Medication Safety: An Essential Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-26
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The supply and administration of medicines is an area of practice in which a number of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals) are involved. Prescribing is a relatively new role which many of these healthcare professionals have adopted. Medication Safety focuses on promoting safety in the delivery of medicines. Chapters explore the various stages in the medication process including safety in prescribing, dispensing and administering drugs. Adverse reactions, parenteral administration, dosage calculations, safety with controlled drugs, and reporting errors and near misses are all addressed in evidence-based contributions from a highly experienced team of contributors. This text is essential reading for all healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of medicines to patients.

Author Biography

Molly courtenay is Professor, Division, of Health and social care Faculty of Health and Medical sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Matt Griffiths is senior Nurse, Medicines Management, University Hospitals of Leicester and visiting Professor of Prescribing and Medicines Management, School of Health, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction to medication errors and medication safetyp. 1
Safety in prescribingp. 7
Safety in dispensingp. 25
Safety in administeringp. 43
Adverse drug reactions and drug interactionsp. 63
Interface of care and communicationp. 83
Parenteral drug administrationp. 97
Calculationsp. 113
Controlled drugs and patient safetyp. 139
Reporting medication errors and near missesp. 155
Ensuring safety through evidence-based medicinep. 173
Indexp. 193
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