RCN syringe driver guidance criticised19th 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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Title: RCN syringe driver guidance criticised
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 10277
Date Added: 19th Feb 2009