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Non-medical Prescribing in the United Kingdom

Author: Penelope Mary Franklin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331953324X

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 4989

This book explores key developments in Non-medical Prescribing in the UK. Addressing the needs of countries in the European Market and beyond, which have been closely watching UK developments and would be interested in embedding or developing counterparts of their own. Featuring chapters by clinicians, leaders and practitioners in the UK Non-medical Prescribing arena, it identifies both current and potential future developments. Attention is paid to the different prescribing practices and governance within the four countries constituting the United Kingdom. Many lessons have been learned along the way and the purpose of this book is to share these lessons, together with best practice examples in connection with the implementation of nurse/health professional led patient care, implementation of patient centered practice, and governance. Designated Registered Practitioners who have completed an enhanced training now receive a professional body qualification which enables them to prescribe within their scope of practice as Non-medical Independent Prescribers and, providing that they are competent, from anywhere within the British National Formulary independently of doctors; for Nurses, this also includes most controlled drugs. The book will be of interest to policy makers and to forward-looking professionals and practitioners in the diverse European Health and Social Care market.
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Non-medical Prescribing

Author: Mahesh Sodha,Soraya Dhillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853697688

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 1106

A new guide designed to ensure confident prescribing in specialist areas. The need for this text stems from the necessity to develop non-medical prescribing in practice. It offers a resource for all non-medical prescribers including nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals who desire to become supplementary or independent prescribers in their field. The book is divided into two comprehensive sections and provides an overview of non-medical prescribing by healthcare professionals other than doctors.
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Non-Medical Prescribing in Healthcare Practice

A Toolkit for Students and Practitioners

Author: Dawn Brookes,Anne Smith

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230208320

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 353

This text offers a contemporary insight into non-medical prescribing initiatives in everyday situations, covering the latest phase in this ever-evolving field of professional practice. With contributors from a variety of health professions, this practical text examines prescribing as it stands now, how it may develop in the future.
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The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing

Author: Dilyse Nuttall,Jane Rutt-Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118861868

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 1758

The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing is an easy-to-read, comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge, key issues and skills relevant to non-medical prescribing. Now fully updated and linked to the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for non-medical prescribers, with activities to help you link your continuing professional development within the competences required as a prescriber. This practical title remains an ideal resource for all qualified health professionals to practice safe and effective non-medical prescribing. The section edition is structured around four core themes – public health, social and cultural issues, prescribing principles, and continuing professional development – which are threaded throughout the text. It also includes additional material on the importance on continuing professional development in prescribing, as well as the history and context of non-medical prescribing; ethical, legal and professional issues; effective consultations; essential pharmacology; clinical skills; prescribing for specific groups; and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Key Features: Accessible and study-friendly Each chapter has learning objectives and activities to support a deeper understanding of the theoretical knowledge base and its application to practice Case studies linking the topics to real-life scenarios Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/nuttall with a range of self-assessment questions, quizzes, numeracy exercises, case studies and weblinks. The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing provides support to anyone studying for a prescribing qualification or looking for a refresher on the subject.
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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

An Essential Guide

Author: Molly Courtenay,Matt Griffiths

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487892

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 955

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 'Minimising 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.
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Prescribing in Dermatology

Author: Polly Buchanan,Molly Courtenay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139453203

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 1785

The introduction of non-medical prescribing has meant that nurses, pharmacists and the professions allied to health are frequently faced with prescribing decisions. This text provides easily accessible information upon which to base these decisions when prescribing for patients with dermatological conditions ensuring safe and effective prescribing practices. Each chapter looks at a common skin disorder (including acne vulgaris and rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, urticaria and angio-oedema, infections and infestations, and skin cancer) and provides information on assessment, differential diagnosis, management strategies and prescribing. Key background information from the relevant life sciences (anatomy, physiology and pharmacology), as applied to clinical practice, is also provided. This book provides an invaluable guide for those healthcare professionals prescribing for, and treating, patients with dermatological conditions.
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The New Prescriber

An Integrated Approach to Medical and Non-medical Prescribing

Author: Fiona Bath-Hextall,Joanne Lymn,Roger Knaggs,Dianne Bowskill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111827833X

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 9439

The New Prescriber is a comprehensive, accessible textbook that provides essential coverage of the three core components for prescribing: the client/patient, the evidence, and the pharmacology. Divided into three sections, this text first looks at the consultation with the patient, and outlines legal, professional and ethical frameworks which guide medical and non-medical prescribing. The second section is devoted to evidence-based practice, highlighting key skills essential to all clinicians. This section encourages the student to identify why evidence-based practice should underpin prescribing decisions. The third and final section is concerned with pharmacology. The student is introduced to basic concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions and variability of response. The importance of these pharmacological principles is highlighted throughout the subsequent discussion of drug groups affecting major body systems. Key features: Pulls together all key elements of prescribing using an integrated approach ‘Stop and Think' boxes and practice application activities provided throughout, enabling the reader to link theory to practice Key terms and glossary provided This text is invaluable for all nursing, health and medical students taking courses in prescribing and pharmacology.
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Advanced Nursing Practice and Nurse-led Clinics in Oncology

Author: Carole Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753739

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 1407

Over the past ten years there has been a dramatic increase in new nursing roles and nurse-led clinics within oncology. This unique handbook is a comprehensive companion for nurses studying and practising at an advanced level in this emerging field. This text outlines and discusses roles, responsibilities and skills related to advanced practice in oncology nursing – including leadership, communication skills and prescribing – linking throughout to the implications for clinical practice. It then provides a step-by-step guide to setting up and developing nurse-led clinics, looking in more detail at clinics focusing on surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, clinical trials and follow ups, and providing an in-depth case example of a clinic set up for adjuvant Herceptin use. Practical, relevant and underpinned by current legislation, Advanced Nursing Practice and Nurse-led Clinics in Oncology is an invaluable resource for oncology nurses.
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Oxford Handbook of Nurse Prescribing

Author: Sue Beckwith,Penny Franklin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198570783

Category: Medical

Page: 415

View: 5691

Giving a picture of the role of the nurse prescriber, this handbook provides evidence-based advice for nurse prescribers. This handbook contains the practical principles required to enable the prescriber to practice safely, effectively and cost-consciously.
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Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions

Author: Paula McGee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444306439

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 9666

Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions enables nurses and members of allied health professions to effectively diagnose and treat patients, in a wide variety of settings. It is especially relevant in regions where access to other health providers is limited. This new, completely revised, third edition shows how advanced practice continues to develop in response to the impact of health service reforms, the introduction of health policies aimed at developing a patient-led service based in primary care and changes in working conditions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions presents an examination of the potential for advanced practitioners, at all levels, to have a significant effect on the health of the population and provide holistic care for the sick. Practice is identified as the central and most important feature of the advanced role in nursing and allied health professions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions also considers: The development of advanced practice in nursing and the allied health professions and the implications for future health and social care services; Challenging professional boundaries that hinder the provision of care and pioneering innovation within a diverse society; The relationship between health policy and service reforms, current and future advanced roles; International developments in advanced practice; Leadership, management in relation to advanced roles; The responsibilities of advanced practitioners in meeting healthcare needs in a diverse society; Educating advanced practitioners and tracking their career development; The future possibilities for advanced practice and an agenda for research.
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Non-Medical Prescribing

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Eleanor Bradley,Peter Nolan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471457

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The foundations of good prescribing are quality engagement with trusted healthcare staff, access to knowledgeable and skilled personnel, and full involvement in decisions about care. Beginning with a discussion of how prescribing practices have evolved, this book then proceeds to outline how non-medical prescribing is now implemented from the perspectives of nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals. It explores the impact on practice, and integrates the views and experiences of patients and service users, as individuals assume responsibility for their own health and select from a range of treatment options. The findings reported in this book describe the challenges posed by policy initiatives, the implications they have for healthcare personnel, and highlight areas in which further organisational change is required before the full impact of non-medical prescribing will be felt.
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Essential Nurse Prescribing

Author: Molly Courtenay,Michele Butler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781841101088

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 1185

Information including product dosage, contraindications, side effects, drug interactions, and specific nursing points is presented in detail.
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Prescribing in Diabetes

Author: Jill Hill,Molly Courtenay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471465

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 7173

The effective management of diabetes can delay or even prevent the development of complications. Patients will often need to take a variety of medications, in addition to embracing lifestyle changes, to achieve this. Prescribing in Diabetes gives clear information about the options for treating the various aspects of diabetes, such as abnormal blood glucose, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol. It also gives practical advice on how to support people in managing their problems independently and improve their lifestyle, by making better choices armed with a thorough understanding of the condition and options for treatment. Chapters cover the range of methods available for the delivery of medicines to patients, the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and an overview on how the drugs work. The book also discusses normal blood glucose regulation, self-monitoring, weight management, smoking cessation and the management of the most common complications.
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British National Formulary 57

57 March 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853698456

Category: Medical

Page: 978

View: 6708

A joint publication of the BMA and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Revised twice yearly. Supersedes BNF no. 56 (Sept 2008, ISBN 9780853697787) and all previous editions
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Pharmacy Law and Practice

Author: Jon Merrills,Jonathan Fisher

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123946182

Category: Medical

Page: 570

View: 2581

The fifth edition of Pharmacy Law and Practice provides a straightforward and useable guide for students, practitioners, academics and others interested in pharmacy law and practice in the United Kingdom. This multi-dimensional book includes discussions of socio-political influences on legal developments to provide greater insight to the reader. It clearly sets out the background to regulatory issues together with simple and practical statements of what a pharmacist has to do to obey the law. As in previous editions, this book discusses topics thematically rather than by statute. It is a unique and reader-friendly guide that boils down the complex or difficult language of the law, describes the reasons behind it, and illustrates the application to pharmacy practice. Thoroughly updated to reflect regulatory and legal developments in areas including employment law, online transactions and internet pharmacies, non-medical prescribing and more Takes an intuitive, problem-solving approach and discusses topics thematically rather than by statute to show how all of the larger pieces fit together The electronic version of this book contains valuable links to provide readers with the most current information in a rapidly changing subject area
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Practical Prescribing for Medical Students

Author: Helen Bradbury,Barry Strickland Hodge

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446297535

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 1765

Learning to prescribe is an essential part of medical training. Due to various high profile serious prescribing errors, the GMC have introduced stricter prescribing standards which medical students must meet in order to graduate. This book helps medical students learn the essentials of safe prescribing practice, and is aimed directly at their needs. It covers all the aspects of prescribing required by the GMC, including principles of prescribing, law and ethics, professional responsibilities, patient communication, at-risk groups, avoiding common errors and what to do when things go wrong. Key features: Directly linked to the prescribing competencies in the GMC's Tomorrow's Doctors and Good Practice in Prescribing Medicines Real-life prescribing case studies and scenarios relate the principles to actual practice and placement situations Activities throughout each chapter for testing prescribing knowledge and skills Test questions for the new Prescribing Skills Assessment to help students prepare and be confident that they can pass.
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Non-Pharmacological Management of Osteoporosis

Exercise, Nutrition, Fall and Fracture Prevention

Author: Mehrsheed Sinaki,Michael Pfeifer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319540165

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 2721

This practical guide presents the most up-to-date information on the application of non-pharmacological and physical therapeutic measures, either used independently or in combination with pharmacotherapy, for the management of osteoporosis. Pharmacotherapy remains the primary treatment for osteoporosis, but to improve the biomechanical competence of bone and improve quality of life, there needs to be more comprehensive management approach involving non-pharmacological methods. The book opens with a discussion of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, complications and consequences of osteoporosis. Exercise, nutrition, orthotics, and other rehabilitation measures such as whole body vibration and electrical muscle stimulation, each described in details in chapters of their own, have had a beneficial impact on fall and fracture prevention as well as recovery post-fracture. In addition, the application of acupuncture for pain management and movement-based mind-body therapies like tai chi and the Feldenkrais method are explored. Providing a description of independent and adjuvant techniques and practices for treatment and improving quality of life, Non-Pharmacological Management of Osteoporosis is an excellent resource for endocrinologists, bone specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and all clinical practitioners and staff working with osteoporosis patients.
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Neuroimaging Diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Hiroshi Matsuda,Takashi Asada,Aya Midori Tokumaru

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431551336

Category: Medical

Page: 279

View: 8251

This book describes the latest modalities such as tau PET imaging for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and also provides information on handling and analyzing imaging data that is not found in other books. In addition, it introduces routine imaging studies in the management of dementia in Japan. The prevalence of dementia has increased over the past few decades, either because of greater awareness and more accurate diagnosis, or because increased longevity has created a larger population of the elderly, the age group most commonly affected. Although only clinical assessment can lead to a diagnosis of dementia, neuroimaging in dementia is recommended by most clinical guidelines, and its adjunct role has traditionally been to exclude a mass lesion rather than to support a specific diagnosis. Neuroimaging may be also helpful for developing new strategies to achieve diagnoses as early as possible for therapies aimed at slowing the progression of neurodegenerative diseases manifesting dementia. Under these conditions, all clinicians and researchers who are involved in neuroimaging for dementia should decide which patients to scan, when imaging patients is most useful, which modality to use, how to handle imaging data from many institutions, and which analytical tool to use. This edition comprises contributions from leading Japanese experts in their fields.
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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

Author: David M. Taylor,Thomas R. E. Barnes,Allan H. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119442583

Category: Medical

Page: 872

View: 6748

The revised 13th edition of the essential reference for the prescribing of drugs for patients with mental health disorders The revised and updated 13th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry provides up-to-date information, expert guidance on prescribing practice in mental health, including drug choice, treatment of adverse effects and how to augment or switch medications. The text covers a wide range of topics including pharmacological interventions for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, and many other less common conditions. There is advice on prescribing in children and adolescents, in substance misuse and in special patient groups. This world-renowned guide has been written in concise terms by an expert team of psychiatrists and specialist pharmacists. The Guidelines help with complex prescribing problems and include information on prescribing psychotropic medications outside their licensed indications as well as potential interactions with other medications and substances such as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. In addition, each of the book’s 165 sections features a full reference list so that evidence on which guidance is based can be readily accessed. This important text: Is the world’s leading clinical resource for evidence-based prescribing in day-to-day clinical practice and for formulating prescribing policy Includes referenced information on topics such as transferring from one medication to another, prescribing psychotropic medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and treating patients with comorbid physical conditions, including impaired renal or hepatic function. Presents guidance on complex clinical problems that may not be encountered routinely Written for psychiatrists, neuropharmacologists, pharmacists and clinical psychologists as well as nurses and medical trainees, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry are the established reference source for ensuring the safe and effective use of medications for patients presenting with mental health problems.