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Scope of practice
New standards in effect: Nurses' role in MAiD
Standards, limits and conditions for registered nurses and nurse practitioners who choose to aid in the provision of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) are in effect.
Three nursing colleges will co-create new regulator
CRNBC, with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. will be co-creating a new nursing body that will replace our existing colleges. This new body will regulate all nurses in B.C.: LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs.
PSA review findings welcomed by CRNBC
In 2015, CRNBC invited the United Kingdom's Professional Standards Authority to conduct an audit of our regulatory processes and benchmark our performance against other regulators around the world. Find out how we did.
Is it safe to provide care?
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Marcie, a home care nurse, reviews the file of Ray, a new client requiring complex wound care. Marcie is confident that she has the skills to provide the care Ray needs, but she wonders if his home is a safe place to provide care. What should she consider to reduce risk to the client, herself and others?
More case studies
Guest post: CRNBC goes to Ottawa
CRNBC's Deputy Registrar and Chief Officer, Policy, Practice and Quality Assurance was invited to testify in front of a Standing Senate Committee about
assisted dying (Bill C-14). Christine shares her experience and CRNBC's recommendations.
Upcoming changes to RN scope: Client-specific orders
Recent revisions to nursing regulations have been incorporated into our standards of practice, including the scope of practice standards for acting with and without an order. We've revised the language and introduced a new concept: giving client-specific orders.
More nursing updates
Unofficial registrant verification sites
It has come to our attention that a site is representing itself as a legitimate option to check the status of various regulated health professionals in B.C., including registered nurses and nurse practitioners. This site and others represent a risk to the public, and should not be used to verify RN or NP registration.
My client rarely keeps his appointments. When he does, he is impatient, rude and verbally abusive to staff and other clients. Do we have a duty to provide care to this client?
I work in a clinic where staff from other agencies provide services to our clients. How do my colleagues and I decide what client information to share? Do we need to ask the client for consent?
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