Chapter 13. Medicines Management in Children

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer1,2,
  2. Elizabeth Payne BSc(Hons), MSc, MRPharmS Deputy Director3,
  3. Dan Higgins RGN, ENB 100, ENB 998 Senior Charge Nurse Critical Care Consultant Honorary Lecturer Visiting Clinical Lecturer2,4,5 and
  4. Ruth Endacott RN, DipN(Lond), MA, PhD Professor6,7
  1. Elizabeth Payne BSc(Hons), MSc, MRPharmS Deputy Director

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319750.ch13

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Payne, E. (2010) Medicines Management in Children, in Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses (eds P. Jevon, E. Payne, D. Higgins and R. Endacott), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319750.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Manor Hospital Walsall, UK

  2. 2

    University of Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Education, Training and Staff Performance, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

  4. 4

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  5. 5

    Resuscitation Services UK

  6. 6

    University of Plymouth, UK

  7. 7

    La Trobe University, Australia

Author Information

  1. Education, Training and Staff Performance, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181631

Online ISBN: 9781444319750

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Keywords:

  • medicines management in children;
  • patient information leaflets (PILs);
  • adverse drug reactions (ADRs);
  • medication safety in children;
  • principles of prescribing in children;
  • data sheet or summary of product characteristics (SPC);
  • ‘standard’ BNF-use of medicines for individuals of all ages;
  • adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and use of unlicensed and off-label drugs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Factors Affecting Drug Disposition in Children

  • Principles of Prescribing in Children

  • Medication Safety in Children

  • Conclusion

  • References