Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation, section 6(p):
A registrant in the course of practising psychiatric nursing may, if nutrition is administered by enteral instillation, compound or dispense a therapeutic diet.
RPNs are not authorized to select the ingredients for a therapeutic enteral diet; this restricted activity is carried out by other health professionals such as dieticians.
RPNs are encouraged to collaborate with a dietician or pharmacist when compounding or dispensing enteral diets.
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