A Textbook of Clinical Pharmacy Practice by Parthasarathy: A Review
Clinical pharmacy is a branch of pharmacy that focuses on the optimal use of medications to achieve positive patient outcomes. Clinical pharmacists work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team, providing evidence-based recommendations, monitoring drug therapy, and educating patients and health professionals. Clinical pharmacy practice requires a high level of knowledge and skills in various domains, such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapy, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacoepidemiology.
A Textbook of Clinical Pharmacy Practice by Parthasarathy is a comprehensive and updated resource for students and practitioners of clinical pharmacy. The book covers essential concepts and skills for clinical pharmacy practice, such as patient assessment, drug information, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, medication errors, pharmacovigilance, clinical trials, drug utilization review, and patient education. The book also includes case studies, clinical pearls, review questions, and references for further reading.
The book is edited by G Parthasarathy, a professor and head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at JSS College of Pharmacy in India. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching and research in clinical pharmacy. He is also the author of several other books and publications on clinical pharmacy. The book has contributions from other experts and specialists in the field of clinical pharmacy from India and abroad.
A Textbook of Clinical Pharmacy Practice by Parthasarathy is a valuable guide for students who want to learn the fundamentals and applications of clinical pharmacy. It is also a useful reference for practitioners who want to update their knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice. The book is available in PDF format for easy access and download.The book also covers the six essential domains of clinical pharmacy practice, as defined by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)[^1^]. These domains are:
Direct patient care: The clinical pharmacist provides patient-centered care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention.
Pharmacotherapy knowledge: The clinical pharmacist maintains and applies a comprehensive and current knowledge of pharmacotherapy and therapeutic principles across a broad range of disease states and patient populations.
Systems-based care and population health: The clinical pharmacist collaborates with other health care providers and stakeholders to improve health care delivery, quality, safety, and outcomes for patients and populations.
Communication: The clinical pharmacist communicates effectively with patients, caregivers, health care providers, and other professionals using appropriate verbal, nonverbal, written, and technological skills.
Professionalism: The clinical pharmacist demonstrates ethical and professional behavior, respect for diversity and cultural sensitivity, leadership and advocacy, self-awareness and reflection, and commitment to excellence and lifelong learning.
Continuing professional development: The clinical pharmacist engages in self-directed learning activities to maintain and enhance professional competencies and to contribute to the advancement of the profession.
The book provides practical examples, exercises, and assessment tools to help the readers apply these domains to their own practice settings. The book also emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, patient empowerment, and outcome measurement in clinical pharmacy practice. 061ffe29dd