Antimicrobial Stewardship

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ISBN: 9780191076589
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Number of pages: 168
Author: Matthew Laundy
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Antimicrobial Stewardship in PDF and EPUB Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges the treatment of clinical infections. Despite the decline in infectious diseases mortality rates, infections are more difficult to eliminate or contain in the host, resulting in poorer outcomes to treatment, longer hospital inpatient stays, and increased mortality. Written by international experts in the field and supported by the review of the available evidence, including example case studies, Antimicrobial Stewardship provides a practical how-to guide on this growing area. Divided into three sections, the first sets the scene, looking at the key problems of antimicrobial resistance. Section two examines and identifies the key components of an antimicrobial stewardship program. Finally, the book explores specialist areas of antimicrobial stewardship ranging from antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and dynamics, to near patient testing, and infection biomarkers. Antimicrobial Stewardship will be a valuable and practical resource for infection trainees, as well as specialists from the medical, pharmacy, and nursing professions.

Antimicrobial Stewardship

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ISBN: 9781780644394
Release Date: 2016-12-23
Number of pages: 449
Author: Kerry LaPlante
Publisher: CABI

Download and read online Antimicrobial Stewardship in PDF and EPUB In an age where antimicrobial resistance amongst pathogens grows more prevalent, particularly in the hospital setting, antimicrobial stewardship is an evidence-based, proven measure in the battle against resistance and infection. This single comprehensive, definitive reference work is written by an international team of acknowledged experts in the field. The authors explore the effective use of coordinated antimicrobial interventions to change prescribing practice and help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, ensuring that antimicrobials remain an effective treatment for infection. Amongst the first of its kind, this book provides infectious disease physicians, administrators, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing and medical staff with practical guidance in setting up antimicrobial stewardship programs in their institutions with the aim of selecting the optimal antimicrobial drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy, and route of administration.

Antibiotics Simplified

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ISBN: 9781449614591
Release Date: 2011-03-09
Number of pages: 258
Author: Jason Gallagher
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Download and read online Antibiotics Simplified in PDF and EPUB Antibiotics Simplified Second Edition is a comprehensive but concise guide to the basics of antibiotics. It combines a basic review of microbiology with practical guidance for treating patients. Based on the experience of practicing clinicians and written by experts in pharmacotherapy, this convenient reference outlines the characteristics of each drug and why a specific antibiotic is indicated for a particular infection. New To The Second Edition Includes 17 new chapters with the latest information about drug classes and antiviral agents Expanded coverage of drug classes Antiviral agents (antiretrovirals for HIV antimycobacterial agents, and antiparasitic agents) New appendix, including empiric regimens for common infections Each Drug Class Review Includes Agents belonging to each class Drugs most commonly used in practice Spectrum of activity Adverse effects Dosing issues Important points Useful indications

Preceptor s Handbook for Pharmacists

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ISBN: 1585282847
Release Date: 2009-07-02
Number of pages: 280
Author: Lourdes M. Cuellar
Publisher: ASHP

Download and read online Preceptor s Handbook for Pharmacists in PDF and EPUB In order for you to make a difference to new pharmacists, you must remain challenged and energized by your role as preceptor. ASHP’s Preceptor’s Handbook for Pharmacists, second edition, in a completely revised format, gives new and experienced preceptors, residents, and pharmacy directors the practical advice needed to start new pharmacists on the path to success.In eleven, no-nonsense chapters, you will learn what it takes to be an effective preceptor, mentor, and career advisor.Inside you will learn how to: Fit precepting responsibilities into your schedule Guide yourself and your site through the new ACPE guidelines Ask leading questions Calm students’ fears and worries Give constructive feedback Use the latest assessment tools Promote self-directed learning Develop effective goals and objectives for your student And much more! The second edition features new tips, updated content, and newly organized information so that you can find the information you need quickly. It was also written with terminology that complies with ACPE standards. “Pearls” are highlighted so that you can pick up the book anytime you need inspiration.

NICU Primer for Pharmacists

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ISBN: 9781585284764
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Number of pages: 250
Author: Amy P Holmes
Publisher: ASHP

Download and read online NICU Primer for Pharmacists in PDF and EPUB The stakes are high, time is of the essence and every detail matters—yet neonatal pharmacology often has been a challenging and poorly understood area of pediatrics. Until now. Many pharmacists working in hospital pharmacies today have little or no formal training in neonatology yet they are faced with dispensing medications to this fragile NICU population. NICU Primer for Pharmacists, by Amy P. Holmes, is a unique comprehensive overview of pharmacological treatment and neonatal care puts the information pharmacists, students, and residents need in one place, including strategies for: Selecting the optimal drug at the right dose within hours of recognizing a problem Detecting and correcting product dilutions Overseeing dosing adjustments as patients mature, increase or lose body weight Accommodating for multiple concurrent diseases, dramatic growth, organ maturation and damage and more Maximizing survival without serious long-term damage and neurodevelopmental delays. NICU Primer for Pharmacists puts the information you need in one place, so you can feel more confident making medication decisions for your tiniest patients. If your team cares for neonatal patients, consider this guide your invaluable resource for safe and effective drug therapy.

Demystifying Drug Dosing in Obese Patients

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ISBN: 9781585284832
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Number of pages: 250
Author: Brandon R Shank
Publisher: ASHP

Download and read online Demystifying Drug Dosing in Obese Patients in PDF and EPUB As pharmacists see more obese patients and pharmacotherapy becomes increasingly complex, they need a resource that puts all the necessary information in one place and makes it easy to use. With Demystifying Drug Dosing in Obese Patients, that resource is here, delivering: Fully-referenced dosing recommendations for specific drugs Dedicated chapters on antimicrobial dosing, anticoagulants and antiplatelets, antiepileptics, analgesics, antineoplastic medicines, and more Guidance on immunosuppression and medication absorption in bariatric surgery Tips for adult, pediatric, ambulatory, acute, and critical care Pharmacokinetic parameters in obese patients Summary tables, examples, and sample calculations put practical information at practitioners’ fingertips. Content by nationally recognized authors— edited by credentialed practitioners who’ve been there—supports scientifically sound decisions.

Hugo and Russell s Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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ISBN: 9781118293829
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Number of pages: 456
Author: Stephen P. Denyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Hugo and Russell s Pharmaceutical Microbiology in PDF and EPUB Pharmaceutical microbiology has a bearing on all aspects of pharmacy, from the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceutical products through to an understanding of the mode of action of antibiotics. Fully revised and restructured, drawing on the contributions of subject experts, and including material relevant to the European curricula in pharmacy, the eighth edition covers: biology of micro-organisms pathogens and host response prescribing therapeutics contamination and infection control pharmaceutical production current trends and new directions Hugo and Russell’s Pharmaceutical Microbiology, a standard text for Schools of Pharmacy for seven editions, continues to be a user-friendly and authoritative guide for both students and practitioners of pharmacy and pharmaceutical microbiology. 'Highly Commended' in the Pharmacology section of the 2012 BMA Book Awards

Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

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ISBN: 9781585284368
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Number of pages: 500
Author: Lisa C. Hutchison
Publisher: ASHP

Download and read online Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy in PDF and EPUB By 2050, the world’s 65 and older population will double, and the 85 and older population will grow fivefold. As the number of older patients surges, so too will the medication management challenges pharmacists and other health care providers face in this population. For the Geriatric population, complex cases are often the norm. Providing safe and effective care can mean considering assessments of function and cognition, contacting multiple prescribers, and understanding a patient’s history, beliefs, and caregiving situation before making therapeutic decisions. Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition gives practitioners the information they need to improve outcomes and personalize care for elderly patients. New to this edition are new chapters on “Palliative and Hospice Care” and “Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship”. Additional enhancements in this edition include added links to new guidelines, assessment tools, and videos. Additional cases and a study guide will match the content map for certified geriatric pharmacists examination. Useful features throughout the book guide practitioners in navigating the maze of information required when caring for the older patient. These include: Summarized treatment guidelines Reviews of the evidence base Special focus on recommendations for the frail elderly Full case studies in each chapter Clinical Pearls Key Points and Key Terms (with definitions) in each chapter The demands of an aging population mean that a greater understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy I now essential for all health care providers. Fundamentals of geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition ensures had the information to allow providers to respond appropriately

The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2016

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ISBN: 1930808933
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 254
Author: Michael S. Saag, M.D.

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Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

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ISBN: 9781118432433
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Number of pages: 240
Author: Geoff Hanlon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science in PDF and EPUB This text is an essential study guide for undergraduates studying microbiology modules on degree courses in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. Written by two pharmacists each with over 30 years experience of teaching, research and publishing in pharmaceutical microbiology, it distills the subject down into the essential elements that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists need to know in order to practice their profession, and it covers all the microbiology components of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's indicative syllabus that is at the heart of every UK pharmacy degree. Much of the applied microbiology that a pharmacist or pharmaceutical scientist needs to know is unique: topics like the manufacture of microbiologically sterile medicines and their subsequent protection against microbial contamination and spoilage, the detection of hazardous microorganisms in medicines and antibiotics' manufacture and assay are all covered here. Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Students displays material in an easy to-digest format and concepts are explained using diagrams, tables and pictures wherever possible. The book contains an extensive self-assessment section that includes typical multiple choice, short answer and essay-style examination questions, and a companion website to further test your knowledge from a selection of questions along with further links to relevant sites.

Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine

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ISBN: 9781118675076
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Number of pages: 704
Author: Steeve Gigu?re
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine in PDF and EPUB The Fifth Edition of Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, the most comprehensive reference available on veterinary antimicrobial drug use, has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the rapid advancements in the field of antimicrobial therapy. Encompassing all aspects of antimicrobial drug use in animals, the book provides detailed coverage of virtually all types of antimicrobials relevant to animal health. Now with a new chapter on antimicrobial therapy in zoo animals, Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine offers a wealth of invaluable information for appropriately prescribing antimicrobial therapies and shaping public policy. Divided into four sections covering general principles of antimicrobial therapy, classes of antimicrobial agents, special considerations, and antimicrobial drug use in multiple animal species, the text is enhanced by tables, diagrams, and photos. Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine is an essential resource for anyone concerned with the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs, including veterinary practitioners, students, public health veterinarians, and industry and research scientists.

Casebook in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Drug Dosing

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ISBN: 9780071832762
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Number of pages: 304
Author: Henry Cohen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online Casebook in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Drug Dosing in PDF and EPUB A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH TO DESIGNING ACCURATE DOSING REGIMENS Casebook in Pharmacokinetics and Drug Dosing uses real-life cases to teach pharmacy students, pharmacists, and clinical pharmacists how to apply pharmacokinetics to formulate proper dosing regimens. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the book not only discusses drugs with readily available therapeutic serum levels, but places equal emphasis on high-alert agents with narrow therapeutic indexes. Each drug chapter is written by clinical pharmacists who have hands-on experience in drug dosing and includes an overview of the drug’s pharmacology, including: Indications Mec hanisms of action Toxicities Pharmacokinetics There is comprehensive review and discussion of each drug's bioavailability, volume of distribution, clearance, half-life, therapeutic drug level monitoring, drug interactions, dosing, and availability. Each chapter is enhanced by numerous patient cases with clear step-by-step answers and explanations. Calculations, equations, and dosing recommendations are provided for each case.

Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases

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ISBN: 1617792136
Release Date: 2011-09-08
Number of pages: 692
Author: Stephen C. Piscitelli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases in PDF and EPUB The revised and up-to-date third edition of Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases delivers a text that will enhance your clinical knowledge of the complex mechanisms, risks, and consequences of drug interactions associated with antimicrobials, infection, and inflammation. The third edition features five new chapters that cover material not addressed in previous editions. These new chapters describe interactions with a number of drug classes such as non-HIV antiviral, antimalarial, antiparasitic, antihelmintic, macrolide, azalide and ketolide agents. A novel chapter on probe cocktail studies has been included to highlight an important research tool for drug development. These chapters address material that cannot be retrieved easily in the medical literature. The highly acclaimed food-drug interactions as well as the study design and analysis chapters remain definitive references. The newly written drug-cytokine interaction highlights the need for our improved understanding of the complex interrelationship of acute infection, inflammation, and the risk of drug interactions. Informative tables on specific drug-drug interactions are provided throughout the chapters as a quick clinical resource. The Third Edition of Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases is a distillation of relevant drug interactions associated with antimicrobials, infection, and inflammation. This concise review of the mechanisms and strategies to manage drug interactions should be valuable to all health care practitioners. Features • Definitive reference source of up-to-date information on antimicrobial drug interactions • Informative tables on the degree of interaction for specific antimicrobial agents • In-depth discussion of mechanisms and potential mechanistic pathways of interaction • New chapters on non-HIV antiviral, antimalarial, antiparasitic, and macrolide, azalide and ketolide agents • New chapter on probe-cocktail studies as a research tool to study drug-drug interactions • Inclusion of new antimicrobial agents and their associated drug interactions • First rate chapters on study design and analysis, and drug-food interactions • A fresh perspective on drug-cytokine interactions • Authoritative chapter on regulatory considerations of drug interactions during drug development