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 11 (June 2013)

Posted: June 03, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Therapeutic Handbook Anticoagulants Medication incidents

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: April 02, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Biologics Antimicrobial Prescribing Cancer Medication incidents gentamicin Vancomycin Formulary Prescribing GnRH analogues

 

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: February 04, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing gentamicin Vancomycin Medicines reconciliation

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: November 08, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN Paracetamol NICE Delirium Low Molecular Weight Heparin

 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: July 18, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Therapeutic Handbook

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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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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