Pocket Prescriber Pulmonary Medicine is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide containing all the ‘must-have’ information that clinical professionals treating patients with respiratory conditions need to know. This book provides focused information for all health professionals prescribing drugs for or to patients with a respiratory condition and is an essential guide for pulmonologists, intensive care physicians, emergency medicine doctors and general practitioners and nurse prescribers, in training and in practice.
Contents. Foreword. Acknowledgements. How to use this book. List of abbreviations. How to prescribe safely. Common/useful drugs. Drug selection. Antimicrobials. Asthma. Bronchiectasis. Chronic Cough. COPD. Cystic Fibrosis. Idiopathic Interstitial lung disease. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Lung Cancer. Lung transplantation. Paliative care and subcutaneous pumps. Pulmonary Hypertension. Pulmonary vasculitis. Sarcoidosis. Tuberculosis. How to prescribe. Anticoagulants. Controlled drugs. Inhalers & Nebulisers. Intravenous fluids. Oxygen. Sedation for bronchoscopy. Corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive agents. Thrombolysis. Miscellaneous. Chest drains & pleural procedures. Flying and diving. Non-invasive and continuous positive airway pressure ventilation. Pleural Effusion & thoracic ultrasound. Pleurodesis. Pulmonary manifestations of connective tissue disease. Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Sleep apnoea and hypoventilation. Smoking cessation & nicotine replacement. Emergencies. Acute asthma. Acute respiratory distress syndrome. Altitude Sickness. Anaphylaxis. Bronchiectasis exacerbation. Carbon monoxide poisoning. COPD exacerbation. Cystic fibrosis exacerbation. Haemoptysis. Oncology emergencies. Pulmonary embolism. Pneumonia. Pneumothorax. Respiratory failure. Sickle cell acute chest syndrome. Upper airways obstruction. Reference information. Arterial blood gas interpretation & reference values. Lung function interpretation & reference values. Notifiable Diseases & Causative Organisms. Drug-induced Respiratory Disease. Index.