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​Hazardous Forms of Energy: Ultrasound/Automatic External Defibrillator

​Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation, section 6(j):

A registrant in the course of practising psychiatric nursing may apply ultrasound for the purpose of bladder volume measurement or blood flow monitoring.

​BCCNM limits ​​and c​onditions

1.​
RPNs must successfully complete additional education to carry out an Ankle-Brachial Index test.

Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation, section 6(k)​:​

A registrant in the course of practising psychiatric nursing may apply electricity using an automatic external defibrillator in the course of emergency cardiac care​.​

​BCCNM limits ​​and c​onditions

1.​
RPNs must not apply electricity using a manual defibrillator.
2.
RPNs must successfully complete, and maintain currency in, a course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (AED) use for health care professionals in order to apply electricity using an AED​.​

Transc​​utaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation, section 6(l):

A registrant in the course of practising psychiatric nur​​sing may apply electricity for the purpose of providing transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

​BCCNM limits ​​and c​onditions

None.

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