Note that you are not required to send CRNBC proof of course completion. You should retain the certificate and document the course in your professional development planning as part of meeting quality assurance requirements.
This self-directed learning
module builds on the knowledge gained in the foundational course NPs take on CDS prescribing. It includes information and activities designed to support NPs in:
Download the narrative script (for use in conjunction with the module)
The standards, limits and conditions for prescribing are part ot the
NP Scope of Practice document. They begin on page 26.
Employers may place their own, additional restrictions and requirements on NPs prescribing CDS. You must meet your employer’s organizational policies and procedures. Before proceeding, discuss your plan to prescribe CDS with your employer, and follow all required guidelines, standards and/or restrictions.
Before prescribing CDS, NPs need to register with Ministry of Health for the Access to PharmaNet Program appropriate to the practice site(s) where they will be prescribing controlled drugs and substances.You will need to work with your employer or directly with PharmaNet to secure this access.
CRNBC is implementing a rigorous oversight program for the NP CDS prescribing. The processes for prescription review are currently being developed. We are working closely with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) and the Ministry of Health to establish policy and operational processes that build on the experience and evaluation of the CPSBC to date.
Public safety is central to our mandate and establishing processes for monitoring, assessing, and acting on prescribing practices is foundational to the approach that we will take. Development in this area is ongoing; once we have a prescription review framework established we will share that with you more broadly.