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Medicines management

Anne Pegram Lecturer Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, London, England
Jacqueline Bloomfield Senior lecturer/director of pre-registration programmes, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

All newly registered graduate nurses are required to have the appropriate knowledge and understanding to perform the skills required for patient care, specifically the competencies identified in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s essential skills clusters. This article focuses on the fifth essential skills cluster – medicines management. Nursing students should work to attain the knowledge and skills required for effective medicines management throughout their pre-registration education. The roles and responsibilities of the newly registered graduate nurse in the area of medicines management are discussed in this the final article of the essential skills cluster series.

Correspondence jacqueline.bloomfield@sydney.edu.au

Nursing Standard. 29, 33,36-43. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.33.36.e9194

Received: 04 June 2014

Accepted: 29 July 2014

Published in print: 15 April 2015

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review