It is important that medicines are administered correctly, in order to provide correct drug doses, yet not all healthcare professionals are expert in the area. This accessible book provides a definitive guide to best practice in administering medicinal formulations.

Acting as a quick reference handbook for administration techniques in both the simulated and real practice environment, the book enables readers to advise patients on the correct use of their formulation. It covers the following formulation types:

  • oral
  • topical
  • ocular
  • aural
  • nasal
  • inhaled
  • transdermal patches
  • vaginal
  • rectal.

A Practical Guide to Medicines Administration is a key resource for both student and practising pharmacists who counsel and advise patients on the use of their medicines. It will also be a useful reference for nurses, nursing associates, assistant practitioners and healthcare assistants.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 1|28 pages

Oral formulations

chapter 2|15 pages

Topical formulations

chapter 3|8 pages

Ocular formulations

chapter 4|6 pages

Aural formulations

chapter 5|7 pages

Nasal formulations

chapter 6|15 pages

Inhaled formulations

chapter 7|6 pages

Transdermal patches

chapter 8|6 pages

Vaginal formulations

chapter 9|6 pages

Rectal formulations