Paediatrics and Medications: A Resource for Guiding Nurses in Medication Administration, 1st Edition

Author :
By Kerry Reid-Searl, PhD, Mclin Ed, BHlth Sc, RN, RM, Pauline Davies, BHlth Sc Nursing, Grad Dip, RN and Rinnah Peacock, BHlth Sc Nursing, Grad Cert, RN
This item will be released on 15-08-2024
Unique resource on medication administration to support students and nurses This handy new guide offers concise and specific information for nurses on preparing and administering medications for children in Australia and New Zealand. Unlike other med ...view more

Unique resource on medication administration to support students and nurses

This handy new guide offers concise and specific information for nurses on preparing and administering medications for children in Australia and New Zealand.

Unlike other medication administration textbooks, Paediatrics and Medications provides comprehensive information, tips and evidence-based strategies directly related to paediatric patients. Focusing on the ‘how to’ of safe medication administration for paediatric patients, this resource also includes a focus on health literacy considerations, techniques in play and other unique elements specifically related to children and their caregivers.

This book is perfect for students undertaking paediatric nursing units of study, and is also highly clinically relevant across broader nursing practice.

ISBN :
9780729544641
Publication Date :
15-08-2024
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Unique resource on medication administration to support students and nurses

This handy new guide offers concise and specific information for nurses on preparing and administering medications for children in Australia and New Zealand.

Unlike other medication administration textbooks, Paediatrics and Medications provides comprehensive information, tips and evidence-based strategies directly related to paediatric patients. Focusing on the ‘how to’ of safe medication administration for paediatric patients, this resource also includes a focus on health literacy considerations, techniques in play and other unique elements specifically related to children and their caregivers.

This book is perfect for students undertaking paediatric nursing units of study, and is also highly clinically relevant across broader nursing practice.


Key Features

· Comprehensive text for effective and safe administration of medications to patients aged 1 month to 18 years

· Clearly presented and easy to follow – a great resource for all nurses who are new to paediatrics and for students on placement in paediatric units

· Strong focus on paediatric safety, child/carer education, communication and play, consent, consideration of patients from a range of backgrounds

· Takes a family-centred approach – considers the patient and their family/carers when administering medication

· Supports existing paediatric drug dosage resources such as AMH Children’s Dosing Companion and the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne’s Paediatric Injectable Guidelines

· Addresses paediatric nursing curriculum requirements and includes clinically relevant information to support lifelong learning and enhancement of critical thinking skills


Author Information
By Kerry Reid-Searl, PhD, Mclin Ed, BHlth Sc, RN, RM, Professor of Simulation and Innovation at the University of Tasmania, Emeritus Professor at CQUniversity, Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Australia; Pauline Davies, BHlth Sc Nursing, Grad Dip, RN, Current practising clinician and Nurse Unit Manager, Australia and Rinnah Peacock, BHlth Sc Nursing, Grad Cert, RN, Current practising clinician and Nurse Educator, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Queensland, Australia