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Practical Prescribing for Nurses

Practical Prescribing for Nurses
Developing Competency and Skill

March 2024 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Preparing nurses for prescribing with a complete overview of the knowledge, theory and skills for safe and effective practice.

This accessible and engaging textbook covers the full spectrum of knowledge from the policy and legal aspects of working with medicines, through to the pharmacology of drugs as well as the practical skills required to make a diagnosis and work effectively with patients. It is structured around the Royal Pharmaceutical Society framework for all prescribers and the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses. A complete resource that will ensure students are fully prepared and ready to prescribe.

Chapter 1: The development of prescribing outside medicine and dentistry
Chapter 2: Prescribing resources and competency frameworks
Chapter 3: The consultation, diagnostic processes, differential diagnosis and influences on prescribing
Chapter 4: Putting shared decision making into practice
Chapter 5: Understanding patients medicines-related values, beliefs and expectations and safeguarding
Chapter 6: An introduction to pharmacology and therapeutics and prescribing antimicrobials
Chapter 7: Medicines requiring particular care when prescribing
Chapter 8: Prescribing for Particular Patient Groups
Chapter 9: Adverse drug reactions and interactions
Chapter 10: Prescription writing including risk of remote prescribing
Chapter 11: Transition to Prescriber and Deprescribing

Sample Materials & Chapters

Sample Chapter - Prescribing Resources

Barry Strickland Hodge

Barry Strickland-Hodge MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, FHEA, Visiting Professor of Prescribing Practice at the University of Leeds and a doctoral supervisor for students at the university of Derby. He was a prescribing adviser to GP practices in Newham and Belfast for 15 years. He developed the prescribing course for pharmacists at the University of Leeds in 2003, with the first intake in 2004. Barry has an interest in the history of medicine and pharmacy and became an apothecary in 1990. He has written a number of books and papers on prescribing and information systems. More About Author

Rebecca Dickinson

Rebecca Dickinson PhD, RGN, is programme lead for adult nursing at the University of Leeds and Chair of the School Ethics Committee. She supports teaching on the independent and supplementary prescribing course for nurses and midwives. Rebecca is interested in how to optimally support patients with understanding about taking their medicines and has a particular interest in promoting understanding of how risk of harm, likelihood of benefit and uncertainty about medicines are communicated to patients. Rebecca’s PhD was jointly supported by the University of Leeds and the MHRA and focused on the provision of a headline section and additional... More About Author

Helen Bradbury

Helen Bradbury BSc., (Pharm)., MEd., FRPharmS., FHEA,. Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Leeds. Helen worked in the NHS as a hospital pharmacist for 20 years before commencing her academic career. Helen’s subject specialities are clinical education, with an interest in pharmacy education, personal and professional development and interprofessional education. In her last role as professional lead for pharmacy she advised on the delivery of the independent prescribing programmes for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals. She has published on reflective practice, interprofessional education and... More About Author

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