1st Edition

Medical Devices for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions

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ISBN 9780367430894
December 22, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
376 Pages 227 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations

USD $190.00

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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

Chapter 01

Introduction: Medical devices history, current perspectives, and shortages

Section I

Medical devices for specialized services and purposes

Chapter 02

Medical Devices For Pharmacy-Based Anticoagulant Services

Chapter 03

Self-Testing Medical Devices For The Detection, Diagnosis Or Management Of Health Conditions: A Public Health Perspective

Chapter 04

Medical Devices For Management Of Tobacco Use Disorder

Chapter 05

Medical Devices For Medication Adherence

Chapter 06

Automation in Hospital Settings

Section II

Medical devices for clinical specialties

Chapter 07

Medical Devices For Psychiatry

Chapter 08

Medical Devices For Neurology

Chapter 09

Medical Devices For Pediatrics

Chapter 10

Medical Devices For Urology

Chapter 11

Medical Devices for Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders

Chapter 12

Medical Devices For Cardiology

Chapter 13

Medical Devices For Surgery

Chapter 14

Medical Devices For Infectious Disease

Chapter 15

Medical Devices For Oncology

Chapter 16

Medical Devices For Nephrology

Chapter 17

Medical Devices for Orthopedics

Chapter 18

Medical Devices For Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Chapter 19

Medical Devices Issues

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Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Taif University, Saudi Arabia. Prior to that 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 I Wertheimer is a professor of pharmacy economics at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Previously, he was a professor at Temple University, and at the University of Minnesota, and the Dean at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He earned his pharmacy degree at the University of Buffalo, his MBA at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his PhD from Purdue University. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Social Medicine Department of St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London.He is the author or co-author of 35 books, many book chapters and about 430 articles in scientific and professional journals. He is the editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. He has advised 90 PhD graduates and more than that number of Masters’ degree students. In addition, he has been the advisor of about 15 postdoctoral research fellows. Dr. Wertheimer has lectured or consulted in about 70 countries. He received the research achievement award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, is a fellow of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) and is a Scheele Laureat from the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is peer reviewer for about 20 journals and on the editorial board of three. He holds adjunct appointments at Pharmacy faculties in Malta, China, Turkey, Taiwan. Slovenia, and Mexico. Currently, he is working in the area of health policy analysis.