Legal aspects of prescribing

Paramedic independent prescribers may currently legally prescribe all licensed medicines and off-licence/off-label licensed medicines for accepted clinical uses where no alternative is available, but...

Patient-centred prescribing, autonomy and concordance

The following patient example provides a framework for discussion. The patient's name has been changed to ensure confidentiality, and only the information relevant to this article is presented. The...

Prescribing in mental health

Anxiety and depression are primarily managed with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as sertraline and citalopram. The risk-benefit ratio of SSRIs has been shown to be...

Prescribing for paramedics: pharmacodynamics

Many drugs exert their effect on the body via an action on cells. The net effect of this can be to:.

Pharmacokinetics in paramedic prescribing

Absorption is the process a drug undergoes to enter the circulation. The most common route is the oral route, where drugs are ingested orally, and then absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into...

Exploratory study into the views of paramedics on paramedic prescribing.

In 1999, a Department of Health medicines review chaired by Dr June Crown identified that there was overwhelming support for the extension of prescribing rights for a range of health professionals,...

Asthma, infection and the World Anti-Doping Agency: a case study

A medical model approach was used to examine the patient, which consisted of thorough history taking (Douglas, Nichol and Robertson 2013). This indicated a one-week history of productive cough with...

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