Improving the numeracy skills of nurse prescribers
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Improving the numeracy skills of nurse prescribers

Paul Warburton Lecturer and module co-ordinator, Non-Medical Prescribing Programme, Edge Hill University, Liverpool
Peter Kahn Senior professional development adviser, University of Manchester, Manchester

With the expansion of nurse prescribing to include the whole British National Formulary, it is essential that all prescribing nurses can accurately calculate and check medication doses. A more uniform approach to professional education for nurse prescribers is needed. This process would be assisted by dissemination of existing good practice and adjustments to the current national standards of assessment.

Nursing Standard. 21, 28,40-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.03.21.28.40.c4534

Correspondence

warburtp@edgehill.ac.uk

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