NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update Acute

For prescribers of all levels and health professionals in the acute sector

Therapeutics Handbook: Infection Section Changes February 2017

Posted: February 22, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Immunocompromised Patients with fever

If neutropenic (or if not neutropenic but the source of infection is unknown) treat as per the Initial Management of Neutropenic Sepsis in Adults Guidelines.

If not neutropenic and the source of...

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Antibiotic Prescribing in Acute: Key Messages February 2017

Posted: January 31, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Missed doses of antibiotics leads to a reduced concentration in the blood with subsequent reduced efficacy. This not only adversely impacts the patient response but also promotes emergence of resistance. A missed...

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Antibiotic Prescribing in Acute: Key Messages

Posted: August 04, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Duration of antibiotic therapy is poorly recorded and IV to oral switch (IVOST) is delayed Duration of intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy is increasing across NHSGGC and recording of antibiotic duration is poor (between 53% and ...

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Guideline News July 2016

Posted: July 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet Synergistic gentamicin for endocarditis Warfarin reversal in hip fracture   Updated guidelines - The following guidelines have been updated ...

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GGC Adult Therapeutics Handbook Upgrade

Posted: July 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

The GGC Medicines App and desktop site software has been upgraded and new versions will go live on 25th July 2016. Users will notice the following improvements: 

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Therapeutics Handbook for Adults: Update May 2016

Posted: June 01, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

As reported previously the GGC Medicines App is being upgraded during June and July and no updates to content will occur during this period....

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Acute Careā€¦..New TrakCare Referral to the Adult Anticoagulation Service

Posted: May 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Prior to discharge, a prescriber must refer all patients on, or to be commenced on, warfarin (or acenocoumarol) to the Glasgow and Clyde Anticoagulation Service (GCAS).  This should be regardless

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GGC Medicines App & Adult Therapeutics Handbook (Desktop version) Upgrade

Posted: May 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

GGC Medicines App & Adult Therapeutics Handbook (Desktop version) Upgrade The GGC Medicines App and desktop site software is being upgraded in June and July for launch in August 2016. Users will notice the following...

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Guideline News

Posted: May 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN NICE Guidelines Update

NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet Updated guidelines - The following guidelines have been updated and reposted on StaffNet.  Some updates may involve significant clinical changes and ...

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Therapeutics Handbook for Adults: Update March 2016

Posted: March 14, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

Since August 2015 the content of the Therapeutics Handbook has only been available online via the GGC Medicines website and the App.  This allows greater flexibility to update guidelines during the year rather than at one point in time for...

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