NR565 Week 2 Assignment
State Specific Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances and Medical Devices
Prescribing controlled substances and medical devices involves determining the appropriate treatment for a patient’s condition and then writing a prescription for the medication or device that will best address that condition.
When prescribing controlled substances, healthcare providers must follow federal and state laws and regulations, including obtaining proper licensure and registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the state’s medical or pharmacy board. They must also conduct a thorough evaluation of the patient, use appropriate prescribing practices and consider non-opioid alternatives, keep accurate records of the prescriptions, and monitor the patient for potential abuse or addiction.
When prescribing medical devices, healthcare providers must also follow federal and state regulations, as well as professional guidelines. They must also conduct a thorough evaluation of the patient, consider the specific medical device they are prescribing, its intended use, potential risks and benefits and obtain the patient’s informed consent. They must also ensure that the patient understands how to properly use and maintain the device, and monitor the patient for any adverse effects or complications.
It is important for healthcare providers to stay up-to-date on the latest guidelines and regulations for prescribing controlled substances and medical devices, as well as any updates to the medications or devices themselves, to ensure they are providing the highest quality care to their patients.
Each state in the US has its own set of guidelines and regulations for prescribing controlled substances and medical devices. These guidelines can vary widely from state to state and can include regulations on the types of controlled substances that can be prescribed, the quantity that can be prescribed at one time, and the conditions under which controlled substances can be prescribed. Additionally, some states may have additional regulations for the prescribing of medical devices, such as requiring certain certifications or training for healthcare providers who prescribe these devices.
In general, it is important for healthcare providers to be familiar with the specific guidelines and regulations in their state regarding the prescribing of controlled substances and medical devices, as well as any federal guidelines that may apply. This can help ensure that they are prescribing these substances and devices in a safe and legal manner.
The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student with an opportunity to explore the most recent guidelines and recommendations in the student’s state of practice for pain management therapies and education; as well as to understand specific state regulations governing controlled substance prescriptions and medical devices. Activity Learning Outcomes Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: Identify and describe at least one current state specific guideline for pain management therapy and education. Explore other organizations or pain initiatives that are offered by the state (if applicable) and federal bodies.
Describe state specific laws that apply to the authority to prescribe controlled substances and medical devices. Explore the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Due Date: Assignment should be submitted to the Week 2 State Specific Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances & Medical Devices dropbox by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MST at the end of Week 2.
This assignment will follow the late assignment policy specified in the course syllabus. students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. In the event of a situation that prevents timely submission of an assignment, students may petition their instructor for a waiver of the late submission grade reduction. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and make a determination based on the merits of the student’s appeal. Consideration of the student’s total course performance to date will be a contributing factor in the determination. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the appeal is pending. Preparing the Assignment: The State Specific Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances & Medical Devices assignment is worth 125 points and will be graded on the quality of required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric. Follow the directions and the grading criteria located in the rubric closely. Any questions about this assignment may be posted under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty. The document provided should be used and your answers provided within the table provided on this documentLinks to an external site.
Sources/links should be obtained directly from the state’s regulatory organization(s). It is recommended that you keep a copy of this assignment to provide to potential employers or your Board of Nursing to demonstrate your knowledge of your state laws. Requirements: Guidelines and recommendations for your state: In response to the opioid epidemic, individual states have developed and adopted voluntary guidelines or recommendations for the treatment of acute and chronic non-cancer pain. Based on research done on the state where you will practice clinically, include the following: Provide the name of your practicing state’s organization, group or task force that created guidelines or recommendations for pain management therapies and education. Briefly describe an overview of its development and include a web address where this information can be found. If your state does not have guidelines, discuss a federal guideline. (Note: you may need to contact your state’s board of nursing, pharmacy, or medicine if you cannot locate it on your own). Some states have multiple organizations or initiatives (ex: Ohio) in place to combat the opioid epidemic and advocate for safer opioid prescribing. Explore whether your state has other resources, groups or organizations where prescribers can reference best practices for pain management treatment. If applicable, provide a brief overview of the group’s recommendations or initiatives. If your state does not have another state-specific resource, discuss the guidelines published by the American Pain Society OR Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Discuss when the use of opioids is appropriate and for what duration should they be prescribed? Provide a reference for your response. (This question is worth 13 points. 5 points for when opioids are appropriate, 5 points for a safe duration of use, and 3 points for a current edition APA formatted reference.) State specific laws on controlled substance prescribing for the nurse practitioner:
Research your state laws on advanced practice nurses’ authority to prescribe controlled substances. Based on research done on the state where you will practice clinically, include the following: Identify the law, rule, code, or statute that describes the advanced practice nurse’s authority to prescribe controlled substances in your state. Discuss the provisions of the law, rule, code, or statute with regard to the following: Conditions or limits on prescribing schedule I-V controlled substances. Requirements (if any) in documentation for treating acute and chronic pain. Are there specific requirements for advanced practice nurses to reference the state’s prescription drug monitoring database before prescribing a controlled substance? If so, what are they? State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP): Research your state’s PDMP* and provide the following information: Name of the state’s program. NR565 Week 2 Assignment
Website for the state PMDP. Discuss the registration requirements and process. Discuss the standards and procedures for the access and review of database information. State specific laws on medical devices prescribing for the nurse practitioner: Research your state laws on advanced practice nurses’ authority to prescribe medical devices. These are also called Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Based on research done on the state where you will practice clinically, include the following: Identify the law, rule, code, or statute that describes the advanced practice nurse’s authority to prescribe medical devices or DME in your state. Discuss the provisions of the law, rule, code, or statute regarding the following: Conditions or limits on prescribing medical devices or DME. Requirements (if any) in documentation needed to support order of medical devices or DME