The final 3 chapters of these introductory topics provide expected PPE handbooktype material with references for "Physical Assessment," "Clinical Laboratory and Procedural Data," and "Therapeutic Monitoring and Modification." [...] grouping acute care into an ambulatory care chapter does not provide any description of pharmacy's role in clinical inpatient settings, a required PPE component.
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2009; 73 (4) Article 75. BOOK REVIEWS research study without any reference to any evidence-based practice publications or resources. The final 3 chapters of PAUL J. STELAK. Pharmacy Practice Experien- these introductory topics provide expected PPE handbook- ces: A Student’s Handbook. Washington, DC: type material with references for ‘‘Physical Assessment,’’ American Pharmacists Association; 2008. 153 ‘‘Clinical Laboratory and Procedural Data,’’ and ‘‘Thera- pp, $29.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-58212- peutic Monitoring and Modification.’’ Once a student 114-7. progresses into APPEs, this content is more commonly referenced in other tertiary or site-specific resources. Reviewed By: Kimi S. Vesta, PharmD The 7 PPE chapters cover the ‘‘Community Hospi- University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy tal,’’ ‘‘Chronic/Long-Term Care,’’ ‘‘Ambulatory/Acute Pharmacy Practice Experiences: A Student’s Hand- Care,’’ ‘‘Advanced Clinical,’’ ‘‘Business/Management,’’ book is a pocket-size book written to be pharmacy stu- and ‘‘Elective/Miscellaneous’’ settings. To the beginning dents’guide through their pharmacy practice experiences IPPE student, this could serve as an orientation to these (PPE) and into their careers. This ﬁrst edition book is practices; however, the content and organization is the written by Paul J. Stelak, who states in the introduction author’s perspective of the scope of practice, which may that the book covers topics not covered in depth in phar- not be universally applicable. For example, grouping macy school. The book contains 17 short chapters and acute care into an ambulatory care chapter does not pro- 7 varied appendices. vide any description of pharmacy’s role in clinical inpa- The first 10 chapters introduce 10 topics, varying tient settings, a required PPE component. The ‘‘Advanced from history of pharmacy to therapeutic monitoring and Clinical’’ chapter details 7 intensive care specialty units, modification, and the last 7 chapters describe 7 PPE set- in addition to 5 subspecialty disciplines, which are not tings. The appendices provide more depth about a few available in all institutions. This concise orientation specific topics, from units of measure and conversions may be appropriate for beginning IPPE students but is to anemia. While the introductory nature of the book not relevant for daily reference or APPEs. makes this an appropriate assignment for students begin- The appendices delve into a wide variety of topics ning
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