Emergency Nurse Practitioners in the Emergency and Trauma Centre--Defining the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice
Poster presented at the 4th Annual ANPA conference, Melbourne, Victoria.
Due to variance in state laws the scope of practice
of nephrology APNs may differ; however, RPA, ASN and ANNA support a collegial relationship with shared patient care responsibilities.
This is a victory for all registered nurses, because ANA and its co-plaintiffs, ANA/C and CSNO, have established that state agencies cannot play fast and loose with the scope of practice
The appeal is focused on the January 10, 2008 decision of the 19th Judicial District Court in Louisiana in which the court erred in holding that LSBN had substantively expanded the scope of practice
for CRNAs into areas where they have not traditionally practiced and that interventional pain management is not within the scope of practice
for CRNAs but is instead the practice of medicine.
This is within the scope of practice
for an LPN so the LPN accepting the assignment is responsible to complete the patient's care safely, ethically and competently.
At various times, the Institute of Medicine, the National Health Policy Forum, the Federal Trade Commission, and others have examined the issue and determined that expanding the scope of practice
for APRNs would not lower the quality of care--and, in certain areas, might even improve it.
Scope of practice
bills often bring out passionate advocates with different points of view.
This new version of the scope of practice
and clinical responsibilities of family medicine sets out a more a more comprehensive framework for the family medicine physician's general scope of practice
as well as required areas of clinical expertise.
We believe that patients are becoming more comfortable with receiving such primary care services thanks to an expanded scope of practice
for pharmacists," Brennan comments.
Because the licensed vocational nurse (LVN) receives no educational training to provide triage or telephonic assessments, the Board of Nursing (Board or BON) has maintained that it is beyond the scope of practice
for LVNs to provide triage services over the telephone.
The concept of professional scope of practice
is a profession's description of the services its members are trained and competent to perform; it also relates back to the concept of certification.
THE NURSING Council is to broaden the scope of practice
for nurse practitioners (NPs), removing the requirement that restricts them to a specific practice area.