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Delivering a non-medical prescribing module for mental health practitioners

01 February 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

Non-medical prescribing courses continue to expand throughout the United Kingdom, with the numbers of students and areas of practice covered continually increasing...

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...

Administering medication to adult patients with dysphagia:part 2

09 March 2010

Nursing Standard

Medication administration: part 2

This article summarises a study examining nursing practice and knowledge regarding medication administration for people who have dysphagia.

Freedom pass

28 November 2006

Nursing Standard

General Article

Earlier this year, suitably trained nurses started prescribing from virtually the entire British National Formulary

Independent non-medical prescribing for paramedics

19 August 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Independent non-medical prescribing has made significant advances in nursing and is now being considered and developed by other professions. The role of the...

Issues affecting the growth of independent prescribing

22 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate factors that have influenced A&E departments, minor injury units (MlUs) and walk-in centres (WICs) on whether or not to send nurse practitioners...

Depression and sexual dysfunction: the role of the mental health nurse

01 July 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

Mental health nurses have a key role to play in patient education, with particular reference to sexual dysfunction (SD) affecting quality of life with conditions...

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...

Nurse prescribing - why has it taken so long?

05 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Debate

From any perspective - not least that of wanting to provide flexible and responsive patient care - prescribing by nurses as part of their nursing practice, according...