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Authors: Imogen Fecher | John Knight
Date: November 2012
Journal: Emergency Nurse
Issue: Volume 20, Number 7
Keywords: Nurse prescribing, intravenous fluids, competence
Many nurses are prevented from independently prescribing intravenous fluids, despite the benefits of the practice to patients, as well as to healthcare professionals and their organisations. The authors of this article, both of whom work outside the urgent care field, explain how a knowledge and competence framework was drawn up at their trust. The framework is intended to expand nurse prescribers’ scope of practice in various settings, including emergency departments.
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