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Medicines Management in Children's Nursing
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Medicines Management in Children's Nursing



March 2011 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
Children's nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as a children's nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.
 
Introduction
 
Calculating Children's Medicines
 
Legal and Ethical Issues in Children's Medicines Management
 
Holistic Care and Treatment Options in Children's Nursing
 
Knowledge of Children's Medicines and Their Actions
 
Storing, Ordering and Receiving Medicines in Children's Nursing
 
Medicines Administration in Children's Nursing
 
Working in Partnership with Parents, Carers and Children in Medicines Management
 
Keeping up to Date and Evidence-Based Practice

Useful foundation for student nurses focussing on medicines management in children. The activities and case studies throughout the book give students a focus and helps them to link the theory to practice. The book is written in such a way that all students should find it easy to read and understand.

Miss Nicola Fielding
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth
December 10, 2015

Easy to read. Linked with NMC domains. Activities to test student undertstanding. Comprehensive coverage of topic in concise format.
Text broken down into sections. Answers given for activities.

Mrs Linda Jane Moore
Fac of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
June 19, 2015

Very good book and interesting

Miss Tracy Turner
Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University
May 20, 2015

This book is well laid out. There are case studies that allow the reader to apply the content discuss to situations that are likely to occur. The section on legality, in particular the controlled drug section, describes the legality of administering drugs in an explicit and easy to understand method.

Mr Martin Lewis
Nursing and midwifery, University of the West of England, Bristol
April 17, 2014

Excellent resource
Have also recommended this for pre-reg student s as well as post regrad

Mrs Debbie Osborne
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
October 22, 2013

Very good text-used to support theory and practice sessions

Kate Heaton-Morley
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
October 1, 2013

An easy to follow and clearly illustrated text for students to dip in to and gain valuable knowledege of an essential topic. Think the use of this book will increase as greater emphasis is placed on medicines management and associated skills within pre-registration nursing courses.

Mrs Suzanne Seabra
Nursing and Midwifery (Stafford), Staffordshire University
April 12, 2013

A must for all Paediatric Nurses. Informative, clear and highly useful. Great to use in conjuction with development activities.

Miss Elizabeth Busby
School of Nursing Studies, Birmingham City University
February 14, 2013

Useful text in addition to some core texts.

Professor Imelda Coyne
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
September 20, 2012

Essential reference book for students studying children's nursing - highly recommended.

Sam Rogers
Nursing, Manchester University
August 30, 2012

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