Highly Commended in Medicine in the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards
Essential Practical Prescribing is an important new textbook with a clinical, ward-based focus. It is specifically designed to help new foundation doctors working on the hospital wards and in the community, as well as medical students preparing for the Prescribing Safety Assessment.
Using an accessible format, Essential Practical Prescribing demonstrates how to manage common medical conditions, and explains the logic behind each decision. It also emphasises common pitfalls leading to drug errors, and highlights drugs that could cause harm in certain situations. Organised by hospital department, it outlines the correct management of conditions, as well as highlighting the typical trials of a junior doctor.
Essential Practical Prescribing:
Contains a range of learning methods within each chapter including: key topics, learning objectives, case studies, DRUGS checklists, "Top-Tips", advice on guidelines and evidence, and key learning points
Uses patient histories to set the scene and enhance the clinical emphasis
Offers examples of correctly completed drug charts throughout, which are also available online
Is an ideal companion for Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) preparation
Includes a companion website at www.wileyessential.com/prescribing featuring MCQs and downloadable DRUGS checklists and drug charts
Georgia Woodfield, Specialist Registrar in Gastrointestinal medicine, London Benedict Lyle Phillips, Specialist registrar in General Surgery, NE London Deanery Victoria Taylor, Specialist Registrar in Respiratory medicine, London Amy Hawkins, Core Medical Trainee, London Deanery Andrew Stanton, Consultant Respiratory Physician, The Great Western Hospital Swindon; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol
Preface vi Acknowledgements ix How to use your textbook x About the companion website xii 1 Trials of a Junior Doctor 1 Georgia Woodfield 2 Emergency Department 12 Victoria Taylor 3 Cardiology 38 Georgia Woodfield 4 Respiratory 113 Andrew Stanton 5 Gastroenterology 144 Georgia Woodfield 6 Neurology 191 Victoria Taylor 7 Surgery 220 Benedict Lyle Phillips 8 Care of the Elderly 263 Amy Hawkins 9 Anticipatory Prescribing at the End of Life 280 Amy Hawkins 10 Renal 298 Benedict Lyle Phillips 11 Microbiology 318 Victoria Taylor 12 Rheumatology 346 Victoria Taylor 13 Dermatology 376 Amy Hawkins 14 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 402 Marie O'Sullivan 15 Diabetes 427 Amy Hawkins 16 Anticoagulation 445 Andrew Stanton Index 465