It is interesting that over two-thirds reported that the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary (NPF) (British Medical Asssociation (BMA), 2013) did not cover their prescribing needs and gave examples of products they would like to be able to prescribe
, including antibiotics, analgesics, treatment for diarrhoea, allergic rhinitis and creams for the skin.
The goal of the event was to lay the groundwork for an actionable framework capable of supporting the education, regulation and deployment of RNs in Canada who are able to autonomously diagnose illnesses and injuries and to prescribe
tests and treatments (including, but not limited to, medications).
The Alberta Medical Association has raised questions about patient safety, quality of care and potential conflicts of interest by people who will prescribe
and sell drugs.
In the spring of 2001, many seed companies offered their customers the opportunity to purchase corn hybrids with either Gaucho or Prescribe
insecticide applied to the seed.
The first would enable nurses in community and outpatient settings, who have completed a short prescribing education course, to prescribe
a limited number of medicines for minor ailments and illnesses.
Hurwitz may not be the only physician in the country who is willing to prescribe
narcotics for chronic pain, but there are few enough that patients travel hundreds of miles to see them.
During the next 12 months, what is the likelihood physicians will prescribe
or recommend Daytrana, the ADHD patch from Shire Pharmaceuticals, for children with ADHD?
A small number of nurses want to prescribe
and that will make a difference to a large number of people," Bickley Asher said.
Are Doctors likely to prescribe
the Sustiva/Truvada combination drug?
The profession had worked very hard to get to this point and NPs would prescribe
"cautiously and wisely".
Even if doctors are careful about what they prescribe
, patients can cause problems when they don't follow instructions.
The sixth competency identifies the following as essential skills: uses professional judgment to prescribe
; collaborates and consults with the client, family, and other health professionals over prescribing; prescribes
within legislative framework; understands use, implications, contra-indications and interactions of prescription medication; understands age related implications of medications; evaluates the effectiveness of the client's response; demonstrates an ability to limit and manage adverse reactions; recognises situations of drug misuse; and understands the regulatory framework of prescribing.
Are healthcare professionals more willing to prescribe
generic drugs today than they were a year ago?
While such power once was conferred only on medical doctors, 11 states now have passed laws that allow pharmacists - in certain circumstances - to prescribe
medication, administer shots and perform laboratory tests.
Will Doctors prescribe
Tamiflu more than they did last year?