Session: Is RN Prescribing Right for You?
Presenter: Pam Mangold, MN, RN
This education session will outline CARNA’s standards and requirements for RN prescribing Schedule 1 medications and ordering of diagnostic tests. The Registered Nurses Profession Regulation now authorizes RNs to prescribe Schedule 1 drugs and order diagnostic tests. This authorization supports access to care, system efficiency, cost effectiveness, optimizes RN’s scope of practice, and provides opportunities to develop innovative practice models. Authorization of RNs to prescribe is intended to safely address client medication needs within a specific clinical practice area. Occupational Health Nurses may be working in areas where there is a unique client need and where the RNs have the necessary knowledge, skill, and support to make safe and appropriate prescribing decisions.
Pam Mangod is a registered nurse and has been a Policy and Practice Consultant with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) for 6 years. In this position, she provides consultation on nursing practice and policy issues, represents CARNA on regulatory issues at regional and provincial levels and collaborates with others engaged in health care delivery. She also develops and prepares standards, guideline and position statement documents as assigned by CARNA provincial council.
Her 30 years of nursing practice started in medical surgical nursing on an acute respiratory unit in Calgary. From there, she has worked in sleep medicine, home enteral and parenteral therapy, women’s health, outpatient services and health professions strategy and practice. She has occupied roles in front line nursing, clinical education, administration and management.
Pam completed her Masters of Nursing at the University of Calgary in 2001. She loves cross country skiing and spending time with her husband and three children at her family farm located in central Alberta.