Optimising registered nurse and midwife prescribing opportunities

Bettenay, Karen, Lynne, Teresa, & Nissen, Lisa (2016) Optimising registered nurse and midwife prescribing opportunities. In National Medicines Symposium (NMS 2016), 19-20 May 2016, National Convention Centre, Canberra, A.C.T. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Background

In Australia the agenda for non-medical prescribing has gained momentum in response to increasing pressure to improve the sustainability of the healthcare system. Some registered nurses and midwives with additional training already hold prescribing authority; however there is scope to expand this authority.

To safeguard patient safety it is necessary to ensure the competence of any health professional authorised to prescribe. The national Prescribing Competencies Framework (PCF) provides a valuable standard against which prescribing competence can be assessed. In addition, the Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway (HPPP) defines three models of prescribing for non-medical practitioners. The project aimed to assess current prescribing capabilities of registered nurses and midwives across a range of professions, align competence with appropriate models of prescribing and determine areas that require additional training before a prescribing role can be considered.

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ID Code: 96493
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: nurse, prescribing, midwife
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2016 00:09
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 00:10

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