Nurse-led drug monitoring in the rheumatology clinic

Nurs Stand. 1997 Mar 5;11(24):45-7. doi: 10.7748/ns.11.24.45.s52.


For rheumatology nurses, role extension means taking responsibility for monitoring the drugs used in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis. This article describes how nurseled monitoring works in one clinic, and how it may offer a more holistic type of care.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Drug Monitoring / methods*
  • Drug Monitoring / nursing*
  • Humans
  • Nurse Clinicians*
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Nursing Assessment / methods*
  • Rheumatic Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Rheumatic Diseases / nursing*