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  • Phenobarbital sodium in BNFC

    11 NOV 2006 0:00

    The units for the rate of administration of phenobarbital sodium by intravenousinjection in the administration paragraph on p261 of BNFC 2006 are incorrect.The statement should read: “For intravenous injection, dilute toa concentration of 20mg/ml with Water for Injections; give over 20 minutes (no faster than 1mg/kg/minute).” The error will be correctedin BNFC 2007.

  • Cubicin, Tobi and Proleukin

    4 NOV 2006 0:00

    Novartis has taken over the ownership of Cubicin (daptomycin), Tobi (tobramycin)and Proleukin (aldesleukin) from Chiron. Medical information availableon 01276 698 370. Orders can be placed with customer care on 08457 419442.

  • Undernutrition in hospital - causes and consequences Subscription

    1 NOV 2006

    Pamela Mason is a freelance pharmaceutical journalist

  • Hospital food policies - progress and improvements Subscription

    1 NOV 2006

    Richard Wilson is director of nutrition and dietetics at King’s College Hospital, London

  • Peri-operative nutrition - the role of the pharmacist Subscription

    1 NOV 2006

    Rebecca White is lead pharmacist, nutrition and surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Abdominal operations are associated with impaired gastrointestinal motility in the post-operative period

  • Tackling MRSA - let's put more focus on spread

    1 NOV 2006 0:00

    Iolo Davies is a retired lecturer in pharmacy at The Queens University of BelfastTargeting MRSA

  • Safer Patients Initiative

    1 NOV 2006 0:00

    The “Why safety matters” conference was held at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 6 October. The trust is one of four exemplar sites involved in the Safer Patients Initiative. Rachel

  • Framework for independent prescribing published by NPC

    1 NOV 2006 0:00

    A new competency framework for prescribing pharmacists has been developed by the National Prescribing Centre, the Royal Electronicjuice, the Department of Health and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • Life-long Learning series winners are announced

    1 NOV 2006 0:00

    Alison Stribling, senior pharmacist for technical and cancer services at North Devon District Hospital, has been awarded first prize in Hospital Pharmacist's 2005/06 Life-long Learning series, sponsored by Mayne Pharma. Miss Stribling will attend the European Association of Hospital

  • Hospitals fail to comply with NICE nutrition guidelines

    1 NOV 2006 0:00

    Less than half of all UK hospitals have put in place multidisciplinary nutrition support teams to co-ordinate nutritional care for their patients. This is despite guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, issued to trusts (in England and Wales) in February, which states that all hospital trusts should have such teams in place and they

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