Curious if anyone had recommendations for useful gastroenterology books, as I will begin working in an inpatient & outpatient setting in 2 weeks. I would like to study the "basics" so the practice doesn't instantly regret hiring me ;) Any recommendations (or even advice) is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
(P.S. -- yes, I did see that the same question was posted in 2011. Though, would like to see if people have different ideas 7 years later!)
I'm a 2nd-yr PA-C currently stuck in geriatrics but interested in psych. I think my next job would be in psych (in an ideal scenario, as of now). I get a lot of new patients from nursing homes and ALFs that are already on psych medications. I haven't found a good reference guide for psych meds outside of the 1st line SSRI's that are started for depression/anxiety and stuff that I learned in school.
Is there a good source for what meds come after SSRI's? I inherit a lot of patients who are on SNRI's/Anti-psychotics and although I don't manage them (they are often seen by psychiatry), a lot of these people have a hard time being seen by psych because they are few and far between and the wait times to get to their psychiatrists are pretty long. I just want to know why they would take one med over another, like:
for SSRI's: why would you choose celexa vs. lexapro vs. prozac vs. paxil vs. zoloft, etc...
when would you consider an SNRI?
for psychosis: why would you choose zyprexa vs. geodon vs. risperdal
something that would break down basic questions into a quick guide for someone like me who doesn't work in psych would be much appreciated! Medscape & UpToDate are a little to detailed for what I'm looking for, although I read up on those too-- but something more quick and dirty is more appropriate for what i'm looking for
A few years ago, I got wind of an online search engine called iclickEM that was geared toward emergency medicine providers and seemed very promising in that the algorithm was supposed to aggregate resources like UpToDate and PubMed with FOAM content and other stuff. But I'm trying to find it now and I'm not sure it ever got beyond a Beta version. Anyone have any info on it?
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