The management and administration of medicines is an important role for the nurse. Practitioners must be able to demonstrate competence in technical aspects of medicines management such as storage and safe administration as well as learning to exercise professional judgement.
Students will learn the legal and ethical aspects of medicines management as well as the psychological, cultural, social and behavioural issues that affect the decisions patients make about using medicines effectively. Students will gain an understanding of how drugs are developed, how they work and how the benefits and side effects of common drugs relate to patient care.
This module will continue the preparation of student nurses from all fields of practice to deliver medications to their patients and service users safely.
Guided independent study