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What is the new Open Notes Law in North Carolina?

What is Open Notes? Beginning April 5, 2021, a federal program addressing interoperability, information, blocking, and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will require that healthcare providers offer patients access to all the health information in their electronic medical records. It will include progress notes and tests authored by providers and a wide …

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Nurse Practitioner Regulation

GUEST BLOG: A COVID Positive for Nurse Practitioner Regulation

Guest Blog: A COVID Positive for Nurse Practitioner Regulation North Carolina Representative Gale Adcock, FNP, was gracious enough to share her decades of experience with the below guest blog.  A huge thank you to NC Rep. Adcock. In November 2004 Stanford economist Paul Romer famously said, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste”. True …

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What Are The Most Common Pieces Of Equipment Used In Hospitals With Which Nurses Should Be Familiar?

What Are The Most Common Pieces Of Equipment Used In Hospitals With Which Nurses Should Be Familiar? Vital Signs Monitor A vital signs monitor is one of the most common pieces of equipment used in a hospital. It is used to check temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation. There are a manual sphygmomanometer and …

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Nurse Practitioner Regulation

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Scope of Practice: In-Patient Versus Out-Patient

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SCOPE OF PRACTICE:IN-PATIENT versus OUT-PATIENT ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SCOPE OF PRACTICE:IN-PATIENT versus OUT-PATIENT ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SCOPE OF PRACTICE: IN-PATIENT versus OUT-PATIENT Many advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) may question what, if any, restrictions there are in their practice. In most states it depends upon many factors. These include …

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Nursing License Defense Attorney

The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 5: Notation, Formatting, & DEA Requirements)

           This is the last blog post in our five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”.  Our focus today is on proper chart notation, formatting, and drug enforcement agency (DEA) requirements.  It is advisable to review and become familiar with 21 NCAC 32M …

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NC Nursing License Defense

What Should I know if I have a Dentist License in North Carolina?

Dentistry has been a staple in the U.S. since Paul Revere practiced dentistry on the side in the 1700s.  We have come a long way from the days of silversmiths moonlighting as dentists though.  North Carolina has required occupational licenses for dentists since enacting NCGS §90-22 in the early 20th century.  This statute, and article 2 as a whole, created …

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Medical License Attorney

The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 4: Prescribing Drugs and/or Devices that are not included in the collaborative practice agreement)

This is part four (4) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”.  Today we are discussing prescribing drugs and/or devices that are not included in the collaborative practice agreement.  Only under certain circumstances, as discussed below, may a nurse practitioner prescribe a drug or device …

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 3: Requirements for Electronically Prescribing Controlled Substances)

This is part three (3) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”. Today’s blog concerns requirements for electronically prescribing schedule II and III controlled substances in North Carolina. We discuss the NC Opioid Action Plan, who is required to e-prescribe controlled substances, and what exceptions …

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