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September 2015

Nursing Matters | September 2015

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

September 2015

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Dispensing naloxone to treat suspected overdose
Leaving or returning to practice? Change your status online, anytime
CEO Blog
Case studies
Nursing updates
Election results
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Dispensing naloxone to treat suspected overdose

Drug overdoses are on the rise across British Columbia. To combat this important health issue, the RN Scope of Practice was expanded earlier this year to allow RNs to dispense naloxone without an order.

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Leaving or returning to practice? Change your status online, anytime

You can now change your registration status online at any time of the year. Find out how it works, what it costs and if changing your status makes sense for you…

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Keeping it personal: Professional boundaries on Facebook

case study

A new mom is seeking advice from a Facebook group about her baby's persistent, barking cough. Others recommend home remedies, but no one suggests seeing a health care professional. As a public health nurse, should Kiera give advice or say nothing?

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More case studies

Crossing the line on Facebook
Social media snapshots
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2014-15 Annual Report

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More nursing updates

NCLEX-RN results
New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters
(CP and RN editions)
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Public advisory: Abihudi Imbai
Committee vacancies: Deadline Sept. 11
Bylaw updates
Professional conduct notices
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 NEWS  What is the BCNU lawsuit about?
 NEWS  Paige's story: Failure of B.C. health system to address severe abuse of children is a significant concern
 CASE STUDY  Balancing work fatigue and client safety
 blog  CEO notebook: Longest way round is the shortest way home
 CASE STUDY  Client's right to care and nurse's personal safety
 NEWS  CRNBC supports a strong professional association
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A client sent a "friend" request
to my personal Facebook account. Is it okay to accept?

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What is the difference between pronouncement and certification of death? Can RNs or NPs do either?

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