Pocket Prescriber 2015


Author: Timothy RJ Nicholson,Donald RJ Singer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498747868
Category: Medical
Page: 308
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Prescriber 2015 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 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,Hsiangkuo Yuan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316412253
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Essential Neuropharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide reviews the full range of medications used by neurologists in clinical practice. Expert knowledge is given about the best use of medications in patient care. Each drug listing contains the full range of indications, their advantages and disadvantages, and tips for dosing and avoiding adverse effects. Evidence is taken from recent clinical trials, which helps the reader relate the drug descriptions to everyday clinical practice. Where appropriate, off-label uses are also described. The detailed descriptions of each medication enable the user to make quick and informed decisions with the confidence they need to serve the clinical needs of their patients effectively. The new edition is fully updated throughout. Major new additions include neuro-oncology drugs, new multiple sclerosis agents, sleep medications and new formulations. This book is an essential, user-friendly reference suitable for neurologists at all stages of their careers.

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.

Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology


Author: Alan F. Schatzberg,Charles DeBattista
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585625213
Category: Medical
Page: 795
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Standard of care in psychiatry requires that practitioners stay current on new agents, interactions, side effects, and dosing guidelines -- a daunting task for the modern clinician grappling with today's challenging medical environment. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology has been the psychiatrist's trusted companion for nearly three decades, and this new, eighth edition delivers the cutting-edge information clinicians need in a down-to-earth style, facilitating the integration of biological and psychopharmacological information into practice. The book's primary purpose is to provide the reader-practitioner with a practical, usable clinical guide to the selection and prescription of appropriate drug therapies for individual patients, drawing on the authors' clinical experience as well as on the scientific literature. Students of psychiatry and psychopharmacology also will find the book useful as both text and reference. The eighth edition retains many of its most popular features, while adding others to enhance coverage and promote comprehension: Some sections dealing with less commonly used drugs (e.g., barbiturates) have been shortened or eliminated, making space for the huge number of new agents that have been approved (e.g., vortioxetine) or are likely to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This makes the volume easier to use. The book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the release of DSM-5, which introduced dimensional measures of key dimensions (e.g., anxiety and depression) across diagnostic categories to better describe patients' disorders. In the chapter on diagnosis and classification, the authors review these major changes and the implications for prescribing. Features of particular utility for students include the introductory chapter on the general principles of psychopharmacological treatment and the summary medication tables, which serve as quick-reference guides on classes of psychotropics. Although largely evidence-based, the authors also draw on their extensive clinical experience in discussing various drugs' efficacy, dosing and side effects and other important factors. Two appendixes offer suggested readings for clinicians and for patients and families, as well as information on strengths and costs of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. There has never been a more meticulously researched and referenced guide to prescribing psychotropic medications, nor one more down-to-earth and practical. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology richly deserves its reputation as a classic in the field and has earned a place on every psychiatrist's desk.

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.

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

Medical School at a Glance


Author: Rachel K. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119075939
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.

Pocket Prescriber Psychiatry


Author: Ricardo Sainz-Fuertes,Timothy Nicholson,Donald JR Singer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781444176667
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Pocket Prescriber Psychiatry is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide containing all the "must-have" information that psychiatrists and mental health professionals need to know. Key features A-Z list of the top, 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 cost guidelines Advice and reference information for complicated prescriptions and adverse drug interactions Concise management summaries for psychiatric emergencies and rapid tranquilization Essential advice for special populations such as the elderly as well as summaries of the mental health act and incapacity, as well as drug and alcohol misuse Clinical useful reminders of a wealth of key facts from basic pharmacology as well as medicolegal essentials and a drug dose calculator This book provides the key essential information for all mental health professionals prescribing drugs and is essential for psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, primary care physicians, psychotherapists, and counselors and anyone caring for people with mental health issues. Now available for download as a mobile or handheld version from www.hoddereducation.com and with further essential information from www.lifeinthefastlane.com.

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.

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.

Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme


Author: Tim Raine,James Dawson,Simon Eccles,Stephan Sanders
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199683816
Category: Medical
Page: 688
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This is the most useful book a junior doctor can carry during the critical first two years after medical school. It will guide them through on-call emergencies, daily ward life and speciality attachments whilst helping them adapt to their career, get the most out of their job and choose a speciality.

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Nurse Practitioner's Clinical Pocket Guide
Author: Ruth McCaffrey,Ellis Quinn Youngkin
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803624816
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Must-have information! With an emphasis on prescribing and using tests to diagnose disorders, the information you need every day.

Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology


Author: Molly McVoy,Robert L. Findling
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615371265
Category: Medical
Page: 545
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The new, third edition of the Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology has been thoroughly revised, yet its mission remains the same: to keep clinicians up-to-date on the latest research so that they can provide state-of-the-art care to their young patients. To this end, the book describes and explores those elements that are specific to pediatric psychopharmacology; this defines and positions the volume at the nexus of child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and pharmacology. A stellar roster of contributors addresses new treatments for youths with disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and psychotic illnesses and tackles some of the most important emerging issues in the field. For example, advances in understanding the long-term treatment effects of medications in pediatric populations are thoroughly reviewed, including not only maintenance studies that consider the durability of efficacy but also clinical trials of greater duration designed to specifically evaluate long-term safety. In addition, recent studies of combination therapies are examined, helping clinicians better understand how to treat the complicated patients that arrive every day at a prescribing clinician's office. Finally, because research designs now include a broader base of patient populations to make the data more applicable to everyday clinical practice, the book focuses on head-to-head studies with multiple active comparators. The book offers clinicians comprehensive, accessible information and boasts a multitude of helpful features: The book is organized by diagnosis instead of agent class. This makes it a true clinical desktop reference that allows clinicians to quickly and efficiently search treatment options and the evidence base on a case-by-case basis. DSM-5 criteria and information on comorbidities are also included. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameters are integrated into the discussion, where applicable, in support of standard of care. The book has been updated to include the latest research at the time of publication. A new chapter has been added to address eating disorders, an area where psychopharmacological research that may apply to children and adolescents is now being pursued. Useful features to help the reader understand and retain the material include clinical summary points, easy to read tables, and current and carefully vetted references. The Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Third Edition, is an indispensable guide to the substantive research that has been done in nearly every area of pediatric psychopharmacology, as well as the major improvements that have been made to the evidence-based practice of treating youths with psychiatric illness.

The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme


Author: Anna Donald,Mike Stein,Ciaran Scott Hill,Selina Chavda
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118767446
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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About to start the Foundation Programme? Making the transition from medical school to professional life? The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme, Fifth Edition is a practical guide for medical students and foundation doctors, dealing with the many challenges of the programme. With hints, tips and realistic advice on various aspects of the course, from self-care to prescribing, this guide provides invaluable support, with up-to-date information on postgraduate training and recruitment, practical management skills and career pathways to help build confidence, enabling you to hit the ground running. This edition features newly expanded sections on emergencies, psychiatric evaluation, the Situational Judgement Test, and the common calls and conditions you will encounter on a daily basis. The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme is a perfect companion to assist the junior doctor in preparing for the intellectual and emotional challenges of the foundation years. Take the stress out of the Foundation Programme with The Hands-on Guide!

Homeopathic Prescribing Pocket Companion


Author: Steven B. Kayne,Lee R. Kayne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780853696971
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 189
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This concise pocket book offers all the basic information that a pharmacist will ever need regarding homeopathic remedies. Part one provides a general introduction on homoeopathy and the related disciplines of anthroposophy, Biochemic Salt and flower therapy. Part two includes decision tree prescribing flowcharts supported by supplementary information to assist in choosing the appropriate homeopathic medicine to treat a range of conditions. for the busy pharmacist who wants a useful hands-on pocket guide to homeopathy - this is the perfect book.

Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook

Pocket
Author: Donald C. Plumb
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470959657
Category: Medical
Page: 1584
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Now in a fully updated seventh edition, Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook remains the most complete source of drug information relevant for animals available. Providing referenced dosing recommendations in each monograph, this book offers doses for a wide range of species, including dogs, cats, exotic animals, and farm animals, in a single resource. The book also includes detail on key aspects for appropriate use of each drug, including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, adverse effects, safety during pregnancy or nursing, overdoses, drug interactions, monitoring, chemistry and stability, storage, compatibility, and available products. The seventh edition adds 22 new drug monographs, as well as updated dosages and information for existing drugs. A noteworthy feature is the Prescriber Highlights section found at the beginning of each monograph that allows readers a quick method of finding important information for that drug. This is the convenient 5 x 8-inch pocket size; Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook is also available in an 8 ½ x 11-inch desk size for enhanced readability and ease of use and as a mobile version. Plumb’s exhaustive one-volume coverage of drugs approved for veterinary species and non-approved (human) drugs that are used in veterinary practices today make this book an essential reference for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary pharmacologists, pharmacists with veterinary patients, animal research or zoological facilities, and libraries that serve these groups.