Someone please explain board newsletter

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    I just got my newsletter from the board today and I am lost. I do not understand what it is about. I have read it twice, I still don't understand it!
    Somebody, anybody, please explain this letter to me!

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    I'm lost, too, because you didn't say what it contained.
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    The newsletter is entitled boards revise scope of practice and delegation models for RN/LPN. I just do not get what the questions mean? I never delegate some issues to a LPN or CNA, even when there is a protocol to cover it, some patients needs assessed by the RN and frequently. If in the course of doing their usual duties either the LPN or CNA notice a issue then I expect them to report it to the RN. It talks about current skills, reasonable and prudent acts, and etc. Some of this is just not clear to me. Maybe I am out of touch, but certain issues are always the responsibility of the RN and certain ones fall to LPN or CNA's. I NEVER leave meds at bedside. I NEVER take the word of the CNA if she reports a elevated temp or BP. I always check myself. That way we each have a back up. I was taught so much in school and learned so much when I first started in nursing, maybe I expect the same of new nurses. If they don't know then I expect them to say they don't know and get help, guidence, practice from the staff. Why anybody would proceed in unsafe situations is beyond me. I just don't understand what they are going for. While I will admit to bending a few rules, I have stayed within National Nursing Standards. Like applying 02 when I have no order but pt is having chest pain, getting an EKG, and putting in a IV med lock for possible use. I will get a CBC, blood culture and Urine culture if a patient spikes a temp and then call for orders. these are just two situations I can think of off the top of my head. I have also made a patient NPO when they start projectile vomiting, called doctor for orders. I usually put an IV med lock in them too. Check emesis for occult blood. Stool too. Little things. I do glucose checks if a patient starts complaining of feeling shakey and has a family hx of DM. I guess I just think a nurse should be doing certain things to insure patients are getting all the care they need. If anybody gets the gest of this newsletter, please advise me. I am lost.
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    Maybe the newsletter is just to serve as a reminder for what's allowed and what's not?
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    What board are you referring to??? The board???

    It is not a newsletter from It may have been a thread notification reminder that you asked for or replied to a thread?? But without the specifics, I really can't comment. Are you sure it came from Can you copy the entire contents of the email and post it here so we can clear this up. Thanks
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    Sorry Brian,
    I was referring to the state BON newsletter. I keep reading it for a clue, but still don't understand what it is they are going for. I guess I am just too thick headed to understand.
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    wva sbon newsletter: spring 2005 - number 46
    contents: new scope of practice and delegation models
    | focus groups to talk about the nurse practice act | board agenda items
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    Got this newsletter figured out. Now on to other things.

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