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An evaluation of an online numeracy assessment tool

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art &science

Aim To evaluate users’ perceptions of an online numeracy assessment tool in terms of improving their numeracy and confidence in mathematical calculation. Method A...

A tool for diabetes

11 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Improving the care of inpatients who have diabetes but are admitted for other reasons is the aim of Think Glucose.

Reducing medication errors

19 November 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Most nurses are involved in medicines management, which is integral to promoting patient safety. Medicines management is prone to errors, which depending on the...

Understanding the human and system factors involved in medication errors

18 July 2018

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Medication errors involving patients are a serious concern in healthcare practice. Nurses, more than any other healthcare professional group, are principally...

Reducing the risk of medication errors in cancer settings

01 February 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

medication errors

There is a high incidence of medication errors across the NHS that results in significant harm to patients. There is also a lack of literature that explores the...

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

28 May 2019

Nursing Standard


Rationale and key points This article provides a step-wise, practical approach to undertaking oral medicines calculations for tablets, capsules and liquid...

Using change management to implement barcode medicines administration technology

11 August 2020

Nursing Management

technology-enabled care

Confirming the patient’s identity is one of the most important elements in medicines administration, with research showing that medication errors are one of the most...

Examining the effect of an education intervention on nurses’ medicines management knowledge

20 July 2021

Nursing Management

medicines management

Background Suboptimal medicines management due to inadequate knowledge can cause risks to patient safety and affect the quality of care and patient outcomes. Aim To...

Developing a standardised pre-SACT safety checklist for nurses on a haematology unit

02 May 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer treatments

Systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) is a high-risk procedure with the potential for medication errors at every stage, from prescribing and dispensing to...

Medicines management for nurses: explaining legal governance

08 January 2024

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

There are multiple acts of law and case law that govern UK prescribing practice. This article examines three important topics for nurses: the classification and...