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Assessment framework for prescribing: lower limb skin tears.

Gould, Jill; Bain, Heather


Jill Gould

Heather Bain


Prescribing by a variety of professionals continues its progression in response to the growing demands for health care. Prescribing by nurses was initiated in the 1990s and supported by the National Prescribing Centre's 'prescribing pyramid' or seven steps or principles for good prescribing (NPC, 1999). This article explores a new prescribing consultation model (RAPID-CASE), which is composed of elements from the prescribing pyramid and the Competency Framework for all prescribers (Royal Pharmaceutical Society [RPS], 2021). The RAPID-CASE consultation model is applied to a clinical scenario to illustrate how it can guide a systematic approach to decision-making, using the example of a lower limb skin tear injury.


GOULD, J. and BAIN, H. 2022. Assessment framework for prescribing: lower limb skin tears. Journal of community nursing [online], 36(4), pages 42-49. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 12, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 5, 2022
Publication Date Sep 30, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 28, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 10, 2022
Journal Journal of community nursing
Print ISSN 2059-5417
Electronic ISSN 2059-5417
Publisher Wounds Care People Limited
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 4
Pages 42-49
Keywords Prescribing; Rapid-case; Lower limb skin tears
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