The Top 100 Drugs

Author: Andrew Hitchings
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702055157
Release Date: 2014-03-30
Genre: Medical

Prescribing for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience. Of all the tasks performed by new doctors, it is probably the one with greatest direct impact on the wellbeing of patients. Safe and effective practice rests on a good understanding of both clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing. Acquiring this is not easy, particularly when faced with reams of information about hundreds of unfamiliar drugs, often presented in a way that appears detached from clinical reality. This book is your starting point. It is a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Key information about the clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing of each drug is presented side-by-side, allowing you to direct your attention as appropriate for your stage of training. Drugs can be accessed alphabetically when you need quick information on the wards and by organ system or clinical indication when you are at your desk. Research led by Professor Emma Baker has identified the ‘top 100 drugs’ by their importance and prescribing frequency. She has shown that the list changes little over time, making it a stable resource upon which to base learning. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

The Top 100 Drugs

Author: Andrew Hitchings
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 0702055166
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Medical

Prescribing for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience. Of all the tasks performed by new doctors, it is probably the one with greatest direct impact on the wellbeing of patients. Safe and effective practice rests on a good understanding of both clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing. Acquiring this is not easy, particularly when faced with reams of information about hundreds of unfamiliar drugs, often presented in a way that appears detached from clinical reality. This book is your starting point. It is a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Key information about the clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing of each drug is presented side-by-side, allowing you to direct your attention as appropriate for your stage of training. Drugs can be accessed alphabetically when you need quick information on the wards and by organ system or clinical indication when you are at your desk. Research led by Professor Emma Baker has identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. She has shown that the list changes little over time, making it a stable resource upon which to base learning. "A great practical resource for those new to prescribing the text is aimed at those new to independent prescribing, and for that group I would consider The Top 100 Drugs to be an excellent publication" Reviewed by: Emma Watts on behalf of (journal) Pulse Date: April 2015 The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

The Top 100 Drugs

Author: Andrew Hitchings
Publisher:
ISBN: 070207442X
Release Date: 2018-11-30
Genre:

Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice. The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated. Double the number of self-assessment questions, from 50 to 100. 11 new drugs added and 11 dropped according the re-run research into the top 100 drugs in current use.

Memorizing Pharmacology A Relaxed Approach

Author: Tony Guerra
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781329898448
Release Date: 2016-02-28
Genre: Science

"As a working parent of 4yearold triplet daughters, I understand time management presents one of the greatest barriers to my pharmacology students' success. Many students feel that cold sense of overwhelm and information overload. This easytoread guide organizes pharmacology into manageable, logical steps you can fit in short pockets of time. The proven system helps you memorize medications quickly and form immediate connections. With mnemonics from students and instructors, you'll see how both sides approach learning. After you've finished the 200 Top Drugs in this book, reading pharmacology exam questions will seem like reading plain English. You'll have a new understanding of pharmacology to do better in class, clinical and your board exam. You'll feel the confidence you'd hoped for as a future health professional. For patients and caregivers, this book provides a means to memorize medications to quickly and articulately communicate with your health providers." --from the back cover.

Pharmacology Secrets

Author: Patricia K. Anthony
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1560534702
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

This new book from The Secrets Series® covers not only mechanisms of action, uses, and pharmacokinetics of all major drugs and new arrivals, it also includes a clear explanation of the physiology and biochemistry behind the concepts-and it relates this material to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Perfect for the current pharmacology curriculum and practical enough for everyday clinical use. Excellent quick refresher for practitioners and nurses Presents coverage of major drugs as well as new arrivals Geared toward use in pharmacology courses Appendix discusses areas in pharmacology that are difficult for students (e.g., cardiac action potential) Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review 50 succinct chapters written by experts their fields All the most important "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series® Thorough, highly detailed index

Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance

Author: Emma Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118570869
Release Date: 2014-08-04
Genre: Medical

Issued with a workbook that contains prepared drug charts for each case that allow users to practice prescription writing.

Essential Practical Prescribing

Author: Georgia Woodfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118837733
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Medical

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

Medicine at a Glance

Author: Patrick Davey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119232292
Release Date: 2015-10-02
Genre: Medical

This fourth edition of Medicine at a Glance, the leading title in the best-selling at a Glance series, provides an unparalleled overview of the study of medicine, closely following the core medical curriculum. Ideal for medical students, Foundation programme doctors and those training in the allied health professions, Medicine at a Glance presents vital information on clinical presentations, diseases, and treatments in every major medical specialty, from cardiology to dermatology. Medicine at a Glance: • Has been fully revised to reflect essential clinical and curriculum updates. • Contains brand new material in key areas such as imaging, women’s health, communication and data interpretation. • Features a brand new, clearer text design, in the trusted at a Glance double-page spread style, in full-colour throughout. • Is the ideal, practical companion to clinical attachments, available in a range of digital formats for on-the-go study and revision. • Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicine featuring interactive Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), interactive flashcards with show/hide labels, and tables of normal values This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Clinical Pharmacology

Author: Morris J. Brown
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702051135
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Genre: Medical

A thorough knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is vital if drugs are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed patients. Those who clearly understand how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect is assessed, will choose drugs more skilfully, and use them more safely and successfully than those who do not. Now in a fully revised 11th edition, Clinical Pharmacology is essential reading for undergraduate medical students, junior doctors and anyone concerned with evidence-based drug therapy. Introductory first three sections cover general principle of clinical pharmacology; five subsequent sections cover drug treatment of disease organised by body system. Retains approachable style set by the original author, Professor Laurence. Emphasis throughout is on evidence-based and safe drug prescribing. Indian Advisory Board will ensure content reflects the needs of the devloping world.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Author: Murray Longmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199609628
Release Date: 2014-01
Genre: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, a peerless classic in the field, returns for a ninth edition. Thoroughly updated in line with current guidelines, this pocket-friendly book is the ultimate guide to the practice and philosophy of medicine.

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

Author: Michael J. Neal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118902455
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Medical

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is recognised as an excellent starting point for pharmacology study. This international best-seller is the perfect companion for all medical and health students, providing an accessible, visual overview of pharmacology. This 8th edition has been extensively updated, especially in the areas of anaesthetics, drugs used in AIDs, cardiovascular drugs, drugs used in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, urological drugs, drug metabolism, as well as practical concerns such as drug indications and side effects. Ideal for USMLE and pharmacology exam revision, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance features: • The basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion • Chapters based on diseases or syndrome, for efficient clinical learning • An emphasis on drug mechanisms • References to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action • Case studies with questions and full explanation of answers • A companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology featuring online cases and flashcards

Davidson s Essentials of Medicine

Author: J. Alastair Innes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702055959
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Medical

For over half a century Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine has informed and educated students, doctors and other health professionals all over the world, providing a comprehensive account of the practice of medicine. Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine provides the core content of the main textbook in a condensed format which will be invaluable whenever you are on the move – whether commuting, travelling between training sites, or on electives. This book provides a distillation of the core information required for clinical studies in medicine. While retaining the acclaimed readability of the main textbook it presents the key information in a format more appropriate for practical clinical work. The contents have been carefully selected by a team of junior doctors, emphasising only the topics that will be essential for clinical studies. The book includes additional chapters of content to aid clinical practice including a practically-focussed chapter on therapeutics and a useful guide to interpreting major clinical investigations. The text draws directly on the depth and breadth of experience of the Davidson’s authors and its International Advisory Board. Updated to include key changes and new illustrations included in Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine.

Pharmacology for the Medical Student

Author: Erick Arden Bourassa, Ph.D.
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1512212628
Release Date: 2015-05-17
Genre:

The highest-rated pharmacology book on Amazon is now available in its second edition! Consistent with the first edition, this book avoids inundating you with piles of information that aren't necessary at your level of training. Instead, Pharmacology for the Medical Student focuses on what is most important - explaining why drugs do what they do and giving you the foundation necessary to smash the boards! This new edition contains over 300 brand new USMLE-style questions so you can test your comprehension of the material - no more guessing whether you've understood the material or not. This book is intended for students to use with their pharmacology course in medical or physician assistant school, but it has also become a popular resource with students preparing for their licensure exams (Step 1 USMLE, PANCE, etc.) This new edition contains expanded coverage of some older drugs and includes new additions to the market. However, the most important concepts and most commonly asked about drugs are indicated throughout the text so that you can focus your studying if you're crunched for time.

Pass the PSA

Author: Will Brown
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702055171
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: Medical

Drug prescribing is one of the most important parts of clinical practice. Yet it remains one of the most commonly failed components of undergraduate assessments, and accounts for an uncomfortably high proportion of medical errors. To remedy this, the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) exam has been introduced in the UK. It is compulsory and will set a minimum standard for safe prescribing. Failure will preclude GMC registration. Pass the PSA is written specifically for the exam, with one chapter dedicated to each PSA section. Each chapter includes: The marking scheme for the PSA exam section and how to approach it. All the theory condensed into a few pages of memorable, illustrated text. Multiple worked questions covering the most common exam scenarios. In addition: Introduces a simple, memorable and failsafe approach to prescribing (the ‘PReSCRIBER’ mnemonic). Specifies the universal basic principles of prescribing for all sections. Over 300 worked questions, structured identically to the exam. Data interpretation made memorable and simple including ECG, ABGs, chest X-rays and basic bloods. Common traps highlighted throughout. Two mock exams.