Drug prescribing errors are a common cause of hospital admission, and adverse reactions can have devastating effects, some even fatal. Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide containing all the "must have" information on a vast range of drugs that staff from junior doctors to emergency nurses, nurse prescribe
Table of Contents
Common/useful drugs. Drug selection. Analgesia in the ED. Antiemetics in the ED. Local anaesthesia. Procedural sedation and analgesia. Rapid sequence induction. Drug infusion guideline. How to prescribe. Intravenous fluids. Insulin. Anticoagulants. Steroids. Sedation in the ED. Controlled drugs. Medical emergencies. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Anaphylaxis. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Acute LVF. Hypertension and accelerated hypertension. Atrial fibrillation. Acute severe asthma. Pneumonia. COPD exacerbation. Pulmonary embolism. Acute upper GI haemorrhage. Hypoglycaemia. DKA. HHS (HONK). Addisonian crisis. Myxoedema coma/crisis. Thyrotoxic crisis/thyroid storm. Meningitis. Seizures. TIA and stroke. Severe sepsis or septic shock. Febrile neutropenia. Urinary tract infections. GI infections. TB pneumonia. Malaria. Electrolyte disturbances. Alcohol withdrawal. Acute poisoning. Surgical emergencies. Acute abdomen. Orthopaedic infections. ENT infections. Eye infections. Reference information. Glasgow coma scale. Mental state examination. Acid-base nomogram. Useful formulae. Common laboratory reference values. Index.
Anthony F T Brown MB ChB (Bristol), FRCP, FRCS (Edin), FACEM, FCEM, Professor, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Timothy RJ Nicholson MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCPsych, Honorary Specialist Registrar, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Donald RJ Singer BMedBiol, MD, FRCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, UK