Mentoring students in medicines management
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Mentoring students in medicines management

Monica Murphy Lecturer, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds

Medicines management is an important part of the nurse’s role. It covers elements such as cost-effectiveness, patient advice, infection control, optimising benefits from medicines, emerging technological developments, and drug administration and storage. The aim of this article is to enable mentors to support pre-registration nursing students to develop specific proficiencies in medicines management. The focus will be on applying pharmacological knowledge to practice, communicating patient information and avoiding medicine administration errors.

Nursing Standard. 26, 44, 51-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.


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