Lack of DEA# when working in the hospital (ED)
- 0Apr 23, '11 by SkiBumNPI have just started working as an Emergency NP, and i don't have my DEA yet.
we are using a computer based system (Cerner).
I have full credentials and privileges, but as of now whenever I discharge someone I need to get a hand written scrip from a different provider.
does anyone have and idea how to remedy this problem and make my day run a little more smoothly?
only 6 more months until i get my own number.
- 0Apr 23, '11 by SkiBumNPQuote from FNP2B1Yep, and that is where I am.State of California makes you work with a physician for six months before they will give you a "furnishing number".
Wouldn't it be nice if we as NPs could get our **** together and have some unifying laws that span all the state.Last edit by sirI on Apr 23, '11
- 0Apr 24, '11 by sandnnwCan you forward the order or note to the provider? I usually add my supervising MD on all CII's and multiple Rx that I'm personally concerned about (e.g. Lortab/Xanax).
As well, I'd get a Rx pad, have the Rx all ready except for the signature/stamp. After a few weeks, the providers will get used to this and "may* trust you enough to sign a few each day. Now this is trust with a capital T, but, once you demonstrate competence and they should understand you are in CA, your plight is not of your own making.
Feel for you, this does slow matters.
As well, I only have to write Rx for CII's. Does your EMR not e-Rx to Pharmacies? I can't imagine having to write out every script, everyday. Although, duh! in my other "fun" job, I do have to write out each Rx (pain)