The Midwife's Pocket Formulary
This pocket-sized quick reference provides essential information on the most commonly-prescribed drugs, looking at the implications for use on both mother and child. Intended as a supplementary text to The British National Formulary and other pharmacology textbooks, The Midwife's Formulary provides at-a-glance information on mode of action, side effects, contraindications and interactions of all main drug types. Emergency situations are also covered, and a glossary of terms and abbreviations plus guidelines for further reading makes this an essential companion for all midwives - whether in a hospital environment or in the community.
The electronic version will enable the user to search quickly by drug type, e.g. antacids or anaesthesia, or by drug name, e.g. diamorphine hydrochloride, to check dosage, side effects, contraindications, etc. An audio pronunciation guide will also be embedded into the online version so that the user can click on the drug name and hear it pronounced.
Paperback, 308 Pages
Published: March 2013
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Abbreviations and Glossary of terms. Introduction.
Antacids. Anaesthesia; Analgesics. Antibiotics. Anticoagulants. Anticonvulsants. Antidepressants. Antiemetics. Antihypertensives. Antiseptics. Contraceptives. Antihistamines. Hypoglycaemics. Intravenous fluids. Immunoglobulins. Oxytocics. Prostaglandins. Myometrial relaxants. Rectal preparations. Vaccines.Vitamins and iron preparations. Anxiolytics and hypnotics. Antifungals. Miscellaneous. Emergency drugs. Index.