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B.C.'s opioid overdose crisis and nurses: "Is my licence at risk?"
As overdose prevention services are being established across our province, we are being asked by nurses: "Is my licence at risk if I provide nursing care in these sites where conditions can be less than ideal?"
It's time to renew your registration
Registration renewal opened on Jan. 3, 2017, and over 10% of registrants have already renewed. Take 30 minutes to renew now.
New medical assistance in dying forms and nursing resources
Updated medical assistance in dying (MAiD) resources are now available, including required Ministry of Health provincial forms and a new MAiD module and decision support tool.
NP role in CPSBC public health warning
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) has issued a public health warning after discovering that an unlicensed individual may have been performing cosmetic surgery in a Delta home. CPSBC is urging clients of Ms. Zhuo (Sabrina) Li to seek clinical advice from a registered physician or NP.
Caring for yourself
Photo credit: veer.com/fStop photography
Her shift hasn't even started yet and already, Doris has snapped at a colleague. She knows she's become increasingly short-tempered as winter sets in. She thought getting through the holiday season would improve her irritability, but it hasn't.
More case studies
New entry-level competencies for nurse practitioners
In December, the CRNBC Board approved new entry-level nurse practitioner competencies, which were developed nationally by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators and validated within the B.C. context of NP practice.
Notice of cancellation: Leila Reshid
On Nov. 28, 2016, CRNBC cancelled the registration of Leila Reshid of Vancouver (#0905983). Ms. Reshid is no longer entitled to work as a nurse.
More nursing updates
Suboxone continuation prescribing now within NP scope
Prescribing buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone) occurs in the context of addiction treatment. Continuation prescribing of Suboxone is now within NP scope.
What is the difference between preparing and pre-pouring medications? Can I pre-pour medications?
A client died and left me something in her will. What should I do?
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