So I am just curious if a PMHNP can ever prescribe any non psych medications in certain situations?
For example, an elderly patient has a ua done to r/o a uti due to a change in mental status. The ua comes back positive.... does the pmhnp go ahead and order an antibiotic? I know of psychiatrists that will.
If a patient is in pain are there any type of pain meds a pmhnp would be ok with ordering? Or medications that will alleviate side effects of a prescribed psychotropic (ie colace for constipation, etc?) Or what about refilling routine meds? (Simvastatin, etc?)
Lastly, are all abnormal labs referred to a pcp?
Sorry, probably dumb questions, but I am just curious.......