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?
Take a look at this popular case study about an RN working at a summer camp. This nurse takes action after a child is stung by a bee.
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As she explains that he must register and see a physician before he can receive a kit, Mick’s frustration is evident. Jayne is frustrated too: a number of people have been coming into the ED requesting a kit for themselves but they don’t want to register, see a physician, or share their personal information. It’s a busy ED, and this situation is frustrating for everyone.
Jayne and her colleagues are worried that requiring individuals in this situation to follow these processes may result in them leaving without a kit, putting them at risk of dying from an overdose. She wonders if they can do anything differently.
I am often asked to volunteer my nursing services at children’s camps, sports events and school field trips. What should I consider before agreeing?
When you volunteer as a nurse, whether on a field trip or in a first aid trailer, you have an obligation to provide safe, competent and ethical care to your clients. Before agreeing, make sure you have the knowledge, skills and judgment to provide the necessary care and are clear about the role expectations.
Some factors to consider include:
CRNBC's Standards of Practice set out requirements for nurses' practice. The Medication Administration, Privacy and Confidentiality, Consent, Documentation and Boundaries in the Nurse-Client Relationship Practice Standards may be helpful in clarifying the expectations for practice.
The Standards for acting within autonomous scope of practice provide additional guidance.