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WHERE THERE ARE NO PHARMACISTS

A Guide to Managing Medicines for All Health Workers

By Sarah Andersson and Beverley Snell

Publisher: TWN and Health Action International Asia Pacific

(ISBN: 978-967-5412-17-2)

Year: 2010 No. of pages: 168

ABOUT THE BOOK

WHERE THERE ARE NO PHARMACISTS is about managing medicines. It explains how to order them, store them, prepare them, dispense them and use them safely and effectively. This book provides advice on all these aspects for people working with medicines as well as information to help communities benefit from the use of medicines.

It provides guidance for anyone who is doing the work of a pharmacist; anyone who sells, dispenses, prepares, manages, or explains to others how to use medicines.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

SARAH ANDERSSON has practised pharmacy in a variety of situations from large teaching hospitals to Primary Health Care facilities. In addition to her Pharmacy degree, she has a Master of Public Health degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

She currently works for John Snow, Incorporated in Arlington, Virginia, USA, as a Technical Advisor.

BEVERLEY SNELL is a pharmacist who has specialised in essential medicines work within a public health and Primary Health Care framework including refugee settings and humanitarian emergencies. She teaches in the International Health stream of the Master of Public Health programme delivered by the Burnet Institute Centre for International Health for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

She is a member of Health Action International Asia Pacific and a moderator of E-drug, an international email discussion forum on essential medicines.

Contents

1.            WHERE THERE ARE NO PHARMACISTS

2.            INTRODUCTION TO MEDICINES

3.  NATIONAL POLICIES AND INITIATIVES

4.            LAWS AND REGULATIONS

5.            UNDERSTANDING MEDICINES

6.            ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICINES

7.            OTHER MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

8.            CALCULATING QUANTITIES OF MEDICINES TO ORDER

9.            SOURCES OF SUPPLY

10.        GOOD QUALITY MEDICINES

11.        MANAGING YOUR STOCK

12.        DISPENSING MEDICINES

13.        COMMUNICATION TALKING WITH PATIENTS

14.        PROVIDING MEDICINES FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

15.        IMPROVING MEDICINE USE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Resources

Glossary

Index

PRICE

US$22.00 for First World countries

US$15.00 for Third World countries

RM27.00 for Malaysia

Prices are inclusive of postage costs by airmail.

How to Order the Book

Visit our TWN Online Bookshop or contact Third World Network at 131 Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel: 604-2266159

Fax: 604-2264505

Email for further information.


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