Medicine Management for Nurses

Case Book

Author: Paul Barber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245765

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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This essential case book is aimed at nurses studying pharmacology/medicine management at pre-registration level as well as qualified nurses studying Non Medical Prescribing. The cases cover a variety of conditions helping students to learn what to do in many types of scenarios.
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Medicines Management

A Guide for Nurses

Author: Philip Jevon,Liz Payne,Dan Higgins,Ruth Endecott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319767

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Medicines Management provides a concise exploration of the nurse's role in medicines management. It explains what is meant by medicines management, discusses the current professional and legal context, gives insight into the reasons why mistakes are made, and focuses on the principles of safe drug administration.
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Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses, Third Edition

Author: Paul Barber,Deborah Robertson

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335261963

Category:

Page: 272

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This ideal starter text for student nurses makes pharmacology less intimidating by focusing on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse. Noted for its clear layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology in a friendly, informative way. The book does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. This new edition has been carefully expanded to include a new chapter introducing drug calculations and measurements as well as more detail on drugs used in chronic conditions, as well as more on pharmacology for the older patient and for other specific groups such as children, pregnant women or those with minor illness. More case scenarios have been added to encourage nurses to apply knowledge to a range of different people with a range of needs. The book contains: 90 calculations and 100 multiple choice questions to help perfect your skills and assess learning Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse 35 patient scenarios across a range of clinical settings References to key clinical tests and the latest NICE guidelines The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects, and is useful to all students of pharmacology whether as part of a 3 year course, post-qualifying course, top-up course or standalone module. "This latest edition of a key textbook on pharmacology for nurses has moved forward from previous editions by becoming stronger by the inclusion of a greater scope of material so maintaining its place as an essential pharmacology book for current and forthcoming nursing students in all clinical practice fields to give them a strong evidence base for their studies and clinical practice. The addition of a chapter on drug calculations is an essential step forward in this edition for all students as this is a key component within all current nursing degree programmes. The continued use of case studies and clinical tips makes learning fun both as an individual but also in small learning groups of students. It follows a clear pathway for learning: it is easy to read, is clearly written and shows the importance of aspects of pharmacology within the work of a nurse. " Keith Booles, Senior Nurse Lecturer/Module Leader, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, UK
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Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Stan Mutsatsa

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473965845

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Medicines are a crucial part of the jigsaw when considering how to provide recovery-focussed care in mental health. It is important that mental health nurses understand how psychiatric drugs work, what the common treatments are and appreciate the ethical and legal dimensions that affect how medicines can and should be used in mental health care. Using innovative activities and real-life case studies, this book has been carefully designed to provide all this and more making it the ideal resource to build knowledge and confidence in this crucial area of practice. Key features · Clear explanations of both the underlying biology and pharmacology as well as the wider practicalities of working with medicines · Provides accessible information on the most common conditions and treatments · Linked to the NMC standards and essential skills clusters · Activities and case studies help students to apply what they have learnt to practice and consider the full impact that medicines will have on service users
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Case Management for Nurses

Author: Anita Ward Finkelman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136121626

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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The growing need for coordination of nursing care has increased the importance of studying case management. Finkelman's Case Management is a concise introduction to case management for all nurses and nursing students. It presents today's best practices for coordinating care and engaging interdisciplinary teams to deliver patient-centered care. Section I provides an introduction to case management and explains the competencies, responsibilities, tools, ethical and legal obligations. Section II features a unique Case Management Reader that highlights current literature and critical thinking questions on various case management issues. Broad introductory coverage---thoroughly prepares nurses for the roles they will play as case managers, such as benefits interpreter, patient advocate and educator, triage coordinator, quality improvement professional, and utilization/resource manager Institute of Medicine current recommendations---helping students understand and utilize the field's current best practices Unique Reader Section---presents current literature about case management professional issues, patient-centered care, quality improvement, reimbursement, utilization review, chronic illness, and disease management, with questions to promote critical thinking and group discussion
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Medicines Management for Nursing Practice

Pharmacology, Patient Safety, and Procedures

Author: Graham Brack,Penny Franklin,Jill Caldwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697876

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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Medicines Management for Nursing Practice is a friendly guide to the principles and skills of safe and patient-centred medicines management.
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Medicines Management for Clinical Nurses

Author: Karen Luker,David J Wolfson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632042470

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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As clinical nurses take on increased responsibility for medicines management and nurse prescribing schemes develop and grow, the need for a comprehensive text to aid effective drug management has been identified. Medicines Management for Clinical Nurses concentrates on medicines management and pharmacology in clinical nursing. It considers the policies and procedures in place to ensure the safe prescribing of drugs and the nurse's role in prescribing and administering drugs. It provides valuable information on the patient's role in optimising treatment, including patient-based examples and case studies. Adverse drug reactions and drug interactions are covered in detail in the last section. This is an essential purchase for student and practising nurses involved in medicines management.
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Essential Medicines Management for Mental Health Nurses

Author: Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335263981

Category:

Page: 216

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This text is an accessible and clinically practical guide to medicines management in mental health for all student nurses and professionals. Making the topic manageable and understandable at undergraduate nurse level, it also encourages a growing understanding beyond this in professional practice too. A wide range of mental health conditions are covered, along with how medication can be used to manage these conditions, how the drugs work and how they should be given. Exploring the legal aspects and ethical issues around medication management in mental health, it also discusses other concepts such as medicines adherence and the therapeutic alliance. The book uses straight-forward language to help the reader master the key concepts and how to apply them to clinical practice. It features: * Drug calculations and multiple choice questions to help you assess your learning * Key learning points to sum up each chapter * Patient case studies across a range of mental health disorders * References and suggested reading to help take your knowledge and learning further The book places an emphasis on applying underpinning pharmacological principles to clinical practice and is useful to all nurses who work with patients who have a mental health disorder. "A knowledge and understanding of medicines and medication management is a fundamental aspect of the role of the mental health nurse. The author succeeds in her aim of providing of both a basic knowledge of the subject area, and an understanding of how the principles of psychopharmacology and medicines management are applied to clinical practice and the role of the nurse. The book has an excellent structure, each chapter beginning with clear learning objectives, and ending with a summary of key learning points; multiple choice questions, and a case study, where relevant. The text is written in an accessible sty≤ specific chapters, for example, chapter 5 "Anatomy and physiology of the brain", having clear diagrams that facilitate the reader''s ability to understand both basic physiology, and the principles of neurotransmission, etc. The role of the therapeutic alliance is helpfully acknowledged when promoting adherence and concordance, whilst the key medications prescribed for the specified disorders, and the associated psychopharmacology, are clearly described. "I would consider the publication as being essential reading for any undergraduate mental health nurse; the text also being a valuable learning resource in the development of curriculum content." Mark James, Senior Lecturer in Community Mental Health Nursing, University of South Wales, UK "I''m delighted to recommend this new, welcome and accessible resource: an excellent book with much to offer student and registered mental health nurses and nurse educators, in promoting safe and effective practice in medicines management. With an easy to understand style, Deborah Robertson provides a helpful overview of the legal and professional context, a practical introduction to undertaking drug calculations, and considers the complex issues around practical strategies for optimising adherence and patient outcomes. Complementing recommended non-pharmacological interventions for well-known mental health disorders, this book offers a refreshing perspective and special focus upon pharmacological treatment options, clearly explaining the use of specific medications, their main modes of action, effects and side effects, and recommendations for monitoring outcomes. In particular, this book offers the reader a very good grounding in understanding the pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of mental health disorders, providing materials and highlighting further resources for use when working with the patient or service user, whether providing education, involving them in decision-making about medication taking, or actively monitoring outcomes. Another valuable feature is that the reader is encouraged to consolidate their learning through a series of reflective case studies that focus upon recognising need and treatment planning, and end of chapter multiple choice and numeracy questions." John Butler Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK "This book comprehensively addresses all the major psychotropic drugs a mental health nurse will encounter when undertaking medicines interventions. Each mental health diagnosis is explored and the related prescribed medicines covered in depth. I would recommend this book for use as a core text book in undergraduate studies, registered nurses who want to increase their knowledge base and for non-medical prescribing students as a baseline source to learn about the psychopharmacology of drugs they will prescribe." Steve Hemingway, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, The University of Huddersfield, UK
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Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses

Author: George Downie (MSc.),Jean Mackenzie (RGN.),Arthur Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443071768

Category: Medical

Page: 515

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Providing a solid introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology, as well as a full account of clinical pharmacology and the nurse's role in medicines management, this third edition has been fully revised and updated.
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Leadership and Management in Nursing Test Success

An Unfolding Case Study Review

Author: Julia M. Ward, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110398

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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"This will be very helpful to students studying leadership and management for the NCLEX. The questions are pertinent and well written, and they cover a wide range of topics. This review is a worthwhile resource for student preparation." Score: 96, 4 Stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews Based on an innovative, active learning paradigm, this course review for the Leadership and Management Nursing Skills NCLEX-RN features the use of unfolding case studies to thoroughly engage students while helping them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Unlike other content review books, this resource builds required content into compelling case scenarios that mimic situations in real-life practice. It features answers and rationales at the end of each chapter and includes 200 questions comprised of 150 multiple choice and 50 alternative NCLEX-RN style questions. The book is also infused with Web links and resources that will keep students engaged and further reinforce realistic decision-making. The review focuses on developing leadership and management competencies, patient care management including advanced directives, ethical and legal issues, organizational management, and delegating responsibilities to other members of the health care team. Students love this innovative approach to learning how to ëthink like a nurseí! Faculty find the case studies useful for clinical make-up assignments. Available in both print and eBook formats, the review is enhanced by the inclusion of URLs linking to resources that expands scope of content and increases content assimilation. Key Features: Promotes active learning through use of unfolding case studies Eschews traditional repetitive question review for an intensified learning experience Provides answers conveniently located at the end of each chapter and rationales for both correct AND incorrect answers Serves as a handy resource for clinical make-up assignments Includes more than 200 questions including 150 multiple choice and 50 alternative NCLEX questions
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