CRNBC's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education programs in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.
By participating in CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program throughout the year, nurses demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their competence to practise.
Case study: Ling's sister is being discharged from hospital and will need nursing care at home. Ling, an RN, knows her family will want her to be involved in her care. But would it be the best approach for everyone involved?
Justin has worked with Kelsey for the first time in a few months, and he’s worried about the changes he sees in his colleague. Her behaviour makes him concerned for patient safety.
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Notice of suspension: Euphemia Guttinnew!
May 23, 2018
Notice of suspension: Victoria Webernew!
May 23, 2018
Notice of suspension: Sandra Murphynew!
May 15, 2018
Notice of cancellation: Gary DromarskyMarch 28, 2018
Public advisory: Donna M. WalshFeb. 21, 2018
Converted to non-practising: Khristoffer Caranoo Jan. 23, 2018
Orders of the Discipline Committee:
Laurie Tinkham Jan. 12, 2018
Suspension: Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
2018 election postponed
new! April 19, 2018
Notice of 2018 annual general meeting Mar. 19, 2018
Call for late resolutionsFeb. 14, 2018
QA committee seeks public members Nov. 16, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Sara, the wound care clinician, assesses Mr. Berge and his wound, makes a diagnosis and determines the wound care that would be most appropriate at this time. She enters a client-specific order in the EMR, for the wound to be dressed with a specific product once/day.
What is Sara accountable for when giving a client-specific order?
How much charting am I required to do?
Your documentation should provide a clear picture of your client's status, your actions and client's outcomes, for example:
Your client’s condition and care needs are factors in determining how much and what documentation is required. Acutely ill or high risk clients or those with complex health problems will require more comprehensive, in-depth and frequent documentation.
The requirements for documentation come from legislation, case law, Standards of Practice and agency policies. Documenting is a way to show you have applied nursing knowledge, skills and judgement and met the legal standard of care. Document according to agency policy — these policies should reflect legislative and other requirements.
Documentation practice standard provides information and direction for your documentation. The
Canadian Nurses Protective Society also has helpful resources.