Drugs in Use helps you bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge about medicines and its practical application to patients.
The new sixth edition of this popular text has been extensively revised and includes seven new chapters on atrial fibrillation, chronic asthma, chronic pain, sepsis in adults, sepsis in children, deprescribing and supporting adherence.
The use of self-study questions and answers to accompany each case helps to challenge you to consider the many options often available when drug-therapy decisions are made.
Whenever appropriate, the patient journey is followed across primary and secondary care, reflecting the fact that many chronic conditions are now managed predominantly in primary care. Optimising medicines to ensure only what is needed and what is acceptable to the patient is prescribed is a significant challenge for newly qualified healthcare professionals.
This book demonstrates how to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from pharmacology texts and formal learning. It is a valuable resource not only for students, but also for pharmacists and new prescribers.
Linda J Dodds, BPharm, PG Cert (HE), MSc (ClinPharm), FRPharmS
Kay M G Wood, BSc, DipClinPharm, PhD, PG Cert (HE), FHEA, MRPharmS
2. Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
3. Atrial fibrillation
4. ST elevation myocardial infarction
5. Heart failure
7. Type 1 diabetes
8. Type 2 diabetes
9. Acute kidney injury
10. Acute asthma
11. Chronic asthma
12. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
13. Dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease
14. Ulcerative colitis
15. Alcohol-related liver disease
16 .Rheumatoid arthritis
18. Parkinsonís disease
21. Substance misuse
24. Symptom control in palliative care
25. Chronic pain
29. Sepsis in an adult
30. Sepsis in a child
32. Supporting medicines adherence