Scope of RN Practice
You have been asked to investigate a new procedure that physicians would like nurses to adopt in the hospital. Discuss the process you would apply to determine whether the procedure falls within the RN scope of practice and how you would go about introducing the new procedure with physicians and fellow nurses.
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Class this question assumes you are the nurse manager and is a how you would evaluate and implement a standard practice or standing order into your unit. Complete all of the learning activities, critically think and post your reply.
Here is a link to “An Explanation of the Scope of RN Practice Including Standardized Procedures” from the CA BON, your state BON site likely has something similar, but this gives a general idea of procedures one might follow. Lisa
Discusses/ lists the process used to determine whether the standardized procedure falls within RNs’ scope of practice (consider your Nurse Practice Act/ Board of Nursing, standards in your workplace, staff training) this is asking .. how will you as a nurse manager make sure that this new procedure is in your staffs scope of practice. 6 points
Discusses process used to introduce the new procedure with physicians and fellow nurses. (Think legalities, change theory and nursing process) 6 points
APA and writing 3 points
Uses 1 properly formatted reference
Correctly formatted in text citations
Writing free of mechanical grammar and spelling errors.