Essential Practical Prescribing
June 2016, ©2016, Wiley-Blackwell
Highly Commended in Medicine in the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards
Essential Practical Prescribing is an important new textbook with a clinical, ward-based focus. It is specifically designed to help new foundation doctors working on the hospital wards and in the community, as well as medical students preparing for the Prescribing Safety Assessment.
Using an accessible format, Essential Practical Prescribing demonstrates how to manage common medical conditions, and explains the logic behind each decision. It also emphasises common pitfalls leading to drug errors, and highlights drugs that could cause harm in certain situations. Organised by hospital department, it outlines the correct management of conditions, as well as highlighting the typical trials of a junior doctor.
Essential Practical Prescribing:
- Contains a range of learning methods within each chapter including: key topics, learning objectives, case studies, DRUGS checklists, "Top-Tips", advice on guidelines and evidence, and key learning points
- Uses patient histories to set the scene and enhance the clinical emphasis
- Offers examples of correctly completed drug charts throughout, which are also available online
- Is an ideal companion for Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) preparation
- Includes a companion website at www.wileyessential.com/prescribing featuring MCQs and downloadable DRUGS checklists and drug charts
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1 Trials of a Junior Doctor 1
2 Emergency Department 12
3 Cardiology 38
4 Respiratory 113
5 Gastroenterology 144
6 Neurology 191
7 Surgery 220
Benedict Lyle Phillips
8 Care of the Elderly 263
9 Anticipatory Prescribing at the End of Life 280
10 Renal 298
Benedict Lyle Phillips
11 Microbiology 318
12 Rheumatology 346
13 Dermatology 376
14 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 402
15 Diabetes 427
16 Anticoagulation 445
Georgia Woodfield, Specialist Registrar in Gastrointestinal medicine, London
Benedict Lyle Phillips, Specialist registrar in General Surgery, NE London Deanery
Victoria Taylor, Specialist Registrar in Respiratory medicine, London
Amy Hawkins, Core Medical Trainee, London Deanery
Andrew Stanton, Consultant Respiratory Physician, The Great Western Hospital Swindon; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol
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