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What do I need to learn in order to progress through my course? How do I achieve the best possible patient-care?

Professional Skills for Nurses answers both of these questions and supports the development of key nursing skills underpinned by theory. Designed specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in the initial stages of training, the book focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed for effective patient-care while at the same time helping students to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into branch programs.

Each chapter focuses on a key aspect of nursing care backed up with practical tips, examples drawn from all branches of nursing, and a range of study activities to help you reflect on your learning and get the most from ...

Administration of Medicines
Administration of medicines
Introduction

Drug administration is a major part of the nurse's role. The Audit Commission (2001) estimates that 40 per cent of nurses' time is spent dealing with medication. Doing so safely is of the utmost importance, as failure to administer medication to patients correctly can have dire consequences ranging from an allergic reaction to patient death. This chapter will examine the law and guidelines regarding ...

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