The second edition of Independent and Supplementary Prescribing builds on the success of this classic text by providing a unique resource for prescribing and medicines management for both new and experienced prescribers. This is an essential resource for anyone undertaking the non-medical prescribing programme. The book explores a number of key areas for prescribers, including the ethical and legal issues surrounding prescribing, prescribing within a public health context, evidence-based prescribing, basic pharmacology, medication safety, monitoring skills and drug calculations. Each chapter has been updated for the second edition and an additional chapter 'Minimising the risk of prescribing error' has been added. Written by a group of multi-professional authors working at all stages of the medication management process, this book will be essential reading for all nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals qualified to prescribe as independent and/or supplementary prescribers.
Molly Courtenay is Professor, Division of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey University, UK. Matt Griffiths is Senior Nurse, Medicines Management, University Hospitals of Leicester and Visiting Professor, Prescribing and Medicines Management, School of Health, University of Northampton, UK.
Preface; 1. Non-medical prescribing: an overview Molly Courtenay and Matt Griffiths; 2. Non-medical prescribing in a multidisciplinary team context Barbara Stuttle; 3. Consultation skills and decision making Anne Baird; 4. Legal aspects of independent and supplementary prescribing Mark Gagan; 5. Ethical issues in independent and supplementary prescribing John Adams; 6. Psychology and sociology of prescribing Tom Walley and Robin Williams; 7. Applied pharmacology Michele Cossey; 8. Monitoring skills: a. Asthma Trisha Weller; b. Coronary heart disease Paul Warburton; c. Diabetes Jill Hill; 9. Promoting concordance in prescribing interactions Sue Latter; 10. Evidence-based prescribing Trudy Granby and Steve Chapman; 11. Extended/supplementary prescribing: a public health perspective Sarah O'Brien; 12. Calculation skills Alison Eggleton; 13. Prescribing in practice Polly Buchanan; 14. Medication safety Gillian Cavell; Index.