Medicines Management: A Problem-Based Approach uses patient scenarios to explore pharmacology and medicines management.The book provides the pharmacological background, and examines the other factors, which enable nurses to provide care to the patient. It will equip the new nurse with the skills they need to problem-solve, prioritise and make decisions while delivering effective care.
Part 1:Setting the scene
Chapter 1 - The context of medicines management for adult nurses in todays NHS
Chapter 2 - How to use information about medicines
Chapter 3 - Applying knowledge and skills: approaches to learning
Part 2: Important concepts and principles
Chapter 4 - Underpinning pharmacological principles: pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
Chapter 5 - Nursing implications and responsibilities
Chapter 6 - Complementary medicinal products
Part 3: Starting to apply the information
Chapter 7 - Cancer care
Chapter 8 - Older adults and medication
Part 4: Patient scenarios
Chapter 9 - Rheumatoid Arthritis: A woman with longstanding Rheumatoid Arthritis who has also developed osteoporosis
Chapter 10 - Coronary Heart Disease: An adult male with Hyperlipidaemia, who has an acute Myocardial Infarction and develops heart failure
Chapter 11 - Acute Intestinal Obstruction: A man with an acute intestinal obstruction
Chapter 12 - Epilepsy: A young woman with a long term condition: epilepsy
Chapter 13 - Alzheimer's disease: An older man with Alzheimers disease who also has primary hypertension and develops constipation
Chapter 14 - Diabetes Mellitus: An adult with type 2 diabetes, depression and hypothyroidism
Chapter 15 - Asthma: A young man with asthma who also has eczema, pneumonia and Downs syndrome
Part 5: Where next?
Chapter 16 - Contemporary issues relating to drug and medicine development
Chapter 17 - Contemporary issues in medicines management for nurses
Appendix 1 Using medicines to relieve pain
Appendix 2 - Infection
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