NR 510 Wk4 Part 3 - Ver 1 - Due to the incident you are concerned with office policies and procedure Upon investigation you find there isnt a policy in

NR 510 Wk4 Part 3 - Ver 1 - Due to the incident you are...

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Due to the incident, you are concerned with office policies and procedure. Upon investigation, you find there isn’t a policy in place to address non-urgent patient requests for prescriptions. What quality improvement strategies might you implement as an APN in this practice to safeguard your role and assure patient safety? Provide evidence to support your response. Poor prescribing of medication creates unnecessary risks for the patients (CDC, 2014). Since the nurse practitioner license is on the line, she needs to ensure that adequate safeguards are put in place to avoid reoccurrence of this issue. “The nurse leader must see that all staff members understand their roles” (CNN, 2016). First of all, any quality improvement effort needs to have the full support of the physician/person in charge. Once full cooperation is received the next step will be to assess the practice procedures for prescribing and refilling medications. Since
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