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Essential Practical Prescribing

Essential Practical Prescribing

Georgia Woodfield , Benedict Lyle Phillips , Victoria Taylor , Amy Hawkins , Andrew Stanton

ISBN: 978-1-118-83773-3

Jun 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

496 pages

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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 featuring MCQs and downloadable DRUGS checklists and drug charts

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Preface vi

Acknowledgements ix

How to use your textbook x

About the companion website xii

1 Trials of a Junior Doctor 1
Georgia Woodfield

2 Emergency Department 12
Victoria Taylor

3 Cardiology 38
Georgia Woodfield

4 Respiratory 113
Andrew Stanton

5 Gastroenterology 144
Georgia Woodfield

6 Neurology 191
Victoria Taylor

7 Surgery 220
Benedict Lyle Phillips

8 Care of the Elderly 263
Amy Hawkins

9 Anticipatory Prescribing at the End of Life 280
Amy Hawkins

10 Renal 298
Benedict Lyle Phillips

11 Microbiology 318
Victoria Taylor

12 Rheumatology 346
Victoria Taylor

13 Dermatology 376
Amy Hawkins

14 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 402
Marie O'Sullivan

15 Diabetes 427
Amy Hawkins

16 Anticoagulation 445
Andrew Stanton

Index 465