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1st Edition

Medical Devices for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions

ISBN 9780367430894
Published December 30, 2021 by CRC Press
418 Pages 227 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Today, more than ever, the pharmacist is a full-member of the health team and many of the pharmacist’s patients are using a host of other devices from various specialty areas of medicine and surgery. Medical Devices for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions presents a comprehensive review of most devices that pharmacists and pharmacy personnel encounter during practice. The devices covered are relevant to pharmacists working in various work settings from hospitals, community pharmacies, and health insurance sector, to regulatory bodies, academia, and research institutes. Even if a pharmacist does not come across each of these devices on a regular basis, the book is a valuable reference source for those occasions when information is needed by a practitioner, and for instructing interns and residents.


The book discusses devices needed for special pharmaceutical services and purposes such as residential care homes and primary care based with GPs, pharmacy-based smoking cessation services, pharmacy-based anticoagulant services, pain management and terminal care, medication adherence and automation in hospital pharmacy.


Additional features include:

  • Provides information on devices regarding theory, indications, and procedures concerning use, cautions, and place, in therapy.
  • Assists pharmacists in understanding medical devices and instructing patients with the use of these devices.
  • Focuses on providing the available evidence on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of devices and the latest information in the particular field.
  • Other healthcare providers interested in medical devices or involved in patients care where medical devices represent part of the provided care would benefit from the book.

Table of Contents


Foreword ix

Preface xi

Editors xiii

List of Contributors xv

Chapter 1 Introduction: Medical Devices History, Current Perspectives, and Shortages 1

Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman and Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim

SECTION I Medical Devices for Specialized Services and Purposes

Chapter 2 Medical Devices for Pharmacy-Based Anticoagulant Services 9

Hazem Fathy Elewa

Chapter 3 Self-Testing Medical Devices for the Detection, Diagnosis, or Management of Health Conditions: A Public Health Perspective 15

Silvia E. Rabionet

Chapter 4 Medical Devices for Management of Tobacco Use Disorder 21

Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed and Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman

Chapter 5 Medical Devices to Improve Medication Adherence 39

Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim and Nor Fatin Farhani Mohamed Izham

Chapter 6 Automation in Hospital Settings 57

Mohammed Alshennawi and Ahmed Al-Jedai

SECTION II Medical Devices for Clinical Specialties

Chapter 7 Medical Devices for Psychiatry 69

Monica Zolezzi

Chapter 8 Medical Devices for Neurology 95

Abderrezzaq Soltani

Chapter 9 Medical Devices for Pediatrics 137

Binaya Sapkota and Sunil Shrestha

Chapter 10 Medical Devices for Urology 171

Subish Palaian and Kadir Alam

Chapter 11 Medical Devices for Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders 185

Amir Babiker and Mohammed Aldubayee

Chapter 12 Medical Devices for Cardiology 215

Sowndramalingam Sankaralingam, Farhat Naz Hussain, and Ahmed Awaisu

Chapter 13 Medical Devices for Surgery 241

Kadir Alam and Subish Palaian

Chapter 14 Medical Devices for Infectious Diseases 259

Elhassan Hussein Eltom and Mohamed Awad Mousnad

Chapter 15 Medical Devices for Oncology 285

Sunil Shrestha, Asmita Priyadarshini Khatiwada, Binaya Sapkota, Sajin Rajbhandari, and Bhuvan KC

Chapter 16 Medical Devices for Nephrology 315

Mohammed Abdelrahim Idris and Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman

Chapter 17 Medical Devices for Orthopedics 331

Binaya Sapkota, Sunil Shrestha, Salina Sahukhala, and Rishi Ram Poudel

Chapter 18 Medical Devices for Gastroenterology and Hepatology 377

Syed Furrukh Jamil and Haafiz Allah-Bakhsh

Chapter 19 Medical Device Issues 389

Albert I. Wertheimer

Index 391

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Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman is currently an associate professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Taif University, Saudi Arabia. Prior to that from September 2017 to August 2021 he was an assistant professor at the same Department. From September 2011 to August 2017, he was an assistant professor and Head at Department of Pharmacy Practice, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.Before joining Qassim University in 2011; he worked with the Ministry of Health, Sudan for 13 years in different units and departments such as the Central Medical Supplies Public Corporation (CMS) Sudan (1997-2000); the Revolving Drug Fund, Khartoum State (2000-2005); the General Directorate of Pharmacy and the Khartoum State drug Information Centre, the Ministry of Health Khartoum State (2005-2010), and the General Directorate of Planning and Development of the Khartoum State Ministry of Health (2010-2011). Ahmed Fathelrahman is the main author or co-author of more than 50 articles and titles that represent publications in international peer-reviewed journals, books, book chapters, or conference presentations besides other works published in some local journals. Ahmed Fathelrahman is a reviewer for a variety international peer-reviewed journals from the fields of Pharmacy, Public Health, Tobacco Control and Toxicology and he acted as a member of review committees of various international scientific meetings regularly organized by international societies such as the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT). Ahmed Fathelrahman was also an Editorial Board member of Heliyon, an opened access multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier. In April 2016, he produced together with Professor M Izham Mohamed Ibrahim from Qatar University and Professor Albert Wertheimer from College of Pharmacy, Nova SE University, US an edited book published by Elsevier Science entitled "Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries: Achievements and Challenges". In 2018, they produced another edited book published by Elsevier Science entitled "Pharmacy Education in the Twenty First Century and Beyond Global Achievements and Challenges". Ahmed Fathelrahman was a winner of the Young Investigator Scholarship of the APACT 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health, Taipei, Taiwan 17-20 October 2007, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Research Fellowship, (September 2007- December 2009), and Sanggar Sanjung award for best Publication, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2010. Ahmed Fathelrahman worked as a member of Research Ethical Committees of various institutions; the Ministry of Health Khartoum State, the Community Medicine Council of Sudan Medical Specializations Board, the College of Pharmacy- Qassim University and the Research Ethical Committee of Al-Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Fathelrahman supervised the research of more than 30 medical or pharmacy students in Sudan and Saudi Arabia at levels of Bachelor, Pharm D, M.Sc., MD and Fellowship.

Mohamed Izham is a Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, Qatar University. He obtained his PhD degree in Pharmacy Administration from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (PCPS), Philadelphia, the USA, in 1995. His research areas, publication and consultancy, are in the area of Social & Administrative Pharmacy that focus on Pharmaceutical Policy & Supply Management, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Socio-behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing. Dr Izham has supervised and participated in over 100 MSc and PhD graduate students from 15 countries in Africa and Asia. He has published 15 books and more than 250 articles. He won the 2015 Qatar University Scopus Medical & Health Sciences Scientist Award. He has also functioned in multiple consultant roles to the government in Malaysia, Sudan, Mongolia, Qatar, and non-governmental bodies at national and international levels (WHO, HAI). He was formerly the Coordinator of Health Campus Program at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Director of the Corporate and Sustainable Development Division, Chancellory Department, Universiti Sains Malaysia; the founding Program Chairman for Social & Administrative Pharmacy Program, Universiti Sains Malaysia; the Deputy Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia; Professor and Founding Chairman, Pharmacy Practice Department, College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Al-Qassim, KSA; and Founding Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Affairs at College of Pharmacy, Qatar University. His last post was the Head of Research & Graduate Studies – Pharmacy, QU Health at Qatar University.

Albert Wertheimer is a professor at Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy, In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.  He has made major contributions to the field of social and administrative pharmacy.  He has guided over 100 Ph.D. students and more than that number of M.S. students.  He is an author or editor of 44 books, numerous book chapters and about 430 articles in scientific and professional journals.  Professor Wertheimer has lectured or consulted in over 70 countries.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, published quarterly by the Oxford University Press.