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Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice is a continually updated collection of
features and editorials that review, examine, and comment on the overload of information
in the pharmacy field. Features are reviews of clinical trials, studies, and guidelines
that examine the validity of approach, methodology, results, and recommendations,
and make recommendations that can affect decision making. Editorials allow leading
and emerging minds in the field express their opinion on the ever-changing world
of pharmacy practice. Read more...
Currently, over 2,000,000 articles are published each year and that number doubles
every 6 to 7 years. It is impossible for busy clinicians to keep current with this
information overload. The editors and contributing authors of AccessPharmacyâ€™s Topics
in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice systematically review the contents of the major
medical and pharmacy journals. When landmark trials are published, these authors
will carefully review the results so the reader will understand whether this new
information is relevant to clinical practice. The resulting feature is not a synopsis,
but a critical appraisal that includes recommendations that can influence decision
making. From time to time, McGraw Hill has asked these same authors to contribute
editorials that provide their take on the ever-changing world of pharmacy practice.
McGraw Hill has carefully chosen the editors and contributing authors to reflect
the numerous clinical specialties in pharmacy. Their years of clinical practice
along with their training in evidence-based medicine ensure the high quality of
Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice. We believe that you will value the insights
provided by Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice.
About the Editors
William D. Linn, PharmD
William D. Linn, PharmD, is the Assistant Dean and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy
Practice in the Feik School of Pharmacy at the University of the Incarnate Word.
He is also the senior editor of Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care, and has served
as a clinical specialist in primary care for over twenty years at the South Texas
Veterans Health Care System.
Dawn Havrda, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Dawn E. Havrda, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
Assessment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
Nada Al-Qadheeb, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Dr. Al-Qadheeb is a clinical specialist in the Medical and Surgical intensive care
unit at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC). She received
a BS degree in pharmacy from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the
Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Al-Qadheeb completed
a specialty residency in Critical Care from The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and a fellow of the American College of
Chest Physicians. She is the recipient of the Dumez Lecture Award for superior professionalism
in pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Al-Qadheeb has several
national and international presentations. Her research interests focus on the areas
of critical care and infectious diseases.