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Keegan's story: lessons & learnings
We are pleased to share Remembering Keegan: a BC First Nations Case Study Reflection, released publicly and gifted in ceremony on Feb. 21, 2022. Keegan Combes of Skwah First Nation was a high school graduate, a grade-10 pianist, and a chess champion, who was enrolled in a trades college at the time of his death from accidental poisoning.
The case study reflection is the first of its kind shared by B.C. First Nations and is intended to help shape the quality of care for all Indigenous people in B.C. and across the country, and to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
Danny is a nurse in a community mental health unit that offers in-person and virtual (phone or video) appointments for clients. Joe has been a client at the clinic for about two years and has a well-established relationship with Danny and his mental health team. Joe has access to the technology needed to participate in a virtual health encounter.
Is virtual care appropriate?
BCCNM has revised the scope of practice limits and conditions for nurses practising in the area of medical aesthetics. If you are a nurse who provides medical aesthetics to clients, you'll want to check out this new section of the website. On this page, we clarify key regulatory terms and concepts as well as share FAQs related to medical aesthetics.
Are you interested in serving on a BCCNM committee?
We are currently accepting applications for BCCNM's regulatory committees, for terms beginning Feb. 1, 2023. In particular, we are encouraging applications from Indigenous people; members from racialized and marginalized groups; individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+; and individuals with lived experience of physical, cognitive, or mental health conditions, or their caregivers.
Deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2022.
Certified practice updates
JULY 27, 2022
Survey results, next steps
In July 2022, we sent a survey to all Certified Practice nurses about proposed scope of practice limits and conditions. We thank everyone who took part in the survey and would like to share a summary of the results with you.
AUG. 4, 2022
The Certified Practice DSTs (Decision Support Tools) for Contraceptive Management have been revised and are effective Aug. 4, 2022. The DSTs and a summary of the changes are posted on the NNPBC website.
Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates
BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices on its website. These notices include consent agreements, Discipline Committee and Inquiry Committee notices, and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. While all of these notices are public information, only exceptional outcomes (i.e., Inquiry Committee order, Discipline order, hearing outcome) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.
BCCNM's office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labour Day. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed to walk-in traffic.
For more information: bccnm.ca
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