Assignment: Physical Assessments
Assignment: Physical Assessments
his collaborative agreement is to establish and maintain a practice model in which the ARNP will provide health care
services under the general supervision of (name of authorized supervising physician, title). This practice shall encompass
family practice and shall focus on health screening and supervision, wellness and health education and counseling, and the
treatment of common health problems. [Use appropriate description for your specialty and activities; practice location(s)]
IV. Description of the duties and management areas for which the ARNP is responsible: A. Duties of the ARNP:
The ARNP may interview clients, obtain and record health histories, perform physical and development
assessments, order appropriate diagnostic tests, diagnose health problems, manage the health care of those
clients for which the ARNP has been educated, provide health teaching and counseling, initiate referrals, and
maintain health records. (Specific guidelines for patient care decision making may be referenced here. I.e., ARNP
developed practice guidelines, professionally developed guidelines, text books, etc. Do not send these references
to the Board of Nursing.)
B. The conditions for which the ARNP may initiate treatment include, but are not limited to:
Otitis media and externa
Upper respiratory tract infections Sinusitis
C. Treatments that may be initiated by the ARNP, depending on the patient condition and judgment of the ARNP:
Suture of simple and complex lacerations not requiring ligament or tendon repair.
Incision and drainage of abscesses.
Removal of ingrown toenail
ARNP Protocol – (format example does not have to be followed in total or in part) The ARNP and supervising physician determine the content of the protocol agreement.
D. Drug therapies that the ARNP may prescribe, initiate, monitor, alter, or order
ARNPs can prescribe or dispense a controlled substance as defined in Section 893.03, Florida Statutes, if the ARNP
graduated from a program with a master’s or doctoral degree in a clinical nursing specialty area with training in
specialized practitioner skills (authority granted by law on January 1, 2017).
V. Duties of the Physician
The physician shall provide general supervision for routine health care and management of common health problems, and
provide consultation and/or accept referrals for complex health problems. The physician shall be available by telephone or
by other communication device when not physically available on the premises. If the physician is not available, his
associate, (Name of Backup Physician),
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