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  • Nebulisers - 2: AdministrationSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 51GARY PORTER-JONES, RESPIRATORY NURSE SPECIALIST, GWYNEDD HOSPITAL, BANGOR, WALESGARY PORTER-JONES, RESPIRATORY NURSE SPECIALIST, GWYNEDD HOSPITAL, BANGOR, WALES

  • Drug administration via a nasogastric tubeSubscription

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 16, PAGE NO: 51 Emma Bryson, BA, RN, DipHE, is a staff nurse, X-ray department, Stirling Royal Infirmary The UKCC states in the Standards for the Administration of Medicines (1992) that a practitioner will examine the patient’s prescription in the interests of safety and that the dose, method, route and timing of administration relevant to the patient will be considered. 

  • Administration of medicinesSubscription

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 41PHIL JEVON, RESUSCITATION OFFICER, MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALLSponsored by PfizerThere is only limited scientific evidence for the use of medicines during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2000). They should be considered only after the patient has been defibrillated (if indicated) and CPR has been undertaken.

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    How to calculate drug dosage accurately: advice for nursesSubscription

    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

  • A trial of patient-centred drug administrationSubscription

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 36

  • Nurse administration of Entonox to manage pain in ward settingsSubscription

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 28

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    Devices for insulin administrationSubscription

    The incidence of diabetes is increasing dramatically in the UK, mainly due to the rise in type 2 diabetes, associated with an increase in obesity and decrease in physical activity. Type 2 diabetes is progressive and initially requires the patient to make changes in lifestyle and take oral hypoglycaemic agents. The patient may eventually require insulin therapy because of gradual beta cell failure. Evidence from the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (1998) showed that improving blood glucose ...

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    The administration of drugs via enteral feeding tubesSubscription

    The practice of administering drugs via enteral feeding tubes has become complex. 

  • The effective management and administration of premedicationSubscription

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  • Improvement of medicines management in hospitalsSubscription

    Medicines management is a term that encapsulates all the steps involved in administering a drug. The Audit Commission (2001) describes these steps as:

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