Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy

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By Duncan Richards, Jeffrey Aronson,
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Number Of Pages: 720
Publication Date: 2005-06-02
Sales Rank: 1833602
ISBN / ASIN: 0198530072
EAN: 9780198530077
Binding: Paperback

Book Description:
Safe and effective prescribing is a cornerstone of proper patient care. There has recently been a significant increase in the numbers of healthcare professionals able to prescribe; however, sources of drug information tend to focus on only one area of prescribing. This book links practical information about how to use medicines with concise details about the pharmacology of a drug and the principles of clinical pharmacology that govern its action. The overall structure of this handbook is similar to that of the British National Formulary, with monographs on each drug arranged broadly by therapeutic category. When a drug has several different uses, these are brought together in a single monograph, allowing the reader to appreciate its full range of actions, whether therapeutic or adverse. Each drugs monograph provides the following information in a clearly laid out and standardised form: DT A graphical representation of the pharmacological actions of the drug, with its potential uses DT Practical advice on usage for a drug's major indications DT A list of the most common and serious adverse effects, with incidence figures and action to take DT Major drug-drug interactions DT Practical advice on monitoring for therapeutic and adverse effects DT Patient information - what you should tell your patients Teaching points throughout the text draw out pharmacological principles, so that readers can increase their basic knowledge by linking theory with practical examples. Also included are several boxes giving guidance on the approach to therapy of specific diseases and clinical problems. In some case algorithms for the treatment of medical emergencies are also given. The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy brings together for the first time in a single book really practical information on safe prescribing with the background knowledge that underpins clinical pharmacology. Aimed primarily at medical students, it will also be invaluable to family doctors, clinical pharmacists, and nurse prescribers.

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