Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Paperback | May 28, 2011

bySue Beckwith, Penny Franklin

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Prescribing is a relatively recent extension of the nursing role, and there are few resources to support the prescriber through this complex and expanding initiative. The Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition gives concise, practical andexpert advice on all aspects of non-medical prescribing. Giving a complete picture of the role of the prescriber, the handbook provides evidence-based advice for all nurse and non-medical prescribers from novice and student level through to the established prescriber; for all prescribing courses; and following all the competency areas. Helping you achievethe best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience as practitioners and teachers. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals will give you the information you need. It contains the practical principles required to enable you to practice safely, effectively and cost-consciously. Information included ranges frombasic pharmacology, to the legal aspects and processes of prescribing practice, and prescribing for specific conditions and special groups, such as the older person and the very young. This new edition has been fully revised to include new legislation and changes to prescribing standards. Chapterson complementary and alternative medicine, and evidence-based practice have been expanded, and guidelines regarding prescribing for cosmetic effect have also been included.So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. All this is available at your fingertips, in an accessible and pocket-sized handbook. Written by practising nurses and checked by subjectexperts and pharmacologists, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a unique and invaluable companion to those undertaking prescribing training and novice prescribers, as well as qualified nurse prescribers, extended nurse prescribers, supplementary nurseprescribers, and other legally designated health professional prescribers including physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, optometrists and pharmacists.

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Prescribing is a relatively recent extension of the nursing role, and there are few resources to support the prescriber through this complex and expanding initiative. The Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition gives concise, practical andexpert advice on all aspects of non-medical pres...

Sue Beckwith PhD, BA (hons), RGN, has worked within the NHS, latterly as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes (1983-1999) and in academia as Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University, and as a Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) at the...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:May 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199575819

ISBN - 13:9780199575817

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Table of Contents

1. What is a non-medical prescriber2. Principles of supplementary prescribing3. Clinical management plans4. Basic principles of pharmacology5. Potential and unwanted effects6. Safe prescribing7. Consideration of product choice8. Review9. Working as a non-medical prescriber10. Practical prescribing11. Prescribing for special groups12. Medical conditions13. Complementary and alternative medicines and over-the-counter drugs14. Audit15. Evidence-based prescribing16. Managing the role17. Responsibilities18. Working outside the UK

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"This compact book contains almost everything you need to know about prescribing issues to enhance and maintain safe and effective practice... the only regret is that it wasn't available sooner to those who have studied to become nurse prescribers. This invaluable book is a must for everyprescribing course list and something every nurse prescriber should have close to hand. The authors should be congratulated - it is excellent value for money - a little gem." --Nursing Older People, Apr 2007