NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update Acute

For prescribers of all levels and health professionals in the acute sector

Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content Update Sept 2017

Posted: September 07, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content Update Sept 2017   The Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main change:

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update July 2017

Posted: July 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: Infections section:Guidelines which recommend...

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New Inhaler Identification Guide

Posted: July 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The ‘Respiratory Inhalers – Identification Guide’ has been updated to include a number of new inhaler devices. Hard copies will be sent to wards across NHSGGC over the coming weeks.

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update June 2017

Posted: June 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has been updated and includes the following main change: Cardiovascular System section: Guidelines within the cardiova...

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Guideline News May 2017

Posted: May 30, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Guideline News May 2017 

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update May 2017

Posted: May 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has been updated and includes the following main changes: Resuscitation and Anaphylaxis section:The Management of Major Haemorrhage guideline has been updated to reflect current practices an...

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Guideline News April 2017

Posted: April 12, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

NHSGGC guidelines recently updated on StaffNet

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Therapeutics Handbook: Infection Section Changes February 2017

Posted: February 22, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Immunocompromised Patients with fever

If neutropenic (or if not neutropenic but the source of infection is unknown) treat as per the Initial Management of Neutropenic Sepsis in Adults Guidelines.

If not neutropenic and the source of...

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Antibiotic Prescribing in Acute: Key Messages February 2017

Posted: January 31, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Missed doses of antibiotics leads to a reduced concentration in the blood with subsequent reduced efficacy. This not only adversely impacts the patient response but also promotes emergence of resistance. A missed...

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Antibiotic Prescribing in Acute: Key Messages

Posted: August 04, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Duration of antibiotic therapy is poorly recorded and IV to oral switch (IVOST) is delayed Duration of intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy is increasing across NHSGGC and recording of antibiotic duration is poor (between 53% and ...

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