Stephanie’s mind. The patient herself should have questioned the prescription or at least been mindful that she should follow the recommendations of the practicing physician/nurse practitioner. Having a consultation even over the phone with a non-physician is already not a standard of practice in the slightest. As stated before, the appropriate answer should have been helping the patient set up an appointment to see the physician/nurse practitioner as soon as possible for further evaluation. It is imperative that a prescribing physician be mindful of the other medications that the patient is taking, according to Buppert (2015), looking for cross sensitivities, contraindications, and of any drug interactions. This could prevent a serious allergic reaction from occurring. Imagine the repercussions! The nurse practitioner would be questioned for administering a medication she had no recollection of prescribing. This practice is extremely dangerous and Stephanie will need to be in-serviced on the proper policies and procedures regarding her role as a supporting staff member. Reference Buppert, C. (2015). Prescribing. In Nurse practitioners business practice and legal guide (5th ed., pp. 200-203). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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