NPs who have successfully completed the required learning and clinical practice expectations, as outlined by the NANB and who have received an exemption from Health Canada, will be authorized to prescribe
Competencies required to prescribe
medicines: putting quality use of medicines into practice.
A recent survey of 2,454 nurses, 98% of whom prescribe
, reported that 61.3% prescribe
on a daily basis and over 80% prescribe
two to three times a week (RCN Publishing, 2013).
As a student you may find that your practice teacher does not prescribe
and you feel at a disadvantage over your colleagues.
The plans also give physicians financial incentives to prescribe
generic and other lower-cost medications.
A second proposal to enable nurses in community and outpatient settings to prescribe
a limited number of medicines for minor ailments and illnesses was also well received.
If doctors are inundated with advertising from brand name companies, they are more likely to prescribe
that brand name, regardless of whether it's best for the patient," said Lexchin.
Yet, says Morris, "to truly prescribe
, a doctor needs not only this diagnostic information, but other information--medication history, psychosocial assessment, height and weight, lab results, and other data." So, a significant level of integration, or data sharing, between the EHR and the e-prescribing systems is essential.
drugs electronically, leaving the vast majority writing paper prescriptions, according to Surescripts, which operates the largest U.S.
Closer to home, the Australian Psychological Society has recently completed a survey amongst members and developed a proposal for psychologists to prescribe
. In light of these developments, and the Ministry of Health initiated discussion of collaborative prescribing, it seemed pertinent that New Zealand psychologists review their position on this issue.
If you are a patient, would you want to wait for a doctor to sign off a prescription or would you be satisfied with a qualified nurse or pharmacist who could prescribe
Minnesota's state employee health plan requires that, by 2009, all network pharmacies must accept e-prescribing, and by 2011 all network providers must prescribe