Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update Acute

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

PostScript Acute 17 (June 2014)

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

  • Pharmacy prioritisation and referral
  • Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation: Update
  • TNF alpha inhibitors: risk of tuberculosis
  • Guideline news
  • Learning from incidents: warfarin follow-up post-discharge
  • Gentamicin prescription chart: updated version
  • Reminder: how to safely prescribe weekly alendronic acid

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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PostScript Acute 16 (Apr 2014)

Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:
  • Clozapine, depot antipsychotics and Medicines Reconciliation
  • Voriconazole safety message
  • Guideline News
  • Iron and antibiotics interaction
  • Learning from incidents: Gentamicin dose frequency errors

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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PostScript Acute 15 (Feb 2014)

Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:
  • Antiepileptic drugs and brand prescribing
  • TrakCare discharge prescriptions: What do pharmacists check?
  • Gentamicin and vancomycin online dose calculators: care with data entry
  • Emergency Care Summary (ECS): an update
  • Guideline news

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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