UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide

Pharmacy Department

Author: University College London Hospitals

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118277392

Category: Medical

Page: 348

View: 9851

"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 Medicines Administration Guide

Author: The UCLH Pharmacy Department,

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148969

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 6496

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 Drug Administration Guide

Author: R. Shulman,S. Drayan,M. Harries,D. Hoare,S. Badcott

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632050277

Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 2332

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.

Injectable Drugs Guide

Author: Alistair Gray,Jane Wright,Vincent Goodey

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 0853697876

Category: Medical

Page: 907

View: 469

The administration of drugs by injection is an essential activity that is performed daily in many healthcare settings. This guide provides a user-friendly, single point of reference for healthcare professionals in the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines. Injectable Drugs Guide is designed to support the NPSA risk assessment process and each drug has a risk rating. The book provides a holistic approach to injectable medicines to meet the needs of the many disciplines involved in the clinical use of injectables and also those providing advice about injectable drug use. The online version of this book is available on MedicinesComplete (www.medicinescomplete.com) where content will be regularly updated.

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

View: 4197

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.

Hospital Pharmacy

Author: Martin Stephens

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 0853699003

Category: Medical

Page: 313

View: 3241

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

Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Julie Lamb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309617

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 5128

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.

Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care

Author: Henry Paw,Rob Shulman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107484030

Category: Medical

Page: 355

View: 2123

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.

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

View: 6084

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.

Intensive Care Nursing

A Framework for Practice

Author: Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134191200

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 2696

This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. This second edition has been fully developed and reviewed by practitioners and teachers, as well as a senior pharmacist and covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. A support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415373239 links to other important sites, gives answers to the clinical scenario questions and provides a forum for discussion of important clinical issues. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.

Acute Stroke Nursing

Author: Jane Williams,Lin Perry,Caroline Watkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699629

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 2465

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

Performance-Based Financing Toolkit

Author: György Bèla Fritsche,Robert Soeters,Bruno Meessen,Cedric Ndizeye,Caryn Bredenkamp

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464801282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 8084

Performance-based financing (PBF) is a comprehensive health systems approach that is expanding in regions around the world. Based on first-hand experience of PBF pioneers, this toolkit provides the state-of-art knowledge, methods, and tools for setting up an effective PBF approach in lower-and middle income settings.

Dad, Dames, Demons, and a Dwarf

My Trip Down Freedom Road

Author: Mancow Muller,John Calkins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060548728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5966

A provocative radio show host recounts the death of his beloved father, who was his mentor and best friend, describing their misadventures together, his father's inspiration on his career, and his efforts to overcome his grief. 75,000 first printing.

Statistical Methods in Healthcare

Author: Frederick Faltin,Ron S. Kenett,Fabrizio Ruggeri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119942047

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 7230

In recent years the number of innovative medicinal products and devices submitted and approved by regulatory bodies has declined dramatically. The medical product development process is no longer able to keep pace with increasing technologies, science and innovations and the goal is to develop new scientific and technical tools and to make product development processes more efficient and effective. Statistical Methods in Healthcare focuses on the application of statistical methodologies to evaluate promising alternatives and to optimize the performance and demonstrate the effectiveness of those that warrant pursuit is critical to success. Statistical methods used in planning, delivering and monitoring health care, as well as selected statistical aspects of the development and/or production of pharmaceuticals and medical devices are also addressed. With a focus on finding solutions to these challenges, this book: Provides a comprehensive, in-depth treatment of statistical methods in healthcare, along with a reference source for practitioners and specialists in health care and drug development. Offers a broad coverage of standards and established methods through leading edge techniques. Uses an integrated, case-study based approach, with focus on applications. Looks at the use of analytical and monitoring schemes to evaluate therapeutic performance. Features the application of modern quality management systems to clinical practice, and to pharmaceutical development and production processes. Addresses the use of modern Statistical methods such as Adaptive Design, Seamless Design, Data Mining, Bayesian networks and Bootstrapping that can be applied to support the challenging new vision. Practitioners in healthcare-related professions, ranging from clinical trials to care delivery to medical device design, as well as statistical researchers in the field, will benefit from this book.

Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Author: Julia D. Kneale,Peter S. Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443061820

Category: Medical

Page: 546

View: 7774

This Edition differs substantially from the first. Ten new chapters have been added. The main additions are a new section on orthopedic trauma, and the inclusion of pediatric orthopedics throughout the text. The book is split into two parts. Part I contains the general scene-setting chapters, this section has been expanded to 10 chapters with the inclusion of nutrition and basic principles of trauma/surgical care. Part II begins with a reappraisal of the extent of orthopedic morbidity, and then subdivides to take a pathology-orientated look at the common orthopedic problems. Conditions are explained and diagnostic and treatment methods set out, but the emphasis will be on nursing management.

Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology E-Book

Author: E. Malcolm Symonds,Ian M. Symonds,Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054755

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 386

This is the fifth edition of a popular, highly readable primer in obstetrics and gynaecology. It has been thoroughly updated and reconfigured to key into the new undergraduate curriculum n O&G devised by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Highly illustrated throughout. Essential information points at the end of chapters. Case histories throughout. Practical procedures boxes throughout. Alert (warnings or advice) and tick (guidance or definitions) boxes throughout. New editor: Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran. Now a multi-authored text written by eminent experts from across the specialty. Book entirely restructured to reflect the national undergraduate curriculum in obstetrics and gynaecology. Two new appendices: Principles of Perioperative Care and Governance, Audit and Research. Over 100 self-assessment MCQs at the end of the book.

MCQs for ENT

Specialist Revision Guide for the FRCS

Author: Stuart Winter,Declan Costello,Rogan J. Corbridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199533947

Category: Medical

Page: 146

View: 8118

The final specialist exam taken by ENT surgeons is the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery): the FRCS (ORL-HNS). It is usually taken towards the end of the 6-year specialist registrar (SpR) training and consists of two parts: multiple choice question (MCQ) papers and a clinical section. This book is a revision aid for the MCQ papers and is divided into two sections: Single Best Answer (SBA) and ExtendedMatching Item (EMI) questions. It will be essential reading for any candidate for this exam.The final specialist exam taken by ENT surgeons is the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery): the FRCS (ORL-HNS). It is usually taken towards the end of the6-year specialist registrar (SpR) training and consists of two parts: multiple choice question (MCQ) papers and a clinical section. This book is a revision aid for the MCQ papers and is divided into two sections: Single Best Answer (SBA) and Extended Matching Item (EMI) questions. It will be essential reading for any candidate for this exam.

Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

Author: Jane N. Zuckerman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118392078

Category: Medical

Page: 680

View: 5953

This second edition of Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine has been extensively updated to provide a comprehensive description of travel medicine and is an invaluable reference resource to support the clinical practice of travel medicine. This new edition covers the many recent advances in the field, including the development of new and combined vaccines; malaria prophylaxis; emerging new infections; new hazards resulting from travel to long haul destinations; health tourism; and population movements. The chapter on vaccine-preventable diseases includes new developments in licensed vaccines, as well as continent-based recommendations for their administration. There are chapters on the travel health management of high risk travellers, including the diabetic traveller, the immuno-compromised, those with cardiovascular, renal, neurological, gastrointestinal, malignant and other disorders, psychological and psychiatric illnesses, pregnant women, children and the elderly. With increasing numbers of ever more adventurous travellers, there is discussion of travel medicine within extreme environments, whilst the chapter on space tourism may well be considered the future in travel medicine. Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine is an invaluable resource for health care professionals providing advice and clinical care to the traveller.

Manual of Childhood Infections

The Blue Book

Author: Mike Sharland,Karina Butler,Andrew Cant,Ron Dagan,Graham Davies,Ronald de Groot,David Elliman,Susanna Esposito,Adam Finn,Manolis Galanakis,Carlo Giaquinto,Jim Gray,Paul Heath,Terho Heikkinen,Ulrich Heininger,Philipp Henneke,Irja Lutsar,Hermione Lyall,Federico Martinon Torres,Andrew Pollard,Mary Ramsay,Andrew Riordan,Fernanda Rodrigues,Emmanuel Roilides,Pablo Rojo,Delane Shingadia,Steve Tomlin,Maria Tsolia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191054291

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 6752

Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of child morbidity and mortality worldwide. Now in its fourth edition, Manual of Childhood Infections is a simple-to-use, evidence-based, and practical handbook on how to recognize, investigate, and manage both common and rare infectious diseases in children and babies. Endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, this fully updated version of the established 'Blue Book' complements the Pan European initiatives and UK diploma courses to harmonise patient management and training in Paediatric Infectious Diseases (PID), making it essential reading for UK and European paediatricians. Manual of Childhood Infections is divided into two alphabetized sections for easy access to information, covering key diagnosis and management features of infections alongside crucial points of epidemiology and clinical features. This fourth edition forms practical reading for practising paediatricians, featuring updates to all key chapters based on a literature review alongside new chapters focusing on emerging problems for Europe.