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November 2014

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

November 2014

Features In this issue
Get to know Mary Kjorven
International licensure: Bold idea or common sense?
Case studies
Nursing updates
Most popular
You asked
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Get to know Mary Kjorven

Mary Kjorven began her second term as CRNBC Board Chair in September. She recently shared her reflections on the past year and her hopes for the future.

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International licensure: Bold idea or common sense?

Cynthia Johansen reflects on the merits of taking a global approach to nursing regulation.

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Social media snapshots

Photo © Veer/DashaPetrenko

These three snapshots show how the Standards apply to common social media issues in practice, such as tweeting a photo of a client, consulting on Facebook, and blogging about work.

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More case studies

He's not your client: can you dispense his meds?
What title should I use?
What were the warning signs?
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Scope: Influenza-like Illness

We have a new resource that clarifies scope of practice with regard to prevention and treatment of Influenza-like Illness.

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More nursing updates

Ebola outbreak in West Africa
New tool to support nurses who dispense
New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (CP and NP editions)
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NCLEX Fall Communication
Nursing Community Assessment Service
Reinstatement bylaw update
Recruiting public reps for our Inquiry Committee
News: Changes to Professional Conduct Notices
Professional Conduct Notices
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 NEWS  New authority coming for RNs and NPs
 CASE STUDY  Is avoidance a boundary issue?
 YOU ASKED  Do my clients have the right to know my name?
 YOU ASKED  Does the emergency exemption apply if I stop to help at the scene of a traffic accident when I'm off duty?
 YOU ASKED   I think I have the flu. If I call in sick, the unit will be short-staffed...
 RECOMMENDED  One of the most difficult challenges a nurse can face
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My employer certified me to provide procedural sedation.
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Is diagnosing or treating asthma part of CRNBC-certified practice?

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