Category list : Drug calculations
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Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs - 3rd editionSubscription
’This is an excellent tool to enable staff to undertake risk assessments – although written for nursing staff working in the US this is equally relevant for oncology nurses in the UK.’
Why Mothers’ Medication MattersSubscription
’The author raises some valuable points regarding how breastfeeding is viewed by both the greater medical field and society.’
A college in Lancashire is offering a free course to help nurses and other health professionals brush up on their maths skills.
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
’It is a comprehensive reference book for students on all the most popular drugs used.’
“Women who take paracetamol or ibuprofen just twice a week could be damaging their hearing permanently,” the Daily Mail reports.
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.
’This is an excellent resource for students and in fact any registrant who would like to brush up and refresh their skills in the area of drug calculations. ’
The Invisible Work of NursesSubscription
’The book is readable for all healthcare professionals and it might be useful for non exec directors as well to enable them to understand the complexities of nursing.’
'Patients need properly trained nursing staff'Subscription
Ever since we broke the story on the nursing associate role, people have asked what Nursing Times’ position is on the issue.
’Each chapter is broken down into shorter essays, comprehensive notes and references at the end complete an in-depth and well researched book’
Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses Subscription
’The book is aimed at undergraduate students or nurses requiring a refresher of their numeracy skills, but the basic level means it is probably best suited to junior students.
We talk to Vicki Abrahams, a student nurse, currently in her second year.
From Farms to Pharma Subscription
“This book is a rare treasure being applicable to ward nurses, specialist nurses, ward managers and students.”
'I realised that not being able to calculate drugs correctly could be a matter of life or death - literally'Subscription
Why do I find maths so difficult when my peers tend to sail through? Why is my handwriting such a mess? Why does it take me so long to understand? Why am I so dumb?!
A £10m prize has gone on offer to find a solution to the growing issue of bacteria and viruses which are resistant to antibiotics.
A drug derived from sea sponges extends the life of women with an especially aggressive form of breast cancer by almost five months, research has shown.
A body-clock “atlas” mapping the 24-hour activity patterns of thousands of genes has been created by US scientists.
A pill that could help prevent blood clots in people who have suffered heart attacks has been been recommended for use on the NHS by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Treating patients suffering from the deadliest form of skin cancer with a combination of drugs could help extend their lives, research has suggested.