Dr Sue Jordan briefs National Assembly on addressing health problems resulting from adverse reactions to prescribed medicines

On 9 July 2013, Dr Sue Jordan, Department of Nursing, College of Human and Health Sciences will give the next Swansea University briefing at the National Assembly: ‘Adverse Drug Reactions at all ages: Everybody’s Problem – whose Job?'.

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The briefing will report research on how to address health problems resulting from adverse reactions to prescribed medicines.  Research on nurse-led monitoring has shown the benefits of a structured approach in adult care and residential homes for people with dementia.

The group was the first to identify the importance of reducing doses of epidural pain relief for improving breastfeeding rates. These findings were incorporated into NICE guidelines, and breastfeeding rates have improved. Analysis of the economic costs of the adverse effects of prescribed medicines suggests that non-pharmacological measures should be given a higher priority. 

Sue Jordan leads the “Medicines’ Management” Research team at Swansea University. This includes research exploring patient benefits from nurse-led monitoring and the impact of prescribed drugs in pregnancy on congenital anomalies, funded under the European Framework 7 Programme. Sue authors the standard midwifery textbook and teaches across undergraduate and doctoral programmes.

The briefing will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Bradbury, who organises the briefings on behalf of the Research Institute of Arts and Humanities (RIAH) and Swansea University. 

The briefing will begin at 12.30 pm, and will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Bradbury, who organises the briefings on behalf of the Research Institute of Arts and Humanities (RIAH) and Swansea University and which are sponsored by Julie James AM for Swansea West.

For further details, and to register for a place at the briefing, please contact Helen Baldwin at RIAH, Swansea University at  h.baldwin@swansea.ac.uk

 

Previous briefings in the Swansea University National Assembly Briefing Series 2012-13 include:

25 September 2012

'No salmon in Yemen – Learning from successes and failures in salmon and trout conservation’
Dr Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, Department of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University

27 November 2012

‘Migration to Wales’
Professor Heaven Crawley, Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR), Swansea University

29 January 2013

‘From Fitness to Fatness and Back Again:  The  Road Map to a Healthy Childhood’
Professor Gareth Stratton, Applied-Sports Technology Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University

7 May 2013

'The ASTUTE Project: Embedding Advanced Technologies into Welsh Manufacturing'
Prof Johann Sienz, ASTUTE Project, College of Engineering, Swansea University