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May 2014 Nursing Matters NP edition
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Nursing Matters (NP Edition)

May 2014

Features

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item: Controlled drugs and substances prescribing
item: A new way to track your professional growth

In this issue

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

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Scope

Controlled drugs and substances prescribing

We have achieved a number of milestones in our work to support the introduction of controlled drugs and substances prescribing. There is however, still significant work to be done. Meanwhile, here are 10 things you need to know about this prescribing.

10 things you need to know
QA portfolio

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Professionalism

A new way to track your professional growth

Nurses asked for a place to plan and document their continuous professional development, so we put together this dynamic portfolio. Use it to track your activities over the year and evaluate your progress as you go.

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Case Studies
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Do you dispense?
test your knowledge

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Test your knowledge with these 10-second scenarios.

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More Case Studies
item: Can she use her "RN" title?
item: Venting on social media
Nursing Updates
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Duty to provide care emergency exemption

A minor change was recently approved for the emergency exemption outlined in the Duty to Provide Care Practice Standard.

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More Nursing Updates
item: Standards survey
item: Have you been asked to volunteer?
item: Change to Library walk-in service
item: New clinical resources in the Library
item: Nursing Matters (RN and RN(C) editions)
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 Public registry updated for easier searching

Our online nurse look up service, which shows nurses' registration status, was accessed more than 80,009 times in 2013-14. Recent improvements to the service will mean faster results and easier searching.

Find a nurse
Governance Updates
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item: Researchers announced for NP practice analysis
item: Call for applications: NP for Quality Assurance Committee
item: Watch for election ballots in June
item: A community celebration: You don't have to be a nurse to celebrate Nursing Week
item: Our AGM is on June 20
item: Professional Conduct Notices
Most popular with NPs
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item: Anticipated changes to NP practice
item: Vendor chosen for NP practice analysis
item: Meet the Board candidates
item: Can I recommend herbal supplements to my clients?
item: What nurses need to know about the report by the BC Representative for Children and Youth
item: A practice challenge for a public health nurse
You Asked
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Can I carry out orders taken verbally and recorded by a pharmacist?
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What is the difference between preparing and pre-pouring medications? Can I pre-pour medications?
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