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Nursing apprentices will be allowed to administer drugs to NHS patients without supervision
 

Nursing apprentices will be allowed to administer drugs to NHS patients without supervision

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Leaked documents reveal that UK trainee nurses under the NHS will be allowed to measure and administer drugs without supervision, leading to debate on the gamble of patient safety.
 
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6 Nov 2016 - General
 
Based on Joint Commission International standards, there are several levels of supervision. The article failed to mention if there is a certain level of supervision that will happen during drug administration. I understand the shortage of nursing professionals because that is also one of the concerns in our country. However, I agree with Jemelyn Mae Sodusta that nursing associates should be directly supervised i...
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This a giving nursing apprentice an experience and expertise when they decide to proceed to nursing degree. I find this helpful to those who are training. Besides from being responsible, they are knowlegeable already in terms of administering medications, doing the calculations and dosage. However, i think those apprentice should be supervise especially if it is their first time to perform a certain procedure to avoid medical error. Because if something will happen, nurses on duty might be the o...
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It is obviously a fact that drug administration is not a ‘mechanistic task’ rather it requires professional judgment and an assessment regarding the condition of the patient during drug administration. A critical care is needed while administering controlled drugs with proper dose calculation and administration and it is performed by a registered nurse in most of the cases. But this new study is about the administration of such drugs without direct supervision that is a new cohort of apprentice ...
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