The Top 100 Drugs - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702074424, 9780702074417

The Top 100 Drugs

2nd Edition

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing

Authors: Andrew Hitchings Dagan Lonsdale Daniel Burrage Emma Baker
eBook ISBN: 9780702074417
Paperback ISBN: 9780702074424
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th October 2018
Page Count: 325
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Description

Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice.

The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the ‘top 100 drugs’ by their importance and prescribing frequency.

Key Features

  • The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads.
  • Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information.
  • Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions.
  • Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost.
  • A clinical tip is presented for every drug.
  • Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

Details

No. of pages:
325
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2018
Published:
25th October 2018
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780702074417
Paperback ISBN:
9780702074424

About the Authors

Andrew Hitchings

Andrew Hitchings, BSc(Hons) MBBS PhD MRCP FHEA FFICM, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, St George’s, University of London; Honorary Consultant in Neurointensive Care, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.Andrew Hitchings, BSc(Hons) MBBS PhD MRCP FHEA FFICM, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, St George’s, University of London; Honorary Consultant in Neurointensive Care, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, St George’s, University of London, Honorary Consultant in Neurointensive Care, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dagan Lonsdale

Dagan Lonsdale, BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCP FHEA, Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George’s, University of London; Specialty Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, General Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George’s, University of London; Specialty Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, General Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Daniel Burrage

Daniel Burrage, BSc(Hons) MBBS MSc (Med Ed) MRCP FHEA , NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, St George’s, University of London; Specialty Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, General Medicine and Stroke Medicine, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, St George’s, University of London; Specialty Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, General Medicine and Stroke Medicine, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Emma Baker

Professor Emma Baker (PhD FRCP) is a clinical academic with roles in research, teaching and clinical medicine. At St George’s, University of London she is the head of the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, lead for prescribing education and assessment and chair of the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee. Current external roles include respiratory specialty group lead, (London South Comprehensive Local Research Network) and executive editor of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

In research, she gained her PhD from Manchester University in 1996. She subsequently moved to St George’s and developed a research programme in epithelial transport and respiratory infection, with external funding from bodies including the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council. Her research has developed from early work in molecular biology to development and implementation of investigator-led clinical trials.

In teaching, she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2003 and has received a St George’s undergraduate teaching prize in eight different years. She has co-authored a respiratory text book (Case-based respiratory medicine) and is currently leading her clinical pharmacology trainees in writing two new prescribing textbooks for publication in 2014.

In clinical practice, she has a specialist interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and runs an outpatient service for patients with airways disease. She shares the inpatient care of respiratory patients with four colleagues and is on the on call rota for acute medical intaking.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, St George’s University of London; Honorary Consultant Physician, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.