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Adverse reaction

27 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Feature

Prescribed drugs undoubtedly save lives but some can also adversely affect mental health

Non-prescription medicines: prescribing legislation

07 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses developments in prescribing legislation in relation to non-prescription medicines. The three supply categories are outlined: prescription...

Taking and giving

15 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Feature

A code of practice sets out how pharmaceutical companies can promote medicines to health professionals and give information about prescription-only medicines to the...

Open AccessRole of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

14 January 2019

Nursing Standard

Medicines

Deprescribing is the term used to describe the discontinuation of medicines. It can be either ‘reactive’, for example in response to an adverse event or therapeutic...

Exploring medicines reconciliation in the emergency assessment unit: staff perceptions and actual waiting times

12 May 2020

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Background Medicines reconciliation is the process of creating and maintaining the most accurate list possible of all medicines a patient is taking. If medicines...

Exploring the common prescribing errors that occur in the emergency department

28 January 2020

Emergency Nurse

research

Background Prescribing errors are a subset of medication errors that occur on the forms used to prescribe medicines for patients. On their discharge from the...