Guide to Good Prescribing - A Practical Manual
(1994; 115 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
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View the documentWhy you need this book
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Open this folder and view contentsPart 2: Selecting your P(ersonal) drugs
Open this folder and view contentsPart 3: Treating your patients
Open this folder and view contentsPart 4: Keeping up-to-date
Close this folderAnnexes
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 1: Essentials of pharmacology in daily practice
View the documentAnnex 2: Essential references
Close this folderAnnex 3: How to explain the use of some dosage forms
View the documentCHECKLIST 1. Eye drops
View the documentCHECKLIST 2. Eye ointment
View the documentCHECKLIST 3. Ear drops
View the documentCHECKLIST 4. Nasal drops
View the documentCHECKLIST 5. Nasal spray
View the documentCHECKLIST 6. Transdermal patch
View the documentCHECKLIST 7. Aerosol
View the documentCHECKLIST 8. Inhaler with capsules
View the documentCHECKLIST 9. Suppository
View the documentCHECKLIST 10. Vaginal tablet with applicator
View the documentCHECKLIST 11. Vaginal tablet without applicator
View the documentCHECKLIST 12. Applying vaginal creams, ointments and gels
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 4. The use of injections
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Annex 3: How to explain the use of some dosage forms

Information, in simple language, on how to administer eye drops to a child or how to use an aerosol inhaler is not always easily available. This annex contains step by step guidance on how to administer different dosage forms. This information is included because, as a doctor, you are ultimately responsible for your patient’s treatment, even if that treatment is actually administered by a colleague, such as a nurse, or by patients themselves. You will often need to explain to patients how to administer a treatment correctly. You may also need to teach other health workers.

The instructions have been presented in such a way that they can be used as a self-standing information sheet for patients. If you have access to a photocopy machine you might consider making copies of them as they are. You might also wish to adapt them to your own situation or translate them into a national language.

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