This page has Notices from the last 2 months. For all current Notices, click here.
- 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.
- February 13, 2017
On January 26, 2017, the BC Minister of Health amended the Health Professions General Regulation and Pharmacy Operations and Drug Schedule Act-Drug Schedule Regulation to allow anyone to administer naloxone to someone appearing to be suffering from an opioid overdose regardless of whether or not they are in a hospital setting in accordance with federal laws. In response to these changes, effective Feb, 13, 2017 CRPNBC has:
- Removed all limits and conditions on unscheduled naloxone for the treatment of a suspected opiate overdose. Further details can be found here.
Questions? Contact Gail Ancill, Practice Consultant, [email protected]
- January 30, 2017
In September 2016, the three BC nursing regulators (CRPNBC, CRNBC and CLPNBC) invited stakeholders to take a survey about the three colleges joining to form one nursing college. We received almost 2,400 responses from nurses, staff and other stakeholders. The survey results have provided us with valuable and sufficient feedback to move forward with the creation of one nursing regulator while keeping stakeholders’ concerns in mind. We invite you to learn more by reading the summary report here.
The survey findings and video (about the role of a regulator) are posted to onenursingcollege.ca
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