the reference can be read, understood, and used by other medical/pharmacy personnel.
Remington's deals with the theory and practice of the art of pharmacy. It provides
essential information about drugs. Furthermore, the text is especially useful as an
information source for the compounding of extemporaneous products.
c. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. Louis Goodman and Alfred
Gilman wrote this text. This reference is written for medical personnel who have a
strong background in physiology and pharmacology. Indeed, it is not written for a
reader who has a weak or limited background in the sciences. The clinical application
of drug knowledge is the aim of the text. The book is divided into major sections based
upon therapeutic categories. Sections are subdivided into chapters that focus on
specific drug uses. Each chapter has an excellent overview of the therapeutic area and
a discussion of considerations pertinent to the topic being examined.
d. American Medical Association Drug Evaluations. The American Medical
Association (AMA) Department of Drugs prepares this text. The book is written on a
level that can be read and understood by medical personnel who have a good
background in physiology and pharmacology. American Medical Association Drug
Evaluations is divided into sections based upon therapeutic classifications. Each
chapter has an introductory statement that discusses considerations involved with that
therapeutic category. Further, each chapter contains informative monographs on drugs
pertinent to that category. Dosage information is provided under each drug monograph.
e. Drug Interactions. Philip D. Hansten wrote this text. It is written for the
health-care provider who is concerned about drug interactions and/or the effects upon
clinical laboratory tests by specific agents. Section one of the book is divided into
chapters based upon drug interactions of particular therapeutic categories. Section two
deals with the impact of certain medications upon specific clinical laboratory test results.
f. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. W. B. Saunders Company
publishes this reference. This medical dictionary is a useful reference for all medical
personnel. In particular, the dictionary can be used by pharmacy personnel whenever
unfamiliar medical terms are encountered.
g. Handbook of Injectable Drugs. This book was written by Lawrence A.
Trissel. It is especially tailored to meet the needs of pharmacy personnel who are
directly involved with the preparation of intravenous admixtures. The text is easily used;
however, care should be exercised when using the charts provided in the reference.
The drugs listed are limited to injectable products. For each drug, a monograph is
provided which includes information on drug concentration, stability, pH, dosage,
compatibility, and incompatibility.
h. The American Hospital Formulary Service. The American Hospital
Formulary Service (AHFS) is a two-volume collection of drug monographs published by
the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. The AHFS is designed to be
used by all pharmacy personnel. It is divided into sections based upon therapeutic