Whether you're a student, new practitioner, or advanced clinical pharmacist, keeping your infectious disease (ID) pharmacotherapy skills sharp is vital. Not only is ID an important part of all qualifying exams from NAPLEX to BPS, but the treatment of ID also presents new challenges to seasoned pharmacists as new and re-emerging microbial agents are on the rise.
Now there is a convenient and effective way to assess and advance your knowledge of these diseases in various patient groups and healthcare settings. Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment, by Lea S. Eiland and Diane B. Ginsburg,is the only resource of its kind for ID pharmacotherapy and provides case-based learning for three levels of experience.
Reinforce and expand your skills by analyzing 33 cases of varying diagnostic complexity covering 19 diseases from neonatal to geriatric patients. Based on real-life situations, they provide clinical data relating to all aspects of care, so you can assess current treatment and consider alternatives. The book's questions and answers offer an effective way to test your knowledge.
The Self Assessment is a valuable study aid for course work, exam prep, and professional development. Inside you'll find complex cases in the following areas:
- Bone and Joint/Skin and Soft-Tissue
- Central Nervous System
- Bacteremia, Endocarditis, and Sepsis
- Intra-abdominal and Genitourinary Infections
- HIV Infection and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Tick-Borne Infections
Current practice guidelines are referenced including the CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015 and the DHHS's Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents (April 2015). The book's varying levels of difficulty allow for further self-assessment throughout your career.