Administration of drugs
Part one of this four-part series discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the oral route
The lack of basic maths skills can be a major problem when it comes to nurses administering drugs to patients. Calculations are still a significant source of drug error.
Nurses frequently use various types of mathematical calculation as part of their clinical practice, mainly when administering drugs.
Advice on minimising the risks to patients when preparing injectable medicines
Community IV therapy can benefit both patients and the NHS and the number of services is increasing. These require clear policies and staff training and support
CVC removal is fairly straightforward but nurses should take essential steps to avoid complications
Intravenous drug use can result in leg ulceration, causing pain and distress. Healthcare services need to respond to this frequently unrecognised problem
Compliance and concordance
Behind the headlines
‘The winter may be peak season for coughs and colds but there is no point in taking antibiotics to shift them’, The Independent reports.