Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine
To Be Published September 10th 2013 by CRC Press – 338 pages
Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide containing all the "must-have" information that junior doctors, nurse prescribers, paramedics, the ambulance team, and emergency staff need in the emergency care settting.
Key features include an A-Z list of the top, most commonly prescribed drugs with each entry containing the key prescribing information. The book focuses on safety issues, warnings, drug errors, and adverse effects, as well as giving practical guidance on drug selection, plus protocols and resuscitation guidelines. There is advice and reference information for complicated prescriptions, concise management summaries for the common medical emergencies, and essential information on pain relief from acute pain management through to procedural sedation. Clinically useful reminders of a wealth of key facts are included from basic pharmacology as well as medicolegal essentials and how to break bad news.
On-the-spot decision-making requires a special kind of doctor—one who is up to the challenge and prepared to act, not just think. This book will provide emergency care prescribers with all the essential succinct information to act to the same high standards of care in the emergency care setting, whether in the relative quiet of the night or during the hectic challenge of a weekend afternoon or in a disaster.
Palliative care and subcutaneous pumps
How to prescribe
Combined hormonal contraception
Side effect profiles
Acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
Acute upper GI haemorrhage
Sepsis (severe or septic shock)
Common laboratory reference values
Anthony F T Brown MB ChB (Bristol), FRCP, FRCS (Edin), FACEM, FCEM, Associate Professor, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Timothy RJ Nicholson MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCPsych, Honorary Specialist Registrar, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Donald RJ Singer BMedBiol, MD, FRCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, UK