Prescribing

Digoxin loading

Digoxin How to load digoxin Loading dose IV Digoxin loading dose IV:  500mcg; followed by 250mcg 6 hours later and a further 250mcg 6 hours afte...

How to prescribe oxygen

How to prescribe oxygen  Oxygen prescribing for medical students, OSCEs and MRCP PACES   Basics of oxygen prescribing Oxygen is a drug and should...

Oxygen – delivery devices

Oxygen: delivery devices Oxygen delivery devices for medical student finals and OSCES   Oxygen therapy Oxygen is delivered from taps above ward bed...

How to prescribe IV fluids

How to prescribe IV fluids How to prescribe IV fluids for medical student exams, finals and OSCEs This page describes how to chose and prescribe iv fluids....

Prescribing fluids

Prescribing IV fluids: types of fluid IV fluid summary for medical student finals and OSCEs Fluids are one of most frequent in-hospital prescriptions. Fo...

Types of analgesia

Types of analgesia   Paracetamol Good for mild to moderate pain. Use iv route in severe acute pain. Contraindicated in severe hepatic impairment...

Opioids

Opioids   Introduction to opioids Junior doctors will often be asked prescribe opiods Ehether it is starting a patient on it for the first time, or...

Morphine overdose (opioid toxicity)

Morphine overdose (opioid toxicity) Opioid toxicity and overdose is commonly seen in the acute hospital setting or on the wards. The basic steps in manage...