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Medicines Management for Nursing Associates

Medicines Management for Nursing Associates

First edition

January 2021 | 200 pages | Learning Matters

The first medicines management textbook for trainee nursing associates!

Effectively managing and administering medicines is a core responsibility for all nursing associates. To help trainee nursing associates master these skills, this book covers everything from understanding the fundamental legal and professional requirements, to developing essential drug calculations skills. By breaking down this often-overwhelming subject into manageable chunks, the book guides students through it all, step-by-step, with the help of insightful case studies and activities.

Key features:

  • Fully mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018)
  • Activities and other learning features help trainees get to grips with the key skills
  • Wide-ranging case studies covering all fields and environments show how this knowledge applies to practice.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Understanding Nursing Associate Practice series (UNAP) is a new collection of books uniquely designed to support trainee Nursing Associates throughout their training and into a professional career.

Chapter 1: Legal and professional considerations for medicines management
Chapter 2: The human body, ageing and the disease process
Chapter 3: Principles of pharmacology
Chapter 4: Safe medicine administration
Chapter 5: Numeracy skills for drug calculations
Chapter 6: Medication management in the modern age
Chapter 7: Case studies: applying principles to practice

I am thrilled to see this text written specifically for Nursing Associates. Written in an easy-to-read style, this handy book provides Nursing Associate students with the key information relating to medicines management, be it a development to their previous role or new knowledge and technical skill. Incorporation of case studies makes the content more real for the learner, demonstrating fitness to practice. This is an invaluable supportive text for all Nursing Associates embarking on their educational journey. 

Nicola Witton
Keele University

Not adopted as I only teach nursing students but it was very useful in understanding the background that nursing associates have when they join in 2nd year as apprentices. A very helpful text.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
May 19, 2022

Clearly written and easy for students to follow.
Supports the teaching of medicine management.

Mrs Mia Lowing
Nursing, University of East Anglia
May 17, 2021

Christina Roulston

Christina Roulston is a lecturer on a number of pre-registration BN modules and module leader for medicine management for Trainee Nursing Associates on the foundation degree programme. As well as having 16 years of experience of registered general nursing in the UK she has undertaken a variety of teaching and clinical posts within British Forces Germany and Cyprus. In addition to experience in private health care she has undertaken posts in surgery, operating theatres, recovery, endoscopy and for British Forces in primary care posts. More About Author

Miriam Davies

Miriam Davies is a lecturer at the University of Salford within the School of Health & Society. She has an adult nursing background within the fields of surgery and oncology. She later specialised in public health, working as a health visitor and continues to practise in this field. Her particular areas of clinical interest include child development, health promotion, medicines management and health technology. Miriam primarily teaches pre-registration nursing as well as having involvement in postgraduate programmes such as specialist community public health and non-medical prescribing. She has been actively involved with... More About Author