'Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

'Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

By: Ben Pitcher (author), Simon Young (author)Paperback

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Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students. Combining superb full colour illustrations with accessible and informative text, it provides an easy-to-read and supportive guide to the key pharmacological knowledge nursing students and registered nurses need to know. Divided into three sections, the first introduces key topics within clinical pharmacology and medicines management including, numeracy, pharmacokinetics, routes of administration, and pharmacodynamics. The second and final sections cover the management of medicines for common medical conditions, drug interactions, side effects, and safe and effective prescribing. * Written specifically for nurses, it covers the fundamentals of pharmacology as they apply to nursing practice. * Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way, providing helpful overviews of all key pharmacological topics. * Includes practical issues relating to practice, and is written to support the Essential Skills Cluster of the NMC, and the content of the BNF. * Includes content relevant to each of the four fields of nursing, and covers drugs for specific groups such as children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and the elderly. A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medicinesmanagement featuring interactive multiple choice questions.

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Contents

Preface vii About the companion website ix Part 1 Introduction to Pharmacology and Medicines Management 1 1 Why is managing medicines important in nursing? 2 2 Keeping up to date with medicines management 4 3 What is a medicine? 6 4 Medicines nomenclature: what s in a name? 8 5 Numeracy and medicines management 10 6 Clinical pharmacokinetics I 12 7 Clinical pharmacokinetics II 14 8 Routes of administration I 16 9 Routes of administration II 18 10 Pharmacodynamics I 20 11 Pharmacodynamics II 22 Part 2 Managing medicines 25 12 Dyspepsia 26 13 Acute diarrhoea and constipation 28 14 Chronic bowel disease 30 15 Nausea and vomiting 32 16 Anti-anginals 34 17 Anti-arrhythmics 36 18 Heart failure 38 19 Hypertension 40 20 Diuretics 42 21 Respiratory conditions I 44 22 Respiratory conditions II 46 23 Opioid analgesics 48 24 Anxiolytics and hypnotics 50 25 Antipsychotics 52 26 Depression 54 27 Epilepsy 56 28 Alcohol: detoxification 58 29 Alcohol: maintaining abstinence 60 30 Smoking cessation 62 31 Fighting infection 64 32 Antibiotics 66 33 Diabetes: insulin 68 34 Diabetes: antiglycaemics 70 35 Thyroid conditions 72 36 Oral contraception 74 37 Anticoagulants 76 38 Antiplatelet drugs 78 39 Musculoskeletal disorders 80 40 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and non-opioid analgesics 82 41 Topical agents and emollients 84 42 Topical steroids 86 Part 3 Safe and effective medicines management 89 43 Medicines management in pregnancy and breastfeeding 90 44 Medicines management in children 92 45 Medicines management in elderly people 94 46 Medicines management in people with hepatic and renal impairment 96 47 Drug interactions 98 48 Adverse drug reactions 100 49 Pharmacovigilance 102 50 Classification of medicines 104 Index 107

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781118840726
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9781118840726
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 1118840720

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