1st Edition

Non-Medical Prescribing A Course Companion

Edited By Alison Pooler Copyright 2021
    162 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    162 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This accessible textbook provides a comprehensive resource for healthcare students and professional students studying non-medical prescribing, taking into account the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (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 multidisciplinary 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.

    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


    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 a Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) reviewer for non-medical prescribing programmes for a number of years and has completed consultancy work across the UK for other higher education institutes (HEIs) 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 she worked as a V300 prescriber for a number of years before moving into academia in 2008.