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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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With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​