1st Edition

Non-Medical Prescribing
A Course Companion

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ISBN 9780367281342
December 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
128 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This accessible textbook provides a comprehensive resource for healthcare students and professional students studying non-medical prescribing, taking into account the RPS competency framework for non-medical prescribing.

Non-Medical Prescribing: A Course Companion includes chapters on the context of non-medical prescribing ;pharmacology; professional, legal and ethical issues; psychological influences; working in multi-disciplinary teams; working with patients with complex conditions and co-morbidities; understanding antibiotics and resistances; prescription writing, and; the role of non-medical prescribing leads. Each chapter acts as a self-contained study module, with key facts and areas highlighted, illustrative clinical cases to link learning to practice, and a self-test quiz.

Designed for professionals from a range of non-medical disciplines including nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, this book can be used at both pre- and post-registration level.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction and development of non-medical prescribing  2.Pharmacology, drug interactions and adverse reactions  3.Prescribing in co morbidities and individual differences  4.Clinical decision-making and assessment  5.Legal, professional, policy and ethical aspects of prescribing  6.Psychological influences and issues of concordance  7.The public heath context of prescribing  8.Prescription writing  9.The NMP leads and the multidisciplinary team in prescribing  Afterword.Concluding comments: The future of non-medical prescribing

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Alison Pooler is a senior lecturer in the School of Medicine at Keele University. She developed the non-medical prescribing programmes within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele before moving over to work within Medicine. She also undertook the role of an NMC reviewer for non-medical prescribing programmes for a number of years and has also completed consultancy work across the Uk for other HEI’s around non-medical prescribing curriculum and standards. A nurse practitioner by background, she graduated from Edinburgh University in 1992 with her nursing degree and worked in many acute areas, finally specializing in Respiratory medicine where he worked as a V300 prescriber for a number of years before moving into academia in 2008.