Category list : Drug administration
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’It is well written and structured systematically and clearly, perhaps a few detailed and colourful illustrations would assist however it reads easily and was informative.’
Nursing associates will not legally be able to give drugs under agreements, known as patient group directions (PGDs), that allow staff to administer medicines to patients without a prescription, senior nurses have stressed as they released guidance for the new role.
The Psychoactive Substance 2016 Act a year on: “Poor legislative changes have increased nursing care for managing NPS use” Subscription
In May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act banned the sale, distribution and supply of all “Novel Psychoactive Substances”, ranging from meow meow to Spice, explains David Solomon.
Miscalculating doses is a common source of drug errors. This article explains how to calculate drug doses and highlights common errors. After reading it, you can undertake the Nursing Times learning unit Drug Calculations in Practice, which includes clinical scenarios to test your knowledge
Drug Dealer, MDSubscription
’I found myself drawing experiences of patients I have met throughout my career in healthcare and how “addicts” as we categorise them, adopt the same behavioural characteristics’
’It is a comprehensive reference book for students on all the most popular drugs used.’
Around 20% of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, such as tamoxifen, according to researchers.
Potential readers would be parents/guardians/carers with your adolescent children
Last week’s revelations about the proposed scope of practice for nursing associates should put more pressure on the government to announce its intentions for the role – and fast.
Safer prescribing for opioid dependenceSubscription
Medication errors can occur when non-medical prescribers treat opioid dependence, but following a consultation model can reduce this ris