posted Oct. 30, 2014
Every two years, the decision support tools (DSTs) for each category of CRNBC-certified practice undergo a review to ensure they reflect changes in best practice.
This announcement provides a summary of key changes approved in September 2014 to the Remote Nursing and RN First Call Certified Practice DSTs. The revised DSTs are posted on the CRNBC website. Be sure to replace any previous versions of DSTs with the revised versions.
Remote Nursing and
RN First Call Certified Practice Decision Support Tools (DSTs) have been reviewed and revised to reflect changes in best practice and to ensure clarity and consistency. The process included a literature review, consultation with clinicians and feedback from nurses who use the DSTs.
The references in all DSTs have been updated, and some editorial changes have been made to standardize the content. A summary of revisions is below. DSTs that have had no significant revisions are not listed.
**Please note that a lower age limit has now been specified for all Pediatric DSTs.**
Please review and incorporate into your practice the revised DSTs as they outline the current requirements for Remote Nursing and RN First call Certified Practice.