The New Prescriber is a comprehensive, accessible textbookthat provides essential coverage of the three core components forprescribing: the client/patient, the evidence, and thepharmacology. Divided into three sections, this text first looks at theconsultation with the patient, and outlines legal, professional andethical frameworks which guide medical and non-medical prescribing.The second section is devoted to evidence-based practice,highlighting key skills essential to all clinicians. This sectionencourages the student to identify why evidence-based practiceshould underpin prescribing decisions. The third and final sectionis concerned with pharmacology. The student is introduced tobasic concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, adversedrug reactions and variability of response. The importance of thesepharmacological principles is highlighted throughout the subsequentdiscussion of drug groups affecting major body systems.
Key features: Pulls together all key elements of prescribing using anintegrated approach Stop and Think' boxes and practice applicationactivities provided throughout, enabling the reader to link theoryto practice Key terms and glossary provided This text is invaluable for all nursing, health and medicalstudents taking courses in prescribing and pharmacology.
Joanne Lymn is an Associate Professor in Pharmacology,University of Nottingham. Dianne Bowskill is a Lecturer in Non Medical Prescribing,University of Nottingham. Fiona Bath-Hextall is an Associate Professor and Readerin Evidence-Based Healthcare, University of Nottingham. Roger Knaggs is an Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner -Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Nottingham University HospitalsNHS Trust.
Contributors List. Preface. SECTION 1 THE PATIENT. 1 The consultation (Frank Coffey and DianneBowskill). 2 Accountability and prescribing (Nigel Plant and RichardPitt). 3 Legal aspects of prescribing (Joy Wingfield). 4 The ethics of prescribing (Richard Cooper). 5 Prescribing in practice (Dianne Bowskill). 6 Record keeping (Fiona Dobson). 7 Public health issues (Michael Watson). Quiz Answers. Glossary. SECTION 2 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE. 8 What is evidence-based practice? (FionaBath-Hextall). 9 How do we find the evidence? (Finola Delamere). 10 What are the different types of study design? (SarahArmstrong). 11 Appraising the evidence (Fiona Bath-Hextall and SarahArmstrong). 12 How do we interpret the evidence? (JoLeonardi-Bee). 13 How do we apply the evidence? (Nick Allcock). Quiz Answers. Glossary. SECTION 3 PHARMACOLOGY. 14 General principles underlying drug action (JoanneLymn). 15 Pharmacokinetics 1 absorption and distribution(Joanne Lymn). 16 Pharmacokinetics 2 metabolism and excretion(Joanne Lymn). 17 Routes of administration (Roger Knaggs and JoanneLymn). 18 Variations in drug handling (Margaret Stone). 19 Adverse drug reactions and interactions (MargaretStone). 20 Introduction to the autonomic nervous system (JoanneLymn). 21 Clinical application of the principles of the autonomicnervous system (Joanne Lymn). 22 The respiratory system (Michael Schachter). 23 The cardiovascular system (Martyn Kingsbury and JoanneLymn). 24 Haemostasis and thrombosis (Joanne Lymn). 25 The renal system (Judith Gregory and Sarah Jones). 26 The gastrointestinal system (Briony Leighton). 27 The endocrine system (Alison Mostyn). 28 Contraception (Alison Mostyn). 29 Introduction to the central nervous system (DaveSkingsley). 30 Neurodegenerative disorders (Dave Skingsley). 31 Depression and anxiety (Dave Skingsley). 32 Schizophrenia (Dave Skingsley). 33 Epilepsy and aticonvulsant drugs (MichaelSchachter). 34 Pain and analgesia (Roger Knaggs). 35 Antibacterial chemotherapy (Tim Hills). 36 Antibiotic resistance and Clostridium difficile(Tim Hills). 37 Antifungal and antiviral drugs (Tim Hills). Quiz Answers. Glossary. Index.