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Medication Safety
An Essential Guide

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Molly Courtenay, Matt Griffiths, Anne Twidell, Simon de Lusignan, Imogen Savage, Jane Watson, Liz Plastow, Tim House, Alison Blenkinsopp, Gill Dorer, Martin Duerden, Rebecca Jester, Jasmeet Soar, Jon Standing, Alison G. Eggleton, Roger Knaggs, Sheena Williams, Sharon Smart
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  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521721639

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  • The supply and administration of medicines is an area of practice in which a number of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals) are involved. Prescribing is a relatively new role which many of these healthcare professionals have adopted. Medication Safety focuses on promoting safety in the delivery of medicines. Chapters explore the various stages in the medication process including safety in prescribing, dispensing and administering drugs. Adverse reactions, parenteral administration, dosage calculations, safety with controlled drugs, and reporting errors and near misses are all addressed in evidence-based contributions from a highly experienced team of contributors. This text is essential reading for all healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of medicines to patients.

    • Timely and much needed text due to the rise of non-medical prescribing
    • Discusses safety at all stages of the medication process including prescribing, dispensing and administering drugs
    • From a highly experienced editor and contributor team, known internationally in the field of non-medical prescribing
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    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521721639
    • length: 210 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction to medication errors and medication safety Molly Courtenay and Matt Griffiths
    2. Safety in prescribing Anne Twidell and Simon de Lusignan
    3. Safety in dispensing Imogen Savage
    4. Safety in administering Jane Watson and Liz Plastow
    5. Adverse drug reactions and drug interactions Tim House
    6. Interface of care and communication Alison Blenkinsopp, Gill Dorer, Martin Duerden and Rebecca Jester
    7. Parenteral drug administration Jasmeet Soar and Jon Standing
    8. Calculations Alison G. Eggleton
    9. Controlled drugs and patient safety Roger Knaggs
    10. Reporting medication incidents and near misses Sheena Williams
    11. Ensuring safety through evidence based medicine Sharon Smart
    Index.

  • Authors

    Molly Courtenay, University of Surrey
    Molly Courtenay is a Professor at the School of Health and Social Care, Reading University, UK.

    Matt Griffiths, University of the West of England, Bristol
    Matt Griffiths is Senior Nurse, Medicines Management, University Hospitals of Leicester and Visiting Professor of Prescribing and Medicines Management, School of Health, University of Northampton, UK.

    Contributors

    Molly Courtenay, Matt Griffiths, Anne Twidell, Simon de Lusignan, Imogen Savage, Jane Watson, Liz Plastow, Tim House, Alison Blenkinsopp, Gill Dorer, Martin Duerden, Rebecca Jester, Jasmeet Soar, Jon Standing, Alison G. Eggleton, Roger Knaggs, Sheena Williams, Sharon Smart

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