The Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of prescribing for nurses, as well as other non-medical prescribers. Using information from the authors' years of experience as nurse practitioners and teachers, this practical handbook is packed with a wealth of recommendations, guidance and support. Previously published as the Oxford Handbook of Nurse Prescribing, this essential title has been completely revised and updated for the second edition. Containing the practical principles nurses and other non-medical prescribers need to practice safely, effectively and cost-consciously whatever the situation, it provides evidence-based advice on a wide selection of subjects to give a complete picture of the role of the prescriber. The topics covered range from basic pharmacology, to the legal aspects and processes of prescribing practice, as well as prescribing for specific conditions and special groups, such as the older person and the very young. This new edition features the most recent legislation and changes to prescribing standards, giving nurses and non-medical prescribers access to the most up-to-date information to inform their practice. There is also additional content on complementary and alternative medicine, and guidelines on prescribing for cosmetic effect. Written by practising nurses and checked by subject experts and pharmacologists, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition continues to be an essential companion for all nurse prescribers. It is ideal for students taking prescribing courses as a detailed and practical guide to practice as it covers all the competency areas through to established practitioners who would like a handy reference to dip into when needed, as well as for other non-medical prescribers.