CRNBC's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education programs in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.
By participating in CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program throughout the year, nurses demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their competence to practise.
Case study: It's a Saturday night in emerg when a man arrives wanting a medication order filled. He's not a client and tells Selena, an experienced critical care nurse, that he doesn't want an assessment.
Take a look at this popular case study about an RN working at a summer camp. This nurse takes action after a child is stung by a bee.
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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): federal legislation tablednew!April 15, 2016
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2016 Annual General Meeting March 17, 2016
Call for late resolutions Feb. 11, 2016
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As a nurse, your actions matter. At work, you’re responsible for acting professionally and being accountable for your own practice. But how does this professional responsibility translate to your life outside of work?
A company supplying products to our agency has offered funding for nursing education. Would it be a conflict to accept it?
Use careful judgment when determining whether to accept a gift of this sort. Consider:
Gifts from commercial sources have the potential to create an obligation and a loss of objectivity.
For example, could this funding influence the content or activities of the nursing education? Or could the funding influence the products you choose to use or recommend? Identifying and discussing the issues will help raise awareness of possible conflicts and assist in your decision-making.
The Conflict of Interest practice standard provides more information and direction.