Introducing Medicines Management

Introducing Medicines Management

by Sherri Ogston-Tuck

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Introducing Medicines Management by Sherri Ogston-Tuck

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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317903192
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Acknowledgements   

Preface

Introduction   

 

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 reading   

Websites

 

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

Theexpanding 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 of 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

Pharmacological principles

 

5 Improving knowledge and safety: pharmacological principles  

Your starting point  

Introduction   

How do drugs work?

Absorption

Distribution

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  

The Mental Capacity Act 2010

Establishing consent   

The Human Rights Act 1998  

The Data Protection Act 1998  

Health and safety

Tips for safe practice in medicines management

Chapter summary   

So what have you learned?

References and key texts

Additional reading

Websites

 

Answers to chapter questions

Glossary  

Index

 

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