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Barriers to accurate drug calculations

22 March 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To examine the drug calculation skills of nursing students. Method A mathematics test and a structured questionnaire were used to determine level of skill and...

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...

Medication issues for nursing older people (part 2)

01 March 2007

Nursing Older People

CPD

This article aims to raise awareness about professional responsibility and accountability in medication issues that impact on older people. Nurses must recognise...

Medication issues for nursing older people (part 1)

01 February 2007

Nursing Older People

CPD

This article aims to raise awareness about professional responsibility and accountability in medication issues that impact on older people. Nurses must recognise...

Improving the numeracy skills of nurse prescribers

21 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

With the expansion of nurse prescribing to include the whole British National Formulary, it is essential that all prescribing nurses can accurately calculate and...

Drug calculations part 2: alternative strategies to the formula

21 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Drug calculations are an essential skill for nurses. The clinical skill of performing a drug calculation has come under recent scrutiny, resulting in the development...

Numeracy and patient safety: the need for regular staff assessment

10 March 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The ability to perform calculations competently is a basic requirement for all nurses. Calculations are used in everyday tasks such as working out drug doses, body...

Numeracy and drug calculations in practice

01 June 2009

Primary Health Care

Continuing professional development

Recent focus on numeracy in the pre-registration curriculum has resulted in the requirement for specific drug calculation assessment in practice. Some mentors and...

Reducing medication errors in nursing practice

09 February 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

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...

Undertaking safe medicine administration with children: part 1

08 July 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

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...