This page has Notices from the last 2 months. For all current Notices, click here.
- April 11, 2017
On March 1, 2017, CRPNBC was one of 23 health profession regulators in BC to pledge its commitment to making our health system more culturally safe for First Nations and Aboriginal People. The commitment reflects the priority need to address systemic racism and discrimination towards First Nations People that can result in inappropriate treatment and barriers to access.
In signing the Declaration of Commitment, CRPNBC and the other health regulators are signalling an expectation of change among health professionals so that all indigenous and aboriginal peoples will experience the culturally safe and effective care they deserve. The declaration consists of three main pillars:
- creating a climate for change
- engaging and enabling stakeholders
- implementing and sustaining change
Cultural safety is already an entry level competency expected of RPNs, but the aim is to embed culturally safe practices in all aspects of health profession regulation. The Declaration commits the health regulators to report on progress through annual reports, outlining strategic activities and accountability measures. The Declaration is endorsed by the First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health.
- March 14, 2017
Check out our 2 webpages on “Diagnosing and Treating Conditions” and “5 Tips For Understanding the Scope of Practice Standards“.
Both webpages will help you understand your responsibilities when acting within autonomous scope of practice and giving client-specific orders and acting with client-specific orders.
Questions? Contact Gail Ancill, Practice Consultant.
- February 28, 2017
The document Scope of Practice for RPNs: Standards, Limits and Conditions has been revised and is effective Feb. 28, 2017. The revised document includes the scope of practice standard Autonomous Scope of Practice and Client-specific Orders, and new terms and visuals to reinforce the concepts. Other revisions include:
- Changes to the limits and conditions on giving client-specific orders.
- Updated information on prescribe and giving client-specific orders related to medication.
- Changes to limits and conditions on some section 6 and 7 restricted activities; specifically changes in the wording or removal of limits and conditions related to stable clients, established care needs, physiological conditions expected to follow an anticipated path, and well established sites. See Limits and Conditions on Restricted Activities.
Questions? Contact Colleen Calderwood, Practice Manager, [email protected]
- February 28, 2017
The scope of practice standard Autonomous Scope of Practice and Client-specific Orders consists of three standards:
- Acting within Autonomous Scope of Practice.
- Acting with Client-specific Orders.
- Giving Client-specific Orders.
The scope of practice standards replaces to two practice standards (Acting with an Order and Acting Without an Order) and introduce a new concept: giving client-specific orders.
Learn more about what this means for you here.
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