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.Table of Contents Preface1. Introduction to medication errors and medication safety Molly Courtenay and Matt Griffiths2. Safety in prescribing Anne Twidell and Simon de Lusignan3. Safety in dispensing Imogen Savage4. Safety in administering Jane Watson and Liz Plastow5. Adverse drug reactions and drug interactions Tim House6. Interface of care and communication Alison Blenkinsopp, Gill Dorer, Martin Duerden and Rebecca Jester7. Parenteral drug administration Jasmeet Soar and Jon Standing8. Calculations Alison G. Eggleton9. Controlled drugs and patient safety Roger Knaggs10. Reporting medication incidents and near misses Sheena Williams11. Ensuring safety through evidence based medicine Sharon SmartIndex.
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Titolo: Medication Safety - An Essential Guide
Autori: Courtenay - Griffiths
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile