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Understand and manage common drug interactions

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Aris Saoulidis Senior Pharmacist, Hospital Pharmacy, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, England



Christianne Micallef Senior Pharmacist – Antimicrobials, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, England



Why you should read this article:
  • To deepen your knowledge of some of the mechanisms of drug interactions

  • To help you identify and manage common drug interactions in your practice

  • To count towards revalidation as part of your 35 hours of CPD, or you may wish to write a reflective report (UK readers)

  • To help with your professional development and local registration renewal requirements (non-UK readers)

Drug interactions are common in clinical practice and have a direct effect on patient morbidity and mortality. However, with the proper knowledge, they can be avoided. Medication administration is an essential nursing task and an increasing number of specialist nurses are also independent prescribers. This article details some of the common patterns of drug interactions and aims to help nurses optimize patient medication use.

Nursing standard.
do I: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11806

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Saoulidis A, Micallef C (2022) Understanding and managing common drug interactions. Nursing standard. doi:10.7748/ns.2022.e11806

Online: June 29, 2022

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