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Optimising the absorption of medicines

29 June 2020

Nursing Standard


The speed and extent of medicine absorption in the human body are affected by numerous interrelated pharmacokinetic factors. To maximise therapeutic benefit and...

Understanding the pharmacology of the side effects of medicines for effective prevention of adverse drug reactions

16 December 2021

Nursing Standard


Most common adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are linked to pharmacology. No medicine has a single physiological effect, and many cause unwanted side effects in addition...

Identifying and managing adverse drug reactions to promote medicines adherence and safety

23 May 2022

Nursing Standard


Unpleasant side effects or adverse drug reactions (ADRs) caused by medicines can have significant effects on people’s quality of life and therapeutic outcomes....

Understanding the role of genomics in nursing practice

21 November 2022

Nursing Standard

Ethical issues

Genomic testing can support the identification of abnormalities and developmental changes in patients’ genes. Advances in technology and national infrastructure have...