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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.

The Registered Nurse scope of practice is determined by specialty and level at which you are practicing. Therefore, the initial step to take in investigating the new procedure that will be introduced is to be aware of the scope of practice of the stakeholders as well as the policy and procedures of the facility. This is done to ensure that the new policy falls within the scope of practice and is in compliance with the policies and procedure of the facility. The scope of practice defines the who, what, where, when, why and how of nursing practice ( Following the verification regarding scope of practice I would take the following steps: * Meet with hospital administration to brief them on the physician’s request and give them a time line in which I plan to present to them my findings on the procedure. * Follow up with the the state board to ensure that this is within the nursing process of:
• Assessment—gathering and validating client health data, strengths, risks, and concerns
• Diagnosis—analyzing and processing client data to identify appropriate nursing diagnoses∗
• Planning—developing interventions to solve identified problems and build on client strengths
• Implementation—delivering nursing interventions and documenting the planned care
• Evaluation—determining the effectiveness of the care delivered
The American Nurses Association (ANA), in its publication Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2004), uses the nursing process as the framework for professional nursing practice. The nursing process is a systemic,…...

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