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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After her shift, she logs into Facebook, and updates her status to read, "so much for being patient and listening—some people apparently just don't want to hear—maybe dementia is hereditary?"
What do you think about Sarah's post? Is it ever okay to post work-related comments on social media sites?
Does it make a difference if names of people and places are not included?
I’m expected to work in an unfamiliar practice area. Can I refuse?
Your employer has a right to reassign you to another area. You were likely hired by an agency or health authority and cannot refuse to be reassigned.
Consider what care you can safely provide, while practicing within your level of competence. Clearly communicate this to the most appropriate person such as your immediate supervisor and discuss any concerns about your reassignment. Refusing a reassignment is generally justified only when the risk of harm to clients is greater if you accept than if you refuse. If you don’t have the competence to work in the assigned area, collaborate with others to determine the best option and follow up in writing.
Working in an unfamiliar practice area can be challenging and anxiety provoking. Using these strategies may help:
You’ll find more information and guidance in the resource Working with limited resources.
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