Learn More
This study describes nurse perceptions about medication errors. Findings reveal that there are differences in the perceptions of nurses about the causes and reporting of medication errors. Causes include illegible physician handwriting and distracted, tired, and exhausted nurses. Only 45.6% of the 983 nurses believed that all drug errors are reported, and(More)
Clozapine is well known to be an effective treatment for neuroleptic-resistant schizo phrenia. However, its use is complicated by a variable and delayed response and by a range of troublesome adverse effects. Current practice is usually to increase the dose initially to around 450 mg/day and then by small increments to a maximum of 900 mg/ day according to(More)
(1983) Comparison of chlormethiazole (Hemlnevrin) and chlordiazepoxide (Llbrium) in the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal. A controlled trial of chlormethiazole and chlordiazepoxide in the treatment of the acute withdrawal phase of alcoholism. Is clonidine useful in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal? Rapid cycling (RC) occurs in up to 20% of patients(More)
Tardive dyskinesia (TD),literally meaning a late occurring, abnormal movement disorder, was first described by Schonecker in 1957, about five years after the discovery of chlorpromazine (cited in Kane, 1992). TD generally occurs after long-term antipsychotic therapy: Kane et al (1984) reported that the incidence was in creased with each subsequent year of(More)
Psychosis is often associated with Parkinson's disease. The cause of the psychosis cannot usually be confirmed but it may be due to disease progression or, more commonly, to the drugs used in the management of Parkinson's disease. The drug treatment of Parkinson's disease usually centres on improving dopaminergic func tion in the nigro-striatal pathways.(More)
  • 1