Chapter 5. Systems for Medicines Administration

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer2,3,
  2. Elizabeth Payne BSc(Hons), MSc, MRPharmS Deputy Director4,
  3. Dan Higgins RGN, ENB 100, ENB 998 Senior Charge Nurse Critical Care Consultant Honorary Lecturer Visiting Clinical Lecturer3,5,6 and
  4. Ruth Endacott RN, DipN(Lond), MA, PhD Professor7,8
  1. Kate Roland MPharm, PgD Pharm Prac, MRPharm S Domiciliary Pharmacist1 and
  2. Ruth Endacott RN, DipN(Lond), MA, PhD Professor7,8

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319750.ch5

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Roland, K. and Endacott, R. (2010) Systems for Medicines Administration, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Manor Hospital Walsall, UK

  2. 3

    University of Birmingham, UK

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  5. 6

    Resuscitation Services UK

  6. 7

    University of Plymouth, UK

  7. 8

    La Trobe University, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Devon PCT and Devon County Council, UK

  2. 7

    University of Plymouth, UK

  3. 8

    La Trobe University, Australia

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:

  • systems for medicines administration;
  • legislation and its role in safeguarding healthcare professionals and patients from potential hazards;
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002;
  • Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) - the approved supply list;
  • universal infection control precautions;
  • risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to healthcare workers;
  • ‘universal infection control precautions’ (UICPs);
  • controlled waste regulations;
  • key legislation - Medicines Act 1968, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Prescription-Only Medicines (human use) Order 1997;
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Hospital-Based Systems for Medicines Administration

  • Principles of Self-Medication

  • Community-Based Systems for Medicines Administration

  • Conclusion

  • References