Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis
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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.e1897

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

sarah.courteney@hotmail.co.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

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