The New Prescriber is a comprehensive, accessible textbookthat provides essential coverage of the three core components forprescribing: the client/patient, the evidence, and thepharmacology.
Divided into three sections, this text first looks at theconsultation with the patient, and outlines legal, professional andethical frameworks which guide medical and non-medical prescribing.The second section is devoted to evidence-based practice,highlighting key skills essential to all clinicians. This sectionencourages the student to identify why evidence-based practiceshould underpin prescribing decisions. The third and final sectionis concerned with pharmacology. The student is introduced tobasic concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, adversedrug reactions and variability of response. The importance of thesepharmacological principles is highlighted throughout the subsequentdiscussion of drug groups affecting major body systems.
* Pulls together all key elements of prescribing using anintegrated approach
* 'Stop and Think' boxes and practice applicationactivities provided throughout, enabling the reader to link theoryto practice
* Key terms and glossary provided
This text is invaluable for all nursing, health and medicalstudents taking courses in prescribing and pharmacology.