§10.32.03.07 The ordering power is conferred on the PA by the medical practitioner in accordance with the delegation agreement. The PA may prescribe drugs, devices, and controlled substances. Code of Md. Regs. §10.32.03.08 Registered nurses are licensed independent practitioners who work in ambulatory, acute and long-term care as basic and/or specialized care. Depending on their practice specialty, they provide care and medical care services to individuals, families and groups. In addition to the diagnosis and treatment of acute episodic and chronic diseases, nurses focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Services include, among others, the ordering, execution, monitoring and interpretation of diagnostic and laboratory tests, as well as the prescription of pharmacological active substances and non-pharmacological therapies. Keywords: clinical practice; collaborative practice; immunosuppression; solid organ transplantation; UNITED STATES. Maryland is the 21st state in the union to allow nurses to practice independently of a doctor.
Background A multidisciplinary approach is needed given the complexity of solid organ transplant recipients. In order to promote the safety of medicines and allow providers to focus on the medical and surgical needs of these patients, our pharmacy department has created a practice contract focused on cooperation between doctors and pharmacists. . . .