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1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Medicine Administration

ISBN 9781138301177
Published July 4, 2018 by Routledge
116 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.