Introducing Medicines Management.
By: Ogston-Tuck, Sherri.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (266 p.).ISBN: 9781317903208.Subject(s): Drugs -- Administration | Medical errors -- Prevention | NursingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Introducing Medicines ManagementDDC classification: 615.6 | 615/.6 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Author's acknowledgements; Dedication; Publisher's acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; References; 1. The professional role of the nurse; Your starting point; Introduction; Professional practice; The Nursing and Midwifery Council; Professional accountability; Why is registration with the NMC necessary?; When things go wrong; Duty of care established; Breach of that duty of care; Patient harm; Understanding your limitations; Making ethical decisions; Chapter summary; So what have you learned?; References and key texts
Additional readingWebsites; 2. The inter-professional team; Your starting point; Introduction; Who's who in the inter-professional team; Pharmacists; Doctors; Who else?; The importance of teamwork; What makes a team effective?; Role of the nurse; Safe medicines management; The expanding role; Boundaries; Chapter summary; So what have you learned?; References and key texts; Additional reading; Websites; 3. Safe systems; Your starting point; Introduction; Why do systems checks?; System failures; Key organisations and government bodies; Department of Health
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE); National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA); Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); Key documents on medicines management; A systems approach to safe medication; Key legislation on medicines and drugs; Chapter summary; So what have you learned?; References and key texts; Additional reading; Websites; 4. Errors in medicines management and their prevention; Your starting point; Introduction; Mistakes - what are they and why do they happen?; A working definition
So why do errors occur?Types of error; Omission errors; Patient identification errors; Prescribing errors; Dispensing errors; Administration errors; Monitoring errors; Children are potentially more vulnerable; Error prevention; Some additional points; Tips for safe practice; The Five Rights; Calculation tips; Other measures for error prevention; Chapter summary; So what have you learned?; References and key texts; Additional reading; Websites; 5. Improving knowledge and safety: pharmacological principles; Your starting point; Introduction; Pharmacological principles; How do drugs work?
AbsorptionDistribution; Metabolism; Elimination; A closer look at drugs; Drug nomenclature; Some legal aspects; Dosage, formulation and route; Side effects and adverse events; Safe practice and the prevention of errors; Routes of medicine administration; Oral route; Sublingual and buccal routes; Subcutaneous route; Intramuscular route; Intravenous route; Rectal route; Inhalation route; Topical route; Chapter summary; So what have you learned?; References and key texts; Additional reading; Websites; 6. Clinical decision making; Your starting point; Introduction; Evidence-based practice
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Medicine administration is a fundamental aspect of the nursing role, carrying with it great risk, and requiring a high level of skill and background knowledge. This student friendly text will take you through the basic concepts of medicines management, to the essential skills needed in practice.Introducing Medicines Management provides an awareness of the inter-relationship between the patient, the medicine and the prescription as a fundamental systems approach, and will help you to understand how this is related to medicines management.
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