February 2020

Have a question? We’re here to help!

During your career as a nurse, you may need to consult on a practice situation or your scope of practice. Did you know Practice Support can help identify the appropriate practice standards and guidelines to guide your decision-making and help you understand your accountabilities?

How we can help you:

We can:

  • direct you to the practice standards and guidelines that apply to your practice issue

  • provide you with FAQs and other resources that explain how certain standards are applied

  • help guide your decision-making

  • help you understand your accountabilities

For example, if you have a question about whether an RN or RPN can administer Botox, we would email you a link to the Decisions About Procedures and Authority practice document and our FAQ on administering Botox. Or, if your question is about the difference between a direct order and a directive, we would send you a link to the Authorizing Mechanisms practice document so you can learn the differences between the two and how they would be used.

Our resources, your decision:

We know you may be hoping that we can answer your question with a simple yes or no, but we can’t. Nursing practice is complex, and it’s up to you to consider your legislative scope, practice setting and reflect on your own knowledge, skill and judgment before you make any practice-related decision. Only you can determine whether you have the knowledge, skill and judgment to proceed.

What we can do is make sure you have the tools you need to make the best possible decision. If you have a question, visit our Standards and Learning page to see all our educational resources, including answers to your most frequently asked questions, decision tools, webcasts and case scenarios.

If you don’t see an answer to your question, you can consult with an Advance Practice Consultant on our Practice Support team. Contact us by completing our Practice Support form. We’ll do our best to respond to you within three business days.

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