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what website do associate members have access to as a guidance for optometrist prescribers

the college of optometrists

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name 5 sources of medicines information

- british national formulary BNF - BNF for children - monthly index of medical specialities MIMS - summary of product characteristics SPC, available online as the electronic medicines compendium - optometrists formulary

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how often is the BNF published

twice a year (bi-annually) every march and September

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who is the BNF published by

jointly by the british medical association and the royal pharmaceutical society of great britain

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what is the BNF designed for

as a rapid reference source (for busy hospital doctors) covering medicines that are generally prescribed in the UK

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what 5 pieces information does the BNF contain for each drug

- indications - cautions - contraindications - side effects - cost only the essential stuff as it has 1000's of drugs to fit into that book

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who can access the BNF for free

NHS healthcare professionals online

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what is a disadvantage to the BNF

it only contains info on drugs that can be prescribed but doesn't contain information on OTC drugs

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why does the BNF supply information about the cost of the drug

it is important if the px isn't paying for the drug themselves and is getting it through a free prescription via NHS, it is in the interest of the tax payer for doctors to be cost effective in their recommendation

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what does the BNF for children BNFC provide

essential practice information to all healthcare professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing, monitoring and administration of medicines to children

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what does the BNFC (for children) encourage

the safe, effective and appropriate use of medicines for the management of childhood conditions

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what is the problem with prescribing for children and how does the BNFC help with this

the drug is rarely tested on children, so the drug market needs to go on extensive series of clinical trials and will rarely recruit children on clinical trials, so they only have information on hoe adults respond to the drug the BNFC includes authoritative advice on licensed as well as unlicensed and "off-label" use of medicines for children from birth up to the age of 18 years

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at what age is the dose of a drug for a child the same as for an adult

age 12 onwards

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which organisation created the BNF app for NHS staff in England to gain access to

national institute for health and clinical excellence - NICE

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how often and by who is the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS published

published monthly by Haymarket medical Ltd

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what does the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS provide

up to date information about prescription medicines as well as a number of OTC preparations

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what does an annual subscription with the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS provide

12 copies of MIMS per year plus accompanying CD-ROM and access to the eMIMS web site

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what is the advantage of the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS over the BNF

it has information on OTC drugs, whereas the BNF doesn't

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what is the electronic medicines compendium

an online resource which provides the summary of product characteristics (SPC) and patient instruction leaflets (PIL) for the majority of medicines that are available in the UK

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what 5 types of information does the summary of product characteristics SPC provide about a drug

- indications - cautions - use in pregnancy/lactation - contraindications - formulation

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who is the optometrists formulary available to

members of the college of optometrists

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what does the optometrists formulary contain

information on all drugs available to optometrists

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how often is the optometrists formulary released

every year

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what can optometrists who are independent prescribers do

can theoretically prescribe anything from the BNF, there is no restriction on the drug that they can use. most of them working at the hospital can actively prescribe at A&E dept, in glaucoma dept and any other specialist clinics

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what 2 things does the college of optometrists clinical guidelines provide

- guidance to optometrists on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of eye disease - information on investigations and criteria for referral

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how many college of optometrists clinical guidelines have been developed

58

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how old must each college of optometrists clinical guideline be

less than 2 years old

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where does the content from the college of optometrists clinical guidelines come from

evidence based (informed by current best research evidence) developed by a team comprising ophthalmologists and optometrists

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what process does the college of optometrists clinical guidelines go through before being published

it gets peer reviewed by a multidisciplinary group of optometrists and ophthalmologists

30

what common format do all college of optometrists clinical guidelines CMGs conform to and why

the clinical presentation and management of each condition is described under the following headings: - aetiology - predisposing factors - symptoms - signs - differential diagnosis - management by optometrist - management category - possible management by ophthalmologist - evidence based this is written this way so people can look it up very quickly

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what does the management category in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines provide

referral guidance for optometrist therapeutic prescribers

32

in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines, what two categories are conditions defined as

A) sight threatening or B) not normally sight threatening

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what 3 groups is conditions that are sight threatening sub divided up into in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines

1. emergency referral to an ophthalmologist 2. first aid measures followed by emergency referral to an ophthalmologist (emergency = same day referrals) 3. urgent referral to an ophthalmologist (urgent = within a week)

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what 3 groups is conditions that are not normally sight threatening sub divided up into in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines

1. possible prescription of drugs; routine referral 2. alleviation or palliation; no referral 3. management to resolution

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the college of optometrists

what website do associate members have access to as a guidance for optometrist prescribers

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- british national formulary BNF - BNF for children - monthly index of medical specialities MIMS - summary of product characteristics SPC, available online as the electronic medicines compendium - optometrists formulary

name 5 sources of medicines information

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twice a year (bi-annually) every march and September

how often is the BNF published

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jointly by the british medical association and the royal pharmaceutical society of great britain

who is the BNF published by

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as a rapid reference source (for busy hospital doctors) covering medicines that are generally prescribed in the UK

what is the BNF designed for

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- indications - cautions - contraindications - side effects - cost only the essential stuff as it has 1000's of drugs to fit into that book

what 5 pieces information does the BNF contain for each drug

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NHS healthcare professionals online

who can access the BNF for free

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it only contains info on drugs that can be prescribed but doesn't contain information on OTC drugs

what is a disadvantage to the BNF

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it is important if the px isn't paying for the drug themselves and is getting it through a free prescription via NHS, it is in the interest of the tax payer for doctors to be cost effective in their recommendation

why does the BNF supply information about the cost of the drug

44

essential practice information to all healthcare professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing, monitoring and administration of medicines to children

what does the BNF for children BNFC provide

45

the safe, effective and appropriate use of medicines for the management of childhood conditions

what does the BNFC (for children) encourage

46

the drug is rarely tested on children, so the drug market needs to go on extensive series of clinical trials and will rarely recruit children on clinical trials, so they only have information on hoe adults respond to the drug the BNFC includes authoritative advice on licensed as well as unlicensed and "off-label" use of medicines for children from birth up to the age of 18 years

what is the problem with prescribing for children and how does the BNFC help with this

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age 12 onwards

at what age is the dose of a drug for a child the same as for an adult

48

national institute for health and clinical excellence - NICE

which organisation created the BNF app for NHS staff in England to gain access to

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published monthly by Haymarket medical Ltd

how often and by who is the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS published

50

up to date information about prescription medicines as well as a number of OTC preparations

what does the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS provide

51

12 copies of MIMS per year plus accompanying CD-ROM and access to the eMIMS web site

what does an annual subscription with the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS provide

52

it has information on OTC drugs, whereas the BNF doesn't

what is the advantage of the monthly index of medical specialities MIMS over the BNF

53

an online resource which provides the summary of product characteristics (SPC) and patient instruction leaflets (PIL) for the majority of medicines that are available in the UK

what is the electronic medicines compendium

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- indications - cautions - use in pregnancy/lactation - contraindications - formulation

what 5 types of information does the summary of product characteristics SPC provide about a drug

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members of the college of optometrists

who is the optometrists formulary available to

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information on all drugs available to optometrists

what does the optometrists formulary contain

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every year

how often is the optometrists formulary released

58

can theoretically prescribe anything from the BNF, there is no restriction on the drug that they can use. most of them working at the hospital can actively prescribe at A&E dept, in glaucoma dept and any other specialist clinics

what can optometrists who are independent prescribers do

59

- guidance to optometrists on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of eye disease - information on investigations and criteria for referral

what 2 things does the college of optometrists clinical guidelines provide

60

58

how many college of optometrists clinical guidelines have been developed

61

less than 2 years old

how old must each college of optometrists clinical guideline be

62

evidence based (informed by current best research evidence) developed by a team comprising ophthalmologists and optometrists

where does the content from the college of optometrists clinical guidelines come from

63

it gets peer reviewed by a multidisciplinary group of optometrists and ophthalmologists

what process does the college of optometrists clinical guidelines go through before being published

64

the clinical presentation and management of each condition is described under the following headings: - aetiology - predisposing factors - symptoms - signs - differential diagnosis - management by optometrist - management category - possible management by ophthalmologist - evidence based this is written this way so people can look it up very quickly

what common format do all college of optometrists clinical guidelines CMGs conform to and why

65

referral guidance for optometrist therapeutic prescribers

what does the management category in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines provide

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A) sight threatening or B) not normally sight threatening

in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines, what two categories are conditions defined as

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1. emergency referral to an ophthalmologist 2. first aid measures followed by emergency referral to an ophthalmologist (emergency = same day referrals) 3. urgent referral to an ophthalmologist (urgent = within a week)

what 3 groups is conditions that are sight threatening sub divided up into in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines

68

1. possible prescription of drugs; routine referral 2. alleviation or palliation; no referral 3. management to resolution

what 3 groups is conditions that are not normally sight threatening sub divided up into in the college of optometrists clinical guidelines