A new era of opportunity is emerging for advanced practiceregistered nurses (APRNs) to increasingly address gaps in access toquality healthcare. APRNs must be prepared to practice to thefull scope of their education and abilities. As more and morestates pass legislation enhancing prescriptive authority and fullyautonomous practice for APRNs, a comprehensive resource onprescribing practices is needed.
The increasing demands of today's fast-paced healthcareenvironment require a new level of prescriberexpertise. Knowledge about medication characteristics andeffectiveness must be accompanied by an understanding of thecontext and process of prescribing. The Advanced PracticeRegistered Nurse as a Prescriber provides practicing APRNs andstudents with the information necessary to make fully informed,rational and ethical decisions as prescribers.
This book opens with an overview of the role of the APRNprescriber and moves on to discussing practical issues such asmanaging difficult patient situations, special considerations whenprescribing controlled substances, the influence of pharmaceuticalmarketing, state regulation, and legal aspects ofprescribing.
The book also examines barriers to prescribing,and the concluding chapter underscores key information to buildcultural competence when prescribing.
An evidence-based resource for all APRNs and APRN students,The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriberprovides a comprehensive and practical resource essential for APRNsin all advanced practice roles.