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)
Anthony FT Brown,Timothy Nicholson,Donald RJ Singer
Author: Anthony FT Brown,Timothy Nicholson,Donald RJ Singer
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
Stephen D. Silberstein,Michael J. Marmura,Hsiangkuo Yuan
Author: Stephen D. Silberstein,Michael J. Marmura,Hsiangkuo Yuan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Stephen N. Adler,Debra Adler-Klein,Dianne B. Gasbarra
Author: Stephen N. Adler,Debra Adler-Klein,Dianne B. Gasbarra
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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.
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.
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.
Ricardo Sainz-Fuertes,Timothy Nicholson,Donald JR Singer
Author: Ricardo Sainz-Fuertes,Timothy Nicholson,Donald JR Singer
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
Completely revised to bring you up to date with current DSM-5 classifications, new medications, and more, Kaplan & Sadock’s Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Sixth Edition, is a concise, easy-to-use guide to diagnosing the full range of psychiatric disorders in both adults and children. Brief summaries of psychiatric disorders include key aspects of etiology, epidemiology, clinical features, and suggestions for treatment. It’s an ideal ready reference for psychiatrists and other physicians, medical students on psychiatric rotations, psychiatric residents, and mental health professionals in psychology, social work, and nursing.
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.
Anna Donald,Mike Stein,Ciaran Scott Hill,Selina Chavda
Author: Anna Donald,Mike Stein,Ciaran Scott Hill,Selina Chavda
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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!
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
Tim Raine,George Collins,Catriona Hall,Nina Hjelde
Author: Tim Raine,George Collins,Catriona Hall,Nina Hjelde
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Pocket Reference for Psychiatry and Psychotropic Medications
Author: Leonard Rappa
Publisher: Rxpsych LLC
This is a 2016 pocket guide of psychiatric medications. It functions as a quick resource for health care professionals and students whom have involvement with psychiatric patients and their medications. It serves to give the clinician a foothold in an environment that differs from other experiences in medicine, with unique terminology and disease states. This reference covers the core medications used in general psychiatry practice from a pharmaceutical standpoint. The handbook begins with a brief introduction of terminology and psychiatric legal parameters, to medication doses, black box warnings, side effects, drug interactions, and most importantly, monitoring parameters. Also included is a simple guide to make pharmaceutical interventions on patients' drug therapy. Disease states such as Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Geropsychiatry, Pregnancy and Lactation, Schizophrenia, Seizure Disorders, Substance Abuse, and many more are reviewed. Best of all, the most important information for each is provided in summative, and easily indexed formats, so you can find the information you need as rapidly as you need it. This could be the best quick reference for important psychopharmacologic information you'll ever own.
This exceptional text builds your knowledge of pharmacology by first providing an overview of pharmacologic principles and then teaching you how to apply those principles to clinical practice. Focusing on applying pharmacologic scientific knowledge to clinical practice, it explains diagnostic and treatment reasoning and rational drug selection, while providing useful clinical pearls from experienced practitioners.