The introduction of non-medical prescribing has meant that nurses, pharmacists and the professions allied to health are frequently faced with prescribing decisions. This text provides easily accessible information upon which to base these decisions when prescribing for patients with dermatological conditions ensuring safe and effective prescribing practices. Each chapter looks at a common skin disorder (including acne vulgaris and rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, urticaria and angio-oedema, infections and infestations, and skin cancer) and provides information on assessment, differential diagnosis, management strategies and prescribing. Key background information from the relevant life sciences (anatomy, physiology and pharmacology), as applied to clinical practice, is also provided. This book provides an invaluable guide for those healthcare professionals prescribing for, and treating, patients with dermatological conditions.
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(183mm x 102mm x 8mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Molly Courtenay
Molly Courtenay is a qualified nurse with a background in Intensive Care and General Medicine. During recent years she has worked within nurse education and research and is currently a Reader at Reading University. Molly's main research interest is prescribing and medicines management and she has produced a number of publications in this area. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of www.nurse-prescriber.co.uk. Molly is currently on secondment to the Royal College of Nursing as their joint prescribing adviser. Polly Buchanan qualified as a nurse and midwife in Scotland in the 1970s. She has been working in dermatology since 1986 in a variety of roles including lecturing at the University of Southampton and Bournemouth University, developing a dermatology nursing service for Salisbury NHS Trust and writing for many books and journals. Polly is currently employed by Galderma UK as a consultant nurse in dermatology with managerial and clinical responsibilty representing a model working partnership between the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS.