This highly practical guide is an essential reference and training resource for all individuals involved in the delivery of care. Covering a wide range of common topics associated with medicines and their administration in the care sector, it will be useful for all care assistants and individuals caring for others in the community. From why medicines are formulated in different ways, to the types of home remedies typically used in a residential home, this title has the answer. Clear examples and training exercises contextualise the safe use of medicine within the care sector and test the reader's understanding. This resource will ensure technical information on medication becomes more accessible for the care worker.
Jon Waterfield is Principal Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at De Montfort University. He has been published in a number of journals, as well as writing the Community Pharmacy Handbook in 2008. Peter Rivers is a pharmacist and has substantial experience of offering pharmaceutical advice on the use of medicines in the care sector. He currently works as a Reader in Pharmacy Practice at De Montfort University.
Medicine basics Prescription medicines Administration of medicines Overcoming problems with medicines Home remedies Medicines and the central nervous system: mental health, sleep, epilepsy and pain relief Medicines and the cardiovascular system: blood pressure and cholesterol Medicines and the gastrointestinal system, diet and supplements Endocrine system and diabetes Infection, infestation and antibiotics Respiratory system Skin, eyes and ears