Category list : Drug calculations
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Funding has been announced to develop drug tests that will be able to detect the substances a patient has taken through their fingerprints in accident and emergency departments.
Nursing Times Learning has launched a new online learning unit Drug calculations in practice which will be invaluable to qualified nurses and students, either to develop or refresh their skills in this vital area of nursing care.
“Daily dose of aspirin cuts cancer risk,” The Daily Telegraph says.
Almost one in three diabetic hospital patients experience medication errors that can cause dangerous blood glucose levels, a report has found.
GPs may be regularly making mistakes when prescribing medicines, according to a high-profile report published by the General Medical Council.
Police probe watered down morphine incidentSubscription
Detectives are investigating how bottles of painkilling morphine on a hospital ward were diluted with water, it has been disclosed.
Intensive care bedside devices “do not adequately support” the information needs of nurses and may affect error rates, according to a German study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Drug recommended by NICE for stroke preventionSubscription
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended the oral anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa) as an option for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Chris Tyreman looks at common causes of drug errors and explores how the five rights of medication administration can help nurses prevent them
Clinical effectiveness and patient safety are at risk if inaccurate drug doses are administered. This study revealed gaps in basic mathematical skills