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.

Correspondence m.m.murphy@leeds.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 26, 44,51-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.07.26.44.51.c9193

Published in print: 04 July 2012

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review