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Application of a New Procedure in a Hospital

You have been asked to investigate a new procedure that physicians would like nurses to adopt in the hospital. Discuss the process you would apply to determine whether the procedure falls within the RN scope of practice and how you would go about introducing the new procedure with physicians and fellow nurses.

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When attempting to determine if the new procedure falls within the "scope of practice" the physician must be cognizant that the nursing profession includes a variety of different types of caregivers. These range from unlicensed assistive personnel, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and/or advanced ...