Intended to help practitioners and all new prescribers assess their current skills, recognise their skills gaps, identify ways of meeting their learning needs and be accountable for their prescribing, both as individuals and teams. Set in the context of 'real life' case scenarios, it takes a practical view of the main issues facing prescribers in all walks of practice. This book encourages the reader to apply the generic prescribing skills covered in each chapter to their own practice through the use of reflective exercises with feedback from experienced prescribers, suggested areas for further study, mind maps and top tips. Chapters offer information and advice on the following: * taking a good history * prioritising in polypharmacy * consultations and prescribing in paediatrics * monitoring prescribing * ethical decision making in prescribing * establishing partnerships with patients * influences on prescribing Developing Your Prescribing Skills will be an invaluable resource for all new prescribers including junior doctors and GPs, and non-medical prescribers such as pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals.
Pharmaceutical Press; December 2010
- ISBN: 9780857110107
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Developing Your Prescribing Skills
- Author: Ms Trudy Thomas (ed.)
Imprint: Pharmaceutical Press
In The Press
"This book uses real-life case scenarios to describe the art of prescribing for those new to the field...The reflective questions are a great way to think about the scenario and its clinical aspects...This book offers an excellent approach to learning. The use of real-life scenarios is always a useful tool for educating new practitioners. This is what makes this book unique"
Zina T. Saidi, Pharm.D. (Jeanes Hospital), Doody's Notes, March 2011.