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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.