Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Course description:

This short course is aimed at eligible NMC or HCPC registrants to become Independent and Supplementary Prescribers or Supplementary Prescribers as set out by the relevant regulatory body. It offers you the opportunity to develop the competencies required to become an independent and supplementary prescriber.

The content of this course meets the requirements of both the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2018) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, 2019) prescribing standards.

This outline syllabus identifies the principal areas of knowledge, understanding and abilities required to underpin the practice of prescribing: * Consultation, clinical decision-making and therapy, including monitoring and referral * Physical examination, assessment and history taking including medication history and reconciliation * Modification and cessation of medication in response to clinical indices * Influences on, and psychology of, prescribing * Prescribing in a team context * Communication with service users and/or carers regarding medicines compliance, concordance and/or adherence * Clinical pharmacology, including the effects of co-morbidity, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, adverse drug reactions, interactions and adverse incidents * Evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to prescribing * The legal context relevant to supplementary and independent prescribing, including controlled drugs, mixing of medicines, off-label prescribing of medicines and the prescribing of unlicensed medicines * Independent and supplementary prescribing mechanisms and the supply/administration of medicines * Policy and ethical aspects of Prescribing * Professional accountability and responsibility relating to independent and supplementary prescribing * Prescribing in the public health context including antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention/control * Clinical Management Plans

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