DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed May 19, 1998, 10:51 a.m.]
notice of adoption of interpretive statement
Title: "May a registered nurse with a Master's Degree in Nursing, "perform cardiac catheterization", function as "pseudo" Cardiology Fellow, perform cardiac interventional procedures, (PTCA, Pericardiocentesis, and pacemaker implants), perform physical examinations, (Medical), order laboratory tests, write prescriptions for cardiac medications, develop medical plans of care. The RN is licensed as an RN in the State of Washington. No formal training beyond the Master's Degree."
Issuing Entity: Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request from Frankie Manning, RN, Chief Nursing Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington.
Effective Date: April 10, 1998.
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.