FDA offer protection and promotion of public health by regulating medical products tobacco and veterinary drugs (FDA, 20180. FDA is involved in policies and operation management globally. The measure the agency takes is to ensure the safe labeling of food and drug products. It also evaluates and assesses the quality of medical device safety and efficiency. D1. The two agencies are significant in my professional nursing practices. CMS plays a crucial part in helping me to provide care to a large population of the patient, such as a client from a low-income family. As a nurse, I should advocate on the patient’s welfare. Hence, CMS will ensure most of the patients with financial problems can acquire health insurance policies at affordable prices. In terms of FDA standards, I am certain that the drugs I administer to a patient are safe. I need to use FDA standards when treating patients and understand the medication effects such as contraindications and adverse reactions. D2. My role as the patient advocate is to guide the patient requesting for alternative therapy. I should clearly and precisely provide information based on the benefits and
PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND VALUES 8 disadvantages of the alternative treatment. According to CMS (n.d.) indicated that Medicare has no space to offer coverage for alternative therapy intended by the patient. However, the alternative treatment requested by the patient should follow the use of drugs approved by the FDA. Thus, the patient is required to have an awareness of merits and demerits before making their intended decision. E. The purpose of NPA in Mississippi is ensuring competent nursing practices in protecting a patient's health well-being. The state established NPA to ensure the nurses in Mississippi meets the standards of safe preparation. The State's NPA helps me to follow the rules and regulations for safe nursing practices. E1. The RN scope of practice in Mississippi is under their classification. The RNs duty is involved in inpatient observation, assessment and diagnoses, planning, and evaluation care. Also, the RN provides education about a healthy lifestyle and offers counseling and guidance to the sick or injured patient. E2. Mississippi defines delegation for RN as the use of professional judgment in deciding the kind and nature of nursing duties and treatment of the patient to be administered (Code, 2017). Also, the nurse should follow standardized practices and procedures and have the responsibility to transfer the responsibilities to another nurse who is qualified in the impending patient condition.
PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND VALUES 9 F. • a scientist The participation of a nurse in scientific research helps them to be informed about critical decision making in health care professionals (WGU, 2013). As a scientist, I will be able to carry out research and assessment for the clients. Through the analysis, I will be able to develop an appropriate care plan for the patients to meet their needs using current literature in making decisions.
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