UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide

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Author: The UCLH Pharmacy Department,

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148969

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide, second edition is a popular and accessible guide covering many important aspects of administrating medicines by injection. It is an essential resource for nurses and other health care professionals which provides key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of many injectable medicines. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide covers intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous methods of administration and includes general advice on dealing with extravasation, osmolarity, pH, flushes and syringe pump compatibility. The alphabetically arranged tabulated monographs ensure quick access to information on key injectable medicines, including preparative details, stability, compatibility and acute bedside monitoring. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide draws on the experience and expertise of a number of specialist pharmacists and other health professionals at UCL Hospitals and contains some information not readily accessible elsewhere.

UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide

Pharmacy Department

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Author: University College London Hospitals

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118277392

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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"I would definitely recommend this book to all staff with an interest and involvement in intravenous drug therapy." —The Pharmaceutical Journal "There is no doubt that nurses will find this small book useful. It should be available for consultation in any clinical area where drugs are administered to patients by the injectable routes." —Journal of Clinical Nursing The safe administration of injectable medicines is key to patient safety. The NPSA recognises the use of injectable medicines is a high risk activity and recommends written information about injectables to be available at the point of preparation. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide is a practical, accessible guide covering many important aspects of administering medicines by injection. It provides clear, concise information on the preparation and administration of over 245 injectable medicines for adults, paediatrics and neonates. It is an essential resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals: it provides the key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines. The Guide’s introductory section provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of injectable therapy, including the risks and benefits of IV administration, infusion devices, and pharmaceutical aspects of injectable therapy. For each drug the alphabetically tabulated monographs provide: A practical method of preparation and administration via the IV, IM and SC routes, with risk reduction in mind at every step Expert advice from the team of specialist pharmacists at UCLH to ensure safe and pragmatic use of each medicine Monitoring advice for the management of reactions that may occur during administration Y-site and syringe driver compatibility data Minimum infusion volume data for fluid restricted patients Extravasation warnings, pH, sodium content, displacement values, stability and flush data New to this edition: 40 new monographs including recently marketed, unlicensed, rarely used and specialist medicines Detailed advice for the administration of high risk medicines such as heparin, with access to UCLH’s medicine related guidelines at www.wiley.com/go/UCLH A colour-coded NPSA risk assessment for every mode of administration for every medicine, to highlight the safest method of administration A user guide and tutorial to give new readers confidence in using and understanding the Guide Revised chapters on administration methods and devices, aseptic non-touch technique, and latex allergy Fully revised and expanded Y-site compatibility section Spiral binding to allow the book to be left open at the relevant page The Guide is also available electronically at www.uclhguide.com.

UCL Hospitals Injectable Drug Administration Guide

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Author: R. Shulman,S. Drayan,M. Harries,D. Hoare,S. Badcott

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632050277

Category: Medical

Page: 165

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This guide is an easy-to-use reference source of essential information and advice needed for administrating key drugs given by the injectable route (intravenously, intramuscularly or subcutaneously). This book contains information not readily accessible elsewhere, builds on local experience, and includes general advice on dealing with extravasation, osmolarity, pH, flushing lines and cannulae, and syringe pump compatibility. The alaphabetically arranged tabulated monographs ensure quick access to information on the drugs, including preparative details, stability, compatibility, acute bedside monitoring and so forth. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Drug Administration Guide is a team effort involving the experience and expertise of a number of specialist pharmacists and other health professionals.

Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes, 3rd edition

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Author: Rebecca White,Vicky Bradnam

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 0857111620

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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With over 400 drug monographs, this book covers the technical, practical and legal aspects that you should consider before prescribing or administering drugs via enteral feeding tubes.

Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice

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Author: Lisa Dougherty,Julie Lamb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309617

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice provides a comprehensive guide to the management of intravenous therapy in nursing, and explores all aspects of intravenous therapy in both hospital and community settings. It addresses core clinical skills, including the preparation and administration of intravenous drugs, peripheral venous access, acute and long term central venous access, and paediatric intravenous therapy. The book also explores relevant anatomy and physiology, fluid and electrolyte balance, pharmacological aspects and legal and ethical issues, in order to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge needed in order to provide safe and effective care. • Addresses key specialist skills, including blood transfusion, parenteral nutrition and safe administration of cytotoxic drugs • A definitive text for nurses working in the hospital and the community • Contains contributions from leading nurse practitioners Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice is an essential resource for nurses and health professionals working in intravenous therapy.

Hospital Pharmacy

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Author: Martin Stephens

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 0853699003

Category: Medical

Page: 313

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Hospital Pharmacy outlines the changes in pharmacy practice within the hospital setting and discusses the vast range of services that are provided. Each chapter is devoted to an area of pharmacy practice and discusses its history, current practice and future developments. This new edition has been completely revised and updated and includes new chapters on: pharmacy in the acute independent sector; controlled drugs in hospital pharmacy; pharmacist prescribing; mental health; consultant pharmacists

Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care

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Author: Henry Paw,Rob Shulman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107484030

Category: Medical

Page: 355

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The fifth edition of this compact, practical pocketbook provides easy access for the reader with an A-Z listing of each drug and accompanying advice on its correct administration and potential adverse effects. It is an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals working in the intensive care setting.

The Renal Drug Handbook

The Ultimate Prescribing Guide for Renal Practitioners, 5th Edition

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Author: Caroline Ashley,Aileen Dunleavy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429863632

Category: Medical

Page: 1103

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This invaluable guide, endorsed by the UKMi and reflecting the extensive experience of the UK Renal Pharmacy Group, features drug monographs guiding physicians in how to prescribe, prepare, and administer drugs to patients with different levels of kidney function and when undergoing renal replacement therapy. It has been fully updated for this fifth edition to include up to 100 additional drugs, while maintaining the clear structure and format that is easy to use and simple to follow in the busy clinical setting. It continues to offer support and guidance to health care professionals enabling them to prescribe medications to their renal patients appropriately and safely.

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

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Author: Robert Lapham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482248468

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Acute Stroke Nursing

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Author: Jane Williams,Lin Perry,Caroline Watkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699629

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. With active and efficient nursing management in the initial hours after stroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery and rehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing provides an evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute and continuing care phases. This timely and comprehensive text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing. Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies and practice examples throughout Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts, clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education The first text to explore stroke management from UK and international perspectives, and with a nursing focus

Intensive Care Nursing

A Framework for Practice

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Author: Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134191200

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. This second edition has been fully developed and reviewed by practitioners and teachers, as well as a senior pharmacist and covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. A support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415373239 links to other important sites, gives answers to the clinical scenario questions and provides a forum for discussion of important clinical issues. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.

ABC of COPD

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Author: Graeme P. Currie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212855

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors -- Definition -- Epidemiology -- Prevalence -- Mortality -- Morbidity and economic impact -- Risk factors -- Smoking -- Other factors -- Air pollution -- Occupation -- [alpha]1-Antitrypsin deficiency -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis -- Introduction -- Pathology -- Pathogenesis -- Exposure to cigarette smoking, fumes, gases and particles -- Genetics -- Lung growth -- Asthma/bronchial hyperreactivity -- Chronic bronchitis -- Innate and adaptive immune inflammatory responses -- Inflammatory cells -- Inflammatory mediators -- Protease/antiprotease imbalance -- Oxidative stress -- Lung microbiome -- Pathogenesis of emphysema -- Pathophysiology -- Mucous hypersecretion and ciliary dysfunction -- Airflow limitation and hyperinflation/air trapping -- Gas exchange abnormalities -- Pulmonary hypertension -- Systemic effects -- Pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of exacerbations -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Diagnosis -- Clinical features -- Typical presenting symptoms -- Other features in the history -- Assessing the impact of COPD -- Smoking history -- Signs -- Differential diagnosis -- Investigations -- Lung function testing -- Imaging -- Other investigations -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Spirometry -- Introduction -- What is spirometry? -- Why perform spirometry? -- Types of spirometer -- How to perform spirometry -- Spirometric indices -- Other measurements -- Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) -- Slow vital capacity (SVC) (also known as relaxed VC (RVC) or VC) -- Inspired vital capacity (IVC) -- Forced midexpiratory flow (FEF25-75) -- Interpretation and classification of spirograms -- Bronchodilator reversibility testing -- Severity of airflow obstruction in COPD

Monitoring Emergency Obstetric Care

A Handbook

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Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547731

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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This handbook describes indicators that can be used to assess, monitor and evaluate the availability, use and quality of Emergency Obstetric Care. These emergency obstetric care indicators can be used to measure progress in a programmatic continuum: from the availability of and access to emergency obstetric care to the use and quality of those services.

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition

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Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340987332

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired.

Testing....PK123

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Author: Pharmacy Department St Elsewhere

Publisher: SafeMedsNow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 660

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Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology

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Author: Richard A. Watts,Philip G. Conaghan,Christopher Denton,Helen Foster,John Isaacs,Ulf Müller-Ladner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191081183

Category: Medical

Page: 1552

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The field of rheumatology has undergone numerous exciting advances in recent years, especially the development of biological drugs with novel targets, made possible by rapid advances in the basic science of musculoskeletal diseases together with improved imaging techniques. This thoroughly revised fourth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology reflects the changing face of the specialty and the many recent advances in the science, treatment, andunderstanding of rheumatic diseases. The focus of this comprehensive reference work is the presentation and management of rheumatic conditions at all ages. Where relevant, treatment approaches are evidence-based and cross-referenced to national and international guidelines. Each clinical chapter provides up-to-date treatment advice illustrated with clinical vignettes as appropriate, and the authors consistently emphasize the overlap of rheumatology with other disciplines. With full colour illustrations throughout and acomplementary online version, the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology, Fourth Edition is an essential reference for all trainees and specialists in the field.

Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Author: John A.H. Wass,Paul M. Stewart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199235295

Category: Medical

Page: 2126

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This comprehensive textbook covers adult endocrinology, diabetes mellitus and paediatric endocrinology. It is specifically designed for the endocrinologist and diabetologist in training as well as for general physicians/specialists in other fields.

The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety

Drawing Together Academic Evidence and Practical Experience to Produce a Framework for Safety Measurement and Monitoring

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Author: Dr. Charles Vincent,Susan Burnett,Jane Carthey

Publisher: The Health Foundation

ISBN: 1906461449

Category: Health facilities

Page: 79

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research

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Author: Eric E. Bouhassira

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506331890

Category: Medical

Page: 1552

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, Second Edition is filled with new procedures and exciting medical breakthroughs, including executive orders from the Obama administration reversing barriers to research imposed under the Bush administration, court rulings impacting NIH funding of research based on human embryonic stem cells, edicts by the Papacy and other religious leaders, and the first success in cloning human stem cells. Stem cell biology is clearly fueling excitement and potential in traditional areas of developmental biology and in the field of regenerative medicine, where they are believed to hold much promise in addressing any number of intractable medical conditions. This updated second edition encyclopedia will expand on information that was given in the first edition and present more than 270 new and updated articles that explore major topics in ways accessible to nonscientists, thus bringing readers up-to-date with where stem cell biology stands today, including new and evolving ethical, religious, legal, social, and political perspectives. This second edition reference work will serve as a universal resource for all public and academic libraries. It is an excellent foundation for anyone who is interested in the subject area of stem cell biology. Key Features: Reader’s Guide, Further Readings, Cross References, Chronology, Resource Guide, Index A Glossary will elucidate stem cell terminology for the nonscientist Statistics and selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to milestones achieved in stem cell research Documents from Congressional Hearings on stem cells and cloning Reports to the President’s Council on Bioethics, and more

Principles of Bone Biology

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Author: John P. Bilezikian,Lawrence G. Raisz,T. John Martin

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080568751

Category: Medical

Page: 1900

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Principles of Bone Biology provides the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on the study of bone biology and related diseases. It is the essential resource for anyone involved in the study of bone biology. Bone research in recent years has generated enormous attention, mainly because of the broad public health implications of osteoporosis and related bone disorders. Provides a "one-stop" shop. There is no need to search through many research journals or books to glean the information one wants...it is all in one source written by the experts in the field The essential resource for anyone involved in the study of bones and bone diseases Takes the reader from the basic elements of fundamental research to the most sophisticated concepts in therapeutics Readers can easily search and locate information quickly as it will be online with this new edition