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Polypharmacy in older adults

25 May 2011

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explores the issue of polypharmacy in older adults. The physiological changes in organ function in older people and the effect of this on...

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...

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer medication? Patients’ needs and views

06 December 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

Service evaluation

As more oral anticancer agents are available community pharmacy practitioners (CPPs) may need to play a greater role in supporting people with cancer. This article...

Optimising the absorption of medicines

29 June 2020

Nursing Standard

medicines

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

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 July 2020

Primary Health Care

respiratory disease

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. It is a highly contagious virus that has led to a pandemic. There are several known risk factors...