products that emit radiation, cosmetics, pet products, and tobacco. The FDA also has the responsibility of the manufacturing and marketing of these products ( Commissioner, O. O., n.d.). The Center for Medicaid and Medicare is another regulatory agency that’s purpose differs from the FDA. This agency provides health coverage to over 100 million people through Medicaid and Medicare programs. It works to strengthen the Nation’s healthcare systems and 6
Task One provides access to high quality care at a low cost (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services | USAGov, n.d.). The FDA oversees the production of certain health care products and the CMS oversees the programs and public that pay for these products. D1 Influence on Professional Practice Discuss These two agencies influence my practice each day. The FDA influences my practice by setting guidelines and regulating drugs and products that I can and cannot give or administer to my patients. This agency provides information on which medications are safe or unsafe. The CMS is the reason why I receive a paycheck. The CMS makes payments for providers for Medicare and Medicaid which my work relies on each day. D1A Nurses Role as A Patient Advocate Describe My role in providing patient advocacy is a role that must be followed throw daily. Nursing practice revolves around patient advocacy but also must involve keeping the patient safe. Sometimes these two roles can conflict with one another. A patient has the right to choose the treatment they wish to receive. When a patient chooses an alternative therapy over what has been recommended, it is important to fully inform the patient about the what the impact of these choices may be and any other treatment options available. If the patient chooses the alternative after being fully informed than their wishes must be respected. E. Purposes of The Nurse Practice Act in My State and Its Impact on My Practice The Nurse Practice Act is a set of written rules, laws, and regulations that apply to each state. This act is what creates the educational standards and defines the scope of practice for each nurse depending on which state they practice in. Protecting the public and keeping patients safe 7
Task One is the NPA’s main purpose. This impacts my practice because I must adhere to these regulations to practice safely under the NPA laws for my state. E1 Scope of Practice The legal scope of practice in the state of Alaska is written in the Nurse Practice Act guidelines. The scope of practice is the scope for a professional nurse who is practicing any act that requires nursing judgment and skills that were learned in an approved professional education program. Registered nurses in the state of Alaska may bot prescribe medications or diagnose diseases. In the state of Alaska, a nurse practitioner or an advanced practice nurse can prescribe medications. As a registered nurse, I can only perform tasks in which I have been trained that are under a physician’s orders ( About U.S.
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