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

PostScript Acute 6 (May 2012)

Posted: May 15, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN NICE Mental Health

In this issue:

  • IV monographs
  • Missed doses
  • Missed doses - a focus on clozapine
  • Guidelines News

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

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PostScript Acute 5 (December 2011)

Posted: January 18, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Dronedarone Dabigatran SIGN NICE Parkinson's disease

  • New GGC Prescribing Website
  • Parkinson's disease: "get it on time"
  • What's new in cardiology?
  • Guideline news

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PostScript Acute 4 (July 2011)

Posted: July 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN NICE Therapeutic Handbook Alcohol Immunoglobulins

  • GGC Therapeutic Handbook 2011 – Major Changes
  • Normal Immunoglobulins
  • Management of Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Guideline News

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PostScript Acute 3 (April 2011)

Posted: April 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Therapeutic Handbook

  • Sepsis – timing of first IV antibiotic dose is critical
  • GGC Therapeutics Handbook – user survey
  • Guideline news
  • Managing IPTRs and unlicensed / off-label medicines requests

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PostScript Acute 2 (January 2011)

Posted: January 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Respiratory SIGN NICE Asthma

  • New acute medicines prescription form ('Kardex')
  • Inhalers - what's new?
  • Drug Interactions - focus on clarithromycin
  • Guideline News

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PostScript Acute 1 (July 2010)

Posted: July 17, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol NICE

  • Changes to Prescribing Practice in Primary Care - Implications for Acute
  • Antimicrobial Prescribing Tips
  • IV Paracetamol - Risk of Hepatic Damage
  • Guideline News

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