Intended to help practitioners and all new prescribers assess their current skills, recognise their skills gaps, identify ways of meeting their learning needs and be accountable for their prescribing, both as individuals and teams.
Set in the context of 'real life' case scenarios, it takes a practical view of the main issues facing prescribers in all walks of practice. This book encourages the reader to apply the generic prescribing skills covered in each chapter to their own practice through the use of reflective exercises with feedback from experienced prescribers, suggested areas for further study, mind maps and top tips.
Developing Your Prescribing Skills will be an invaluable resource for all new prescribers including junior doctors and GPs, and non-medical prescribers such as pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals.
1. Introduction to Prescribing and This Book
2. Being Accountable for Your Prescribing
3. Taking a Good History
4. Consultations Involving Children
5. Prioritising in Polypharmacy
6. Practical Prescribing In Paediatrics
7. Monitoring Prescribing
8. Ethical Decision Making in Prescribing
9. Prescribing As Part of a Team
10. Establishing Partnerships with Patients
11. Influences on Prescribing