Scope and Standards of Practice
Discuss the following:
- Does your facility provide ANA Scope and Standards for practice to all nurses? (general practice as well as specialty practice)
- If you do not know, you may need to interview a nurse who is in a leadership position at your facility.
- Describe one example of how your facility promotes one of the ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice in promoting quality patient care
- Identify the Standard
- Describe the example
- How would you strengthen the use of professional standards in your facility?
- If ANA Scope and Standards are not available for a specialty area, what resources would you use to locate such standards for practice?
(I work in the outpatient surgery center at the Veteran Affairs, VA. – prescreening / preop / post op and cross train with PACU)