Abouth this Book
- Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of nurse and non-medical prescribing
- Written by experienced prescribers and teachers, and reviewed by subject experts and pharmacologists
- Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with government guidelines
New to this edition
- Expanded to include advice and guidance for all non-medical prescribers and for those who are considering a prescribing role
- Incorporates new legislation and changes to prescribing standards
- Expanded chapters on complementary and alternative medicine, and evidence-based practice
- Includes guidelines on prescribing for cosmetic effect
Prescribing is a relatively recent extension of the nursing role, and there are few resources to support the prescriber through this complex and expanding initiative. 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.
Giving a complete picture of the role of the prescriber, the handbook provides evidence-based advice for all nurse and non-medical prescribers from novice and student level through to the established prescriber; for all prescribing courses; and following all the competency areas. Helping you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience as practitioners and teachers. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals will give you the information you need. It contains the practical principles required to enable you to practice safely, effectively and cost-consciously. Information included ranges from basic pharmacology, to the legal aspects and processes of prescribing practice, and prescribing for specific conditions and special groups, such as the older person and the very young. This new edition has been fully revised to include new legislation and changes to prescribing standards. Chapters on complementary and alternative medicine, and evidence-based practice have been expanded, and guidelines regarding prescribing for cosmetic effect have also been included.
So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. All this is available at your fingertips, in an accessible and pocket-sized handbook. Written by practising nurses and checked by subject experts and pharmacologists, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a unique and invaluable companion to those undertaking prescribing training and novice prescribers, as well as qualified nurse prescribers, extended nurse prescribers, supplementary nurse prescribers, and other legally designated health professional prescribers including physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, optometrists and pharmacists.
Readership: Qualified nurse prescribers, extended nurse prescribers and supplementary nurse prescribers, students on nurse prescribing courses, and those teaching prescribing courses. Other legally designated health professional prescribers including physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, optometrists and pharmacists.
Table of Contents
1: What is a non-medical prescriber
2: Principles of supplementary prescribing
3: Clinical management plans
4: Basic principles of pharmacology
5: Potential and unwanted effects
6: Safe prescribing
7: Consideration of product choice
9: Working as a non-medical prescriber
10: Practical prescribing
11: Prescribing for special groups
12: Medical conditions
13: Complementary and alternative medicines and over-the-counter drugs
15: Evidence-based prescribing
16: Managing the role
18: Working outside the UK
Review(s) from previous edition
"Overall this handbook is essential as a 'nutshell' guide for those nurses and other health professionals undertaking formal learning to become non-medical prescribers...this little handbook [is] a goldmine - justfornurses.co.uk
"This pocket-sized book is up-to-date and will be useful to anyone concerned with nurse prescribing from managers, who may need information about the legalities of the role and audit of practice, to practicioners both qualified and in training." - Accident and Emergency Nursing, 2007
"This text is a 'must-read' for nurse prescribers and nurse prescriber students and educators throughout the UK, and should be considered for the reading list on all prescribing courses." - Primary Health Care, May 2007
"An excellent resource for nurses, including those considering accessing a prescribing course, student nurse-prescribers and qualified practitioners. Its contents would also be valuable to non-prescribing nurses." - Journal of Advanced Nursing, Apr 2007
"A very useful resource to all nurses and pharmacists undergoing their non-medical prescribing courses...The book would have been beneficial during my nurse prescribing course and would be useful for individual practitioners." - Cancer Nursing Practice, April 2007
"This compact book contains almost everything you need to know about prescribing
issues to enhance and maintain safe and effective practice... the only regret
is that it wasn't available sooner to those who have studied to become nurse
prescribers. This invaluable book is a must for every prescribing course list
and something every nurse prescriber should have close to hand. The authors
should be congratulated - it is excellent value for money - a little gem."
- Nursing Older People, Apr 2007
Sue Beckwith PhD, BA (hons), RGN has worked within the NHS,
latterly as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes (1983-1999) and in academia
as Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes
University, and as a Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in
Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) at the University of Hertfordshire. Sue
is on the Editorial Board for the Practice Nursing Journal.
Penny Franklin MA, Dip N, Cert Higher Education and Health Studies, RGN, RHV, RCN is a Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has worked as a Community Specialist Public Health Nurse 1986-2001 and as a Public Health Lead. Penny is a Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. She is now employed as Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth with a remit for Health Studies and Prescribing. Penny is also an Advisor on behalf of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association for the Community Practitioners Formulary for Nurse Prescribers and a member of the Association for Nurse Prescribing.