Therapeutics Handbook Update October 2020
The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.
This update includes updates to the following guidelines:
- Management of Problematic Drug Users in Hospital – this is an abbreviated version of the GGC guideline on StaffNet.
- Immunocompromised patients with fever – contains the updated GGC Neutropenic Sepsis guideline
- Immune-related adverse events – see below
Immune-related adverse events
This is a new guideline included in the oncological emergency section of the Therapeutics Handbook. The guideline describes immunotherapy agents, the main adverse effects associated with them and general management advice, with a link to more detailed guidance on the West of Scotland Cancer Network Intranet. Immune-related adverse reactions are complex and if suspected require specialist input.
Other guidelines and pages have had minor content updates including:
Please familiarise yourself with the above guidelines as appropriate and if you have not already done so update your App on receipt of the notification. If you are not able to update your App then please refer to the GGC Medicines desktop site here as the website content is always live with the most up to date information. For more information or assistance with any aspect of the GGC Medicines App or Therapeutics handbook please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published 20/10/2020. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.