Essential Practical Prescribing (Essentials)
Description of Essential Practical Prescribing
The Essentials are an international, best-selling series of textbooks, all of which are designed to support lecture series or themes on core topics within the health sciences.
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
- Is an ideal companion for Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) preparation
About the Author
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
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