Literature and research on the subject of nurse prescribing suggest that it will lead to an increased level of satisfaction among patients and provide increased job satisfaction for the nurse. As I reflect on this study I feel that this has been a positive learning experience. I now need to address my role as an independent prescriber within the wider multi disciplinary team.
This essay discusses the evolution of nurse prescribing in the context of legislation and political element, with the consideration of how this has changed and assisted the clinical nurse specialist role, with particularly emphasis on Heart failure. The pathophysiology of heart failure will be discussed and integrated into the relation of drug actions with particular interest into Diuretics.
Reflective Essay On Nurse Prescribing. This is a reflective essay which will address a recent experience gained from the Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU) that occurred during my placement and while under the Overseas Nurses Programme. This will utilize John’s Model for Structured Reflection (MSR). This essay will also be integrating the first learning outcome of the course.The development of nurse prescribing will be outlined, followed by a reflective case study in which ethical and legal implications will be discussed and finally a reflective conclusion will be drawn. Where appropriate the paper will be written in the first person (Webb 1992). Nurse prescribing was first recommended, by the RCN, in 1980 and became part of the government’s policy agenda in.Department of Health,(1989) Report of the Advisory Group on Nurse Prescribing Department of health and Social Security, (1986) Neighbourhood Nursing: a focus for care, (Cumberledge Report) London, HMSO. Ellis,R. Kenworthy,N. Gates,B. (2003) Interpersonal Communication in Nursing: theory and practice. 2nd Edition London, Churchill Livingstone.
All qualified nurses are expected to adopt life long learning to maintain and improve knowledge base and clinical skills (NMC, 2008) and as part of my professional development as a community staff nurse one of the logical qualifications to study for was that of that of Community Practitioner Prescribing. I have found the study for this qualification challenging at times, but very rewarding and.Read More
Nurse Prescribing; 8: 2, 66-69. Page D et al (2008) Introducing nurse prescribing in a memory clinic. Dementia; 7: 1, 139-160. Royal College of Physicians (2005) Doctors in Society: Medical Professionalism in a Changing World. London: RCP. Stenner K, Courtenay M (2008) Benefits of nurse prescribing for patients in pain: nurses’s views.Read More
Transferring theory into practice. At present there is a paucity of guidance regarding assessing competence in prescribing in palliative care. A nurse assessment includes a face-to-face consultation with the patient; a review of the patient’s medical and medication history, together with an analysis of the patient’s notes, recent blood tests and investigations.Read More
The literature revealed that nurse prescribing within palliative care could improve service quality and efficiency through prescribing for commonly occurring symptoms in palliative care, such as pain and also constipation due to the use of analgesics, without the need to wait for a GP or doctor to prescribe. A more holistic approach is taken towards patient's needs and symptoms. Positive.Read More
I will use a reflective model to discuss how I have achieved the necessary level of competence in my nurse training programme. The reflective model I have chosen to use is Gibbs model (Gibbs 1988). Gibbs model of reflection incorporates the following: description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and an action plan (Gibbs 1988). The model will be applied to the essay to facilitate.Read More
Although there are some reservations expressed, for example in respect to potential over-prescribing of antibiotics (UK Parliament, 2002), or marginalisation of medical roles (Psychiatric News, 2005), nurse prescribing is currently broadly supported politically and professionally, and a lot of work is being done to assess the efficacy and relevance of the current training. For example, a full.Read More
Benefits of nurse prescribing. According to Dr Barbara Stuttle, CBE, chairman of the Association for Prescribers, which campaigns for and promotes the role of nurse prescribing, nonmedical prescribing has been the most important development in nursing since it became a profession. “It has allowed the development of new nursing roles, allowed genuine autonomy, and benefited both services and.Read More
If so, this V300 Nurse Prescribing course is ideal. On the course, you'll develop your legal, ethical, professional, pharmacology and therapeutics knowledge. You'll get a thorough understanding of the scope of your practice and develop the skills to safely prescribe to your patients.Read More
Prescribing in palliative care; You are viewing BNF. If you require BNF for Children, use BNFC. Prescribing in palliative care. Overview. Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain.Read More
Raymet had by this stage written several reflective practice essays and gained good marks. This time though she was encouraged to deepen her reflections, speculating selectively on how the account of pain experienced by a patient (Mrs Drew) might help her to work more creatively with patient perceptions and reported needs. N.B. Remember, copying essays such as this, submitting them as a whole.Read More