RN Specialty Practices Contribute to Improved Care

We understand that guidelines such as these can be difficult to understand, and thus we’d like to provide examples of situations where an RNSP may be in place. An RN Specialty Practice may be in place if an RN is adjusting your medication based on your blood test results, if you require special care for a wound or if you need emergency care. For example, a client may be taking blood thinners and need weekly blood tests to make sure they are taking the correct amount. Through an RN Specialty Practice, the RN working with the client can review the results of their blood test and make decisions about changing their medications within guidelines pre-determined by a physician or NP. This means the RN would not have to wait to speak with the client’s physician or NP before their care can continue.

We encourage you to reflect on your experiences with the health care system and if you’ve ever experienced a time when the process of an RN needing to consult with an NP or physician may have impacted the continuation of your care. We encourage and invite the public to aid in identifying opportunities where these RN Specialty Practices can be safely incorporated to improve care. If you have any suggestions or feedback you would like to share with us, please email us at info@srna.org.

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