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October 2014

Oct. 2014 Nursing Matters NP edition
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NEWS & CASE STUDIES

Nursing Matters

RN Edition

October 2014

Features In this issue
New authority coming for RNs and NPs
NP self-assessment questionnaire going online
Features
Case studies
Nursing updates
Recommended
Governance
Most popular
You asked
FEATURES
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Scope

New authority coming for RNs and NPs

The B.C. government plans to bring the Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation into force on December 1. This will allow RNs and NPs to assess financial incapability and provide opinions about an adult's capability.

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PROFESSIONALISM

NP self-assessment questionnaire going online

During registration renewal 2015 we will ask you to complete the NP self-assessment questionnaire. This online questionnaire is based on our Professional Standards and has been part of RN renewal since 2013.

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CASE STUDIES
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Is avoidance a boundaries issue?

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Nico tried to build a rapport with his new client, but elderly Mr. Stedman consistently ignored his efforts. How did Nico react?

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More case studies

A client's right to care and nurse's personal safety
A practice challenge for a public health nurse
NURSING UPDATES
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Controlled drugs & substances prescribing

Our board approved standards, limits and conditions for NP controlled drugs and substances prescribing at its meeting in late September. We will post these shortly along with supporting information. Watch for links in the November issue of Nursing Matters.

More nursing updates

Ministry updates NP encounter codes
Professional Support Program to end
New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN and CP editions)
RECOMMENDED
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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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CRNBC awards program update
Change to public notices
Board minutes
Building public awareness
Professional Conduct Notices
MOST POPULAR WITH NURSE PRACTITIONERS
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 NEWS  Important WCB changes for NPs coming in January
 YOU ASKED  Can NPs discontinue or stop prescriptions for controlled drugs and substances e.g., narcotics or benzodiazepines?
 CASE STUDY  A friend wants a favour
 NEWS  Some legislative barriers to NP practice removed
 NEWS  4 ways you'll find our website easier to use
 YOU ASKED  What's the difference between pronouncement of death and certification of death?
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Can NPs prescribe drugs approved in Canada that contain synthetic cannabinoids, e.g., Nabilone ®?

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Can RNs or NPs issue the medical document for clients to get medical marijuana from a licensed medical marijuana producer?

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