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Medicines Management for Nursing Associates

Medicines Management for Nursing Associates

Second edition

February 2024 | 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. This book covers everything a trainee nursing associate needs to master, from understanding the fundamental legal and professional requirements to developing essential drug calculations skills. This often-overwhelming subject is broken down into manageable chunks, with students taken step-by-step through the theory before practicing what they’ve learnt with the help of insightful case studies and activities.

Key features:

  • Written specifically to address the unique experiences, challenges and requirements of the nursing associate role and fully mapped to the NMC standards of proficiency (2018).
  • Activities help trainees get to grips with the key skills and responsibilities of the role and allow them to practice calculations.
  • Wide-ranging case studies cover all fields and a variety of clinical settings to 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

Developing the Nursing Associate Programme at the moment and looking at all resources to support the modules.

Mr Mark Thomas Lees
Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport , Stirling University
May 29, 2024

Comprehensive and complete. Excellent resource for Trainee nursing associates during training and after registration.

Mrs Debra Michelle Jackson
Nursing, Salford University
May 3, 2024

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

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