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Prescribing at a Glance.

Author: Sarah Ross
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
Series: At a glance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc
Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ross, Sarah.
Prescribing at a Glance.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Ross
ISBN: 9781118257289 1118257286
OCLC Number: 887507126
Notes: Prescriptions in secondary care.
Description: 1 online resource (99 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; How to use your textbook; About the companion website; Part 1: Basic principles of prescribing; 1: Introduction: principles of good prescribing; Further Reading; 2: Revision: pharmacokinetics; Absorption; Distribution; Metabolism; Excretion; 3: Using the British National Formulary; What the British National Formulary does and does not tell you; How to find the information you need; Other sources of information; 4: Taking a medication history; Taking a comprehensive history; Medicines reconciliation and sources of information. 5: Reviewing current medicinesMedication review; Part 2: Drug selection; 6: How to choose a drug; What is the goal?; Safety, efficacy, suitability and cost; Suitability for an individual patient; 7: How to choose frequency; Frequency selection; 8: How to choose a dose; Dosage selection; Dose calculations; 9: How to choose route of administration and formulation; How to choose route of administration; How to choose preparation; 10: How to choose duration of treatment, define treatment objectives and measure outcomes; How to choose duration of treatment; How much to dispense at a time. Treatment objectives and outcomes11: Assessing suitability of treatment regimens for patients; Does the drug of choice suit this patient?; Is the standard dose regimen suitable?; 12: Worked example 1: Chapters 6-11; 13: Worked example 2: Chapters 6-11; Part 3: Prescribing for special groups; 14: Prescribing in liver disease; What is different about patients with liver disease?; Impaired absorption; Impaired drug distribution; Impaired metabolism; Impaired excretion; Altered pharmacodynamics; Hepatotoxicity; Selecting medicines and regimens in liver disease; Specific medicines. 15: Prescribing in renal diseaseWhat is different about patients with renal disease?; Impaired distribution; Impaired metabolism; Impaired excretion; Pharmacodynamic changes; Nephrotoxicity; Selecting medicines and regimes in renal disease; Specific medicines; Nephrotoxins; Renally cleared drugs; Drugs in renal transplantation; 16: Prescribing in children; What is different about children; Pharmacokinetic changes; Licensing issues; Compliance; Selecting medicines and regimens in children; Where to find information about medicines in children; 17: Prescribing in the elderly. What is different about elderly patients?Selecting medicines and regimens in the elderly; Specific medicines; Hypnotics; Analgesics; Digoxin; Anticoagulants; Antihypertensive drugs; Anticholinergic drugs; Antibiotics; 18: Prescribing in pregnancy and breast feeding; What is different in pregnancy/breast feeding; Pharmacokinetic changes in pregnancy; Pharmacodynamic changes in pregnancy; Effects on the fetus; Breast feeding; Selecting medicines and regimes in pregnancy and breast feeding; Specific medicines; Part 4: Logistics of prescribing; 19: How to write a drug prescription; General rules.
Series Title: At a glance.

Abstract:

The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps practitioners to develop crucial knowledge and skills, including establishing accurate drug histories, planning appropriate therapies, writing safe and legal prescriptions.

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