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Medicines Management in Children's Nursing

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.
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

I feel that my adult nursing students would only use a text like this very rarely but would be a good text in the library for them to research with if they came across in critical care areas children and were involved in medicines management.
A more focussed textbook for students and lecturers involved and undertaking the child health branch of the nursing degree programme, but a book for all nursing libraries in my view as medicines management is an essental skill.
The book in my opionion is well written and easy to use, I particularly like the chapters on calculating children's medicines, holistic care and treatment options and medicines adminstration....the chapter on partnership is also a very important chapter.

Mr Keith Booles
Faculty of Health & Science, Staffordshire University
August 10, 2012

It is very user friendly with clear explanations of the concepts of medicine safety and management for children. Excellent, thought provoking case studies and activities allow students to understand their accountability and responsibilities of care.

Miss Ann Morrill
School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London
June 20, 2012

Excellent book which is easy to understand.

Miss Leisa Meigh
Nursing and Midwifery (Stafford), Staffordshire University
April 26, 2012

excellent reference book for students with easy to understand concepts related to student accountability and patient safety

Mrs Mary Brown
Medical School, Nottingham University
April 24, 2012

This is an excellent textbook. It is very user friendly and gives the student the opportunity to develop a firm understanding of the issues around children and medicines. I found the layout to be very logical and the content would encourage further exploration of he subject matter by the student. I also feel that this is a book that would be a very useful addition to any paediatric ward as a clear resource for guidance. I did particlarly like the issues raised around calculations. I have encounterd other books in this series and feel that this book not only comliments those but is an excellent stand alone book, that is well planned and easy to navigate and very pertinant to todays environment of safety in practice.

Ms Joanne O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
April 17, 2012

One of few textbooks available on the complex issue of medicines management for children. The activities are especially useful.

Mrs Izzy Bowles
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Cumbria
December 28, 2011

A nice straight forward easy to read text

Wendy Sinclair
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Salford University
December 20, 2011