Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE is a new revision resource designed specifically for this high-stakes exam. Containing over 350 Best of Five multiple choice questions, this dedicated guide will help candidates to prepare successfully. The content mirrors the SCE in Acute Medicine Blueprint to ensure candidates are fully prepared for all the topics that may appear in the exam. Topics range from how to manage acute problems in cardiology or neurology to managing acute conditions such as poisoning. All answers have full explanations and further reading to ensure high quality self-assessment and quick recognition of areas that require further study.
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a complex syndrome that is prevalent among hospitalized patients. In recent years, occurrence of AKI events has risen due to a growing susceptibility of fragile and elderly subjects and an increase in the use of complex procedures such as cardiovascular surgery and imaging techniques. Exposure to potentially nephrotoxic drugs, such as new chemotherapeutic agents, is also proving to be a cause of AKI. This book summarizes recent advances in various settings. A reappraisal of current definitions and staging classifications for AKI in the literature is followed by a description of new criteria for identifying patients at risk and characterizing early kidney damage by using biomarkers. Other important topics include the sequelae of AKI and AKI in special populations such as children, the elderly, and those with cancer. The effects of AKI and its consequences on healthcare expenditures are also addressed from several perspectives. AKI management requires the cooperation of different specialists to optimize outcomes. This book is thus a perfect tool not only for nephrologists, but for every specialist involved in the complicated endeavor of improving patient care.
Stockley`s Drug Interactions Pocket Companion 2016 is a portable, easy-to-use, A-Z guide to common drug interactions.
This internationally renowned guide to basic arithmetic for nursing students has been fully revised and updated for a new generation of readers. Now entering its ninth edition – with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide – this popular and friendly volume has been designed to make medication calculations straightforward and easy to perform in a variety of settings. Written in response to nurse educators, Nursing Calculations features an initial self-testing chapter to help readers to identify and address areas of difficulty before moving on to numerous practical examples. Chapters then cover the core areas of clinical practice including calculations relating to oral medications (including both tablets and liquid form), injections, intravenous infusions and intravenously administered medication, and paediatric specific medication. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on giving confidence to the reader by explaining in a step-by-step manner how the correct answer is derived together with a wide range of practice questions and later revision opportunities. This edition comes with a quick-reference card to fit in the pocket to remind readers of essential formulae and an additional on-line question bank to allow readers to practice their calculations on the move! Nursing Calculations will be perfect for student nurses and midwives at different levels in a variety of courses, `Return to Practice` students, student paramedics and anyone involved with medication administration in the healthcare setting.
This is a guide to the important information for safe and effective administration of injectable drugs. This is an A-Z pocket guide of injectable drugs in monograph format including information on: Final concentration of reconstituted solutions; Stability; Periodicity of monitoring; and, Unusual electrolyte, glucose and excipients content. Each monograph includes: Pre-treatment checks, Dose, Preparation and Administration, Technical information (including compatibility), Stability, Further monitoring (blood pressure, glucose etc), and Professional information (undesirable effects, significant interactions, overdose, counselling). The safe administration of drugs by injection is an essential activity that is performed daily in the health care setting. Multiple drug use and drug administration protocols make this increasingly complex and this book aims to give immediate access to the important/key information for safe and effective administration of injectable drugs.
The care that a patient receives in the first hours after surgery is crucial to minimizing the risk of complications such as heart attacks, pneumonia, and blood clots. As the patient awakes from their drug-induced coma, it takes time for them to metabolize and excrete these drugs, during which period they remain unable to care for themselves, and at increased risk of harm. The recovery room staff must manage both comatose and physiologically unstable patients, and deal with the immediate post-operative care of surgical patients. The fifth edition of this popular book provides nurses, surgeons and anaesthetists with clear guidance on how to manage day-to-day problems and how to make difficult decisions. Previous editions of this book have established it as the definitive guide to setting-up, equipping, staffing, and administering an acute care unit. It includes basic science such as physiology and pharmacology, specific symptoms including pain and vomiting, and has chapters devoted to the unique post-operative needs of individual types of surgery. This new edition brings this important text up to date and new drugs and techniques for monitoring are described. A new section looks ahead to the future development and design of recovery rooms and how they can contribute to patient well being.
Author: Rebecca White, Vicky Bradnam ; On Behalf Of The British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group. Pages: 753 Size: 2.57 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Published: 13 March, 2015
The Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes furnishes you with the background knowledge to inform clinical decision making as well as providing over 400 drug monographs.It provides an authoritative and practical guide to the safe administration of medicines via enteral feeding tubes.
Completely updated and revised, Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB practitioner―whether in public health, laboratory science or clinical practice―with a synoptic and definitive account of the latest methods of diagnosis, treatment and control of this challenging and debilitating disease.
New in the Fifth Edition:
- Gamma interferon-based blood tests for the screening of latent infection
- New molecular techniques for diagnosing the species of Mycobacterium and identifying the gene for rifampicin resistance
- Updated content on the human immune response to the tubercle bacillus
- Details of microscopic observation for drug sensitivity
- Expanded sections on the management and control of TB both locally and globally
- A wealth of new diagrams and clinical photographs
With 136 chapters spread across 8 sections, this resource offers a thorough grounding in issues ranging from medicines regulation to clinical trial design and data management. It is a useful revision aid for exams as well as a starting point for areas of pharmaceutical medicine adjacent to a current role. It is a guiding hand in difficult situations as well as a rapid-access resource to the latest recommendations and guidelines.
Looking after children with life-limiting conditions can be very difficult for both parents and health-care professionals. This second edition of Paediatric Palliative Medicine is full of easily accessible, detailed information on medical conditions and symptoms, and includes specific management plans in order to guide the practising clinician through treatment of children requiring palliative care. Using the bestselling Oxford Specialist Handbook format to deliver practical and concise information, this handbook facilitates bedside delivery of effective palliative medicine. It includes detailed information on symptom control and the philosophy and models that support delivery of palliative medicine to children, while also covering practical delivery of palliative medicine relating to other professionals and families, and the learning and coping skills required in palliative care. It also contains a quick-reference drug formulary. Fully updated with an expanded formulary and a new chapter on the intensive care unit, this new edition continues to be the authoritative reference tool in paediatric palliative care.