Mental Health nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management. It has a strong emphasis on understanding the role of medicine as one of a range of treatment options, and collaborative working with patients and carers. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering law, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues.
Introduction Drug Calculations - Suzanne Waugh, University of Salford Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicines Management in Mental Health The Therapeutic Alliance and the Promotion of Adherence to Medication Essential Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain Management and Treatment of Depression Management and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Management and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders Management and Treatment of Dementias Management and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Management and Treatment of Substance Misuse Disorders Medicine Interactions The Multidisciplinary Team in Medicines and Administration Glossary References Index