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Mental health nursing and the pharmaceutical industry

01 October 2003

Mental Health Practice

General

There has been an increased emphasis recently on the role of the mental health nurse in the prescription, administration, titration and advice given to clients...

Aripiprazole: a new option for people with schizophrenia

01 May 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder characterised by a range of positive, negative and cognitive symptoms (Box 1). Positive symptoms are associated with...

Basic pharmacology of non-opioid analgesics

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Non-opioid analgesics, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol, are widely used in the treatment of pain, pyrexia and inflammation....

Independent and supplementary prescribing and PGDs

31 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Types of prescribing for non-medical staff are discussed and clarifications made regarding the current overlap in six forms of prescribing and administration of...

Administration of medicines part 1: the law and nursing

24 September 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

The authors outline the legal and professional consequences for nurses of failing to adhere to the law relating to the administration of medications. Part 2, next...

Delivery of intravenous therapy

09 January 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

The complexity of intravenous therapy practice today demands a higher level of expertise and training than ever before (Weinstein 2001). In this article, Lisa...

Nurses’perceptions of medication errors in Malta

27 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Aim To identify Maltese nurses’ perceptions of medication errors, including factors that may contribute to errors, barriers to reporting them and possible preventive...

Nurse prescribing in addiction services:client benefits

15 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent changes to prescribing regulations mean that nurse independent prescribers and supplementary prescribers are now able to prescribe any licensed medicine for...

Introducing nurse-initiated management of cardiac arrest

20 March 1996

Nursing Standard

Resuscitation

Successful resuscitation of a patient suffering a cardiac arrest is heavily dependent on rapid administration of advanced life support procedures. The European...

The use of steroids in asthma treatment

14 June 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical asthma

This article reviews how knowledge of the causes and treatment of asthma has improved over recent years and discusses the role of the nurse in ensuring patients get...
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