posted May 24, 2013
We recently asked for your input as we begin developing approaches for anticipated provincial legislation that will expand NP scope. If you are one of the 157 NPs who completed our survey on prescribing controlled substances — thank you! We’re delighted that almost 60 per cent of all NPs in our province provided their input.
Our preliminary results show:
86 per cent of respondents anticipate incorporating narcotics and controlled substances prescribing into their practice
92 per cent of respondents said they need further education or review to support the introduction of narcotics and controlled substances into their prescribing practices
31 per cent of respondents would choose to include the prescribing of medical marijuana in their practice, if given the authority.
We will present complete results in the next Nursing Matters (NP Edition), scheduled for the end of June.