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May 2016

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

May 2016

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Medical assistance in dying: Federal legislation tabled
Case studies
Quality assurance
Nursing updates
Most popular
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Medical assistance in dying: Federal legislation tabled

On April 14, 2016, the federal government tabled legislation that will amend the Criminal Code to allow medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in specified circumstances. Find out what this means for you.

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Volunteering as a camp nurse

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Marlene's excited at the opportunity to volunteer as the only nurse at a youth camp. Because she's never done this before, she wants to be sure her 15 years of acute care experience gives her the competence she needs.

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More case studies

Keeping it personal: Professional boundaries on Facebook
Can you answer a client's tough questions?
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Message from BCCDC: Bicillin shortage

In response to a national shortage of benzathine penicillin G (Bicillin L-A), the BCCDC has issued interim treatment guidelines for syphilis infection. Find out how this impacts your nursing practice.

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More nursing updates

New clinical resources in the library
Nursing Matters (RN and NP editions)
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Annual general meeting: June 10
2016 CRNBC Board elections: Ticket of nominations
AGM: Call for late resolutions
Education Program Review Committee vacancies
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 NEWS  2015 NCLEX results
 PUBLIC ADVISORY  Notice of cancellation: Jacqueline Orina
 NEWS  Meet your board candidates
 CASE STUDY  Diagnosing and treating a diabetic ulcer
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I do a lot of volunteer work in my community. Does the emergency exemption apply if I'm acting in a volunteer capacity?

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I work on a psychiatric unit. My client, a RN, was admitted for a drug overdose and possible addiction. Should she be reported to CRNBC? If so, who should report her?

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