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Accepting, Rejecting & Delegating a Work Assignment - A Guide for Nurses
Credit hours: 1.10
The practice of nursing is dynamic. It is continuously evolving in response to the changing needs, demands, and resources of our society. Clarifying the responsibilities of the licensed nurse (registered nurse and licensed practical nurse) is sometimes a challenge for nurses and their employers.
This educational activity utilizes MNA materials including Accepting, Rejecting & Delegating a Work Assignment: A Guide for Nurses, which addresses the questions and concerns of Massachusetts nurses regarding decision-making related to work assignments and the delegation of nursing acts. The Guide was developed collaboratively by the Task Force on Accepting and/or Rejecting an Assignment and the Congress on Nursing Practice.
This educational activity and the booklet Accepting, Rejecting & Delegating a Work Assignment: A Guide for Nurses are based on the premise that each nurse is responsible and accountable for making decisions and for practicing in accordance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (the Board), Nurse Practice Act (NPA) regulations, and with the nurse’s educational background, competencies, and experience. Although the Guide is not legally binding, it is consistent with nursing practices set forth in the NPA.
Nanotechnology: Benefits, Nursing Implications and Safety Practices to Protect both Patients and Workers
Credit hours: 1.00
The purpose of this program is to help nurses understand the basics of nanotechnology; to recognize both its benefits and risks, its applications in healthcare, as well as nursing implications.
This program discusses:
- Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine,
- Nanoparticles and their application in medical and other consumer products,
- Benefits of the technology,
- Potential health and safety risks,
- Nursing and regulatory implications.
Recognizing and Supporting a Nurse Colleague with Impaired Practice
Credit hours: 1.00
Nurses are caretakers and patient advocates, so no one likes to think of nurses themselves needing help or treatment, especially for substance use disorders.
Unfortunately, nurses are not immune to substance use disorders. In fact, nurses may be slightly more at risk, due to the stressful nature of their job, risk of physical injury and their familiarity with and access to many comfort medications.
Nurses must be aware that at some point in their career they may be working with or supervising someone with impaired practice. They need to be able to identify someone who is practicing while impaired, and know how to support that colleague toward recovery. Lastly, nurses should know the avenues available for recovery from substance use disorders and how nurses can safely return to nursing practice.