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Improving medicine taking in epilepsy

13 November 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Many factors influence medicine taking in children and young people with epilepsy. Background knowledge of epilepsy and its management, an understanding of how...

Undertaking safe medicine administration with children part 2: essential numeracy

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

This is the second of two articles which aim to provide children's nurses with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills of medicines management when...

Reflections on nurse independent prescribing in the hospital setting

29 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article focuses on the experiences of nurses undertaking nurse independent prescribing in the hospital setting. The challenges and benefits are examined using...

An overview of e-prescribing in secondary care

01 February 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Healthcare organisations are now having to address the plan outlined in the NHS Outcomes Framework while at the same time reducing spending. One area that can help...

Reducing medication errors in nursing practice

09 February 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice


Medication errors remain one of the most common causes of unintended harm to patients. They contribute to adverse events that compromise patient safety and result in...

Evaluation of an e-prescribing pilot in an inpatient recovery unit

10 February 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate an e-prescribing pilot project that took place in a recovery unit in Gloucestershire. Method Nursing and medical staff recorded the time it took to...

Undertaking safe medicine administration with children: part 1

08 July 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


This is the first of two articles that aim to provide children’s nurses with an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge of medicines management when caring...

What not to eat

15 March 2011

Nursing Standard


Certain foods and drinks can adversely interact with specific medications. Nurses are in an ideal position to educate patients.patients.

Reducing medication errors

19 November 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Most nurses are involved in medicines management, which is integral to promoting patient safety. Medicines management is prone to errors, which depending on the...

Mentoring students in medicines management

04 July 2012

Nursing Standard


Medicines management is an important part of the nurse’s role. It covers elements such as cost-effectiveness, patient advice, infection control, optimising benefits...