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Children and Young People: Medicines Management

Use this guide to find information resources related to medicines management in children and young people including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 06/06/2022

Key Resources

Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2020) Medicines management: an overview for nursing. London: RCN.
Department of Health and Department for Education and Skills (2004) National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services: medicines for children and young people. London: DH.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (2018) Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines (SSHM). London: RPS.
We would like to thank the RCN CYP Professional Issues member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Blair K (2011) Medicines management in children's nursing, Learning Matters, Exeter. Blair K (2011) Medicines management in children's nursing. Exeter: Learning Matters.
Donaldson M, Gregory J, Van-Vliet G and Wolfsdorf J (2019) Practical endocrinology and diabetes in children. 4th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons. Donaldson M, Gregory J, Van-Vliet G and Wolfsdorf J (2019) Practical endocrinology and diabetes in children. 4th edn. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons.
Edwards S and Coyne I (2019) A nurse’s survival guide to children’s nursing. Updated ed. (no place): Elsevier. Edwards S and Coyne I (2019) A nurse’s survival guide to children’s nursing. Updated ed. (no place): Elsevier.
Glasper E, McEwing G and Jim Richardson (2016) Oxford handbook of children's and young people's nursing, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Glasper E, McEwing G and Jim Richardson (2016) Oxford handbook of children's and young people's nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lapham R (2015) Drug calculations for nurses: a step-by-step approach (4th edition), CRC Press, Boca Raton. Lapham R (2015) Drug calculations for nurses: a step-by-step approach, 4th edn. CRC Press, Boca Raton.
Macqueen S, Bruce E and Faith Gibson (editors) (2012) The Great Ormond Street Hospital manual of children's nursing practices, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Macqueen S, Bruce E and Faith Gibson (eds.) (2012) The Great Ormond Street Hospital manual of children's nursing practices. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Mahmoudi M (editor) (2016) Allergy and asthma: practical diagnosis and management, Cham: Springer. Mahmoudi M (editor) (2016) Allergy and asthma: practical diagnosis and management. Cham: Springer.
Parker A (2015) Numeracy in children's nursing, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Parker A (2015) Numeracy in children's nursing. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Price J and McAlinden O (2019) (eds.) Essentials of nursing children and young people. London: SAGE. Price J and McAlinden O (2019) (eds.) Essentials of nursing children and young people. London: SAGE.
Young S and Pitcher B (2016) Medicines management for nurses at a glance, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester. Young S and Pitcher B (2016) Medicines management for nurses at a glance. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

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Journal articles

Journals

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Upcoming events relating to this subject guide

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