I have a question regarding RN administration of a bolus dose of bupivacaine via peripheral nerve block. Is this within the nursing scope of practice to give a bolus dose as ordered by an anesthesiologist. We have a new anestesiologist with our hospital and he has expressed many times how ridiculous it is that we cannot administer bolus doses. We have expressed that we do not feel comfortable with this and it is outside of our scope and we have not had any inservice. We also do not have specialized pumps to give a bolus dose. I have tried to find out information via Iowa Board of Nursing. Can someone please help? Thank you so much.