WSR 98-03-091

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed January 21, 1998, 11:47 a.m.]

notice of adoption of interpretive statements


Issuing Entity: Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Title: "Adequacy of the proposed anesthesia provider coverage when RNs provide post-op epidural analgesia."

Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request from Cheri Hollenback, RNC, MN, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Spokane, Washington.

Title: 1. "May registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses under the supervision of registered nurses, use a physician-ordered sliding dosage scale for insulin injections, which may, also at the direction of the physician, require the input of parents for dosage adjustment throughout a given school day?"

2. "What types of parameters should be included when nursing practice guidelines and protocols for care are developed?"

Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request for Aimee Denver, RN, School Nurse, Seattle, Washington; Renae Harris, Instructional Support Administrator, Mercer Island School District, Mercer Island, Washington; Jeff and Kristen Kuhns, Mercer Island, Washington.

Title: "May a licensed/registered nurse chart routine medications used one signature to indicate all routine medications were given at one time (modified charting by exception for routine medications)?"

Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request from Heather Young, RN, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, ERA Care, Seattle, Washington and Bonnie Blachly, RN, Ida Culver House, Seattle, Washington.

Effective Date: September 19, 1997.

Contact Person: Jeanne E. Vincent, RN, MS, Associate Nurse Practice Manager, Department of Health, Nursing Care Commission, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 664-2881.

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