Paul rutter Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 4th Edition Ebook PDF

Paul rutter Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 4th Edition Ebook PDF

Paul rutter Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 4th Edition Ebook PDF The book is divided into 11 chapters. The first chapter
lays the foundations in how to go about making a diagnosis. This is followed by 9 systems-based chapters struc-
tured in the format shown in Fig. 2. The final chapter is product based and has a slightly different format. A list of abbreviations and a glossary are included at the end of the book.

Key features of each chapter
At the beginning of each chapter there is a short sec-tion addressing basic anatomy and history taking specific to that body system. A basic understanding of the anatomical location of major structures is useful when attempting to diagnose/exclude conditions from a pa-tient’s presenting complaint. It would be almost impos-sible to know whether to treat or refer a patient who presented with symptoms suggestive of renal colic if one does not know where the kidneys are. However, this is not intended to replace an anatomy text, and the reader is referred to further reading listed throughout the book for more detailed information on anatomical considerations.
Self- assessment questions
Twenty multiple choice questions and at least two case-study questions are presented at the end of each chapter. These are designed to test factual recall and applied knowl-edge.

The type of multiple choice questions are constructed to mimic those set in the UK pre-registration examination set by the General Pharmaceutical Council. They start with simple traditional multiple choice questions in which the right answer has to be picked from a series of five possible answers, and work up to more complex questions which are interrelated.

The case studies challenge you with ‘real-life’ situa-tions. All are drawn from practice and have been encoun-tered by practising pharmacists, but have been modified for inclusion in the book.
Elements included under each condition
The same structure has been adopted for every condition.
This is intended to help the reader approach differential di-agnosis from the position of clinical decision-making (see Chapter 1). To help summarise the information, tables and algorithms are included for many of the conditions.

Arriving at a differential diagnosis
To contextualise how commonly conditions are seen by community pharmacists, a table listing the likelihood in which they are encountered is presented. This is designed to ‘frame’ the questions that should be asked from the point of working from the most likely cause of symptoms.

To help a further table summarising the key questions that should be asked for each condition is included. The rele-vance (i.e., the rationale for asking the question) is given for each question. This will allow pharmacists to determine
which questions should be asked to enable a differential diagnosis to be reached.

Primer for differential diagnosis
A ‘primer for differential diagnosis’ is available for a number of conditions covered. This algorithmic approach to differential diagnosis is geared towards nearly or recently qualified pharmacists. They are not intended to be solely relied upon in making a differential diagnosis but to act as an aide memoire.  It is anticipated that the primers will be used in conjunction  with the text, thus allowing a broader understanding of the differential diagnosis of the condition to be considered.

Paul rutter Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 4th Edition Ebook PDF