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Summer 2016

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

Summer 2016

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NPs can now prescribe controlled drugs and substances
MAiD update
Recommended
Case studies
Survey
Governance
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SCOPE of practice

NPs can now prescribe controlled drugs and substances

It is now within the scope of nurse practitioner practice to prescribe, compound, administer or dispense controlled drugs and substances in accordance with the standards, limits and conditions set by the college.

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maid update
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CASE STUDIES
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Witnessing vs. obtaining consent: what's the difference?

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com/Tyler Olsen

As Susan performs her admission assessments on Mr. Yan, she notices the surgical consent form isn’t signed. Susan learns that Mr. Yan did speak to the surgeon and agree to the surgery, but that he remembers very little else about the conversation.

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More case studies

Am I a nurse 24/7?
Taking pictures of clients: Is it ever okay?
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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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Committee vacancies: Opportunities for registrants
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 NEWS  Nurses' role in MAiD: New standards in effect
 NURSING UPDATE  Changes to RN scope: Client-specific orders
 NEWS  Three B.C. nursing colleges will co-create new regulator
 CASE STUDY  Is it safe to provide care?
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Can registered nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C. incorporate a business for the purposes of providing nursing services?

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What is the difference between preparing and pre-pouring medications? Can I pre-pour medications?

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