Non Medical Prescribing Module Guide Incorporating

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1 INTRODUCTION, Welcome to the Level 6 Non medical Prescribing V300 module which was. developed in response to the Government s Modernisation Agenda This has. extended the range of professionals who can prescribe and medicines that can be. prescribed by independent and supplementary non medical prescribers. Independent prescribing is becoming a widely integrated feature of health service. delivery with nurses physiotherapists podiatrists and radiographers qualified to. prescribe in nearly all Trusts in England This supports the achievement of. ambitions set out in Equity and Excellence Liberating the NHS Department of. Health DH 2010 Two to three per cent of the nursing workforce are qualified. independent prescribers and are prescribing predominantly in primary care with. substantial numbers also in secondary care settings The drive for Allied Health. Professionals to deliver improved clinical outcomes has meant that physiotherapists. and podiatrists have from August 2013 had their supplementary prescribing rights. extended to independent prescribing Nurses physiotherapist and podiatrists will. also gain supplementary prescribing radiographers will continue to be able to train. as supplementary prescribers and prescribe within a Clinical Management Plan. Supplementary Prescribing legislation in 2005 initially prepared health professionals. to expand their roles Nurses have trained as Independent Prescribers since 2006. and the expansion of Independent Prescribing by physiotherapists and podiatrists. supports enhanced patient centred care New roles and new ways of working to. improve quality of services deliver safe effective services focused on the patient. experience have been developed across inter professional working within health. care Non medical prescribing has facilitated partnership working across. professional and organisational boundaries and within the commissioning and. provider arena The benefits of non medical prescribing to patients with a wide. range of conditions have ensured that choice and faster access to medicines are a. realistic service improvement,2 THE MODULE STRUCTURE. The length of the module is 18 weeks During this time you will undertake 26 days. theory time and 12 days supernumerary supervised practice shadowing a. prescribing Designated Medical Practitioner DMP You have a week long induction. in week one this will introduce you to the University and the School of Health. Social Care You will also be introduced to the principles of non medical prescribing. and be prepared for your supervised practice experience This will be followed by 16. weekly study days you will attend the University each Tuesday from 9 30am. 4 30pm Week 18 will be block week in which you will prepare for and undertake an. Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE, If for any reason you are unable to complete the module in the allocated time it is. important that you discuss this with a member of the module team There are. University support mechanisms in place which can support an extension of your. studies should you need to use these The maximum length to complete the module. is one academic year from the start you should however discuss with the team any. difficulties in order to ensure we support you appropriately to complete your studies. The Student Essential Guide School Handbook provides further detailed. information This can be found at https sohsc tees ac uk sites handbook. Your organisation has agreed that you will undertake 12 days supernumerary. supervised practice It is necessary to ensure that you and your DMP are able to. work together for sufficient time for your DMP to be able to confidently assess that. you have met the practice outcomes for the module It is expected that a. programme of experience will allow you to work with other prescribing and non. medical prescribing team members in order to experience a variety of learning. opportunities Your DMP must agree your learning plan and must be the person. responsible for verifying that you have met the practice outcomes. 3 MODULE LEADER MODULE TEAM CONTACT DETAILS, The Module Leader for this module is Debbie Osborne and you should initially direct. any queries or issues to Debbie She is based in room H1 31 in the Centuria. Building Telephone 01642 738257 email d osborne tees ac uk. Bernadette Martin supports the module She is based in room H1 20 in the Centuria. Building Teesside University Middlesbrough Telephone number 01642 384966. email B Martin tees ac uk, Jayne Cornforth is the Lead Midwife for Education LME and supports midwives.
who undertake the module She can be contacted on 01642 384984 email. J Cornforth tees ac uk, The module is supported by an established and experienced team of pharmacists. and non medical prescribers from both primary and secondary care You will be. offered the opportunity for professional discipline specific tutorials by specialist. academic mentors in order to enable you to identify individual learning needs and to. develop a Learning Contract to guide and facilitate academic learning You will be. directed to the most appropriate academic in week one of the module All midwives. must meet the LME This will be arranged within week one of the module. 4 LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGIES, Non medical prescribing requires that you have the knowledge skills and. professional competence necessary to embrace this new role It also requires you to. demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the concepts of. accountability and lifelong learning in a significant way To this end the module aims. to incorporate knowledge and reflection in a way that enables the development of. self awareness and for you to build upon previous learning as well as acquiring new. competencies for safe and effective prescribing, The module will help you to build upon previous knowledge and experience This. will ensure that you are knowledgeable flexible and adaptable and able to embrace. both the theory and practice of non medical prescribing in a critical and reflective. manner You will achieve the module aims through the development of a robust. knowledge that is based upon the best available evidence combined with a flexible. and adaptable approach to both the theory and practice of non medical prescribing. The taught component of the module will consist of theoretical preparation to ensure. that you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure safe and effective. prescribing The module focuses upon the principles and practice of prescribing and. professional accountability responsibility and ethics required by independent and. supplementary non medical prescribers Related pathophysiology and. pharmacology will be a major focus of the module, In order to facilitate and maximise learning a variety of learning strategies will be. employed You will share your learning with your peers undertaking the module at. Master s level and students preparing for community prescribing Taught sessions. will include lectures and group discussions There will be self directed study based. upon both the indicative content and an assessment of your own learning needs in. relation to prescribing Professional discipline specific tutorials will be offered by. specialist academic mentors in order to enable you to identify individual learning. needs and to develop a Learning Contract to guide and facilitate your learning If. you are a midwife you will be introduced to the LME in week one of the module who. will support your learning and assessment preparation. Random case analysis will be used so that you will have the opportunity to analyse. treatment situations and examine and critically reflect upon the decision making. process in relation to prescribing The generic nature of the module content will. facilitate you to apply your knowledge and understanding to safely prescribe within. your own area of practice speciality This will be further developed with the support. and guidance of your DMP, You will be guided in preparing and developing your Portfolio that will provide.
evidence of your ability to critically reflect on and in practice This will include the. use of Learning Contracts and evidence of your successful completion of the. practice element of the module Also included will be a reflective analysis of your. knowledge underpinning safe prescribing practice and evidence of understanding. the pharmacology pharmacokinetics legal aspects and application to practice of. drugs you may prescribe in practice through the development of P Formularies You. will develop an understanding of the differences between supplementary and. independent prescribing and you will undertake learning related to prescribing within. a Clinical Management Plan, You will practice examination techniques and will undertake a formative examination. which will be peer reviewed in order to prepare you for the examination element of. the assessment Directed study utilising the VLE e learning tees will enable you. to further develop numeracy skills which will support preparation for the examination. To further support formative numeracy development you will be enrolled onto the. Standardised Numeracy Assessment Process SN P You will have access to a. wide range of web based resources through the VLE for example News Feeds via. the National Institute for Health Clinical Excellence NICE Medicines and. prescribing support website and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory. Agency MHRA website You will be encouraged to use a reflective blog of practice. experiences the module team will monitor these and provide advice and guidance. as appropriate You will be working in small groups using scenario based examples. of prescribing practice to prepare you for example to take an effective history and. make diagnostic decisions which will influence your prescribing decision making. The integration of theory and practice will be strengthened by your ability to. demonstrate the achievement of the practice outcomes Learning in practice will be. related to the achievement of these practice outcomes you and your DMP will. document progress in three meetings during your supervised practice These will be. included in your Portfolio and verified by your DMP Registrants who will be. prescribing for children must have a DMP who is experienced and competent in. prescribing for children The LME will support midwifery DMP s this will include. attending the DMP mentor preparation workshops,5 MODULE AIMS AND OUTCOMES. The aims of the module are to, To facilitate the development of knowledge and skills required by. professionals to prescribe as independent prescribers and or supplementary. prescribers, Enable you to apply knowledge to clinical practice demonstrating the ability to. prescribe safely and effectively in order to meet prescribing standards set by. the Nursing and Midwifery Council Health Care Professions Council. On completion of this module you will be able to,Knowledge and Understanding.
1 Synthesise and critically appraise the legal and professional framework for. accountability and responsibility in relation to prescribing practice. 2 Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of drug actions in. prescribing practice pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. 3 Synthesise and critically appraise the factors impacting upon and influencing. safe and ethical prescribing practice,Cognitive and Intellectual Skills. 4 Synthesise and evaluate relevant evidence sources of information and. decision support systems to inform prescribing practice. Practical and Professional Skills, 5 Demonstrate achievement of the regulatory bodies standards of proficiency. as applied for Independent and supplementary prescribing. 6 Act autonomously whilst recognising the contributions of the multidisciplinary. team involved in prescribing supplying and administering medicines. 7 Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the clinical. decision making strategies which underpin autonomous prescribing practice. in effective communication consultation assessment diagnosis and. treatment which can include over the counter alternative and complementary. health therapies, 8 Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the skills required. to prescribe safely appropriately and cost effectively taking into account. individual choice and wishes, 9 Practice within a framework of clinical governance professional. accountability and responsibility, 10 Develop and document a Clinical Management Plan within legislative.
requirements and within the context of a prescribing partnership. 11 Demonstrate the ability to monitor response to medicines and modify. treatment or refer as appropriate, 12 Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the importance of. record keeping in the context of medicines management including accurate. recording in patient notes reporting of near misses adverse reactions ability. to access patient records and clinical management plans

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