Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-06-09
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance is an innovative resource which allows medical students and junior doctors to safely practice prescribing skills for themselves. Supporting those who wish to develop their prescribing knowledge, clinical reasoning and skills, this workbook features seventy five acute, on call and routine scenarios, in both primary and secondary care settings.The user can rehearse scenarios through a range of tasks, such as initiating a prescription, planning management or reviewing therapy.

Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance:

• Contains prescribing models, case studies and mock drug charts and prescription forms
• Features a pull-out workbook to complete outside the hospital
• Includes detailed explanations and answers to all case scenarios, including examples of correctly completed charts
• Refill prescribing sheets are available on the companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribingworkbook

An ideal companion to individual study and development of the vital skill set required of the medical student and foundation doctor, helping to instill confidence, avoid errors and pitfalls and encourage best practice It will also help candidates prepare for the Prescribing Skills Assessment.

Table of Contents





Prescribing Scenarios

Section 1 The acute take

01. An 82-year-old woman who requires venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

02. A 104-year-old woman with respiratory failure

03. A 64-year-old man with severe acute abdominal pain

04. An 84-year-old woman with atrial fibrillation

05. A 32-year-old man with community-acquired pneumonia

06. A 45-year-old woman with status epilepticus

07. A 27-year-old woman with suspected bacterial meningitis

08. A 31-year-old woman with paracetamol overdose

09. A 59-year-old man with acute pulmonary oedema

10. A 24-year-old woman with acute asthma

11. A 57-year-old man who has suddenly deteriorated

12. An 84-year-old man taking warfarin who has a headache

13. A 66-year-old man with acute coronary syndrome

14. A 67-year-old man with an exacerbation of COPD

Section 2 On-call in the hospital

15. A 91-year-old man with hypoglycaemia

16. A 60-year-old woman requesting night sedation

17. A 62-year-old man with suspected opioid toxicity

18. A 58-year-old man who has low blood pressure

19. A 44-year-old woman who is 'nil by mouth'

20. A 59-year-old man with circulatory compromise

21. A 15-month-old girl with gastroenteritis

22. A 5-year-old boy with a painful right arm

23. A 12-hour-old boy with signs of sepsis

24. A 60-year-old man who has developed a hot joint

25. A 65-year-old man with hypokalaemia

26. A 69-year-old woman being treated with gentamicin

27. A 69-year-old man anticoagulated with warfarin

28. A 28-year-old woman with nausea

29. A 29-year-old man who is in pain following an operation

30. A 49-year-old man due to undergo surgery

31. A 79-year-old woman with acute kidney injury

32. An 85-year-old woman with hospital-acquired pneumonia

33. A 65-year-old man with post-operative anaemia and chest pain

34. A 47-year-old man who has developed an abnormal liver profile

35. An 83-year-old man who develops diarrhoea

36. A 78-year-old man with hyperkalaemia

37. A 69-year-old woman with acute alcohol withdrawal

Section 3 Routine inpatient review

38. A 69-year-old woman with constipation

39. A 64-year-old woman on immunosuppressive drugs

40. A 71-year-old man who has developed a tremor

41. An 81-year-old woman at risk of fragility fractures

42. A 23-year-old pregnant woman with pulmonary embolism

43. A 31-year-old man with increased seizure frequency

44. A 58-year-old man with diabetes mellitus treated with insulin

45. A 53-year-old man who wants to stop smoking

46. A 90-year-old woman on numerous medications

47. A 54-year-old woman with a peptic ulcer

48. A 54-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease

49. A 66-year-old man with palpitations

50. A 70-year-old man with ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome

51. A 63-year-old man with fever and rash (completing a Yellow Card)

52. A 49-year-old woman with chronic liver disease complaining of pain

53. An 89-year-old man approaching the end of life

Section 4 Primary care

54. A 54-year-old man with high cholesterol

55. A 53-year-old woman with high blood pressure

56. A 77-year-old woman with chronic heart failure

57. A 19-year-old man with poorly-controlled asthma

58. A 79-year-old man with poorly-controlled COPD

59. A 23-year-old woman with cellulitis

60. A 73-year-old man with symptoms of prostatic enlargement

61. A 41-year-old woman with chronic back pain

62. A 43-year-old man who is depressed

63. A 9-year-old girl with eczema

64. A 60-year-old woman with hypothyroidism

65. A 37-year-old man with megaloblastic anaemia

66. An 80-year-old woman with iron deficiency anaemia

67. A 24-year-old woman with a urinary tract infection

68. A 23-year-old woman requesting the oral contraceptive pill

69. A 46-year-old woman with painful osteoarthritis

70. A 62-year-old man who required lengthy treatment with oral corticosteroids

71. A 59-year-old man with poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus

72. An 18-year-old woman with acne vulgaris

73. A 52-year-old woman with a sore eye

74. A 53-year-old man with chest tightness

75. A 29-year-old woman with epilepsy who wants to start a family

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