2.1 Organisation of information in the Guide
The Guide comprises two sections:
Section A outlines the responsibilities of the various professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administering of injectables. Full descriptions of the methods of intravenous administration are given, while the infusion devices used to deliver medicines and fluids are discussed. Practical guidance on flushing lines and cannulae, management of extravasation, and drug compatibility is provided. The use of drugs in a syringe for subcutaneous infusion and pharmaceutical aspects of intravenous therapy are also detailed.
Section B starts with a user guide which fully explains the information in the drug monographs. New users can work their way through a tutorial to aid interpretation of the monograph content. The remainder of section B contains the individual medicine monographs in tabular form. Medicines are arranged in alphabetical order and include the following information: