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Medicine Management Skills for Nurses

Medicine Management Skills for Nurses

Claire Boyd

ISBN: 978-1-118-44885-4

May 2013

278 pages

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$19.99

Description

Anxious about managing medicines? Worried you’ll make a mistake? This handy book is an essential guide for all nursing students, enabling you to understand the theory and practice of drug administration and facilitate your confidence and competence.

This essential guide explores the theory and practice of drug administration briefly and coherently, with ‘test your knowledge’ exercises and questions throughout to assess your learning. It also includes ‘words of wisdom’- tips from real life students from their own experiences. Ideal for carrying to clinical placements, Medicine Management Skills for Nurses is an essential guide to drugs and medicine administration.

Special features:

- Pocket sized for portability
- Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free
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Takes away the fear of drugs and medicines management, making it approachable, easy and fun
- Features tips and advice from real life nursing students
- Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters
- Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare examples

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PREFACE vii

INTRODUCTION ix

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xi

THE 24-HOUR CLOCK xii

1 DRUG ADMINISTRATION: GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1

2 PHARMACOKINETICS AND PHARMACODYNAMICS 19

3 DRUGS AND MEDICINES 35

4 ORAL DRUG ADMINISTRATION 47

5 ADMINISTRATION OF INJECTIONS 65

6 CALCULATIONS FOR WORKING OUT DOSAGES 83

7 ADMINISTRATION OF RECTAL AND VAGINAL PREPARATIONS 99

8 ADMINISTRATION OF TOPICAL PREPARATIONS 111

9 ADMINISTRATION OF INHALATION MEDICATIONS AND NEBULISERS 127

10 ADMINISTRATION OF INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS 141

11 ADMINISTRATION OF INTRAVENOUS BOLUS MEDICATIONS 159

12 ADMINISTRATION OF CONTINUOUS INTRAVENOUS INFUSIONS 169

13 ADMINISTRATION VIA PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC
JEJUNOSTOMY OR NASOGASTRIC TUBE 177

14 DRUGS AND SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS 191

15 PAIN MANAGEMENT 203

16 KNOWLEDGE TEST 219

ANSWERS TO ACTIVITIES, QUESTIONS AND “TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE” 227

APPENDIX 1: SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: “MEDICINES MANAGEMENT” 243

APPENDIX 2: A TYPICAL PRESCRIPTION CHART 253

BIBLIOGRAPHY 259

INDEX 263

“Overall, it provides good commentary on a range of themes pertaining to medicines management for nursing students.”  (Primary Health Care, 1 October 2013)

  • One of the first titles in the brand new Student Survival Skills series, an accessible, quick-reference series for nurses
  • A concise, pocket-sized companion to the subject of medicines management and drug administration, aimed at student nurses, assistant practitioners, and newly qualified registered nurses
  • Perfect for use in the classroom or on clinical placements
  • Developed by students for students: tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life students included throughout
  • Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters
  • Includes activities for the reader throughout to test understanding