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January 2016

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

January 2016

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Registration renewal is open!
Revised regulation and PharmaNet access
Renewal
Case studies
Nursing updates
Recommended
Governance
Most popular
You asked
FEATURES
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Registration

Registration renewal is open!

With nearly 40,000 nurses and nurse practitioners renewing their registration this year, we recommend that you renew by February 1 to ensure that you can legally continue to practise nursing after February 29, 2016.

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CDS Prescribing update

Revised nursing regulation and PharmaNet access

We're getting closer to the day when nurse practitioners (NPs) can write prescriptions for controlled drugs and substances (CDS). There have been two important developments in the past month...

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RENEWAL
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CASE STUDIES
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Top case studies of 2015

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Find out which case studies were most popular in 2015.

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More case studies

Use of title snapshots
Client's right to care and nurse's personal safety
A question of boundaries
NURSING UPDATES
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NPs can now order MRIs

It is now within the scope of NP practice to order Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans.

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Documentation standard updated

Minor revisions to the Documentation practice standard have been approved by the CRNBC Board. The revisions primarily address records retention and expectations related to electronic health records.

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More nursing updates

What is multisource feedback?
New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN and CP editions)
RECOMMENDED
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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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Exploring the formation of one nurse regulator in B.C.
Call for AGM resolutions
Call for nominations: CRNBC Board
MOST POPULAR
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 NEWS  Renewal: 5 things to know
 CASE STUDY  Returning to practice: weighing the options
 YOU ASKED  Can I work with the flu?
 YOU ASKED  Can I refuse to work in an unfamiliar practice area?
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In our clinic, we use sclerosing agents to treat varicose veins. Do I need an order to administer these?

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I work in an emergency department. If a police officer asks, should I share information about a patient?

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