Pass the PSA

Author
By Will Brown, BSc MBBS MRCP(UK) FHEA, Kevin W Loudon, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FHEA, James Fisher, BSc, MSc, MBBS and Laura B Marsland, MPharm, ClinDip
ISBN
9780702055188
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Publication Date
14-02-2014
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      Each chapter includes:

  • The marking scheme for the PSA exam section and how to approach it.
  • All the theory condensed into a few pages of memorable, illustrated text.
  • Multiple worked questions covering the most common exam scenarios.
    • In addition:

  • Introduces a simple, memorable and failsafe approach to prescribing (the 'PReSCRIBER' mnemonic).
  • Specifies the universal basic principles of prescribing for all sections.
  • Over 300 worked questions, structured identically to the exam.
  • Data interpretation made memorable and simple including ECG, ABGs, chest X-rays and basic bloods. Common traps highlighted throughout.
  • Two mock exams.

    Drug prescribing is one of the most important parts of clinical practice. Yet it remains one of the most commonly failed components of undergraduate assessments, and accounts for an uncomfortably high proportion of medical errors. To remedy this, the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) exam has been introduced in the UK. It is compulsory and will set a minimum standard for safe prescribing. Failure will preclude GMC registration.

    Pass the PSA is written specifically for the exam, with one chapter dedicated to each PSA section.


    Key Features
    • Introduces a simple, memorable and failsafe approach to prescribing (the 'PReSCRIBER' mnemonic)
    • Specifies the universal basic principles of prescribing for all sections.
    • Examines each section's question structure and how to approach it.
    • Questions (structured identically to the exam) conclude each chapter.
    • Covers all scenarios suggested for questioning in the PSA blueprint.
    • Common traps highlighted throughout.
    • Two mock exams.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ISBN 9780702055188
    Author Informaiton By Will Brown, BSc MBBS MRCP(UK) FHEA, Academic Clinical Fellow Neurology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK; Kevin W Loudon, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FHEA, Renal Registrar, East of England and ST3 Renal Medicine, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK ; James Fisher, BSc, MSc, MBBS, Core Psychiatry Trainee, Central & North West London NHS Trust, London, UK and Laura B Marsland, MPharm, ClinDip, Previous Lead Pharmacist for Neuroscience, Stroke & Rehabilitation at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Pp Authortext Brown, Loudon, Fisher & Marsland
    Table of Content

    1 Basic principles of prescribing

    2 Prescription review: a foolproof plan

    3 Data interpretation

    4 Planning management

    5 Prescribing

    6 Calculation skills

    7 Drug monitoring

    8 Adverse drug reactions

    9 Communicating information

    10 Mock examinations

    E-SBN 9780702055171
    Imprint Churchill Livingstone
    Publication Date 14-02-2014
    Pages 298
    Trim 297h x 210w mm
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