Pocket Prescriber 2012

Pocket Prescriber 2012

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Features

  • A-Z list of the 500 most commonly prescribed drugs with each entry containing the key prescribing information
  • Focus on safety issues, warnings, drug errors, and common errors
  • Practical guidance on drug selection, plus protocols and guidelines
  • Advice and reference information for complicated presrciptions
  • Concise management summaries for the common medical emergencies
  • Includes the new European Resuscitation Council algorithms
  • Clinically useful reminders of basic pharmacology (e.g. receptor profiles)

Summary

Pocket Prescriber 2012 is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide. It contains all the "must-have" information that junior doctors, nurse prescribers and medical students need at their fingertips
From reviews of the previous editions:
"A pocket book that is truly pocketable, every medical student and junior doctor should carry this book...If you're unsure about prescribing a drug, a quick glance at the relevant page in this book will tell you everything you need to know...I really cannot recommend Pocket Prescriber highly enough."
Oxford Medical School Gazette

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  • Table of Contents

    How to prescribe safely
    Common/useful drugs

    Drug selection

    Antibiotics
    Hypertension management
    Asthma
    Analgesia
    Palliative care and subcutaneous pumps
    Antiemetics
    Alcohol withdrawal
    Antidepresssants

    How to prescribe

    Insulin
    Anticoagulants
    Thrombolysis
    Controlled drugs

    Miscellaneous

    Intravenous fluids
    Steroids
    Sedation/sleeping tablets
    Benzodiazepines
    Side effect profiles
    Cytochrome P450

    Medical emergencies

    Acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
    Acute LVF
    Accelerated hypertension
    Atrial fibrillation
    Acute asthma
    COPD exacerbation
    Pulmonary embolism
    Acute upper GI haemorrhage
    Sepsis (severe or septic shock)
    Epilepsy
    DKA
    HONK
    Glucose
    Thyrotoxic crisis
    Myxoedema coma
    Addisonian crisis
    Electrolyte disturbances
    Overdoses

    Reference information

    Coma scale
    Cognitive impairment
    Useful formulae
    Common laboratory reference values

    Author Bio(s)

    Timothy RJ Nicholson MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCP, MRCPsych, Academic Clinical Lecturer, Section of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

    Donald RJ Singer BMedBiol, MD, FRCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK

     
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