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Pocket Prescriber 2015

2nd Edition

By Donald RJ Singer

Edited by Timoth R.J. Nicholson, Donald R.J. Singer

CRC Press

308 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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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)

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

    Common/Useful Drugs

    Drug Selection

    Antibiotics

    Hypertension Management

    Asthma

    Analgesia

    Palliative Care and Subcutaneous Pumps

    Antiemetics

    Alcohol Withdrawal

    Antidepressants

    How To Prescribe

    Insulin

    Anticoagulants

    Thrombolysis

    Controlled Drugs

    Miscellaneous

    Intravenous Fluids

    Steroids

    Sedation/Sleeping Tablets

    Benzodiazepines

    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)

    Epilepsy

    DKA

    Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS)

    ↓Glucose

    Thyrotoxic Crisis

    Myxoedema Coma

    Addisonian Crisis

    Electrolyte Disturbances

    Overdoses

    Reference Information

    Coma

    Cognitive Impairment

    Useful Formulae

    Common Laboratory Reference Values

About the Author/Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED029000
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MED045000
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology