V150 prescribing - more than a “taster”?
May 26, 2009 by admin
Will the V150 be a waste of resources, in providing nurses who then progress quickly to V300 prescribing with a “taster” programme? This author argues that the V150 can contribute to fulfilling the demand from many organisations for nurses to prescribe and highlights data suggesting that rapid conversions were not a widespread trend with V100 to V300.
The article also discussed the future of community practitioner nurse prescribing and its success so far, but points out that in some areas the prescribing of wound care products is reverting back to GPs but the delivery of wound care is not. This may suggest some instances of nurses not completing episodes of care and GPs writing prescriptions again for patients they have not seen.
The V150 prepares nurses without a specialist practitioner qualification to prescribe from the community practitioner formulary.
Hogg D and Schelowok C. The need for V150 prescribing. Nurse Prescribing 2009; 7(3): 122-125.