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Medicines Management

A Nursing Perspective, 1st Edition

By Sandra Crouch, Michael Crouch, Carol Chapelhow


560 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


Part 1:Setting the scene

Chapter 1 - The context of medicines management for adult nurses in today’s 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 Alzheimer’s 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 Down’s 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



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacy

Sample Chapter

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