Delegating to non RNs

  1. NURSING BOARD UPHOLDS EARLIER DECISION, SCHOOL NURSES MUST DISPENSE EPILEPSY DRUG

    http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/Other+News/2003061329

    Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
    June 14, 2003, Saturday
    Byline: John Heys

    Members of the state's nursing board on Friday upheld an earlier decision that school nurses cannot delegate the administration of a drug for severe seizures.

    Some school nurses and the West Virginia Epilepsy Foundation had urged board members to reverse a March decision, which said only licensed school nurses or medics and not other trained school staff could administer Diastat, a drug in gel form that is given rectally.

    Laura Rhodes, a registered nurse and executive director of the nursing board, said the board's position was consistent with the law and in the best interest of children's safety.

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