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UW Pharmacy Faculty Published in Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Third EditionThe third edition of Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice features chapters written by three University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy clinical faculty members. Melissa Hunter, Pharm.D., Michelle Hilaire, Pharm.D., CDE, BCPS, and Jaime Hornecker, Pharm.D., BCPS, contributed chapters to the therapeutics-based textbook.

Hunter and Hilaire co-authored and revised chapter 62, "Ophthalmic Disorders." The chapter covers five topics, including ocular emergencies, conjunctivitis, bacterial keratitis, macular degeneration, and dry eye. Tables, charts, and patient encounters are included. In addition, self-assessment questions and answers are available online. Hunter is the director of the Drug Information Center and Hilaire is a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hornecker authored chapter 73, "Skin and Soft Tissue Infections," which covers impetigo, cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, diabetic foot infection, infected pressure sores, and bite wounds, as well as clinical outcome evaluation. Hornecker’s section also includes tables, charts, and patient encounters, with access to self-assessment questions online. Hornecker is a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the UW Family Medicine Residency Program in Casper, Wyoming.

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Third Edition uses a solid evidence-based approach to teach how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate medication therapy. It provides an in-depth understanding of the principles essential to optimal pharmacotherapy of disease. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in clinical practice. Chapters were written or reviewed by pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians who are authorities in their fields.

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