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2nd Edition

Pocket Prescriber 2015

ISBN 9781498747844
Published August 19, 2015 by CRC Press
308 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Prescriber 2015 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.

Key features:

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

Table of Contents

    Common/Useful Drugs

    Drug Selection
    Hypertension Management
    Palliative Care and Subcutaneous Pumps
    Alcohol Withdrawal

    How To Prescribe
    Controlled Drugs

    Intravenous Fluids
    Sedation/Sleeping Tablets
    Combined Hormonal Contraception
    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)
    Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS)
    Thyrotoxic Crisis
    Myxoedema Coma
    Addisonian Crisis
    Electrolyte Disturbances

    Reference Information
    Cognitive Impairment
    Useful Formulae
    Common Laboratory Reference Values

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Edited by

Timothy R.J. Nicholson, MBBS, BSc, MSc, PhD, MRCP, MRCPsych, Academic Clinical Lecturer, Section of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

Donald R.J. Singer, BmedBiol, MD, FRCP, FBPharmacolS, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, London, UK


"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

"The simple precaution of checking facts in any unfamiliar prescribing situation is likely to prevent mistakes and exemplifies current emphasis on safe practice and clinical risk management."
—Professor C.M. Black, Past President of the Royal College of Physicians

"Do not rely on your memory when prescribing drugs – it is fallible. This neat vade mecum puts the information you need at your fingertips."
—Professor R.M. Kirk, ex-member of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Council