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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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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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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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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 subject her/him to board discipline …

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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 the last 10 years or …

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What Must Nurse Practitioners Do To Renew Their Approval To Practice in North Carolina?

Every year nurse practitioners (NPs) have to renew their approval to practice with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  Since nurse practitioners must also have an active NC nurse license, they must make sure that their registered nurse license in NC does not lapse.  Renewal of a NC registered nurse license must be done prior to …

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When Are Nurse Practitioners Required To Confer With Their Supervising Physician?

Before nurse practitioners begin working with a supervising physician, they must enter into a collaborative practice agreement.  The collaborative practice agreement (CPA) will stipulate as to what medical acts a nurse practitioner will perform.  CPAs need to be specific as to what clinical problems the nurse practitioner may frequently encounter and what treatment the nurse practitioner …

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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 Plan is successful then it will save …

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What Medical Equipment Should A Nurse Practitioner Have?

Some nurse practitioners may want the best and most complicated piece of equipment that comes out for patient care. Others may focus on sticking with the most essential pieces of equipment for their patient care. Neither way is incorrect and what type of practice a nurse practitioner is engaged in will probably determine what equipment …

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