1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Medicine Administration

    116 Pages
    by Routledge

    116 Pages
    by Routledge

    It is important that medicines are administered correctly, in order to provide correct drug doses, yet not all healthcare professionals are expert in the area. This accessible book provides a definitive guide to best practice in administering medicinal formulations.

    Acting as a quick reference handbook for administration techniques in both the simulated and real practice environment, the book enables readers to advise patients on the correct use of their formulation. It covers the following formulation types:

    • oral
    • topical
    • ocular
    • aural
    • nasal
    • inhaled
    • transdermal patches
    • vaginal
    • rectal.

    A Practical Guide to Medicines Administration is a key resource for both student and practising pharmacists who counsel and advise patients on the use of their medicines. It will also be a useful reference for nurses, nursing associates, assistant practitioners and healthcare assistants.

    Chapter 1. Oral Formulations

    Chapter 2. Topical Formulations

    Chapter 3. Ocular Formulations

    Chapter 4. Aural Formulations

    Chapter 5. Nasal Formulations

    Chapter 6. Inhaled Formulations

    Chapter 7. Transdermal Patches

    Chapter 8. Vaginal Formulations

    Chapter 9. Rectal Formulations


    Karen Anne Gunnell is a Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Practice at Keele University, UK.

    Rebecca Hayley Venables is a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at Keele University, UK.