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UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide

UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide

  • Author: The UCLH Pharmacy Department,
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405148969
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 248
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The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide, second edition is a popular and accessible guide covering many important aspects of administrating medicines by injection. It is an essential resource for nurses and other health care professionals which provides key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of many injectable medicines. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide covers intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous methods of administration and includes general advice on dealing with extravasation, osmolarity, pH, flushes and syringe pump compatibility. The alphabetically arranged tabulated monographs ensure quick access to information on key injectable medicines, including preparative details, stability, compatibility and acute bedside monitoring. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide draws on the experience and expertise of a number of specialist pharmacists and other health professionals at UCL Hospitals and contains some information not readily accessible elsewhere.

UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide

UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide

Pharmacy Department

  • Author: University College London Hospitals
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118277392
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 348
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"I would definitely recommend this book to all staff with an interest and involvement in intravenous drug therapy." —The Pharmaceutical Journal "There is no doubt that nurses will find this small book useful. It should be available for consultation in any clinical area where drugs are administered to patients by the injectable routes." —Journal of Clinical Nursing The safe administration of injectable medicines is key to patient safety. The NPSA recognises the use of injectable medicines is a high risk activity and recommends written information about injectables to be available at the point of preparation. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide is a practical, accessible guide covering many important aspects of administering medicines by injection. It provides clear, concise information on the preparation and administration of over 245 injectable medicines for adults, paediatrics and neonates. It is an essential resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals: it provides the key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines. The Guide’s introductory section provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of injectable therapy, including the risks and benefits of IV administration, infusion devices, and pharmaceutical aspects of injectable therapy. For each drug the alphabetically tabulated monographs provide: A practical method of preparation and administration via the IV, IM and SC routes, with risk reduction in mind at every step Expert advice from the team of specialist pharmacists at UCLH to ensure safe and pragmatic use of each medicine Monitoring advice for the management of reactions that may occur during administration Y-site and syringe driver compatibility data Minimum infusion volume data for fluid restricted patients Extravasation warnings, pH, sodium content, displacement values, stability and flush data New to this edition: 40 new monographs including recently marketed, unlicensed, rarely used and specialist medicines Detailed advice for the administration of high risk medicines such as heparin, with access to UCLH’s medicine related guidelines at www.wiley.com/go/UCLH A colour-coded NPSA risk assessment for every mode of administration for every medicine, to highlight the safest method of administration A user guide and tutorial to give new readers confidence in using and understanding the Guide Revised chapters on administration methods and devices, aseptic non-touch technique, and latex allergy Fully revised and expanded Y-site compatibility section Spiral binding to allow the book to be left open at the relevant page The Guide is also available electronically at www.uclhguide.com.

UCL Hospitals Injectable Drug Administration Guide

UCL Hospitals Injectable Drug Administration Guide

  • Author: R. Shulman,S. Drayan,M. Harries,D. Hoare,S. Badcott
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780632050277
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 165
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This guide is an easy-to-use reference source of essential information and advice needed for administrating key drugs given by the injectable route (intravenously, intramuscularly or subcutaneously). This book contains information not readily accessible elsewhere, builds on local experience, and includes general advice on dealing with extravasation, osmolarity, pH, flushing lines and cannulae, and syringe pump compatibility. The alaphabetically arranged tabulated monographs ensure quick access to information on the drugs, including preparative details, stability, compatibility, acute bedside monitoring and so forth. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Drug Administration Guide is a team effort involving the experience and expertise of a number of specialist pharmacists and other health professionals.

Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes, 3rd edition

Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes, 3rd edition

  • Author: Rebecca White,Vicky Bradnam
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • ISBN: 0857111620
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 752
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With over 400 drug monographs, this book covers the technical, practical and legal aspects that you should consider before prescribing or administering drugs via enteral feeding tubes.

Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice

Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice

  • Author: Lisa Dougherty,Julie Lamb
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444309617
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 528
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Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice provides a comprehensive guide to the management of intravenous therapy in nursing, and explores all aspects of intravenous therapy in both hospital and community settings. It addresses core clinical skills, including the preparation and administration of intravenous drugs, peripheral venous access, acute and long term central venous access, and paediatric intravenous therapy. The book also explores relevant anatomy and physiology, fluid and electrolyte balance, pharmacological aspects and legal and ethical issues, in order to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge needed in order to provide safe and effective care. • Addresses key specialist skills, including blood transfusion, parenteral nutrition and safe administration of cytotoxic drugs • A definitive text for nurses working in the hospital and the community • Contains contributions from leading nurse practitioners Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice is an essential resource for nurses and health professionals working in intravenous therapy.

Hospital Pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacy

  • Author: Martin Stephens
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • ISBN: 0853699003
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 313
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Hospital Pharmacy outlines the changes in pharmacy practice within the hospital setting and discusses the vast range of services that are provided. Each chapter is devoted to an area of pharmacy practice and discusses its history, current practice and future developments. This new edition has been completely revised and updated and includes new chapters on: pharmacy in the acute independent sector; controlled drugs in hospital pharmacy; pharmacist prescribing; mental health; consultant pharmacists

Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care

Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care

  • Author: Henry Paw,Rob Shulman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107484030
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 355
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The fifth edition of this compact, practical pocketbook provides easy access for the reader with an A-Z listing of each drug and accompanying advice on its correct administration and potential adverse effects. It is an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals working in the intensive care setting.

The Renal Drug Handbook

The Renal Drug Handbook

The Ultimate Prescribing Guide for Renal Practitioners, 5th Edition

  • Author: Caroline Ashley,Aileen Dunleavy
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0429863632
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1103
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This invaluable guide, endorsed by the UKMi and reflecting the extensive experience of the UK Renal Pharmacy Group, features drug monographs guiding physicians in how to prescribe, prepare, and administer drugs to patients with different levels of kidney function and when undergoing renal replacement therapy. It has been fully updated for this fifth edition to include up to 100 additional drugs, while maintaining the clear structure and format that is easy to use and simple to follow in the busy clinical setting. It continues to offer support and guidance to health care professionals enabling them to prescribe medications to their renal patients appropriately and safely.

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Robert Lapham
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482248468
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 334
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The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

  • Author: Jane Williams,Lin Perry,Caroline Watkins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118699629
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 368
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Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. With active and efficient nursing management in the initial hours after stroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery and rehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing provides an evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute and continuing care phases. This timely and comprehensive text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing. Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies and practice examples throughout Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts, clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education The first text to explore stroke management from UK and international perspectives, and with a nursing focus

ABC of COPD

ABC of COPD

  • Author: Graeme P. Currie
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119212855
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 136
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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors -- Definition -- Epidemiology -- Prevalence -- Mortality -- Morbidity and economic impact -- Risk factors -- Smoking -- Other factors -- Air pollution -- Occupation -- [alpha]1-Antitrypsin deficiency -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis -- Introduction -- Pathology -- Pathogenesis -- Exposure to cigarette smoking, fumes, gases and particles -- Genetics -- Lung growth -- Asthma/bronchial hyperreactivity -- Chronic bronchitis -- Innate and adaptive immune inflammatory responses -- Inflammatory cells -- Inflammatory mediators -- Protease/antiprotease imbalance -- Oxidative stress -- Lung microbiome -- Pathogenesis of emphysema -- Pathophysiology -- Mucous hypersecretion and ciliary dysfunction -- Airflow limitation and hyperinflation/air trapping -- Gas exchange abnormalities -- Pulmonary hypertension -- Systemic effects -- Pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of exacerbations -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Diagnosis -- Clinical features -- Typical presenting symptoms -- Other features in the history -- Assessing the impact of COPD -- Smoking history -- Signs -- Differential diagnosis -- Investigations -- Lung function testing -- Imaging -- Other investigations -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Spirometry -- Introduction -- What is spirometry? -- Why perform spirometry? -- Types of spirometer -- How to perform spirometry -- Spirometric indices -- Other measurements -- Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) -- Slow vital capacity (SVC) (also known as relaxed VC (RVC) or VC) -- Inspired vital capacity (IVC) -- Forced midexpiratory flow (FEF25-75) -- Interpretation and classification of spirograms -- Bronchodilator reversibility testing -- Severity of airflow obstruction in COPD

Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

  • Author: Clinical Professor Division of Critical Care Andrew Webb,Mervyn Singer,Professor of Critical Care Medicine Medicine Health Policy & Management and Clinical & Translational Science Derek Angus,Professor of Critical Care Simon Finfer,Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Luciano Gattinoni,Professor of Intensive Care Medicine Mervyn Singer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019960083X
  • Category: Critical care medicine
  • Page: 1824
  • View: 3329
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The thoroughly revised second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary text covering all aspects of adult intensive care management. Uniquely the book takes a problem-orientated approach providing a reference source for clinical issues experienced every day in the intensive care unit. The text is organized into short topics allowing readers to rapidly access authoritative information on specific clinical problems. Each topic refers to basic physiological principles and provides up-to-date treatment advice supported by references to the most vital literature. Where international differences exist in clinical practice, authors cover alternative views. Key messages summarise each topic in order to aid quick review and decision making. Edited and written by an international group of recognized experts from many disciplines, the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care provides an up-to-date reference that is relevant for intensive care units and emergency departments globally. This volume is the definitive text for all health care providers, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other allied health professionals who take care of critically ill patients. This print edition of The Oxford Textbook of Critical Care comes with a year's access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.

Monitoring Emergency Obstetric Care

Monitoring Emergency Obstetric Care

A Handbook

  • Author: World Health Organization
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • ISBN: 9241547731
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 152
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This handbook describes indicators that can be used to assess, monitor and evaluate the availability, use and quality of Emergency Obstetric Care. These emergency obstetric care indicators can be used to measure progress in a programmatic continuum: from the availability of and access to emergency obstetric care to the use and quality of those services.

Hypermobility of Joints

Hypermobility of Joints

  • Author: Peter Beighton,Howard Bird
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1447139003
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 182
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Joint hypermobility, joint laxity or "double-jointedness" is no longer regarded as just a quaint clinical entity, but has gained recognition as a feature common to a heterogeneous group of generalized hereditary connective tissue disorders. This monograph examines the scientific basis, clinical features and treatment of this syndrome. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, with new contributions to cover in depth three areas in which new scientific advances have been made: biochemistry, genetics, and biomechanics. The case histories make fascinating reading, and the comprehensive coverage of the rarer hereditary disorders provides a valuable reference. From the reviews of the first edition: "This little book deals with a somewhat neglected subject and will prove useful in a number of ways." British Journal of Plastic Surgery #1 "This is a delightful book full of stimulating ideas, by three authors who have pooled their thoughts and the results of their studies." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine #2

Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology

Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology

  • Author: Richard A. Watts,Philip G. Conaghan,Christopher Denton,Helen Foster,John Isaacs,Ulf Müller-Ladner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191081183
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1552
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The field of rheumatology has undergone numerous exciting advances in recent years, especially the development of biological drugs with novel targets, made possible by rapid advances in the basic science of musculoskeletal diseases together with improved imaging techniques. This thoroughly revised fourth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology reflects the changing face of the specialty and the many recent advances in the science, treatment, andunderstanding of rheumatic diseases. The focus of this comprehensive reference work is the presentation and management of rheumatic conditions at all ages. Where relevant, treatment approaches are evidence-based and cross-referenced to national and international guidelines. Each clinical chapter provides up-to-date treatment advice illustrated with clinical vignettes as appropriate, and the authors consistently emphasize the overlap of rheumatology with other disciplines. With full colour illustrations throughout and acomplementary online version, the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology, Fourth Edition is an essential reference for all trainees and specialists in the field.

Case Studies in Public Health

Case Studies in Public Health

  • Author: Theodore H. Tulchinsky
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128045868
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 604
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Case Studies in Public Health contains selected case studies of some of the most important and influential moments in medicine and epidemiology. The cases chosen for this collection represent a wide array of public health issues that go into the makeup of what can be termed the New Public Health (NPH), which includes traditional public health, such as sanitation, hygiene and infectious disease control, but widens its perspective to include the organization, financing and quality of health care services in a much broader sense. Each case study is presented in a systematic fashion to facilitate learning, with the case, background, current relevance, economic issues, ethical issues, conclusions, recommendation and references discussed for each case. The book is a valuable resource for advanced students and researchers with specialized knowledge who need further information on the general background and history of public health and important scientific discoveries within the field. It is an ideal resource for students in public health, epidemiology, medicine, anthropology, and sociology, and for those interested in how to apply lessons from the past to present and future research. Explores the history of public health through important scientific events and flashpoints Presents case studies in a clear, direct style that is easy to follow Uses a systematic approach to help learn lessons from the past and apply them to the present

Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

  • Author: John A.H. Wass,Paul M. Stewart
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199235295
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 2126
  • View: 5693
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This comprehensive textbook covers adult endocrinology, diabetes mellitus and paediatric endocrinology. It is specifically designed for the endocrinologist and diabetologist in training as well as for general physicians/specialists in other fields.

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition

  • Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0340987332
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9126
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This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired.

Testing....PK123

Testing....PK123

P Kidd

  • Author: Pharmacy Department St Elsewhere
  • Publisher: SafeMedsNow
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 660
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The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety

The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety

Drawing Together Academic Evidence and Practical Experience to Produce a Framework for Safety Measurement and Monitoring

  • Author: Dr. Charles Vincent,Susan Burnett,Jane Carthey
  • Publisher: The Health Foundation
  • ISBN: 1906461449
  • Category: Health facilities
  • Page: 79
  • View: 3783
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