This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm
'This comprehensive study guide will help nurses test and develop their skills.' - 5 star rating from Nursing Standard 'An invaluable resource and aide-memoire for both pre- and post- registration nurses which, unlike most other similar books available, uses practical, relevant and meaningful examples. Kerri has skilfully applied her nursing knowledge and experience to deal with real medicines, dosages and drug administration practices in a reassuring and enjoyable manner. This book concentrates on drug calculations in the actual context of the nurse's role, and is backed up with superb practice and assessment explanations and examples. Practitioners with different levels of confidence can develop their skills of accurate drug administration through worked examples, graded exercises and problems (with answers) to aid self-development and essential competencies. The ideal handbook for all staff who are involved in any aspect of drug administration.' - Philip D Marini, Numeracy Support, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK 'I welcome this excellent book. It has clear and valuable lessons as to how numeracy can be successfully learned in the context of a professional practice.' - Professor Celia Hoyle OBE, Professor of Mathematics Education and Government Chief Advisor for Maths Education, Institute of Education, UK 'very practical and readable' - Sam Bassett, Lecturer in Midwifery and Women's Health, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, UK 'This book is full of useful tips and ideas. I particularly liked the case studies, the diagrams and the many exercises to practice what you have learned. Whilst we can only recommend students buy this book, it will be a very strong recommendation! - Carolyn Gibbon, Principal Lecturer for Learning and Teaching, School of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, UK 'Easy to use and accessible' - Ann Marie Rice, Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing, Health Care and Midwifery, University of Glasgow, UK