The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber

by Marie Annette Brown
     
 

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A new era of opportunity is emerging for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to increasingly address gaps in access to quality healthcare.  APRNs must be prepared to practice to the full scope of their education and abilities.  As more and more states pass legislation enhancing prescriptive authority and fully autonomous practice for APRNs, a

Overview

A new era of opportunity is emerging for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to increasingly address gaps in access to quality healthcare.  APRNs must be prepared to practice to the full scope of their education and abilities.  As more and more states pass legislation enhancing prescriptive authority and fully autonomous practice for APRNs, a comprehensive resource on prescribing practices is needed.

The increasing demands of today's fast-paced healthcare environment require a new level of prescriber expertise. Knowledge about medication characteristics and effectiveness must be accompanied by an understanding of the context and process of prescribing. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber provides practicing APRNs and students 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 APRN prescriber and moves on to discussing practical issues such as managing difficult patient situations, special considerations when prescribing controlled substances, the influence of pharmaceutical marketing, state regulation, and legal aspects of prescribing.  The book also examines barriers to prescribing, and the concluding chapter underscores key information to build cultural competence when prescribing.

An evidence-based resource for all APRNs and APRN students, The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber provides a comprehensive and practical resource essential for APRNs in all advanced practice roles.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC(Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This is a comprehensive, evidence-based resource for advanced practice registered nurses who prescribe medications. It covers practical issues related to prescribing, managing a difficult patient, and legal aspects of prescribing.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to provide advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with the information necessary to be a fully informed, rational, and ethical prescriber. The book is intended to assist advanced practice nurses to practice to the full extent of their expertise and education.
Audience: The audience should include students learning the role of the advanced practice nurse as well as new APRN graduates. Additionally, experienced APRNs can broaden their understanding of the aspects of prescribing with the use of this well-written, evidence-based resource.
Features: The first three chapters focus on the advanced practice nurse and prescribing — understanding the role, embracing the role, and creating an autonomous prescriptive environment. The next two chapters identify specific patient issues — the importance of patient assessment and monitoring. The appropriate use and documentation for controlled substances, as well as strategies for dealing with difficult patient situations are presented. The next chapter presents the issues related to pharmaceutical influence and legal concerns related to prescribing. The final chapter reviews concerns regarding cultural diversity and competence.
Assessment: This comprehensive resource is excellent for student, novice, and experienced advanced practice nurses. The book is intended to help APRNs adopt the role of prescribing with competence and expertise. The evidence-based data will help practitioners develop strong practices and provide patients with expert care.
From the Publisher
“This comprehensive resource is excellent for student, novice, and experienced advanced practice nurses. The book is intended to help APRNs adopt the role of prescribing with competence and expertise. The evidence-based data will help practitioners develop strong practices and provide patients with expert care.”  (Doody’s, 1 February 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470963258
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
800 KB

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From the Publisher
“This comprehensive resource is excellent for student, novice, and experienced advanced practice nurses. The book is intended to help APRNs adopt the role of prescribing with competence and expertise. The evidence-based data will help practitioners develop strong practices and provide patients with expert care.” (Doody’s, 1 February 2013)

Meet the Author

Marie Annette Brown, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAAN is Professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing and a primary care nurse practitioner at the Women’s Health Care Clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Louise Kaplan PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP is Director of Nursing at St. Martin's University in Lacey, Washington.

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