WSR 98-11-058

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed May 19, 1998, 10:53 a.m.]





notice of adoption of interpretive statement



Title: "May a registered nurse employed by an individual surgeon, following specific instruction and precepting, discontinue epicardial pacing wires from patients in order to facilitate their progression through the post-operative course?"

Issuing Entity: Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request from Pamela Charboneau, RN, Cardiopulmonary Group, Tacoma, 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.  

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