Thoroughly revised and updated, The Practitioner’s Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs, 2nd Edition contains information from the American Pharmacists Association’s comprehensive Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 17th Edition. The information has been edited and formatted to include only the content that practitioners are most likely to need during self-care consultations with patients.
The book contains 25 chapters addressing common self-treatable conditions. Each chapter begins with a self-care algorithm that presents treatment and follow-up recommendations, as well as exclusions for self-treatment.
The Practitioner’s Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs, 2nd Edition is intended as a quick reference resource for busy practitioners.
"The second edition of this book contains information from APhA's comprehensive 17th edition. The information has been edited and formatted to include only the content that practitioners are most likely to need during self-care consultations with patients."
"It is a valuable resource for busy pharmacists."
-- Compounding Today.com Newsletter, October 19, 2012, Volume 9, Issue 42
"Although this book is designed for busy practitioners, students will also benefit from it during their advanced clinical rotations where quick answers to commonly encountered self-care questions are often needed."
-- Neela Bhajandas, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review
"This is a very worthwhile reference. The treatment options are addressed in a direct manner. The algorithms andcharts are easy to follow and the appendixes contain valuable information such as the administration of non-oral medications like eye drops and nasal sprays. It is important to update references like this as products are constantly being added to and removed from the market."
-- Judith Klevan, BA biology, BS Phamacy (Jeanes Hospital) Doody's Review - previous edition
According to the author, this book is written for "busy practitioners." This could include any healthcare practitioner in a position to advise a patient, such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, etc. It also could be used as a teaching tool.