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Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

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Prescribing is a relatively recent extension of the nursing role, and there are few resources to support the prescriber through this complex and expanding initiative. The Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of non-medical prescribing.

Giving a complete picture of the role of the prescriber, the handbook provides evidence-based advice for all nurse and non-medical ...

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Overview


Prescribing is a relatively recent extension of the nursing role, and there are few resources to support the prescriber through this complex and expanding initiative. The Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of non-medical prescribing.

Giving a complete picture of the role of the prescriber, the handbook provides evidence-based advice for all nurse and non-medical prescribers from novice and student level through to the established prescriber; for all prescribing courses; and following all the competency areas. Helping you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience as practitioners and teachers. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals will give you the information you need. It contains the practical principles required to enable you to practice safely, effectively and cost-consciously. Information included ranges from basic pharmacology, to the legal aspects and processes of prescribing practice, and prescribing for specific conditions and special groups, such as the older person and the very young. This new edition has been fully revised to include new legislation and changes to prescribing standards. Chapters on complementary and alternative medicine, and evidence-based practice have been expanded, and guidelines regarding prescribing for cosmetic effect have also been included.

So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. All this is available at your fingertips, in an accessible and pocket-sized handbook. Written by practising nurses and checked by subject experts and pharmacologists, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a unique and invaluable companion to those undertaking prescribing training and novice prescribers, as well as qualified nurse prescribers, extended nurse prescribers, supplementary nurse prescribers, and other legally designated health professional prescribers including physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, optometrists and pharmacists.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: In the United Kingdom, nonmedical prescribing originated in 1986 following Julia Cumberlege's government report on neighborhood nursing. Now, after multiple studies and evaluations, nonmedical prescribing has been extended to a broad list of qualified practitioners. The second edition of this resource provides expanded and evidence-based information that is essential for expert practice.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to function as a daily resource for the nonmedical prescriber. This latest edition provides necessary and valuable current legislative information. Additionally, the authors have revised and expanded the vast topic areas.
Audience: This book is written for practicing nonmedical prescribers, which includes nurses, nurse visitors, home/district nurses, nurse midwives, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals. The authors are experts in their field and the book has been extensively peer- and medically reviewed for completeness and accuracy.
Features: This is a wonderful resource for practicing nonmedical providers. It can be easily transported in a laboratory coat pocket, keeping it accessible and available for use as needed. It is extremely well organized with sections on principles, practice, accountability, and responsibilities. Specific areas of prescribing are presented by focusing on systems. The information is provided in a clear outline format. The authors provide a valuable service by redirecting the reader by providing page numbers to gain more in depth information.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for all nonmedical prescribers in the United Kingdom. The information is clear and based on the evidence. It is provided in a user-friendly format that makes it easy to access needed information. This update is essential to present the highest quality information available for nonmedical prescribers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199575817
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/2/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 3.90 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Beckwith PhD, BA (hons), RGN has worked within the NHS, latterly as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes (1983-1999) and in academia as Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University, and as a Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) at the University of Hertfordshire. Sue is on the Editorial Board for the Practice Nursing Journal.

Penny Franklin MA, Dip N, Cert Higher Education and Health Studies, RGN, RHV, RCN is a Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has worked as a Community Specialist Public Health Nurse 1986-2001 and as a Public Health Lead. Penny is a Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. She is now employed as Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth with a remit for Health Studies and Prescribing. Penny is also an Advisor on behalf of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association for the Community Practitioners Formulary for Nurse Prescribers and a member of the Association for Nurse Prescribing.

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Table of Contents

1. What is a non-medical prescriber
2. Principles of supplementary prescribing
3. Clinical management plans
4. Basic principles of pharmacology
5. Potential and unwanted effects
6. Safe prescribing
7. Consideration of product choice
8. Review
9. Working as a non-medical prescriber
10. Practical prescribing
11. Prescribing for special groups
12. Medical conditions
13. Complementary and alternative medicines and over-the-counter drugs
14. Audit
15. Evidence-based prescribing
16. Managing the role
17. Responsibilities
18. Working outside the UK

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