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NEW: Authorizing the Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes

On February 21, 2019, ARNNL Council approved that NPs in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) who have the individual competence (necessary knowledge, skills, and judgment) could authorize the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
 
For more information or questions related to authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes, please contact Michelle Carpenter: mcarpenter@arnnl.ca or 709-753-6174
 

Opportunity for Input - Consultation on Draft Nurse Practitioner Competency Validation Process

ARNNL is seeking feedback on the new Nurse Practitioner Competency Validation Process for Re-Entry and Change of Stream.  

The process is outlined in two documents.  Please review the draft documents before proceeding to the survey. We estimate that it will take 10-15 minutes to review the document and 10-15 minutes to complete the survey.

Here are the links to the draft documents: 

NP Competency Validation Process - Re Entry

CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions are an important way to raise issues for discussion at the Annual General Meeting and to request action by ARNNL Council.  Resolutions are advisory in nature and therefore not binding on Council.  Resolutions consistent with ARNNL's mandate and role may be submitted by special interest groups or individual members.  Resolutions can be submitted by mail, fax or email.  View ARNNL's guidelines on submission of resolutions.  The deadline for submission of resolutions is May 10, 2019.

Winter Teleconference Schedule now Available

Click here to view the Winter continuing education sessions schedule from ARNNL.

ARNNL/CLPNNL Direction on the Role of RNs, NPs and LPNs in Administering and Distribution of Medical Cannabis

ARNNL and CLPNNL has been asked by stakeholders to provide direction on the role of RNs, NPs and LPNs in the administering and distribution of medical cannabis. The following collaborative memo sets out our organizations’ position at this point in time. It reflects information from multiple sources including professional legal options such as the Canadian Nurses Protective Society.

Nurse Practitioners Providing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

On June 7, 2018 ARNNL Council approved the Regulatory Document:  Nurse Practitioners Providing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). 

For more information or questions related to MAID, please contact:

Michelle Carpenter
Nursing Consultant - Policy & Practice
709 753 6174
 
Click here to access the document.

Updates To Tamper Resistant Prescription Pads

In accordance with the Prescription Monitoring Program Act, prescribers and dispensers administering or dispensing a monitored drug must view a patient’s medication profile prior to prescribing.

Tamper Resistant Prescription Pads (TRPP) have been updated to include a check box allowing the health provider to verify that the provincial electronic health record, HEALTHe NL, was reviewed and the time of day the review occurred. 

HEALTHe NL: Prescription Monitoring Program

Info for HEALTHe NL: Prescription Monitoring Program

Retirement Reception for Provincial Chief Nurse Beverly Griffiths

Please see the invite to the Retirement Reception for Provincial Chief Nurse, Beverly Griffiths, scheduled for April 20 at ARNNL House. This is an open invitation. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Carolyn Churchill Scholarship 2018

Team Broken Earth are accepting nominations from recently graduated Registered Nurses and individuals holding a Bachelor of Nursing degree for the Carolyn Churchill Scholarship 2018 who reflect Carolyn’s spirit, enthusiasm and devotion to others. For more information and the application form, click here.

 

 

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