Pocket Prescriber 2011

Author: Timothy RJ Nicholson,Donald RJ Singer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466586060
Category: Medical
Page: 296
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Pocket Prescriber 2011 is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide. It contains all the 'must have' information that junior doctors, nurse prescribers and medical students need at their fingertips. Key Features - A-Z list of the 500 most commonly prescribed drugs with each entry containing the key prescribing information - Focuses on safety issues, warnings, drug errors and adverse effects - Practical guidance on drug selection, plus protocols and guidelines - Advice and reference information for complicated prescriptions - Concise management summaries for the common medical emergencies - Includes the new 2010 European Resuscitation Council algorithms - Clinically useful reminders of basic pharmacology (e.g. receptor profiles)

Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine

Author: Anthony FT Brown,Timothy Nicholson,Donald RJ Singer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 144417665X
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Drug prescribing errors are a common cause of hospital admission, and adverse reactions can have devastating effects, some even fatal. Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide containing all the "must have" information on a vast range of drugs that staff from junior doctors to emergency nurses, nurse prescribers, paramedics and other pre-hospital providers may encounter in the emergency setting. Key features: • A–Z list of over 500 of the most commonly prescribed drugs with each entry containing the key prescribing information • Safety issues, warnings, drug errors and adverse effects • Practical guidance on drug selection, plus protocols and resuscitation guidelines • Advice and reference information for complicated prescriptions • Concise management summaries for common medical and surgical emergencies • Essential advice for pain relief—from acute pain management to procedural sedation • Clinically useful reminders of key facts from basic pharmacology to acute poisoning syndromes Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine supplies all your information needs concerning commonly prescribed drugs at a glance, enabling on-the-spot decision-making to provide the highest standard of care whilst mitigating prescribing errors.

Essential Neuropharmacology

The Prescriber's Guide
Author: Stephen D. Silberstein,Michael J. Marmura,Nancy Muntner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521136725
Category: Medical
Page: 420
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Essential Neuropharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide reviews the most important medications used by neurologists. Each drug listing contains the range of indications, tips for dosing and avoiding adverse events, and lists the advantages and disadvantages of every medication. This is a 'must-read' for all neurologists at all stages of their careers.

Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme

Author: Tim Raine,George Collins,Catriona Hall,Nina Hjelde
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198813538
Page: 688
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The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme returns in a new edition to keep junior doctors, as well as their supervisors and senior medical students, up-to-date and give them the information and confidence they need to excel during and beyond the Foundation Programme. This new edition has been fully revised to take in the latest guidelines, the new junior doctors' contract, and the most recent Foundation Programme curriculum. It has new sections to demystify the NHS structure and explore key changes in social care and the interface with the NHS, and revised key information on the medical certificate of the cause of death, the role of the medical examiner, and changes to interactions with the coroner, as well as a new standalone chapter on Psychiatry. The junior doctor's pocket mentor, this handbook distils the knowledge of four authors across multiple NHS environments in an easy access format, covering everything from practical guidance at the patient's bedside to aspects of adapting to day-to-day life as a junior doctor that are rarely covered in medical school. With this indispensable survival guide to the Foundation Programme, you need never be alone on the wards again.

A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis

Author: Stephen N. Adler,Debra Adler-Klein,Dianne B. Gasbarra
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781778718
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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The revised, updated Fifth Edition of this pocket book is a handy reference to consult when making bedside interpretations of clinical data. Remarkably complete for its small size, the book lists nearly 200 symptoms, physical signs, laboratory test results, and radiologic findings and their differential diagnoses. This edition has a new, more user-friendly two-color design, tabs indicating sections, and shortened lists of the most common diagnoses. An expanded section on HIV infection covers new manifestations, including immune reconstitution syndrome. The infectious disease chapter has been revised to reflect its increasing importance in clinical medicine, the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, and the threat of bioterrorism.

The Epilepsy Prescriber's Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs

Author: Philip N. Patsalos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107664098
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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This practical and concise book is an essential reference guide for use by all clinicians and allied health professionals that treat or care for patients with epilepsy. In full color throughout, this volume presents the antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), 34 in total, in alphabetical order and for each AED the information is divided into eight colored sections: general therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, interaction profile, adverse effects, dosing and use, special populations, overview, and suggested reading. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated. Specific additions include: • inclusion of the new drugs perampanel and retigabine (also called ezogabine) • updated pharmacokinetic interactions • suggested pediatric dosing schedules for several drugs • discussion about bone health, and vitamin D monitoring and supplementation • information on teratogenicity in the sections on pregnancy. This handy pocket book will be an excellent companion for all clinicians that treat patients with epilepsy.

Pocket On Call

Author: Andrew Stewart
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444185047
Category: Medical
Page: 151
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This genuinely pocket-sized guide to being on call is ideal for medical students and newly qualified junior doctors seeking a convenient and concise handbook to refer to in busy clinical settings. Clear, concise and systematic, Pocket on Call contains exactly what you need to make rapid and appropriate decisions without overwhelming or extraneous information.With this book in your pocket, you’ll be equipped to tackle being on call appropriately and with confidence. Answering the questions that are not always addressed in the lecture theatre, with this book as an indispensable companion the inexperienced doctor will be equipped to tackle being on call appropriately and with confidence.

The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing
Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma Baker, PhD Frcp
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0702074411
Page: 320
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Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice. The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

Kaplan and Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Benjamin J. Sadock,Virginia A. Sadock
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1605472646
Category: Medical
Page: 566
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Thoroughly updated, this popular quick-reference handbook summarizes the etiology, epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of all psychiatric disorders in adults and children.

Essential Psychopharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide

Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Stephen M. Stahl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521683505
Category: Medical
Page: 605
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Thoroughly updated, revised, and easy-to-use guide for prescribing clinicians, covering over 100 psychotropic drugs.

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

The Practitioner's Guide
Author: Christopher M. Doran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113628009X
Category: Medical
Page: 584
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Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for practitioners who treat mental disorders with medication. It explains the entire process of medication assessment, management and follow up for general medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, students, residents, prescribing nurses and others perfecting this skill. Already used by providers and training institutions throughout the world, the newly revised second edition is completely updated and focuses on the following key issues: How to determine if medication is needed Proper dosing and how to start and stop medication When to change medication Dealing with difficult patients Specific mental health symptoms and appropriate medication Special populations including pregnant women, substance abusers, children and adolescents, and the elderly Monitoring medication with blood levels Management of medication side effects and avoidance of medication risk The misuse of medication Prescription of generic preparations Prescriptions via the Internet, telemedicine, and electronic medical records Organizing a prescriptive office and record-keeping Completely updated, this text includes information on all psychotropic medications in use in the United States and the United Kingdom. It incorporates clinical tips, sample dialogues for talking about medications to patients, and information specifically relevant in primary care settings.

Dementia Care

A Practical Approach
Author: Grahame Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482245752
Category: Medical
Page: 185
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Dementia is both a personal and a societal challenge. The goal of Dementia Care: A Practical Approach is to focus on how practitioners can meet this challenge with hope and compassion, thereby enabling those with dementia to live well. The book takes a ‘strengths approach’ with an emphasis on exploring sustainable strategies. Its content is underpinned by relevant policies and strategies and explicitly links to research evidence while always valuing the voices of those living with dementia. Covering various dementia strategies, the book provides a clear vision of dementia care delivery and is mapped to the Curriculum for UK Dementia Education. For health care students, the content is also mapped to the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The book includes experiences of people living with dementia, practical examples, self-assessment questions, and key point summaries. It is a valuable resource to practitioners, informal caregivers, families, individuals with dementia or those wanting to know more about the subject.

The Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Residency Handbook of Psychiatry

Author: James Niels Rosenquist
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781795044
Category: Medical
Page: 270
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Prepared by the residents and faculties of the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, this pocket handbook is packed with succinct, practical, accessible information on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Major sections include psychiatric emergencies, symptom-based diagnosis and treatment, special populations, and treatment approaches including psychopharmacology. The book is written in a quick-scanning outline format with boxes, tables, and lists to provide high-yield information at a glance. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Oxford Handbook of General Practice

Author: Chantal Simon,Hazel Everitt,Francoise van Dorp,Matthew Burke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199671036
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 1157
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The Oxford Handbook of General Practice is an essential lifeline for the busy GP. It includes hands-on advice to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice. Revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes several new chapters and expanded information on the new GP contract and training.

Medical School at a Glance

Author: Rachel K. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119075912
Category: Medical
Page: 104
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Starting Medical School can be incredibly daunting, and the transition to being a medical student can be enormously challenging. Medical School at a Glance is an accessible guide to help give you confidence and to gain a running start to your medical school training. Covering core areas such as medical training, developing effective learning strategies, understanding common principles, learning how to behave in the clinical setting and how to interact with patients and peers, this book will help to demystify the process and prepare you as you embark on your medical career. Providing an insider’s view of useful information to build a solid basic foundation for your learning, Medical School at a Glance is essential for those considering studying medicine or are in their first years of study.