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Understanding Medicines Management for Nursing Students

Understanding Medicines Management for Nursing Students

March 2022 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
Understanding medicines management is central to the nursing role. As a nurse, you will need to make informed decisions about medicine use and optimisation, tailored to each patient. This book equips you with the theoretical and practical foundation to do just that. It covers all key components of medicines management, using a scenario-based approach to illustrate how each topic relates to your practice.

Key features
·       Fully mapped to the NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)
·       Scenarios and activities help you to translate the theory into nursing practice
·       Acts as a stepping stone to support your readiness to undertake a prescribing qualification upon registration
Chapter 1: Commonly used medicines information resources
Chapter 2: What is a medicine?
Chapter 3: Legal and ethical considerations in medicines management
Chapter 4: Medicine formulation, routes of administration, and dosing
Chapter 5: Adverse effects of medicines and patient safety
Chapter 6: Medicines management considerations across the lifespan
Chapter 7: Societal implications of medicines use
Chapter 8: Evidence based medicines management

Clear to read, well set out. Covers subject matter well. Good examples and opportunities to work through calculations.

Mrs Sarah Wilde
Nursing, Plymouth University
August 15, 2023

This book was extremely detailed and useful when delivering the Medicines Unit. Case studies were very valuable in helping students applying knowledge learned to scenarios they may encounter.

Mrs Kiran Saeed
Dept of Health & Social Development, Burnley College
July 11, 2023

A lovely basic text for nursing students who need a good grounding in medicines management.

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

A clear and concise introduction to medicines management for nursing students.

Mx Morag Monedero fallows
Health and Community Studies, Leeds Beckett University
June 17, 2022

Paul Deslandes

Paul Deslandes is a registered pharmacist and senior lecturer in medicines management and prescribing at the University of South Wales, UK. He has an interest in psychopharmacology and medicines used to treat mental illness. More About Author

Ben Pitcher

Ben Pitcher is a registered nurse and senior lecturer in life sciences and medicines management at the University of South Wales, UK. He has a background in pharmacology and critical care nursing. More About Author

Simon Young

Simon Young is an Academic Subject Manager at the University of South Wales. He is registered practicing pharmacist and prescriber. His teaching role encompasses all aspects of managing medicines and prescribing and his research interests include safe and effective medicines use. More About Author

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