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Children and Young People: Medicines Optimisation

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

Last updated: 17/07/2017

Key Resources

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.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015) Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes: NICE guideline NG5, London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2013) Patient group directions: medicines practice guideline MPG2, London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England only.
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Nursing and Midwifery Council (2007) Standards for medicines management, London: NMC.
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 Blair K (2011) Medicines management in children's nursing, Learning Matters, Exeter.
Edwards S and Coyne I (2012) A survival guide to children Edwards S and Coyne I (2012) A survival guide to children's nursing, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
Glasper E, McEwing G and Jim Richardson (2016) Oxford handbook of children 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 edition), CRC Press, Boca Raton.
Macqueen S, Bruce E and Faith Gibson (editors) (2012) The Great Ormond Street Hospital manual of children Macqueen S, Bruce E and Faith Gibson (editors) (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, 2016.
Parker A (2015) Numeracy in children Parker A (2015) Numeracy in children's nursing, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Raine J (2012) Practical endocrinology and diabetes in children (3rd edition), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Raine J (2012) Practical endocrinology and diabetes in children (3rd edition), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Trigg E and Mohammed T (2010) Practices in children Trigg E and Mohammed T (2010) Practices in children's nursing: guidelines for hospital and community (3rd edition), Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
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, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.

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Journals

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