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Supports for nursing practice
Duty to provide care emergency exemption
We recently revised the Duty to Provide Care practice standard. The emergency exemption now states that nurses do not provide care outside their scope of practice except in situations involving imminent risk of death or serious harm that arise unexpectedly and require urgent action.
Additionally, the standard clarifies that employers and nurses should not rely on the emergency exemption when an activity is considered an expectation of practice in a particular setting. Read more
Expectations for nurses when they dispense medications
The revised Dispensing Medications practice standard comes into effect on June 27th. It outlines expectations for nurses when they dispense and clarifies:
Changes to employed student registration
The new Confirmation of Enrolment and Employment form (form 10.1) now requires applicants to collect both school enrolment information and employer information.
2 new resources for your nurse employees
We have new online resources to support nurses in applying the standards to practice and providing safe, competent and ethical care.
Boundaries: Can your nurse employees spot where a professional relationship ends and a personal one begins? Can they navigate 'grey zones'? Nurses will be interested in the many case studies in this module.
Professional development: This resource explores self-assessment, feedback, and professional development with reflective questioning and goal-setting activities. It's a great learning tool for anyone who wants to learn more about ongoing professional development through our Quality Assurance Program.
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