Chapter 4. Prescription of Medicines

  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.ch4

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Payne, E. (2010) Prescription of Medicines, 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.ch4

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:

  • prescription of medicines;
  • ‘essential elements’ of a prescription;
  • security of prescription forms - key area of action for NHS Security Management Service (2008) (NHS SMS);
  • prescription chart - providing permanent record of patient's medication;
  • no known drug allergies (NKDA);
  • nurse independent/supplementary prescribing;
  • using patient group directions (PGDs);
  • primary care trust (PCT) or NHS Trust;
  • Black triangle drugs;
  • principles of safe prescribing and use of prescription forms and prescription charts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Essential Elements of a Prescription

  • Principles of Safe Prescribing

  • Prescription Forms

  • Prescription Charts

  • Nurse Prescribing

  • Patient Group Directions

  • Conclusion

  • References