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Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance

This book is a general introduction to topics related to medicines management, rather than an in-depth discussion

This book is a general introduction to topics related to medicines management, rather than an in-depth discussion. However, it provides a good starting point for expanding knowledge of medicines management.

The topics are organised into three chapters, making the information accessible and easy to navigate. These chapters provide a clear and concise review of basic pharmacology, therapeutics and special situations in medicines management.

Part one defines key terms and covers areas such as the development of medicines, numeracy and general pharmacological principles, which are relevant to all specialties. The text is easy to read and supported by clear, colourful diagrams.

Part two offers a brief discussion of a broad range of conditions and their treatments, while in part three the authors discuss medicines management in special situations, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions and pharmacovigilance – all important topics in the safe use of medicines.

The book also has a companion website with interactive multiple choice questions to support learning.

Given its nursing focus, this publication is likely to appeal to clinicians working in a range of specialties, as well as nursing students. It is also relevant for the non-registered workforce, such as associate practitioners and healthcare assistants.

It is a useful introductory text on the subject, and one that libraries should stock.

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