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Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance

This publication presents a general introduction to medicines management rather than an in-depth discussion. However, it is a good starting point for expanding your knowledge on the subject

This publication presents a general introduction to medicines management rather than an in-depth discussion. However, it is a good starting point for expanding your knowledge on the subject.

The topics are organised into three chapters, which makes the information accessible and simple to navigate.

The content provides a clear and concise review of basic pharmacology, therapeutics, and special situations in medicines management.

Part one defines key terms in relation to medicines, and includes their development, numeracy, and general pharmacological principles which are relevant to all specialties. The text is easy to read and supported by clear and colourful diagrams.

Part two provides a brief discussion of a broad range of conditions and their treatments. In part three, the authors discuss medicines management in special situations, drug interactions, adverse reactions and pharmacovigilance, which are important 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 book 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.

I would recommend that libraries stock this book as a useful introductory text to the management of medicines.

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