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/ns2012.07.26.44.51.c9193
Published in print: 04 July 2012Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review