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Medicine management skills for nurses

Author: Claire Boyd
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Series: Student survival skills series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This handy book is an essential guide for all nursing students, enabling you to understand the theory and practice of drug administration. Medicine Management Skills for Nurses will be an invaluable tool to facilitate your confidence and competence. This essential guide explores the theory and practice of drug administration briefly and coherently, with "test your knowledge" exercises and questions throughout to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Boyd
ISBN: 9781118448854 1118448855
OCLC Number: 816029981
Description: xii, 266 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Drug administration: general principles --
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics --
Drug and medicines --
Oral drug administration --
Administration of injections --
Calculations for working out dosages --
Administration of rectal and vaginal preparations --
Administration of topical preparations --
Administration of inhalation medications and nebulisers --
Administration of intravenous fluids --
Administration of intravenous bolus medications --
Administration continuous intravenous infusions --
Administration via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy or nasogastric tube --
Drugs and specific medical conditions --
Pain management --
Knowledge test --
Answers to activities, questions and "test your knowledge" --
Appendix 1. Specific competencies: "medicines management" --
Appendix 2. Typical prescription chart.
Series Title: Student survival skills series.
Responsibility: Claire Boyd.

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Anxious about managing medicines? Worried you ll make a mistake? This handy book is an essential guide for all nursing students, enabling you to understand the theory and practice of drug  Read more...

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Overall, it provides good commentary on a range of themes pertaining to medicines management for nursing students. (Primary Health Care, 1 October 2013)

 
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