Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update Acute

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

PostScript Acute 14 (Dec 2013)

Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

  • Learning from incidents
  • IV iron and serious hypersensitivity reactions:  new MHRA advice
  • GGC Respiratory Inhaler Identification Guide
  • ECS and medicines prescribed by specialist services
  • New vancomycin prescription chart coming soon..
  • Contra-indications to apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban
  • Guideline news
  • BNF LearnPro module

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

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PostScript Acute 13 (October 2013)

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue

  • Gentamicin & vancomycin: update
  • Learning from incidents - vancomycin accumulation due to renal failure
  • Trakcare: changing the IDL
  • Reminder: missed doses of clozapine
  • Drug Safety Updates
  • Omeprazole infusion - changes to administration
  • Therapeutics Handbook 2013 - printed copies to be amended
  • Guideline News

 

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

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PostScript Acute 12 (August 2013)

Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue

  • How to access NHSGGC prescribing information
  • Errors with concentrated heparin products
  • GGC Therapeutics Handbook 2013 - major changes
  • Guideline News

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

 

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PostScript Acute 11 (June 2013)

Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue

  • Drug interactions
  • Management of haemorrhage, surgery or other invasive procedures in patients receiving the newer oral anticoagulants
  • Treatment of urinary tract infection - new advice
  • Learning from incidents
  • Guideline news
  • NHSGGC Prescribing App - coming soon!

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

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Postscript Acute 10 (April 2013)

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Category - Medicines Update Acute

 

In this issue:

  • Oral anticancer medicines
  • Level 2 Individual Patient Treatment Requests
  • Gentamicin and vancomycin on-line calculators
  • Learning from incidents
  • Guideline news
  • Reminder: Drug Safety Update

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

 

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PostScript Acute 9 (Feb 2013)

Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue
 
  • Electronic medicines reconciliation
  • New BNF app
  • Reminder - gentamicin
  • Reminder - vancomycin
  • Guideline news
  • Review of PostScript bulletins

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

 

 
 

 

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PostScript Acute 8 (November 2012)

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Category - Medicines Update Acute

 In this issue: 

  • ‘Think Delirium’
  • Low molecular weight heparin dosing advice in the presence of renal impairment or in patients with very high or very low weight 
  • Paracetamol overdose – new guidance for IV acetylcysteine
  • Guideline News

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

 

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PostScript Acute 7 (July 2012)

Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

  • GGC Therapeutics Handbook 2012 – Major Changes
  • New Gentamicin Prescription, Administration and Monitoring Chart
  • Level 2 Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTR) – updated process
  • Guideline News
  • Accessing Prescribing Information – The GGC Prescribing Website

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

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