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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing : An Essential Guide - Molly Courtenay

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

An Essential Guide

By: Molly Courtenay (Editor), Matt Griffiths (Editor), June Crown (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2010
ISBN: 9780521125208
Number Of Pages: 216

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The second edition of Independent and Supplementary Prescribing builds on the success of this classic text by providing a unique resource for prescribing and medicines management for both new and experienced prescribers. This is an essential resource for anyone undertaking the non-medical prescribing programme.

The book explores a number of key areas for prescribers, including the ethical and legal issues surrounding prescribing, prescribing within a public health context, evidence-based prescribing, basic pharmacology, medication safety, monitoring skills and drug calculations. Each chapter has been updated for the second edition and an additional chapter Minimizing the risk of prescribing error has been added.

Written by a group of multi-professional authors working at all stages of the medication management process, this book will be essential reading for all nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals qualified to prescribe as independent and/or supplementary prescribers.

Molly Courtenay is Professor, Division of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey University, UK.

Matt Griffiths is visiting Professor of Prescribing and Medicines Management at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

List of contributorsp. vi
Foreword to the second editionp. ix
Preface to the second editionp. xi
Non-medical prescribing: an overviewp. 1
Non-medical prescribing in a multidisciplinary team contextp. 7
Consultation skills and decision makingp. 15
Legal aspects of independent and supplementary prescribingp. 29
Ethical issues in independent and supplementary prescribingp. 42
Psychology and sociology of prescribingp. 53
Applied pharmacologyp. 65
Monitoring skillsp. 86
Asthma
Coronary heart disease
Diabetes
Promoting concordance in prescribing interactionsp. 107
Evidence-based prescribingp. 119
Extended/supplementary prescribing: a public health perspectivep. 130
Calculation skillsp. 147
Prescribing in practice: how it worksp. 180
Minimising the risk of prescribing errorp. 187
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780521125208
ISBN-10: 0521125200
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd April 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised