Is water good for you? Some health hippie nutters say you have to drink 8 litres of water a day. Not only is this bad for the environment (plastic water bottle excess), but it may also be a waste of money. Usually, there is nothing wrong with drinking a bit of water. It seems common sense … More Water – how much is too much?
Background Methotrexate is a drug which is often unintentionally involved in medication misadventure. Because of its unusual dosage requirements (e.g. weekly rather than daily dosing) it is particularly associated inadvertent mistakes by patients and medical staff. This may occur as a result of confusion by patients with other ‘daily’ medications or prescriptions being misinterpreted by nursing … More Methotrexate Toxicity
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Prescribing The most dangerous thing a doctor can do on a given day is pick up a pen and prescribe… Prescribing errors remain a significant cause of patient harm. Safe prescribing is not just about writing a prescription, but involves many cognitive and decision-making steps. Prescribing errors are relatively common and we have discussed this … More Top Ten Tips for Safe Prescribing
Bloody Pain Management! I was thinking today we suck at pain management. I can definitely manage this patient’s pain better. So why don’t I? Why do I struggle to manage my patient’s analgesia? Am I too busy? What’s the problem? Why does my medical student think giving pain relief is a bad idea? If this is an issue … More We Suck – 6 Tips for Controlling Pain in the Emergency Department