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Naloxone hydrochloride for acute opioid events

A 3-day-old preterm neonate is given morphine as post-operative pain relief. They become bradycardic and apnoeic. They weigh 700 g. What dose of naloxone would you prescribe? .

Tackling diabetes the iDEAL way

Insights for Diabetes Excellence, Access and Learning (iDEAL) is a community interest company that is not for profit, and designed to work with local communities to share and promote best practice....

A–Z of prescribing for children

The British National Formulary was first published in 1949 as a result of war-time formularies, with new editions being published every 3 years until the mid-1970s (Wade, 1993). Then, the...

Prescribing typhoid vaccines in the UK

Typhoid is almost exclusively transmitted by eating or drinking food and water contaminated with human faeces and urine from infected people or carriers. In addition, shellfish taken from...

Oral nutritional supplements in care homes

‘Understanding and overcoming the barriers to implementation is crucial to fully enable dietetic-led ordering of ONS for residents in care homes in Northern Ireland’.

Naloxone hydrochloride for acute opioid events: answers

A 3-day-old preterm neonate is given morphine as post operative pain relief. They become bradycardic and apnoeic. They weigh 700 g. What dose of naloxone would you prescribe? .

Decline in drug deaths in Scotland

A new report has shown drug-related deaths have declined by a small amount in Scotland (National Records of Scotland, 2023). The statistics demonstrate that in 2022 there were 1051 deaths due to drug...


More than 425 000 patients have used a new national online service to register with a GP in its first year, according to NHS England. It says the Register with a GP Surgery service, which is managed...

Drug breakdown: Bempedoic Acid

With the help of Prescribing and Therapeutics Training Ltd and the Journal of Prescribing Practice, you can earn your 1-hour CPD certificate.

Preventing urinary tract infection and supporting patient catheterisation for mental health

A tool has been developed that requires a health professional to carry out the assessment (Lauridsen et al, 2022). A UTI risk factor model was used as the basis to inform the content included in the...

Anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation

This study, published in the journal EP Europace, sought to establish a prospective registry looking at the contemporary management of patients with atrial fibrillation by cardiologists, GPs and other...

Units of measurement for mass and volume

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