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    • #6036
      Sharon
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      You have a new patient that needs an immediate medical response. You know that you have the knowledge, skill and judgement to perform the needed controlled act. Can you initiate this action? Y/N and why?

    • #7520
      Taylor
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      Yes you can initiate this action. The Nursing Act, 1991 has a set list of controlled acts that all nurses are entitled to perform under certain circumstances. Requiring the correct knowledge and skill is an important aspect to being able to perform a controlled act. Different facilities may have different regulations regarding controlled acts, and it is important to be familiar with the policies at your place of employment as well as the general

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      https://www.cno.org/globalassets/4-learnaboutstandardsandguidelines/prac/learn/webcasts/controlledactswebcast.pdf

    • #7693
      Francine
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      Very good. Very good that you have also provided the CNO resource You make an excellent point about being aware of workplace policies. For example, in a hospital setting one must be familiar with the Hospital Act or in a Long Term Care setting there is the Resident Bill of Rights.

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