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 Practice prepares 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 and are 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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 244 x 189 x 10 mm
The safe use of medicines is everybody's business. I welcome this medicines management publication for nurses that provides comprehensive information on best practice, science and regulation of medicines. * Dr David Cousins, Associate Director, Safe Medication Practice and Medical Devices, NHS Commissioning Board *
A useful resource book for all student nurses and midwives which will provide them with the fundamental understanding required to be involved safely in drug administration and medicines management during their training and beyond. * Heather Dale, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton *
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 *