There are many questions that need to be asked when a new procedure is being presented.
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There are many questions that need to be asked when a new procedure is being presented. The procedure needs to be researched if it is within the standards of practice. The standards of practice are the science of nursing with specific details associated with a specialty procedure (ANA,2016). Each specialty has its own standard of practice. This will help determine if the new procedure can be adapted. The procedure needs to be commonly recognized, standard of practice in the clinical area, and doesn’t require diagnosis or medical knowledge (CA-BRN, 2011). There will need to be a collaboration with other facilities within that state and then nationally to determine if this new procedure is an acceptable practice for that area. The procedure will need to be an evidence-based practice.
Once this new procedure is a viable change, it will then need to be put into practice. The staff will need to be educated on this new procedure and documentation through in-services, literature information and skills training. Applicable information will be provided to all persons involved including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff. This will Include the who, what, when, where, why and how for this change of practice (CA-BRN, 2011). The physicians will also need to be educated on how to order this new procedure and have the approval of the facility’s medical board.
American Nurses Association [ANA]. (2016). Professional Standards. (n.d.). Retrieved October 31, 2016, from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/NursingStandards
California Board of Registered Nurses [CA-BRN].(2011). NPR-B-03 06/1995 AN EXPLANATION OF SCOPE OF RN PRACTICE INCLUDING STANDARDIZED PROCEDURES REV. 07/1997, 01/2011. California Board of Registered… (n.d.). Retrieved October 31, 2016, from http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/regulations/npr-b-03.pdf