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Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

August 2010 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.
Drug Calculations
The Law Covering Medicines
Ethical Frameworks
Medicines Administration
Partnership Working
Evidence-Based Practice

'With the expansion of nursing roles in medication management, the introduction of the nursing formulary and the Nursing and Midwifery Council's 2012 essential skills clusters, this succinct new book promotes the fundamentals of safe and effective medicines management to pre-registration nursing students' -
Nursing Standard

An easy introduction and continued medicine administration resource for pre-registration nurses and tutors

Ms Kim Dowd
Faculty of Health , Social Care & Education, Anglia Ruskin University
November 27, 2019

I found this book ideal as a supporting source of information for updating my pharmacology CPD. well written and easy to follow. Students were able to source their evidence from this book with ease.

Mrs Patricia Ann Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
September 22, 2015

This is a very thorough medicines management book I would recommend it to student nurses and newly registered nurses.

Mrs Sheila Sobrany
School of Health and Education, Middlesex University
February 12, 2015

Very good textbook with useful examples for pre-registration nursing students. Supplements other available textbooks well.

Miss Jacinta Kelly
Allied Hlth & Counselling (Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University
December 10, 2014

A very useful overview of key topics in medicine management. An excellent text that could be adopted for pre-registration module but more in-depth subject knowledge is required for CPD modules.

Miss Tara Meredith
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University
June 22, 2014

An excellent resource for any student nurse throughout their pre-registration nursing degree. An easy to follow book with clear and concise examples to aide in learning and teaching.

Mark Wheatley
Nursing and Midwifery, University of Teesside
June 19, 2014

a very detailed brake down of the use and links to medicine management. a little heady going for some but a good book.

Mr Matt Nicholson
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
January 27, 2014

Excellent resource. Have recommended for use in pre-reg as well as post grad

Mrs Debbie Osborne
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
October 22, 2013

please see my earlier comment

Ms Ginny Bennet
School of Healthcare Sciences Wrexham, Bangor University
October 21, 2013

Liz Lawson

Elizabeth Lawson is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Salford with a clinical background mainly in child health nursing. She teaches physiology, pharmacology and pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare professionals. More About Author

Dawn Hennefer

Dawn Hennefer is a Registered nurse and lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Salford with a background in teaching physiology, pharmacology and medicines management within clinical skills. She is currently Programme Leader for the Diploma of Higher Education/BSc Ordinary Degree (RN Adult) programme and co-leads Clinical Skills within pre-registration education across both degree and diploma programmes. More About Author