Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses
May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
Focusing predominantly on the principles of safe drug administration, this pocket-sized text also explores legal and professional issues, medication errors, administration of oral medication, injections, and intravenous fluids and medicines, medication management in children, and basic pharmacology of common medications.
In the Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses series
Case studies and examples provided throughout
Focuses on safe medicines management in day-to-day clinical practice
Appendices with a glossary of terms and a list of abbreviations (Latin and English), and units of measurement
Includes a chapter on paediatric considerations
Chapter 1 Introduction to medicines management (Ruth Endacott).
Chapter 2 Legal issues of medicines management (Richard Griffith).
Chapter 3 Safety in medicines management (Elizabeth Payne).
Chapter 4 Prescription of medicines (Elizabeth Payne).
Chapter 5 Systems for medicines administration (Kate Roland and Ruth Endacott).
Chapter 6 Principles of safe administration of medicines (Dan Higgins).
Chapter 7 Medication errors (Ruth Endacott).
Chapter 8 Basic pharmacology of common medications (Gareth Walters).
Chapter 9 Administration of oral medication (Brian Gammon and Dan Higgins).
Chapter 10 Administration of injections (Janet Hunter).
Chapter 11 Administration of intravenous fluids and medicines (Dan Higgins).
Chapter 12 Miscellaneous routes of medication administration (Matthew Aldridge).
Chapter 13 Medicines management in children (Elizabeth Payne).
Chapter 14 Nurse prescribing (Elizabeth Payne).
Elizabeth Payne, BSc(Hons) in Pharmacy, MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, MRPharmS, is Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Education, Training and Staff Performance, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.
Dan Higgins, RGN, ENB 100, ENB 998, is Senior Charge Nurse Critical Care, University HospitalsBirmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Consultant/Honorary Lecturer Resuscitation Services UK and Visiting Clinical Lecturer at University of Birmingham, UK.
Ruth Endacott is Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Plymouth, UK andLa Trobe University, Australia.
- In the Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses series
- Case studies and examples provided throughout
- Focuses on safe medicines management in day to day clinical practice
- Appendices with a glossary of terms, and a list of abbreviations (Latin and English) and units of measurement
- Includes a chapter on paediatric considerations
|“This is an excellent guide on
safe and effective medicines management. It is essential that all
nurses be competent in the area of medication administration, and
this handy resource is a user-friendly guide that will be valuable
for a variety of healthcare providers.” (Doddy's, 20
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