Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.
Elizabeth Lawson is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Salford with a clinical background mainly in child health nursing. She teaches physiology, pharmacology and pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare professionals. Dawn Hennefer is a Registered nurse and lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Salford with a background in teaching physiology, pharmacology and medicines management within clinical skills. She is currently Programme Leader for the Diploma of Higher Education/BSc Ordinary Degree (RN Adult) programme and co-leads Clinical Skills within pre-registration education across both degree and diploma programmes.
Introduction Drug Calculations The Law Covering Medicines Ethical Frameworks Pharmacology Medicines Administration Partnership Working Evidence-Based Practice