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Author Blair, Karen, 1964-

Title Medicines management in children's nursing / Karen Blair
Published Exeter : Learning Matters, 2011


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Description v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Transforming nursing practice
Transforming nursing practice.
Contents 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 with evidence-based practice
Summary Clear explanations and practice tests for children's nursing calculations. --
Correct medicines management and calculations is a crucial skill that children's nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care. 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 medicine management, covering medicines calculations, legal and ethical issues, holistic care, introductory pharmacology, storage and ordering of medicines, medicines administration, partnership working and keeping up-to-date with the evidence-base. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice. --
Key Features: --
Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters; Scenarios from children's nursing show how to apply theory to practice; --
Plenty of activities help to build confidence and independent learning skills; --
The series editor is Dr Shirley Bach who is Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton. --Book Jacket
This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programmes. --
Transforming Nursing Practice is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topic, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery. --
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Subject Children -- Diseases -- Chemotherapy.
Children -- Diseases -- Treatment.
Pediatric nursing.
Drugs -- Administration.
Pediatric pharmacology.
Pharmaceutical arithmetic.
LC no. 2011377314
ISBN 1844454703 (paperback)
9781844454709 (paperback)
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