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RCN syringe driver guidance criticised

19th February 2009

The MHRA has issued further guidance to nurses over palliative care.

The agency said that nurses should not mix licensed medications for use in palliative care even under the direction of a clinical management plan (CMP). Last year nurses were warned they could be struck off for breaching prescribing rules by mixing two licensed medications.

That sparked advice from the Royal College of Nursing to work within the law but the MHRA has criticised guidance for not making it clear that nurses cannot actually mix the drugs under a CMP nor ask a GP to do so.

 

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