State boards of nursing ensure compliance with state nurse practice acts. To find information on a state nurse practice act from a particular state, go to, https://www.ncsbn.org/contactbon.htm, and click on the state. March 2012 What is the role of professional nurses associations in cases that come before a state board of nursing? It is the responsibility of the state boards of nursing to enforce each state’s nurse practice act with the goal of protecting the public. ANA recognizes the authority and responsibility of boards of nursing to investigate complaints, hold hearings and render findings on issues concerning nurse licensure.
This decision was reached after the consultant, named nurse, patient and the patient’s family discussed together and based their decision on the patient’s age, condition, quality of life and wishes. The UKCC ‘Code of Professional Conduct’ (1992) states that every registered nurse, midwife, and Health Visitor should act, at all times, in such a manner as to … promote and safeguard the interests and well-being of patients and clients [and to] ensure that no action or omission on your part, or within your sphere of responsibility, is detrimental to the interests, condition or safety of patients and clients. Therefore, how does withholding life-saving treatment, comply with the ‘Code of Professional Conduct’? The decision not to resuscitate conflicts with this clause of a document that aims to define and develop professional standards to protect the public and offer direction regarding the suitable conduct of the profession (Kenworthy et al, 1999). The conflict arises because the decision not to resuscitate could be seen as not promoting the well being of the patient and an omission on the nurse’s part, causing detrimental consequences (Rumbold, 1999).
A nurse cannot be disciplined or terminated if they refuse to engage in an act or omission that relates to patient care that is a minor incident or if it violates a chapter or board rule if the nurse notifies that person at the time of the refusal that the reason for refusing is that the action is a violation or if it would be a reportable act (Nursing Practice Act). If a nurse finds that they could be violating board or Nurse Practice Act rules if they follow the orders of superiors, they can make a good faith request for peer review of the assignment or conduct they are requested to perform (Safe Harbor Peer Review for nurses and whistleblower protections). Such request is known as “Safe Harbor,” and it must be made prior to conducting the requested action. The nurse can then have the actions reviewed by a peer committee to find if such action was unlawful. The nurse is protected from termination, discipline, discrimination, retaliation by the employer, or licensure sanction at the time of requesting Safe Harbor (Safe Harbor Peer Review for nurses and whistleblower
Interpretation of the ECG reading is the responsibility of the Doctors not the nursing/ care support staff. Doctors who are unsure of how to interpret the ECG reading must seek advice from another Doctor who is competent before administrating any treatment. Doctors/Consultants wishing to change a patient’s medications prescribed by another consultant following an ECG should seek advice from the named consultant first.
“Knowledge of legal issues are essential because nurses are required to practice in accordance with legislation affecting nursing practice and health care failure to respect the legal rights of clients may result in legal or disciplinary actions.” (Makely, Austin, & Kester, 2013, p.64). Failure to respect the legal rights of clients may result in legal or disciplinary actions. According to the Department of Consumer & Industry services, regulation R338.10104 Delegation; Rule 104. (1) Only a registered nurse may delegate nursing acts, functions, or tasks. A registered nurse who delegates nursing acts, functions, or tasks shall do all of the following: (a) Determine whether the act, function, or task delegated is within the registered nurses scope of practice.
| | |licensing exam to obtain a nursing license. RN’s | | | |specialize in patient care and educating patients on | | | |health maintenance and disease prevention or provide | | | |case management. | | |Certified Registered Nurse |An advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in|Outside of anesthesia services, CRNA’ s are limited to a| |Anesthetist |the administration of anesthesia. To become a CRNA, one|nurse’s scope of practice and cannot treat diseases | | |must acquire graduate-level education and board |and/or medical conditions.
Standardized Procedure for Registered Nurse First Assistant in Labor and Delivery I. Definition This standardized procedure was developed to explain the duties that are performed by a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in Labor and Delivery who may assist a surgeon during Caesarian Sections. II. Policy A. This standardized procedure was developed and approved following the steps as described in the Standardized Procedure Guidelines as specified in Title 16, CCR Section 1474 on the Board of Registered Nursing’s website.
The BRN manages those with nursing licenses and if necessary take action against nurses who have displayed unsafe nursing. They do this to protect the public by making sure they practice safe nursing. The BRN defines the standards for safe nursing care for each state in the Nurse Practice Act. (NPA). The Nurse Practice Act defines the qualifications needed for a nursing.
RUP 1 Laurie Mahaffey Western Governors University A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing (BON) and a Professional Nursing Organization (PNO) is that the BON regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses at all levels of nursing and at all levels of care. Its ultimate goal is protection of the patient. A PNO consist of groups of nurses that gather for the purpose of education, information sharing, benchmarking and overall growth of the nursing profession and the patients they serve. PNO’s provide strength to the nurse’s voice as well as serving as an advocate for patients (Matthews, 2012). The states regulate laws established to protect the
HIPAA does not require a practice to purchase a computer-based system as it applies only to electronic medical transactions. HIPAA requires that all patients be able access their own medical records, correct errors or omissions, and be informed how personal information is shared used. Other provisions involve notification of privacy procedures to the patient. HIPAA provisions that have led in many cases to extensive overhauling with regard to medical records and billing systems” (April 2013). The HIPPA law was passed in 1996 to protect the privacy of the client.