By Donald R.J. Singer, Timothy R.J. Nicholson, Ashan Gunarathne
Construction at the good fortune and recognition of earlier variations, Pocket Prescriber 2009-10 has been totally up-to-date to include new medicinal drugs, to take away medications not out there and to mirror fresh adjustments in dosages and prescribing perform. It fills a distinct segment through delivering the main crucial scientific pharmacology info that busy clinicians desire at their fingertip. by way of concentrating on the five hundred key medications which are most ordinarily prescribed, in an A to Z directory, the publication avoids overwhelming the reader with info and continues to be simple. info supplied comprises dosages, symptoms, contraindications, side-effects and interactions. a huge part of the e-book offers with commonly-encountered prescribing difficulties, choice concerns the place there are lots of comparable medicines to choose between (such as antibiotics and antihypertensives), and counsel on dealing with a large choice of emergency events (such as anaphylaxis and overdoses). largely geared toward junior medical professionals, the booklet is additionally a useful and obtainable revision reduction for scientific scholars and a pragmatic instruction manual for nurse and pharmacist prescribers.
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