Saturday, February 07, 2015

Just the Right Dose

There's a useful new book out by Marijke Vroomen Durning. It's called Just the Right Dose: Your Smart Guide to Prescription Drugs & How to Use Them Safely.

This is simply, a handy guide for normal people. Marijke is a nurse who enjoys writing patient education information to help people understand their medical and health conditions.  She says this is what nurses like to do but often don't have time in hospital settings.

Why the book?  Marijke notes: "Studies have shown that patient misunderstanding of instructions on prescription medicine labels is common, resulting in medication and drug errors, and treatment not working effectively. Many of these people take the medicines themselves, but many also are responsible for making sure a family member in their care, such as a child or a disabled parent, takes their medicine."

The book (in e-format or paper) will help you answer questions like these:

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