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Regulation Matters

A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

Summer 2017
In this issue
In focus: elder care
Conduct notice
Nursing updates
NCLEX results
Quality assurance update
Recommended
Governance updates
Most popular
Nurses asked
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In focus: elder care

Protecting vulnerable seniors

Due to a number of investigations that have taken place recently, and the subsequent suspensions, CRNBC has been raising awareness around elder care. Read more about the disciplinary action taken by the College when a nurse failed to report elder abuse, and the related resources we included to help registrants understand their accountability to their clients.

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Other elder care information

Notice of suspension: Catherine York
Case study: protecting vulnerable seniors
Conduct Notice
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Conduct notice

Notice of suspension: Edgardo Santiago

CRNBC on April 25, 2017, suspended Edgardo Santiago of Victoria, B.C. for five months as part of a consensual agreement reached to address his inappropriate conduct.

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Nursing updates
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Nursing updates

Naloxone: changes related to emergency use for opioid overdose

Changes have been made to provincial and federal regulations to fully de-schedule naloxone for emergency use to treat a suspected opioid overdose in any setting. Find out more and review the revised Dispensing Medications practice standard.

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More nursing updates

Prescriptions for long term care and extended care licensed facility patients: clarification
CP: DST Update | Remote Nursing
CP: DST Update | RN First Call
NCLEX Results
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The 2016 NCLEX results are in

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators have just released their NCLEX results, find out how B.C. students fared in 2016.

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Quality Assurance
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My Professional Plan soft launch begins in June!

New Quality Assurance app to streamline multisource feedback for nurses

Beginning June 15, CRNBC will start requiring nurses to use the new QA app to complete multisource feedback every five years. A new group of nurses will be chosen to participate each year.

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Here's the feedback from the My Professional Plan pilot

We’re pleased to report the My Professional Plan pilot was a success! Find out more about the pilot, the web app, and how it will impact quality assurance requirements.

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Recommended
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Need a CRNBC refresher? This overview is here to help.

We've updated two key documents: one that outlines how CRNBC regulates RNs and NPs, and one that summarizes all the legislation relevant to nursing practice.

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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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Statutory Notice: Annual General Meeting
Call for Late Resolutions (AGM)
2016-17 Annual Report now available
Board Candidates: ticket of nominations
Most Popular
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Case study  When a manager reports: taking action for patient safety
NEWS  CRNBC commits to a safer health system for First Nations and Aboriginal People
NEWS  The CareCard will be retired in February 2018
Nurses Asked
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What are we supervising when we provide regulatory supervision?

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I work in the emergency department. Carrying out "emergency activities" is a part of my job. My employer says the emergency exemption covers these situations.

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Regulation Matters is a quarterly resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C. It contains timely information about nursing regulation and issues relating to our mandate that may impact your work.

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