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June 2014

June 2014 Nursing Matters NP Edition
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Nursing Matters (NP Edition)

June 2014

Features

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item: Some legislative barriers to NP practice removed
item: Controlled drugs and substances prescribing

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item: Features (2)
item: Case Studies (3)
item: Nursing Updates (4)
item: Recommended (1)
item: Governance (6)
item: Most Popular (6)
item: You Asked (2)
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Legislature

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Some legislative barriers to NP practice removed

Bill 17 received Royal Assent on May 29. These changes allow NPs to officially sign off on a range of legal and administrative documents that verify they have examined or treated a patient.

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Prescribing

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Controlled drugs and substances prescribing

We’ve achieved a number of milestones related to NP prescribing of controlled drugs and substances. There are, however, a number of activities still outstanding.

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Case Studies
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"What did you think?"
Peer feedback

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A nurse seeks peer feedback on her communication style after a difficult discussion with a patient's family member.

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More Case Studies
item: Catalyst for learning
item: You know the client. Now what?
Nursing Updates
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Revised dispensing standard comes into effect this month

We made important revisions to the Dispensing Medications practice standard, which comes into effect on June 27. The standard sets out nurses' obligations when they dispense.

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More Nursing Updates
item: How does learning fit into your practice?
item: New clinical resources in the Library
item: Nursing Matters (RN and CP editions)
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 You'll want to surf our better website

Next month we'll unveil a newly redesigned website. We're looking forward to presenting you with the same great content and some new features, such as a better search engine. Please make sure your Internet Explorer browser is version 8 or newer to properly experience the website.

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Governance Updates
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item: We're seeking a Deputy Chief Examiner for the OSCE
item: Blog: Collaborating worldwide
item: Meet the nurses on your June election ballot
item: Proposed changes to Certified Practice Approval Committee
item: Board minutes - February
item: Professional Conduct Notices
Most Popular with NPs
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item: Controlled drugs and substances prescribing: 10 things to know
item: A new way to track your professional growth
item: Anticipated changes to NP practice
item: Researchers announced for NP practice analysis
item: Duty to provide care emergency exemption
item: Do you dispense?
You Asked
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Can NPs prescribe Zopiclone and Sublinox (Zolpidem)?
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Can registered nurses and nurse practitioners incorporate a business for the purposes of providing nursing services?
Read our answer
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