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

Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update May 2017

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 and procedures in the management of massive haemorrhage which includes change of packs provided and site specific information, particularly for those with no overnight laboratory presence.

Pain, Post operative Nausea and Vomiting and Palliative Care Symptoms section:
The Palliative Care - Last days of life has been updated to highlight and promote NHSGGC Guidance At End of Life (GAEL guidance - on StaffNet).

Other minor updates have also been made and users are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the sections and guidelines relevant to their area of practice.

If you have not already done so please update your App on receipt of the notification. If you are not able to update your app then please refer to the Adult Therapeutics Handbook 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 ggc.medicines@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.