Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Sue Beckwith and Penny Franklin

Print publication date: May 2011

ISBN: 9780199575817

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, Second Edition gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of non-medical prescribing, and has been completely revised and updated since the first edition. Containing the practical principles nurses and other non-medical prescribers need to practice safely, effectively and cost-consciously whatever the situation, it provides evidence-based advice on a wide selection of subjects to give a complete picture of the role of the prescriber. The topics covered range from basic pharmacology, to the legal aspects and processes of prescribing practice, as well as prescribing for specific conditions and special groups, such as the older person and the very young. It features the most recent legislation and changes to prescribing standards, giving nurses and non-medical prescribers access to the most up-to-date information to inform their practice. There is also additional content on complementary and alternative medicine, and guidelines on prescribing for cosmetic effect.

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