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June 2016

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Nursing Matters

CP Edition

June 2016

Features In this issue
New standards in effect: Nurses' role in MAiD
Recommended
PSA review
Case studies
CEO blog
Nursing updates
Registrant advisory
Governance
Most popular
You asked
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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.

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PSA REview
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CASE STUDIES
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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?

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More case studies

A Facebook vent
What were the warning signs?
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CEO Blog
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NURSING UPDATES
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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.

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More nursing updates

New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN and NP editions)
Registrant advisory
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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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2015-16 Annual Report now available
2016 Board elections: Ticket of nominations
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 NEWS  Medical assistance in dying: Federal legislation tabled
 CASE STUDY  Volunteering as a camp nurse
 YOU ASKED  Duty to report: An RN admitted to your unit for drug overdose
 QUALITY ASSURANCE  Professional development planning resource
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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?

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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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