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A Textbook of Pharmacy Practice


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  • ISBN: 9789395596053
  • Published : August 2022
  • Book Language : English
  • Edition : First
  • Format : Paperback
  • Pages : 150
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A Textbook of Pharmacy Practice

The titled book, “A textbook of Pharmacy Practice” (As per PCI regulation). The idea of book originated by authors to convey a combined database for easy understanding of novel drug delivery systems.
This book is intended to communicate information on novel drug delivery techniques, to direct tutors and learners regarding fundamental concepts in drug delivery systems.
The major aim to write this textbook is to provide information in articulate summarized manner to accomplish necessities of undergraduates as per PCI regulation. This volume is designed not only according to curriculum of undergraduate courses in pharmacy by PCI but also to communicate knowledge on novel drug delivery systems for post graduate learners. We assured this book will be originated very valuable by graduates, post graduates, professors and industrial learners.

1. Unit :
a) Hospital and Its Organization :
1. Introduction / Definition
2. Classification of hospital – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary hospitals
3. Classification based on clinical and non- clinical basis
4. Organization Structure of a Hospital, and Medical staffs involved in the hospital and their functions.
b) Hospital pharmacy and its organization :
1. Definition.
2. Functions of hospital pharmacy.
3. Organization structure.
4. Location, Layout and staff requirements.
5. Responsibilities and functions of hospital pharmacists.
c) Adverse Drug Reaction :
1. Introduction
2. Classifications
3. Excessive pharmacological effects
4. Secondary pharmacological effects
5. Idiosyncrasy
6. Allergic drug reactions
7. Genetically determined toxicity
8. Toxicity following sudden withdrawal of drugs
9. Drug interaction- beneficial interactions
10. Pharmacokinetic drug interactions
11. Methods for detecting drug interactions
12. Adverse drug reaction reporting and management.
d) Community Pharmacy :
1. Introduction
2. Organization and structure of retail and wholesale drug store,
3. Types and design,
4. Legal requirements for establishment and maintenance of a drug store,
5. Dispensing of proprietary products.

2. Unit :
a) Drug Distribution System in a Hospital :
1. Introduction
2. Dispensing of drugs to inpatients,
3. Types of drug distribution systems,
4. Charging policy and labelling,
5. Dispensing of drugs to ambulatory patients, and
6. Dispensing of controlled drugs.
b) Hospital Formulary :
1. Definition,
2. Contents of hospital formulary,
3. Differentiation of hospital formulary and Drug list,
4. Preparation and revision,
5. Addition and deletion of drug from hospital formulary.
c) Therapeutic Drug Monitoring :
1. Definition,
2. Need for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring,
3. Factors to be considered during the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and
4. Indian scenario for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
d) Medication Adherence :
1. Definition,
2. Causes of medication non-adherence,
3. Pharmacist role in the medication adherence, and
4. Monitoring of patient medication adherence.
e) Patient Medication History Interview :
1. Need for the patient medication history interview,
2. Medication interview forms.
f) Community Pharmacy Management :
1. Financial, materials, staff, and infrastructure requirements.

3. Unit :
a) Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee :
1. Introduction
2. Organization, functions, Policies of the pharmacy and therapeutic committee in including drugs into formulary,
3. Inpatient and outpatient prescription,
4. Automatic stop order, and
5. Emergency drug list preparation.
b) Drug Information Services :
1. Drug and Poison information Centre,
2. Sources of drug information,
3. Computerized services, and
4. Storage and retrieval of information.
c) Patient Counseling :
1. Definition of patient counseling;
2. Steps involved in patient counseling, and
3. Special cases that require the pharmacist.
d) Education and Training Program in the Hospital :
1. Role of pharmacist in the education and training program,
2. Internal and external training program,
3. Services to the nursing homes/clinics,
4. Code of ethics for community pharmacy, and
5. Role of pharmacist in the interdepartmental communication and community health education.
e) Prescribed Medication Order and Communication Skills :
1. Role of Prescribed medication order – interpretation and legal requirements, and
2. Communication skills – communication with prescribers and patients.

4. Unit :
a) Budget Preparation and Implementation :
1. Budget preparation and implementation.
b) Clinical Pharmacy :
1. Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy,
2. Concept of clinical pharmacy,
3. Functions and responsibilities of clinical pharmacist,
4. Drug therapy monitoring – medication chart review, clinical review,
5. Pharmacist intervention,
6. Ward round participation,
7. Medication history and Pharmaceutical care.
8. Dosing pattern and drug therapy based on Pharmacokinetic & disease pattern.
c) Over the Counter (OTC) Sales :
1. Introduction and sale of over the counter.
2. Rational use of common over the counter medications.

5. Unit :
a) Drug Store Management and Inventory Control :
1. Introduction
2. Organization of drug store
3. Types of materials stocked and storage conditions
4. Purchase and inventory control: principles
5. Purchase procedure
6. Purchase order
7. Procurement and stocking
8. Economic order quantity
9. Reorder quantity level
10. Methods used for the analysis of the drug expenditure.
b) Investigational use of drugs :
1. Introduction
2. Principals involved
3. Classification
4. Control
5. Identification
6. Role of hospital pharmacist
7. Advisory committee.
c) Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Tests :
1. Introduction
2. Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Tests Blood chemistry,
3. Hematology, and
4. Urinalysis


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