Pharmacotherapy Casebook is the perfect working tool to help students develop the essential skills required to identify and resolve drug therapy problems. Using a consistent, problem-solving approach, this new edition helps readers enhance their pharmacotherapeutic skills.The authors include updated and revised patient cases involving 145 disease states. Sixteen new disease states have been added to this edition, along with a new chapter on Pharmaceutical Care Plans. Each case includes a realistic patient presentation with medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data followed by a series of questions employing a systematic, problem-solving approach. By using these "real world" cases to practice creating, defending, and implementing pharmaceutical care plans, students can develop the skills necessary to make the critical decisions required in their practice.Organized into organ system sections that correspond to Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 5e, this authoritative casebook is an outstanding learning tool for educational programs. It is also a valuable resource for independent study and staff development.FEATURES: * Draws upon the expertise of 170 authors from across the U.S. and Canada * Presents an individualized therapeutic approach to disease state management * Employs a consistent problem-solving approach that provides practice in creating, defending, and implementing pharmaceutical care plans * Provides three levels of case complexity that correspond to different experience levels of students * Contains Appendices with reference ranges for common laboratory tests, common medical abbreviations, and sample responses to case questions * NEW TO THIS EDITION: Each case has been revised and 16 completely new disease states have been added; includes cases and a separate section that contain questions related to herbal therapies.Schwinghammer, Terry L. is the author of 'Pharmacotherapy Casebook A Patient-Focused Approach', published 2002 under ISBN 9780071370615 and ISBN 0071370617.