"Avoid the crush": hazards of medication administration in patients with dysphagia or a feeding tube
- Drug times leave patients in pain. // Nursing Standard;4/28/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 33, p9
Cites the result of a study pertaining to the setting of medication times in hospitals in Melbourne, Victoria. Need for nurses to be better trained to understand the requirements of patients with diabetes especially concerning taking drugs with meals.
- Call for painkiller restrictions. // Practice Nurse;1/30/2009, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p7
The article reports on the need for painkiller restrictions, according to an All Party Parliamentary Inquiry. The new parliamentary report stated that painkillers containing codeine, such as Nurofen Plus, should be sold in smaller packs of 18 and should be available only after consultation with...
- Off-Label Use of Prescription Medication: Nursing Implications. Keltz, Jan M. // Nephrology Nursing Journal;Feb2003, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p99
Discusses the nursing implications and liabilities of nurses in prescribing, dispensing and administering off-label prescription medications in the U.S. Definition of the term labeled or approved; Potential hazards of off-label drug use; Position of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on...
- Next stop, prescribing. Ryan, Anne-Marie; Walsh, Kathleen // World of Irish Nursing;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p17
Provides information on the project established by An Bord Altranais and Ireland's National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery to review the role of the nurse and midwife in the prescribing and administration of medications. Details of a study constructed to...
- Supplementary prescribing for nurses. Hall, Jason // British Journal of Nursing;10/13/2005, Vol. 14 Issue 18, p968
The three classifications of nurses that can prescribe are community nurses, extended nurse prescribers and supplementary prescribers. Supplementary prescribers can prescribe almost any medicine provided it has been specified in the clinical management plan. Supplementary prescribing is likely...
- Administering medication to adult patients with dysphagia: part 2. Kelly, Jennifer; Wright, David // Nursing Standard;3/3/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 26, p61
This article summarises a study examining nursing practice and knowledge regarding medication administration for people who have dysphagia.
- In brief. // Nursing Management - UK;Mar2010, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p4
This section offers news briefs on the medical profession in Great Britain as of March 2010. Northern Ireland is discussing a strategy for nurses and midwives which include personalized, safe and effective care and the maximization of resources. The National Institute for Health and Clinical...
- Medications 101: How much do you know? // Jackson Advocate;6/23/2011, Vol. 73 Issue 36, p15A
The article offers advice regarding the precautionary steps when taking medications.
- Before you pop that pill. T. H. // Men's Health;May2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p94
The article presents a doctor's prescription prior from taking drugs, such as for joint pain, skin infections and insomnia.