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February 2016

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

February 2016

Features In this issue
Diagnosing and treating conditions: What is your accountability?
The clock is ticking: Renew today!
Case studies
Registration
Nursing updates
CEO Blog
Governance
Most popular
Recommended
You asked
FEATURES
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Scope of practice

Diagnosing and treating conditions: What is your accountability?

Although the terms may not be familiar to you, it's likely that you're already diagnosing and treating conditions in your practice.

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Registration

The clock is ticking: Renew today!

There is less than a month left to renew your registration. In order to maintain your current registration status, you must complete the online application and pay the full renewal fee by 23:59 hours on February 29, 2016. If you miss the deadline, you'll no longer be a registrant of the College. Are you currently a practising registrant? You won't be able to legally work as a nurse after Feb. 29 until you reinstate your registration and pay the required fees.

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CASE STUDIES
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Diagnosing and treating hypoxia

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At first glance, Reea can tell Mr. Paul's condition has changed. She can hear the anxiety in his voice as Mr. Paul replies that "it's hard to catch my breath" and complains of tightness in his chest.

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More case studies

Forgetting to renew: What if it happens to you?
Duty to report: When a colleague confides in you
Can she use her RN title?
Registration
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2015 tax receipts are available

Your 2015 tax receipt is now available. Find out more about where to find it, and why tax receipts are now only available after the calendar year ends.

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NURSING UPDATES
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Revisions to RN scope of practice

The CRNBC Board has approved several revisions to the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses: Standards, Limits, Conditions related to administering and dispensing levonorgestrel, wound care and the definition of additional education.

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More nursing updates

New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN and NP editions)
CEO blog
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Have you checked the box?

Strong, effective nursing regulation needs you! When you share your opinion and get involved, it can make a real difference. Here's why CRNBC's CEO wants you to "check the box."

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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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New board member: Jocelyn Stanton
Call for AGM resolutions
Call for nominations: CRNBC Board
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Upcoming CNPS webinars

As of March 1, 2016, CNPS will provide professional liability protection for B.C. nurses. CNPS will be hosting a series of webinars over the next month about their services, and how the law impacts your practice.

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MOST POPULAR
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 NEWS  Changing your registration status during renewal
 NEWS  Time to renew: Five things to know for 2016
 NEWS  Three nursing colleges welcome revised nursing regulations
 CASE STUDY  Top case studies of 2015
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YOU ASKED
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I work in a department where patients call and ask for advice. Can I give advice over the phone?

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Can I recommend herbal supplements to my patients/clients?

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