Thanks to Joanne Carling from JCUH for allowing us to steal this prescribing case from her FOCP collection:
A 72 year old gentleman, Roger Norris, was admitted to the MAU clinic with a left red and hot painful foot. It began 6/7 ago when he cut his foot on a sharp rock whilst swimming with his grandchildren in the sea at Saltburn. He was examined by the admitting doctor who treated him for cellulitis.
He has long standing history of OA of his hip and has recently been put on morphine sulphate (MST Continus) 30mgs BD for pain in addition to regularly simple analgesics.
He has NKDA and normal renal function
14 Hope Street
TS14 3HY 04/04/1942
Paracetamol 1g QDS
Lansoprazole 30 mg OD
In order to get some prescribing resources out there we intend to publish a series of prescribing problems on the website. The problems will appear at least weekly with the "answers" appearing a couple of days later. We'll use the standard exam stationery available on the LSE, but also available below in case you haven't got access to the LSE.