Essential PrescribingSystems-based guide to the most common drugs in medicine
By Razan Nour
Apr 2018 , 170 pp
The book benefits from the same landscape format and approach as Scions bestselling Essential Examination.
Each class of drug is detailed using a common tabular format, based on the following sections:
Examples, Mode of Action, Routes of Delivery, Indications, Cautions and contraindications, Interactions, Monitoring, Side-effects, Patient counselling.
This consistent approach helps the reader quickly find the pertinent information for the common drugs and situations they are likely to come across, so they can become confident of prescribing the correct drugs for the patient in appropriate doses.
book also features a questions and answer section at the end of the book for the reader to
assess their knowledge.
All medical students and foundation doctors now have to prove their prescribing competence by taking the recently-introduced Prescribing Safety Assessment. Essential Prescribing not only arms the reader with the key knowledge for this assessment, but also provides them with the core prescribing knowledge they will need as their medical careers progress.
Amazon 5-star review:
This book is a wealth of information! Well written in a simple concise [manner], easy to follow guidelines for prescribing medications, oxygen, intravenous fluids, etc. [It] is divided by the system involved and has a section specifically for patient counseling which makes this book unique.
General prescribing rules
Section I: Prescribing by system
1. Cardiovascular system
2. Haematological system
3. Respiratory system
4. Gastrointestinal system
5. Renal system
6. Endocrine system
7. Female reproductive system
8. Male reproductive system
9. Central nervous system
10. Musculoskeletal system
Section II: Prescribing by situation
11. Intravenous fluids
12. Oxygen therapy
15. Emergency drugs
16. Prescribing in the elderly
Section III: Self-assessment questions and answers
17. PSA-style questions and answers
18. Test your knowledge questions and answers
Appendix: Mnemonic acknowledgments