Managing medicines can seem a daunting prospect for new nursing students, but is a crucial skill they must develop from day one to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports first-year pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed for progression into the second year. It is structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters, providing a clear introduction to law, calculations, administration, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues applied to medicines management. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.
Introduction Medicines Calculations for Nursing Students Legal and Ethical Frameworks in Medicines Management The Principles of Pharmacology Alternative Approaches to Medicines in Nursing Medicines Administration Medicines in Field-specific Care Environments Interprofessional Roles in Medicines Management