ISBNs: 9781260474619, 9781260474626
100 complex cases illustrate how to ensure safe, effective treatment during transitions between care settings
Moving a patient from one healthcare provider or setting to another—a transition of care—increases the risk of medication errors due to inadequate communication and poor coordination of care.
While guideline-and evidence-based therapy is important, pharmacists must also address other patient-specific needs and possible barriers to safety, efficacy, and to adherence of therapies.
Providing a deep dive into this critical topic, Transitions of Care in Pharmacy Casebook explains how to deliver and optimize complex patient care during transitions between care settings. This essential resource features 100 enlightening clinical cases that illustrate real-world practices. Organized by disease state, each case incorporates clinical knowledge, patient education, effective communication, and social issues.
Transition of Care in Pharmacy Casebook includes:
An insightful introduction to transitions of care practice models
100 complex clinical cases incorporating specific elements of patient care
Concise coverage of various medical conditions commonly encountered in various practice settings
Considerations on treating special populations, such as the elderly and homeless patients
Bulleted text explaining the theory and rationale for each case
Informative charts with lab findings, medication records, provider notes, and diagnostic exams