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​Therapeutic diets




if nutrition is administered by enteral instillation, compound or dispense a therapeutic diet

The Regulation authorizes registered nurses to compound and dispense enteral diets within their autonomous scope of practice. Registered nurses are not authorized to select the ingredients for a therapeutic enteral diet. This restricted activity is carried out by other health professionals, such as dietitians.

BCCNP Limits and Conditions

Within autonomous scope of practice, registered nurses can compound and dispense a therapeutic diet administered through enteral instillation only to stable clients with an established diet. Registered nurses must obtain a client-specific order from an appropriate health professional for all other clients. Registered nurses are encouraged to collaborate with a dietitian or pharmacist when compounding or dispensing enteral diets.

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