In this episode I’ll discuss my secret to learning, recalling, and applying pharmacotherapy knowledge to patient care: correlating mechanism of action to the pathophysiology of disease.
Earlier in my career, I noticed that most physicians and some other more experienced clinicians seem to have this natural ability to apply their knowledge to any patient scenario, no matter how complex.
I often wondered, “How can I do that?” So, I began to observe, talk with, and study these clinicians and how they analyze and act when caring for a patient.
After careful study, I have arrived at a method to learn, recall, and apply pharmacotherapy knowledge to patient care. I call this method PharmacyJoe-ism #8: Correlate mechanism of action to pathophysiology of disease.
Read the rest of the show notes in my guest post at pharmacyinpractice.org. In the post I will share 3 examples of how I correlate mechanism of action to pathophysiology of disease.
You can download a free PDF of 5 additional examples of the technique of correlating mechanism of action to pathophysiology of disease inside my free download area.
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