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical care.
Purpose: It is intended to serve as a review for the NAPLEX exam as well as reference.
Audience: The book targets a wide audience of users, including recent pharmacy graduates requiring a review for the NAPLEX examination, practicing pharmacists who desire a mechanism to stay abreast of current concepts, pharmacy college instructors and preceptors who want outlines of what can be incorporated in their courses, and individuals matriculating to pharmacy school who want to know what's ahead.
Features: A key feature is a series of study questions at the end of each chapter. Particularly helpful are explanations that accompany study question answers. Other useful components include tables and graphs that help organize related material and appendixes that provide information on brand-to-generic name conversion and medications that should be used with caution during pregnancy. One limitation of the text is that it does not contain lists of suggested readings at the end of each chapter. For individuals who desire to clarify concepts or read about a subject in more detail, the lack of suggested readings poses somewhat of a hindrance. However, if the reader is familiar with pharmacy literature, this limitation can be overcome.
Assessment: This review provides a good resource for those who wish to learn about or review contemporary concepts in pharmacy in an organized, concise format.