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Medicine management

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Have you completed the Nursing Times Learning Drug Calculations in Practice learning unit yet?

Free to subscribers (£10 +VAT for non-subscribers), this online CPD unit helps you identify your weaknesses and talks you through drug calculations in easy-to-follow language.

Once you pass the unit, you'll be able to print a certificate for your portfolio, contributing two hours towards your CPD requirements.

Click here to start learning

Audit of missed or delayed antimicrobial drugs

Audit of missed or delayed antimicrobial drugs Subscription Required

18-Oct-2013

An audit found that more than one in 10 patients prescribed antimicrobials missed at least one dose and examined the reasons why medication was delayed or missed

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NICE guidance on giving intravenous fluids

NICE guidance on giving intravenous fluids

31-Jan-2014

A suggested gap in nurse training prompted NICE to produce guidance on use of IV fluid therapy aimed at all health professionals providing this therapy

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Non-attendance at a difficult-asthma clinic

Non-attendance at a difficult-asthma clinic Subscription Required

19-Apr-2013

Patients may miss difficult-asthma clinic appointments for several reasons; a study examined whether telephoning those who did not turn up improved future attendance

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Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

6-Jan-2014

The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia

New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

17-Jan-2014

New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication

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