Medicines management for nursing practice: Pharmacology, patient safety, and procedures

Paperback | March 21, 2013

byGraham Brack, Penny Franklin, Jill Caldwell

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Medicines Management for Nursing Practice: Pharmacology, Patient Safety, and Procedures is a friendly guide designed to equip pre-registration and newly qualified nurses with the medicines management knowledge and skills to provide safe patient-centred care. Balancing theory with practical advice, this accessible text covers basic pharmacology, drug calculations, key legislation and standards, and patient safety. Drawing from the most up-to-date sources of evidence and advice, including NMC and BNF guidelines, Medicines Management for Nursing Practiceprepares nurses to promote their patients' safety, concordance, understanding of medicines, and wellbeing. This book takes a lively and straightforward approach to a vital set of nursing skills. Learning features such as reflection points, exercises, and further reading help readers to develop and consolidate their knowledge. Chapters on pharmacology and drug calculations take a step-by-step approach andare supported by diagrams and examples to aid understanding. Case studies relate guidelines and theories to the common practical scenarios that nurses encounter on a day-to-day basis.

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Medicines Management for Nursing Practice: Pharmacology, Patient Safety, and Procedures is a friendly guide designed to equip pre-registration and newly qualified nurses with the medicines management knowledge and skills to provide safe patient-centred care. Balancing theory with practical advice, this accessible text covers basic pha...

Graham Brack is a community pharmacist in Cornwall who also holds appointments as Pharmaceutical Adviser for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust and as an Associate Lecturer in Pharmacology for the University of Plymouth. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Pharmacy Management and is a frequent contributor ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199697876

ISBN - 13:9780199697878

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Table of Contents

1. Legislation and standards2. Patient safety and error reduction3. Principles of pharmacology4. Pharmaceutics - drug routes and drug formulations5. Groups at special risk of adverse effects6. Information and evidence - sources and evaluations7. Medicines management - systems and procedures8. Medicines management - drug calculations9. The nurse's role in promoting concordance10. Keeping up to date

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"A very good description of the important elements of medicines management, dealing well with future issues and likely developments in the field." --Michael Schachter, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, Imperial College London