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.