evidence and practice
Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis
Sarah Gonet Advanced nurse practitioner, acute medicine, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Sutton, Surrey, England
Prescribing is a high-risk, complex skill. There are more than 50,000 nurse prescribers in the UK, and it is important that they undertake regular reflection on their clinical practice to enhance their skills. This article reflects on the clinical factors that influenced the author’s decision-making when prescribing anticoagulation medication for a patient with deep vein thrombosis. It also explores the evidence base for commonly prescribed anticoagulants.
Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2019.e1897Peer review
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Gonet S (2019) Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis. Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2019.e1897
Published online: 20 March 2019