Medicines Management: A Problem-Based Approach uses patient scenarios to explore pharmacology and medicines management. The book provides the pharmacological background, and examines the other factors, which enable nurses to provide care to the patient. It will equip the new nurse with the skills they need to problem-solve, prioritise and make decisions while delivering effective care.
Introduction Part 1:Setting the scene Chapter 1 - The context of medicines management for adult nurses in today's NHS Chapter 2 - How to use information about medicines Chapter 3 - Applying knowledge and skills: approaches to learning Part 2: Important concepts and principles Chapter 4 - Underpinning pharmacological principles: pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics Chapter 5 - Nursing implications and responsibilities Chapter 6 - Complementary medicinal products Part 3: Starting to apply the information Chapter 7 - Cancer care Chapter 8 - Older adults and medication Part 4: Patient scenarios Chapter 9 - Rheumatoid Arthritis: A woman with longstanding Rheumatoid Arthritis who has also developed osteoporosis Chapter 10 - Coronary Heart Disease: An adult male with Hyperlipidaemia, who has an acute Myocardial Infarction and develops heart failure Chapter 11 - Acute Intestinal Obstruction: A man with an acute intestinal obstruction Chapter 12 - Epilepsy: A young woman with a long term condition: epilepsy Chapter 13 - Alzheimer's disease: An older man with Alzheimer's disease who also has primary hypertension and develops constipation Chapter 14 - Diabetes Mellitus: An adult with type 2 diabetes, depression and hypothyroidism Chapter 15 - Asthma: A young man with asthma who also has eczema, pneumonia and Down's syndrome Part 5: 'Where next?' Chapter 16 - Contemporary issues relating to drug and medicine development Chapter 17 - Contemporary issues in medicines management for nurses Appendix 1 Using medicines to relieve pain Appendix 2 - Infection Answers Glossary