Learning to prescribe is an essential part of medical training. Due to various high profile serious prescribing errors, the GMC have introduced stricter prescribing standards which medical students must meet in order to graduate. This book helps medical students learn the essentials of safe prescribing practice, and is aimed directly at their needs. It covers all the aspects of prescribing required by the GMC, including principles of prescribing, law and ethics, professional responsibilities, patient communication, at-risk groups, avoiding common errors and what to do when things go wrong.
Directly linked to the prescribing competencies in the GMC's Tomorrow's Doctors and Good Practice in Prescribing MedicinesReal-life prescribing case studies and scenarios relate the principles to actual practice and placement situationsActivities throughout each chapter for testing prescribing knowledge and skillsTest questions for the new Prescribing Skills Assessment to help students prepare and be confident that they can pass.
Introduction: The Challenge of Prescribing - Arnold ZermanskyCommunication and Patient Collaboration - Catherine Gill and Monica MurphyLaw, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities in Prescribing Practice - Monica Murphy and Catherine GillEvidenced-Based Practice and Keeping up to Date - Andy Hutchinson and Jonathan UnderhillWorking with Others - Greg Heath and Helen BradburyMedicines Requiring Particular Care - Natalie BryarsPrescribing for Specialist Patient Groups - Daniel Greer Common Errors - David AlldredAdverse Drug Reactions - Barry Strickland-HodgeDrug Interactions - Barry Strickland-Hodge