The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing

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Author: Zeshan Qureshi,Simon R J Maxwell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055190

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing lays out the practical steps of how to assess, investigate and manage a patient, with a focus on what to prescribe and how to prescribe it. Its aim is to empower newly graduated junior doctors to excel at dealing with emergencies and handling complex prescribing scenarios. Prescribing errors cost healthcare systems millions annually, so early training in prescribing has become an urgent priority of medical education and now forms an essential part of teaching and assessment. The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing (from the same stable as The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs) is a new book designed to address this requirement. It is written by junior doctors still close to the transition from theory to practice, overseen by a review panel of senior clinicians to ensure accuracy, and designed to help medical students practise and learn as much as possible about prescribing, in actual clinical scenarios, before they have to do it for real. Each scenario is presented as you would see it in the hospital setting and covers: Initial step-by-step assessment of the patient: how to assess, assessment findings, and immediate management Initial investigations Initial management Reassessment Treatment Handing over the patient 'Prescribe' alerts throughout Written-up drug charts Blank drug charts for copying and practice

The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing

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Author: Zeshan Qureshi,Simon R. J. Maxwell

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780702055201

Category: Medical

Page: 383

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The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing lays out the practical steps of how to assess, investigate and manage a patient, with a focus on what to prescribe and how to prescribe it. Its aim is to empower newly graduated junior doctors to excel at dealing with emergencies and handling complex prescribing scenarios. Prescribing errors cost healthcare systems millions annually, so early training in prescribing has become an urgent priority of medical education and now forms an essential part of teaching and assessment. The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing (from the same stable as The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs) is a new book designed to address this requirement. It is written by junior doctors still close to the transition from theory to practice, overseen by a review panel of senior clinicians to ensure accuracy, and designed to help medical students practise and learn as much as possible about prescribing, in actual clinical scenarios, before they have to do it for real. Each scenario is presented as you would see it in the hospital setting and covers: Initial step-by-step assessment of the patient: how to assess, assessment findings, and immediate management Initial investigations Initial management Reassessment Treatment Handing over the patient "As part of 'The Unofficial Guide to.' series, this excellent book is a must have for all students, as well as professionals involved in prescribing and hospital care." Reviewed by: Dr Irfan Rashid, International Journal of Clinical Skills Date: Jan 2015

Practical Prescribing for Medical Students

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Author: Helen Bradbury,Barry Strickland Hodge

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446297535

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Learning to prescribe is an essential part of medical training. Due to various high profile serious prescribing errors, the GMC have introduced stricter prescribing standards which medical students must meet in order to graduate. This book helps medical students learn the essentials of safe prescribing practice, and is aimed directly at their needs. It covers all the aspects of prescribing required by the GMC, including principles of prescribing, law and ethics, professional responsibilities, patient communication, at-risk groups, avoiding common errors and what to do when things go wrong. Key features: Directly linked to the prescribing competencies in the GMC's Tomorrow's Doctors and Good Practice in Prescribing Medicines Real-life prescribing case studies and scenarios relate the principles to actual practice and placement situations Activities throughout each chapter for testing prescribing knowledge and skills Test questions for the new Prescribing Skills Assessment to help students prepare and be confident that they can pass.

Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine

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Author: Anthony FT Brown,Timothy Nicholson,Donald RJ Singer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 144417665X

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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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 prescribers, paramedics and other pre-hospital providers may encounter in the emergency setting. Key features: • A–Z list of over 500 of the most commonly prescribed drugs with each entry containing the key prescribing information • Safety issues, warnings, drug errors and adverse effects • Practical guidance on drug selection, plus protocols and resuscitation guidelines • Advice and reference information for complicated prescriptions • Concise management summaries for common medical and surgical emergencies • Essential advice for pain relief—from acute pain management to procedural sedation • Clinically useful reminders of key facts from basic pharmacology to acute poisoning syndromes Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine supplies all your information needs concerning commonly prescribed drugs at a glance, enabling on-the-spot decision-making to provide the highest standard of care whilst mitigating prescribing errors.

The Foundation Programme at a Glance

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Author: Stuart Carney,Derek Galen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470657375

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Providing an overview of the formative years of a junior doctor’s career, The Foundation Programme at a Glance consolidates the generic and condition-specific skills required to excel in this stage of training. Taking a simple and holistic approach to providing support for junior doctors, it integrates text and image content to suit all learning styles. Sections include advice on making the most of your training, tips on good clinical practice, communication, and common presentations and conditions. Edited by the National Director and Deputy National Director of the UK Foundation Programme, each section is written by experts in their respective fields, presenting insights into the programme with unrivalled authority. The Foundation Programme at a Glance: • Uses diagrams, line drawings and flow charts to clearly illustrate concepts • Follows the current Foundation Programme curriculum • Integrates theory and practice This comprehensive and practical volume contains all the vital information you need to reach excellence during the foundation years, and to get the most out of your time on the programme.

The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme

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Author: Anna Donald,Mike Stein,Ciaran Scott Hill,Selina Chavda

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118767446

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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About to start the Foundation Programme? Making the transition from medical school to professional life? The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme, Fifth Edition is a practical guide for medical students and foundation doctors, dealing with the many challenges of the programme. With hints, tips and realistic advice on various aspects of the course, from self-care to prescribing, this guide provides invaluable support, with up-to-date information on postgraduate training and recruitment, practical management skills and career pathways to help build confidence, enabling you to hit the ground running. This edition features newly expanded sections on emergencies, psychiatric evaluation, the Situational Judgement Test, and the common calls and conditions you will encounter on a daily basis. The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme is a perfect companion to assist the junior doctor in preparing for the intellectual and emotional challenges of the foundation years. Take the stress out of the Foundation Programme with The Hands-on Guide!

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Student Success in the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)

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Author: Vilius Savickas,Reem Kayyali

Publisher: Radcliffe Pub

ISBN: 9781846199783

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) is a two-hour, open- book online examination which comprises eight sections incorporating eight main types of questions. The questions are structured around clinical, case-based scenarios, requiring a holistic approach to analysing information and identifying suitable treatments. It examines the skills, judgment and supporting knowledge related to prescribing medicines in the NHS, including expertise in prescription review, planning management, communicating information, calculation skills, adverse drug reactions, drug monitoring and data interpretation. Student Success in the Prescribing Safety Assessment is specifically designed around the structure of the examination to meet the professional development needs of candidates as well as the prescribing competencies outlined by the GMC. With 150 case-based scenarios, the book helps candidates: Understand the questioning techniques used during the assessment * Appreciate the principles used in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care * Develop the skills and knowledge required to conduct an effective clinical review of patient's pharmaceutical care * Enhance their knowledge of clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics * Improve their prescribing clinical decision-making skills * Enhance their ability to extract correct clinical information from the BNF in a timely fashion * Become familiar with the main evidence-based prescribing guidelines and prescribing formation * Prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively. This unique revision guide thoroughly prepares all candidates undertaking the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA). It is ideal for enhancing knowledge, building confidence and preparing for examination conditions and expectations.

Invitation to the Life Span

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Author: Kathleen Stassen Berger

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0716754665

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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Check out a preview. KATHLEEN STASSEN BERGER’s bestselling textbooks are un-matched for the engrossing, culturally inclusive way they communicate the essential science of human development. But that does not even begin to convey what the Berger experience is: What makes these bestselling textbooks so distinctive is the unmistakable presence of KATHLEEN STASSEN BERGER on every page, in writing that continually draws on the author’s teaching and family life to demonstrate a remarkable understanding not just of the field, but of students’ questions, their concerns, and their lives. The distinctive, definitive BERGER touch is evident throughout her new textbook, Invitation to the Life Span. This brief, original, 15-chapter textbook was created from page 1 to address the challenges teachers and students face when covering the entire life span in a semester (or even a quarter!). The hallmark Berger qualities are all here—the relatable presentation of research, the inclusive approach to world cultures, the study help that builds critical thinking and observational skills, the outstanding media and supplements—and all held together with Berger’s skill in bringing students and the science together.

The Junior Doctor's Guide to Gastroenterology

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Author: Louisa Baxter,Neel Sharma,Dr. Ian Mann

Publisher: Radcliffe Pub

ISBN: 9781846193521

Category: Medical

Page: 140

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'Becoming a first year doctor is a stressful time...you are suddenly member of a medical team. People often feel out of their comfort zone, and are commonly too embarrassed to ask for help or advice - ' Gastroenterology concerns a large number of patients and is a commonly encountered area of medicine that all doctors are exposed to, even if they are working in a different specialty. It covers disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, gallbladder and liver. This practical, user-firendly guide to gastroenterology for the junior doctor consolidates knowledge on common gastroenterological problems. Its unique approach offers logical explanations of investigations and ways to interpret results; it also outlines complications, prognoses and management and contains vital information on running successful ward rounds. Concise and easy to read, The Junior Doctor's Guide to Gastroenterology helps you to make informed, confident decisions and gives you the assurance to optimise your time in gastroenterology.

Radiology at a Glance

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Author: Rajat Chowdhury,Iain Wilson,Christopher Rofe,Graham Lloyd-Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118914783

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Addressing the basic concepts of radiological physics and radiation protection, together with a structured approach to image interpretation, Radiology at a Glance is the perfect guide for medical students, junior doctors and radiologists. Covering the radiology of plain films, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, intervention, nuclear medicine, and mammography, this edition has been fully updated to reflect advances in the field and now contains new spreads on cardiac, breast and bowel imaging, as well as further information on interventional radiology. Radiology at a Glance: Assumes no prior knowledge of radiology Addresses both theory and clinical practice through theoretical and case-based chapters Provides structured help in assessing which radiological procedures are most appropriate for specific clinical problems Includes increased image clarity Supported by 'classic cases' chapters in each section, and presented in a clear and concise format, Radiology at a Glance is easily accessible whether on the ward or as a quick revision guide.

Data Interpretation Made Easy

For Medical Students and Junior Doctors

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Author: Neel Sharma

Publisher: Radcliffe Pub

ISBN: 9781846193293

Category: Medical

Page: 123

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The ability to interpret and synthesise medical data is essential for doctors, yet it is a skill which can be difficult to master. Data Interpretation Made Easy focuses on developing this skill by presenting an array of case-based themes considering interpretation of blood results, X-rays, ECGs and CT images in medicine with discussion of evidence-based practice. The concise, list-based text aids easy comprehension and images provide the much needed link from raw data to evidence-based care and management. This highly practical book is essential reading for undergraduate medical students preparing for examinations. It is also ideal for Junior Doctors needing a succinct guide to data interpretation for everyday use.

Medical Ethics, Law and Communication at a Glance

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Author: Patrick Davey,Anna Rathmell,Michael Dunn,Charles Foster,Helen Salisbury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119266165

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Medical Ethics, Law and Communication at a Glance presents a succinct overview of these key areas of the medical curriculum. This new title aims to provide a concise summary of the three core, interlinked topics essential to resolving ethical dilemmas in medicine and avoiding medico-legal action. Divided into two sections; the first examines the ethical and legal principles underpinning each medical topic; while the second focuses on communication skills and the importance of good communication. Medical Ethics, Law and Communication at a Glance offers an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of good medical practice, and will provide indispensable support for undergraduate medical students and nurses, as well as newly qualified healthcare professionals.

Mason's manual of legislative procedure

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Author: Paul Mason,National Conference of State Legislatures,American Society of Legislative Clerks & Secretaries

Publisher: Natl Conference of State

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 707

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The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing

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Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma Baker, PhD Frcp

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0702074411

Category:

Page: 320

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Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice. The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.