Explain your      responsibilities when having a DEA number.

Assignment: Safe Prescribing

In this Assignment, you will explore the legalities associated with prescribing controlled substances, as well as what a DEA number is, how to obtain one, and, most importantly, how to prescribe controlled substances in your state.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze roles of      the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Analyze PMHNP      responsibilities when issued a DEA number
  • Analyze DEA      number application procedures
  • Analyze state      requirements for safe prescribing and prescription monitoring
  • Analyze PMHNP      responsibilities for safe prescribing and prescription monitoring
  • Analyze Schedule      II-V drug levels

To prepare for this Practicum Journal:

  • Review the      Learning Resources.

In 2-3 pages:

  • Describe the      role of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as it pertains to the      PMHNP.
  • Explain your      responsibilities when having a DEA number.
  • Explain how you      apply for a DEA number.
  • Explain your      state’s requirements for a safe prescribing and prescription monitoring      program. Explain your responsibility as a PMHNP to follow these      requirements.
  • Provide an      example of a drug you may prescribe from each of the Schedule II-V drug      levels.

Required Readings ( need 3 references).

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 8, “Mood Disorders” (pp. 347–386)

Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.

· Chapter 12, “Psychotherapy of Mood Disorders”

· Chapter 14, “Pharmacological and Somatic Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder”

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Stahl, S. M. (2017). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
To access information on specific medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 6th Ed. tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.

Drug Enforcement Administration. (n.d.). Drug schedules. Retrieved June 14, 2016, from https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml 

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