312 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    308 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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)

      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


    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