As a practical tool to improve practitioner or student pharmacist assessment of patients seeking self-treatment strategies in the community pharmacy setting, the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs Quick Reference is a user-friendly and complementary supplement to the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs.
The Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs Quick Reference provides a succinct summary of the most common self-care conditions for which community pharmacists provide treatment recommendations. It presents the most essential information that is needed in the OTC aisle to assess if patients are candidates for self-care.
Appropriate treatment recommendations are also indicated based on the patient’s presentation, current medications, and chronic conditions. The chapters are presented in the QuEST SCHOLAR-MAC format, providing a standardized process to help student pharmacists and practitioners quickly assess and treat their patients in the community pharmacy.