Undertaking safe medicine administration with children: part 1

PENTIN, Jayne, GREEN, Michelle and SMITH, Joanna (2016). Undertaking safe medicine administration with children: part 1. Nursing children and young people, 28 (6), 35-42.

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This is the first of two articles that aim to provide children's nurses with an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge of medicines management when caring for children and young people. This first article outlines the principles of effective medicines management including the pharmacology language required to accurately read prescriptions, the way children respond to medicines, managing risk, including the concept of human error, and working in partnership with children, young people and families. The second article, to be published in September, will focus on numeracy and calculation skills, identified as an important risk factor associated with medication errors in children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Drug Therapy; Medication Errors; Pharmacology; Pediatric Nursing; Terminology as Topic; Drug Dosage Calculations; Patient Safety; calculations; child health; medicines management; numeracy; safe medicine administration; Drug Dosage Calculations; Drug Therapy; Humans; Medication Errors; Patient Safety; Pediatric Nursing; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Pharmacology; Terminology as Topic; 1110 Nursing; 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine; 4204 Midwifery; 4205 Nursing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2016.e744
Page Range: 35-42
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2023 15:31
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 15:45
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32769

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