Child-Centred Pharmacology

An Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

By Barbara V. Novak

© 2016 – Routledge

240 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415549004
pub: 2016-04-30
Hardback: 9780415548991
pub: 2016-04-30
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About the Book

The successful management of children’s health problems requires a sophisticated understanding of their health problems and needs, as well as knowledge about how best to respond to their situations. This holds particularly when prescribing for children. Discussing the best choice of therapeutic interventions available when caring for children, this is the first textbook for nurses and allied health professionals working in this important area.

Linking the relevant aspects of developmental biology with those of pathophysiology, pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics, this accessible text encompasses concordance with treatment, relevant aspects of care management, clinical outcomes and future directions. Emphasis will also be placed on drug administration and medicine management – taking into consideration factors such as research evidence, policies and guidelines that influence safe, competent administration and prescribing of drugs in diverse contexts. Further chapters include discussion of:

  • Safe prescribing for surgery
  • Issues around consent
  • Adverse responses to drugs
  • Child-centred formulae and their use in practice
  • Clinical trials
  • Holistic assessment.

This book focuses on the aspects of pharmacology that are crucial for truly child-centered prescribing practice. It is an essential text for all nursing and allied health students of prescribing who are, or will be, working with children.

Table of Contents

1. Perspectives in Child-centred Pharmacology 2. Pharmacogenetic Considerations in Determining the Best Therapeutic Interventions 3. Pharmacotherapeutics in Children with Respiratory Problems 4. Pharmacotherapeutics in Children with Infection 5. Pharmacotherapeutics of Antipyretics and Anti-inflammatory Drugs 6. Pharmacotherapeutics in Children with Endocrine and Metabolic Problems 7. Safe Prescribing for Children Requiring Surgery 8. Health Promoting Pharmacotherapeutics 9. Adverse Responses to Drugs 10. Child-centred Formulae and Their Use in Practice 11. Medication Error 12. Medicine Management and Administration 13. Clinical Trials 14. Holistic Child Assessment

About the Author

Barbara Novak is lecturer in Applied Biological Sciences and the lead in Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing at City University, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Drug Guides
MEDICAL / Nursing / Pediatric & Neonatal
MEDICAL / Nursing / Pharmacology