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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 2: Dispensing Drugs And Devices Without Proper Approval Or Supervision)

This is part two (2) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”.  Today’s blog concerns dispensing drugs and devices without proper approval or supervision.  Failure to adhere to the following will be an ethics violation for a nurse practitioner and…

The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 1: Be Careful To Whom You Prescribe Controlled Substances)

This is part one (1) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”.  Today’s blog discusses the individuals to whom a nurse practitioner cannot prescribe controlled substances.  Since there has been a rise in prescription drug abuse in North Carolina in…

North Carolina STOP Act Opioid Prescription Changes in 2020

In June 2017, North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan took effect.  The state has rolled out changes to schedule II & III prescription drug writing and dispensing requirement in stages.  These changes are aimed at combating the opioid addiction that had plagued the state for years.  If the state’s Opiod Action…

North Carolina Nurse Practitioners Must Know These 6 Things If They Are Prescribing Medication

#1:   INCLUDE PRESCRIBING/DISPENSING AUTHORITY IN THE COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT The collaborative practice agreement (CPA) must specify that the nurse practitioner is going to be prescribing and/or dispensing medication If the nurse practitioner is going to be prescribing controlled substances, then it must be clear in the CPA which controlled substances…