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Practical Prescribing for Nurses

Practical Prescribing for Nurses
Developing Competency and Skill

March 2024 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Preparing nurses for prescribing with a complete overview of the knowledge, theory and skills for safe and effective practice.

This accessible and engaging textbook covers the full spectrum of knowledge from the policy and legal aspects of working with medicines, through to the pharmacology of drugs as well as the practical skills required to make a diagnosis and work effectively with patients. It is structured around the Royal Pharmaceutical Society framework for all prescribers and the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses. A complete resource that will ensure students are fully prepared and ready to prescribe.

Chapter 1: The development of prescribing outside medicine and dentistry
Chapter 2: Prescribing resources and competency frameworks
Chapter 3: The consultation, diagnostic processes, differential diagnosis and influences on prescribing
Chapter 4: Putting shared decision making into practice
Chapter 5: Understanding patients medicines-related values, beliefs and expectations and safeguarding
Chapter 6: An introduction to pharmacology and therapeutics and prescribing antimicrobials
Chapter 7: Medicines requiring particular care when prescribing
Chapter 8: Prescribing for Particular Patient Groups
Chapter 9: Adverse drug reactions and interactions
Chapter 10: Prescription writing including risk of remote prescribing
Chapter 11: Transition to Prescriber and Deprescribing

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Sample Chapter - Prescribing Resources

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