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Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation, section 7(1)(d)​:​

A registrant in the course of practising psychiatric nursing may put into the external ear canal, up to the eardrum, a substance that is under pressure.​​​

BCCNM limits and conditions

​​1.
RPNs may syringe an ear with any device that creates greater pressure than an ear bulb.
​2.

​RPNs must complete additional education to:​​

  • syringe an ear with a syringe/bulb, or
  • syring​​​e an ear using a device that creates greater pressure than an ear syringe/bulb.

Definition fro​​m the Regulation

Substance includes air and water but excludes a drug​​ specified in Schedules I, IA, II, or IV of the Drug Schedules Regulation.

The Regulation makes a distinction between syringing ears using pressure no greater than the pressure created by the use of an ear bulb syringe and syringing ears using greater pressure. ​

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