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Prescribing scenarios at a glance / Emma Baker [and three others].

Other Title:
At a Glance Ser.
At a Glance
Publication:
Chichester, England : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
Series:
At a Glance
At a Glance
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (293 p.)
Subjects:
Drugs -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance is an innovative resource which allows medical students and junior doctors to practise prescribing skills safely for themselves. Supporting those who wish to develop their prescribing knowledge and clinical reasoning, this book features 50 acute and on call scenarios in a hospital setting. Users will be able to practise skills such as initiating a prescription, planning management, reviewing therapy, and identifying adverse drug reactions and interactions.Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance: Contains case scenarios, mock drug
Contents:
Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Dedication; List of abbreviations; How to use your textbook; About the companion website; Introduction: Practical prescribing scenarios; Purpose of the book; How to use this book; Contents; Cases; Working through the cases; Model answers; Disclaimer; The prescribing process; How to decide what to prescribe; How to write the prescription; The tools; Writing a legal prescription; Components of a prescription; Practical considerations; Writing a prescription; Dose calculations; Dosing by body weight
Converting doses between common unitsConverting doses between concentrations expressed as percentage and mass; Calculations for drug infusions; Minimising medication errors; Types of error and their prevention; Section 1: The acute take; Cases; 1 An 82-year-old woman who requires venous thromboembolism prophylaxis; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 2 A 104-year-old woman with respiratory failure; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 3 A 64-year-old man with severe acute abdominal pain; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 4 A 55-year-old woman with atrial fibrillation
HistoryExamination; Investigations; Task; 5 A 32-year-old man with community-acquired pneumonia; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 6 A 45-year-old woman with status epilepticus; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 7 A 27-year-old woman with suspected bacterial meningitis; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 8 A 31-year-old woman with paracetamol overdose; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 9 A 59-year-old man with acute pulmonary oedema; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 10 A 24-year-old woman with acute asthma; History; Examination; Investigations
Task11 A 57-year-old man who has suddenly deteriorated; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 12 An 84-year-old man taking warfarin who has a headache; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 13 A 66-year-old man with acute coronary syndrome; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; 14 A 67-year-old man with an exacerbation of COPD; History; Examination; Investigations; Task; Answers; 1 An 82-year-old woman who requires venous thromboembolism prophylaxis; What should I consider when deciding what to prescribe?; How do I write the prescription?; Further reading
2 A 104-year-old woman with respiratory failureWhat should I consider when deciding what to prescribe?; How do I write the prescription?; Further reading/useful references; 3 A 64-year-old man with severe acute abdominal pain; What should I consider when deciding what to prescribe?; How do I write the prescription?; Further reading; 4 A 55-year-old woman with atrial fibrillation; What should I consider when deciding what to prescribe?; How do I write the prescription?; Further reading; 5 A 32-year-old man with community-acquired pneumonia
What should I consider when deciding what to prescribe?
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Baker, Emma, author.
ISBN:
1-118-57087-1
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