Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

Editor: Mary Lee
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Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data continues to be the most popular teaching text on laboratory data for pharmacy students as well as the go-to reference for pharmacists in therapeutic practice. Now in its sixth edition, Basic Skills has been expanded and updated to cover new drugs, research, and therapeutic approaches.

Edited by Mary Lee, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, the sixth edition is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to all aspects of lab work that apply to clinical practice. Written by 40 established clinicians and pharmacy faculty members and reviewed by additional experts, it is designed to make all information clear and quickly accessible. Minicases provide clinical scenarios for using tests and managing patients, and quickview charts throughout offer clear interpretations of lab results.

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The Indispensable Guide to Interpreting Laboratory Data

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data continues to be the most popular teaching text on laboratory data for pharmacy students as well as the go-to reference for pharmacists in therapeutic practice. Now in its sixth edition, Basic Skills has been expanded and updated to cover new drugs, research, and therapeutic approaches.

Edited by Mary Lee, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, the sixth edition is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to all aspects of lab work that apply to clinical practice. Written by 40 established clinicians and pharmacy faculty members and reviewed by additional experts, it is designed to make all information clear and quickly accessible. Minicases provide clinical scenarios for using tests and managing patients, and quickview charts throughout offer clear interpretations of lab results.

New to this edition:

  • A new chapter on point-of-care testing
  • Significant updates to all chapters
  • Expanded chapters on Hematology: Blood Coagulation Tests and Liver and Gastroenterology Tests
  • At least one new case and new learning points for almost all chapters
  • Expanded legends for complicated diagrams and figures to enhance understanding of concepts
  • 23 chapters now divided into three sections: Basic Concepts and Test Interpretations, System Disorders and Diagnostic Tests, and Tests for Special Populations

Complex but critical skills are required for clinical pharmacists to effectively use lab data in screening for or diagnosing diseases and in monitoring the safety and effectiveness of treatment.  As the only book of its kind specifically written for pharmacists by pharmacists, Basic Skills makes it easier to make accurate and critical decisions based on laboratory data.
 

Mary Lee, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP

Mary Lee is Vice President, Chief Academic Officer for Pharmacy and Health Sciences Education, Midwestern University, and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Lee graduated with her BS in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1976 and 1979, respectively, and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1977. She joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1979, where she served as Director of the Drug Information Center and then Clinical Pharmacist to the urological surgery service at the hospital. In 1985, she was promoted to Associate Professor and from 1985 to 1990, she served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. In 1994, she became Associate Dean of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; and in 1998, she was appointed Dean. She served as Dean of the College from 1998 through 2006.

Dr. Lee has published over 100 research manuscripts, book chapters, review articles, and short reports in peer-reviewed publications. She has served as an elected officer on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board of Regents, Chair of the Clinical Section, American Pharmaceutical Association, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and as Chair or member of numerous committees of APhA, ACCP, and state pharmacy associations. She is considered an expert on pharmacological issues in urological diseases, has earned board certification in pharmacotherapy, has won numerous teaching awards, and received the 2010 Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacist of the Year Award.
 

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